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Simple Aromatherapy for Mind, Body and Spirit

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.

Cellulite:

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.

Stress Buster:

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.

Romance:

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.)

Precautions

  • 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.
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  1. I am going to try the one for aching muscles..Thank you Louie.

  2. Love essential oils, and usually use them in a diffuser. Now I can use them for aromatherapy too. Brilliant!

  3. Great information, Louie. I don’t know what I would do without my stash of essential oils. I use them for almost any situation and find them invaluable coping with Fibromyalgia.

  4. Great information! I like the destressing one best :) Especially so close to exams :)

  5. These are great!

  6. Interesting, useful and life enhancing ideas. Thank you Louie.

    Best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  7. Thanks Louie for sharing this good article.

  8. Great article, Louie!!
    I majored in Therapuetic Massage Therapy in college and loved it but couldn’t find a job, so, went back to truck driving…

  9. Such a fascinating topic. I love learning about aromatherapy. Thank you.

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