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: Bergamot for Beauty and Home

Go For It Body Lotion Bergamot can help you feel positive, confident and energetic, and in this respect it is a real beauty essential. Renowned for its uplifting qualities, use this bergamot body lotion when you feel you need an extra boost. 50ml base or unperfumed body lotion 7 drops pure bergamot essential oil 8 drops pure jasmine … Read moreAromatherapy: Bergamot for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Healing with Chamomile Oil

Chamomile is an indispensable oil for the aromatherapist. Its powerful but gentle healing actions have been used for thousands of years and its sweet, herbaceous aroma is prized for its soothing, balancing and calming effects. It is a perfect partner for lavender and together they are an effective first aid treatment for burns, bruises, stings … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Chamomile Oil

Aromatherapy: Chamomile for Beauty and Home

Sleepy Time Wrinkle Oil This will help you have a really good night’s rest, with the added advantage of smoothing out any fine lines while you’re asleep. Don’t expect immediate results – it takes a while to work, but you should notice a positive difference after one month. These soothing oils will also help you … Read moreAromatherapy: Chamomile for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Healing with Marjoram

Marjoram is particularly useful for sports people. Feelings of stiffness and soreness from over-exercise can quickly be relieved with this oil, as can the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Marjoram for Monthlies Marjoram is a valuable aid to women who suffer from menstrual problems. Use the warming action of this oil to calm period pains and … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Marjoram