Aromatherapy: Peppermint for Beauty and Home

Peppermint Mist Skin Freshener This delightful mist spray can help cool your skin on hot summer days. It’s especially suitable for oily to combination skins. Ideally, use the freshener straight from the fridge. Make a cup of peppermint tea – use a tea bag or put 2tsp of dried peppermint into a teacup and top … Read moreAromatherapy: Peppermint for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Geranium for Beauty and Home

Skin Tonic This refreshing tonic is especially good for oily skins. If you don’t wish to filter the mixture as suggested in the recipe, use only 2 drops of essential oil and shake the bottle each time before use. 5ml cider vinegar 4 drops pure geranium essential oil 100ml distilled water Plastic funnel Coffee filter paper Pour the … Read moreAromatherapy: Geranium for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Beauty Essentials with Palmarosa

Care for your Hands Many people suffer from chapped, dry hands – often as a result of having them in water a lot, or exposed to harsh detergents, gardening or DIY jobs. Wearing rubber gloves as much as possible certainly helps, but you can give them a treat afterwards, too. Palmarosa oil is one of … Read moreAromatherapy: Beauty Essentials with Palmarosa

Aromatherapy: Ylang ylang for Beauty and Home

Malaysian Hair Oil Apply before shampooing, for sun-damaged hair and to prevent split ends. Use before swimming to protect hair from chlorine or sea water. The coconut oil melts in contact with the skin. 4 drops pure ylang ylang essential oil 3 tsp coconut oil Stir in ingredients together. Massage into scalp and hair, particularly … Read moreAromatherapy: Ylang ylang for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Mandarin for Beauty and Home

Sunlight of the Grove Shower Gel 15ml base shower gel 4 drops pure mandarin essential oil 1 drop pure petitgrain essential oil 1 drops pure ylang ylang essential oil Pour onto a sponge and massage over your skin. Sunlight of the Grove Body Lotion 20ml base body lotion or unperfumed lotion 8 drops pure mandarin … Read moreAromatherapy: Mandarin for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Rosemary for Beauty and Home

Herb Vinegar Deodorant Fresh perspiration isn’t itself offensive. It’s only when the resident skin bacteria start to break it down, producing lactic acid, that it becomes unpleasant. Some aluminium-based, commercial deodorants can irritate the sensitive underarm area and may even promote widespread allergic reactions in susceptible people. This herb vinegar concoction is a safe alternative … Read moreAromatherapy: Rosemary for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Marjoram for Beauty and Home

Beauty Essentials Fragrant Hair Rinse For dark hair use marjoram in the final rinse when you wash it, to help make it strong and healthy. 500ml water 2 drops pure marjoram essential oil. Bring the water and oil to the boil and leave to cool To absorb any excess essential oil that may be floating on the … Read moreAromatherapy: Marjoram for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Healing with Lavender

When you begin building up your collection of essential oils, there is no better place to start than with lavender. Its dreamy fragrance has made it a popular perfume for centuries, but this gentle herb also has powerful harmonising properties. The Healing Herb The valuable therapeutic oil produced by lavender flowers can be used to … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Lavender

Aromatherapy: Lavender for Beauty and Home

Soothing Hand Lotion 50ml unperfumed lotion (available at chemists, health stores and supermarkets) or a base body lotion. 10 drops diluted lavender oil 5 drops pure palmarosa essesntial oil Stir well to blend in the oils and store in a small cosmetic pot. Use a small amount after doing housework, washing up or gardening, or … Read moreAromatherapy: Lavender for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy for Babies and Children

The most important concern when using aromatherapy and essential oils with babies and children is safety. Choose only suitably gentle oils to use in low concentrations. Babies and children have immature body systems and organs, which means they could have difficulty in eliminating the more powerful oils. They also tend to be far more responsive … Read moreAromatherapy for Babies and Children