Thursday, September 26, 2013

Popular Essential Oil Blends

Here are some essential oil blends that many people enjoy:

Calming: 10 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Chamomile, 3 drops of  Sandalwood, and 8 ounces of carrier oil. I make my oil blends stronger and would tend to use less carrier oil than this personally. I suggest starting out by adding an ounce of carrier oil and testing your skin to see if you have a reaction. If you like the intensity and it does not aggravate your skin then make the strength to your liking. This applies for the rest of the recipes as well.

Energizing: 8 drops of Peppermint, 4 drops of Lemon or Orange, and your carrier oil to preference.

Anti-bacterial and anti-viral blend: 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil, 5 drops of Oregano, and 5 drops of Peppermint or Rosemary and carrier oil to preference.

For children under 12 years old and infants only use one oil at a time. Don't blend essential oils. Also, you use a far less quantity of essential oil. For example, for a fever you would only put 1-2 drops of Lavender oil in 32 ounces of water and make a compress for the forehead. If a child or infant is irritable due to fatigue put 1 drop of Lavender in 1 Tbsp. of oil and massage into back and neck.

Bug repellant: Lemon and Eucalyptus repel mosquitoes and ticks. It lasts for 4-5 hours. It is an excellent alternative to DEET since DEET has neurological side effects.

These are just a few recipes for now. More to come in the future! Happy oil blending, healing, and health.

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