With the right aromatherapy blend, you can replenish your body, quiet your mind, or even boost your love life.
Aromatherapy is a simple, pleasant and effective way of giving your mind, body and spirit a boost.
The best time to give yourself (or your partner) a massage is after a bath, or shower, while the pores are still open.
The following blends of essential oil should be diluted with a carrier such as almond oil, apricot, wheat germ, or something similar. (As a general rule, don’t use olive oil as it is too heavy and takes a long time to soak into the skin.) Mix no more than 8 drops of essential oil to 10mils (two teaspoons) of carrier oil.
Aromatherapy Blends for Massage
Refreshing the body:
Use 4 drops of bergamot oil with three drops of geranium. Substitute lemon, grapefruit, or any other citrus oil for bergamot oil if you prefer.
Relaxing and De-stressing:
Blend 4 drops of lavender and 3 drops of orange oil. Once again he orange (citrus oil) is interchangeable with other citrus aromas like lemon, bergamot, mandarin, lime, and grapefruit.
A blend of three drops lemon grass, three drops juniper and two drops of fennel can help to reduce cellulite in the area massaged.
Feel Good Factor:
Get that “feel good” confidence booster back by blending three drops of sandalwood, two drops of peppermint and two drops of orange oil.
A gentle massage with 4 drops bergamot, two drops patchouli and two drops of geranium oil is an excellent stress buster.
First Aid for Aching Muscles:
Massage the offending area with a mixture of 2 drops rosemary, 4 drops lemon, and 4 drops tea-tee oil. This is amazingly relaxing and smells wonderful.
Get into the mood for romance by massaging with a blend of 2 drops ylang-ylang, 2 drops patchouli and 4 drops orange. (Men may prefer to substitute sandalwood for patchouli.)
- Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.
- Do not use near the eyes.
- Keep away from children. Some oils smell fruity and children may be attracted
- Store your oils away from direct light.
- Do not use if pregnant without medical advice.