Organic aromatherapy recipes have been used for
centuries and its usage is very diverse and spread all over the
world. Hundreds of recipes have been found and perfected over
thousands of years. Aromatherapy makes use of essential oils to
combat everyday maladies in our lives such as stress,
depression, indigestion, menopause, nausea, immune
deficiencies, fatigue and numerous others.
The following aromatherapy recipes are for your aromatic
information. First things first! Always remember that essential
oils are very potent and volatile liquids that can be very
harmful if used carelessly.
CAUTION: Never apply
undiluted oil on the skin
without use of carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, hazelnut
oil, sunflower oil or grape seed oil. Massage is perhaps the
most popular way to use essential oils. It combines the healing
art of aromatherapy with the healing art of touch. Self-massage
is just as effective as being massaged by another person and
lack of a partner is no excuse for not trying these relaxing
As a general rule, always use ten drops of total essential
oils per mixture, and keep it around five for maximum
effectiveness. You can always concoct your own innovative
recipe using many essential oils that available in the market.
You don't really need a branded expensive aromatherapy product
or go to an expensive aromatherapy spa and some wholesale
aromatherapy vendors can be too expensive.
Here are a few quick, instant and easy natural aromatherapy
recipes that can be formulated at your home:
- Beat the depression with 3 revitalizing
drops of orange essential oil and 2 drops of zesty ginger.
- Drive out insomnia with easeful drops of
Roman chamomile, clary sage and bergamot oils.
- Reduce menstrual cramps with pacifying
drops of peppermint, cypress and lavender oils.
- Soothe stress with calming drops of Roman
chamomile, lavender and vetiver oils.
- Enhance memory with stimulating drops of peppermint and
- Boost your immune system with protecting
drops of eucalyptus, pine and peppermint oils.
- Fight acne with toning lavender and
antiseptic tea tree oil.
- Ease a grieving heart with oils of warm
rose and sandalwood.
- Disinfect the kitchen sink with the citrus smell of lemon,
lime and grapefruit oils. Apart from these most common recipes,
you can also prepare hundreds of them by using correct amounts
of essential oils.
All-Purpose Face and Neck Massage: 3 drops violet oil
+ 2 drops rose oil: in 20 ml of carrier oil. Add vitamin E for
Anti-Tension Massage: 2 drops petit grain oil + 2
drops lavender oil + 2 drops sandalwood oil: in 20 ml carrier
oil. Apply on the neck, shoulders, and temples.
Backache Massage: 2 drop eucalyptus oil + 2 drops
lavender oil + 1 drop lemon oil: in 20 ml carrier oil. Focus on
areas of tension with fingertips.
Bedtime Massage: 3 drop sandalwood oil + 2 drops
chamomile oil: in 20 ml of carrier oil.
Calming Back Massage: 4 drop ylang ylang oil + 3
drops jasmine oil + 2 drops geranium oil: in 20 ml of carrier
Circulation Improvement Massage: 6 drop lavender oil
+ 4 drops rosemary oil + 2 drops vetiver oil: in 4 oz. of
Face and Neck Massage: 2 drop galbanum oil + 3 drops
neroli oil: 20 ml carrier oil.
Hand Massage: 5 drops lime oil + 5 drops thyme oil +
5 drops eucalyptus oil + 5 drops cajuput oil: in 4 tablespoons
Leg Massage: 2 drops cypress oil + 2 drop lime oil +
1 drop lemon oil: 20 ml carrier oil. Massage on calves, using
gentle pressure on varicose veins.
Mature Skin Massage: 2 drop myrrh oil + 2 drops
lavender oil + 2 drops neroli oil: 20 ml wheat germ oil.
Pain-Relieving Massage: 3 drop pine oil + 3 drop
eucalyptus oil + 3 drops frankincense oil: 20 ml carrier oil.
Apply on sore joints.
Relaxing Full-Body Massage: 3 drop neroli oil + 2 d
jasmine oil: in 20 ml of carrier oil.
Relaxing Massage: 2 drops geranium oil + 2 drops rose
oil + 2 drops lavender oil: 20 ml carrier oil. Face and scalp
Sensual Body Massage: 2 drops patchouli oil + 3 drops
geranium oil + 3 drops rose oil: 20 ml carrier oil.
Stimulating Body Rub: 1 drops peppermint oil + 1
drops myrrh oil + 2 drops lavender oil: 20 ml carrier oil. This
is an excellent winter rub.
Summer Stimulating Massage: 2 drop lemongrass oil + 3
drops orange oil + 1 drop rosemary oil: 20 ml carrier oil. Good
for back and shoulder massages.
Uplifting Massage: 2 drop bergamot oil + 2 drops
orange oil +2 drops petit grain oil: 20 ml carrier oil. Good
early-morning body rubs.
Varicose Vein Massage: 2 drops lime oil + 2 drops
cedar wood oil: in 20 ml carrier oil. Rub lightly, using only
Wrinkled or Puffy Face Massage: 2 drops rose oil + 1
drops violet oil + 1 drops geranium oil: 20 ml carrier oil. Rub
lightly on face, using only fingertips.
Oils which are not preferable for home
use include: cinnamon, clove, hyssop, and sage.
Oils which should not be used during pregnancy include: basil,
clove, cinnamon, fennel, hyssop, juniper, marjoram, myrrh,
peppermint, rosemary, sage, and white thyme. Oils which are not
recommended for steam facials include: bay, clary sage, ginger,
juniper, pine, and tea tree. Oils which are photosynthesizing
include, but are not restricted to: lemon, bergamot, lime, and
orange. Do not go out into the sun for at least two hours after
applying these oils to your skin.