Aromatherapy: Eucalyptus for Beauty and Home

Foot and Leg Reviver Try one of these invigorating oils on your feet and legs after prolonged standing, sitting or walking. Blend 1 10ml carrier oil 2 drops eucalyptus oil 1 drop lemongrass oil Blend 2 10ml carrier oil 2 drops eucalyptus oil 1 drop peppermint oil Add the essential oils to the carrier oil and shake well. Smooth … Read moreAromatherapy: Eucalyptus for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Eucalyptus Oil

Since it is included in so many medicinal preparations, the aroma of eucalyptus is recognised by almost everyone. Native to Australia, there are over 600 species of eucalyptus which are now cultivated throughout the world. While some species are shrubs, others are trees of immense size and beauty. In their country of origin, they often … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Eucalyptus Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Melissa Oil

Melissa is perhaps best known as lemon balm. As a recent addition to the aromatherapy chest, it is becoming increasingly popular as a sedative tonic. Its calming action makes it valuable for depression, anxiety and emotional upsets. True melissa oil is very expensive as the leaves, flowers and stem of the herb are distilled an … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Melissa Oil

Aromatherapy: Melissa Oil for Beauty and Home

Green Mulch Lemon Balm Mask This is a wonderful primitive and satisfying mask to make and use, and good on dry or sensitive skin. 2 handfuls of fresh lemon balm leaves 2 tbsp still mineral water 2 pieces of gauze or muslin (each large enough to cover half your face) Spread both pieces of gauze … Read moreAromatherapy: Melissa Oil for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Melissa Oil

Melissa (Melissa officinalis), or lemon balm as it is commonly known, has been a favourite plant with healers since the days of the ancient Greeks. It is a member of the Labiateae family, a botanical group which contains hundreds of plants, used by herbal practitioners and aromatherapists for their therapeutic properties. Loved by bees, the … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Melissa Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Clary Sage

The aromatic leaves and flower tops of clary sage are steam-distilled to create a potent oil with remarkable sedative properties. Blending with lavender, it is invaluable for easing depression and anxiety; by itself it can help treat panic attacks, stress-induced headaches and muscular cramps and is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. Euphoric and … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Clary Sage

Aromatherapy: Clary Sage for Beauty and Home

Feel-Good Room Fragrance If you are suffering from anxiety, a touch of the blues or you’ve simply had a rough day, try the following burner blend. Use it in your sitting room to soothe frayed nerves, relax your mind and gently uplift the spirits. 2 drops pure clary sage oil 2 drops pure chamomile oil 2 drops pure … Read moreAromatherapy: Clary Sage for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Clary Sage

As its essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritant, clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is the sage variety most used in aromatherapy. The clary sage plant is quite different in appearance to common sage; it is a biennial herb growing up to 1m with large, rather coarse, hairy leaves at the base of the plant. Its small … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Clary Sage

Aromatherapy: Healing with Tea Tree

Tea tree, a wild, bushy tree native to Australia, yields one of the gentlest and most active essential oils. Its stimulating and germicidal actions are valued around the world and its strong, camphor-like scent is refreshing and uplifting, making it pleasant to use around the home. It blends well with other antiseptic oils, especially lemon, … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Tea Tree

Aromatherapy: Tea Tree for Beauty and Home

Cleansing Shampoo An effective cleanser for oily hair prone to dandruff. 50ml unperfumed pH-balanced shampoo 3 drops pure tea tree oil 4 drops pure lemon oil 3 drops pure lavender oil Add the essential oils to the shampoo base and mix in thoroughly. Shampoo as usual. You’ll find that your hair will also be lightly conditioned. Tea Tree Gel … Read moreAromatherapy: Tea Tree for Beauty and Home