Sunday, September 25, 2016

HOSPITAL STAY AND IMMUNITY INHALER

I haven't blogged alot lately due to some health issues.  Tomorrow I am having a procedure done that involves an overnight hospital stay.  So, being the budding Aromatherapist that I am, it only makes sense to include a personal essential oil inhaler in my overnight bag!  I decided to make this inhaler that I read about over at Edible Austin, courtesy of Andrea Butje, Aromahead.com.  

(This inhaler would also be very useful to take on an airplane or anyplace else where you might find yourself in close, crowded spaces).

Immunity Inhaler

  • 8 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil
  • 4 drops ravintsara a.k.a. ho leaf (Cinnamomum camphora ct 1,8 cineole) essential oil**

Add essential oils to the cotton insert that comes with the inhaler and close the assembly.

Inhale deeply into each nostril several times a day to ward off colds and flu. Close lid tightly between uses


**If you don't have Ravintsara essential oil, you may substitute Eucalyptus.  Ravintsara is high in 1,8 cineole and so is Eucalyptus, so Eucalyptus is a great substitute.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR AUTUMN

I USED OILS FROM SPARK NATURALS
I do believe that a change of season is on its way here!  The locusts have been very vocal in the trees (or wherever it is that they live!) and the spiders have been actively building webs everywhere.  Add in the few leaves that I have spotted falling from the trees and the walnuts dropping to the ground and I do believe that fall is going to be upon us soon!!  

When I think of autumn, I think of lovely reds, golds, yellows, oranges, with a bit of green here and there.  I love the crisp fall air and the way it smells.  I have always wanted to just bottle up that scent and release it in my house....and now I can!!  By diffusing a combination of essential oils, I can recreate the magic of autumn anytime I want!  


Diffusers are a great way to cleanse and invigorate the air space around you. If you choose to use the Crisp Air & Citrus Diffuser Blend, White fir is a lovely oil to disinfect the air in your living area and the addition of Peppermint and Bergamot essential oils will not only relax and calm you, but also aid in mental clarity.  Sounds like a winner to me!


Moving on to the Thanksgiving Diffuser Blend, Ginger essential oil has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing and helps to relieve depression, mental stress, and anxiety.  Cinnamon Bark essential oil can help encourage self-confidence and increase the feeling of safety and security while the lovely-smelling Coriander has a sweet, warm, herbaceous fragrance that has soothing and calming properties.  Lastly, Clove oil not only smells amazing, it has anti-microbial properties and will also aid in memory.  If you are among those who tend to suffer with the fall days that are rainy and gloomy, this would be a wonderful blend to put in your Diffuser to help uplift and calm your mood.  I, for one, forsee this being my "go to" blend in the coming days.  :)


Unsure of where to purchase a diffuser?  Spark Naturals has some wonderful diffusers that are affordable and easy to use.  My favorite is the Zaq Dew Diffuser....not only does it look great on my desk, it runs for 5-6 hours with color-changing LED.   


Happy Almost-Fall Y'All!  


A.Marie




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