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Can You Make Your Own Aromatherapy Oils?

Jul 11, 2008
There has been a widely-celebrated acceptance for aromatherapy oils in the belief and evidences provided that it helps in alleviating pain and stress, which encourages positive aura and stimulates relaxation of the mind and the body as well.

Due to this well appreciated usefulness, many become interested in creating their own recipe of aromatherapy oils and other skin care products to give rise to an all-natural product. There are many ways to help you with this venture, professional assistance of a skilled aroma therapist is not a requirement but if you want to indulge in a relaxing massage and other treatments; they are the most worthy professionals to offer you this experience.

If you are interested and willing to embark on formulating your own recipe for aromatherapy oils, try to do your homework in finding out essential facts about different kinds of oils. By doing this, you will gain more knowledge about the properties of each oil type. You will then avoid facing awkward situations like allergy cases if a person is sensitive to a certain oil component. Consequently, you will be gaining more knowledge in the process, which leads to a more satisfying experience as you formulate your own aromatherapy oil recipe.

Before starting, be certain about what you intend to formulate; will it be a lotion, hand creme, soaps and other skin care products. Establishing your purpose will be the starting point in what ingredients you need to prepare. It would be beneficial to consult some references like Internet articles and aromatherapy books so as to give you a hint on where and how to start and pull off.

In spite of all the benefits that you can enjoy when you create your own aromatherapy oil recipe, it is greatly necessary that precautions be observed regarding the effects of a specific oil to certain skin types so as to prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions that might ruin your excitement later on. If you are not fully knowledgeable on this part, you should never try to experiment on your own. It would be better if you rely on traditional recipes that are available from different sources.

* Recipe for Aromatherapy Massage Oils

Warming Massage Oil

Jojoba or sweet almond oil - 8 tablespoons

Sandalwood essential oil, 20 drops

10 drops of frankincense essential oils

10 drops of ginger essential oils

This is very quick and easy to make, simply mix the oils together and place in a dark glass jar and keep until ready to use.

* Recipe for Aromatherapy oil-based Soap

Soap for Uplifting Mood

Liquid non-scented soap, 4 fl. oz

Lavender essential oil - 20 drops

10 drops of bergamot essential oil

Geranium essential oil - 10 drops

In a container, combine the oils and liquid soap by mixing carefully. Keep in a plastic soap dispenser until ready for use. Before using, do not forget to shake so as to prevent some components to pile up in the bottom of the container.

* Aromatherapy oils- Recipe for Bath Oils

Meditation bath

1 tablespoon milk

Sandalwood essential oil, 4 drops

Rose essential oil, 2 drops

Frankincense essential oil - 2 drops

Add the oils to the water and then stir into the water to distribute the liquid.

Aromatherapy oils should never be used directly onto the skin-except for tea tree oil and lavender oil. Always dilute them in a good carrier oil such as sweet almond, grape oil or jojoba oil. Once mixed they will last for up to three years providing they are kept in a dark glass jar away from artificial or natural sunlight.

If you are planning to use citrus essential oils; use it at soon as possible because this kind of oil have shorter storage life.

After learning about the homemade recipes for aromatherapy oil-based products, you will be able to save more and enjoy the benefits of an all-natural skin care products.
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