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June 12, 2021
If you are new to essential oils, you may need a little inspiration and ideas on how to creatively utilise them. There is so much more to essential oils than applying them topically or including them as part of your bath time essentials. In this article, we will explore some aromatherapy DYI recipes which are quick and easy to make using essential oils. The positive effects of essential oils on our physical, emotional and overall wellbeing have been extensively explored and we will be sharing more creative ways for you to incorporate them into your home and body care.
Reed diffusers are an excellent way to give any room a personality and most importantly, the beneficial essential oils released into the air create a calm ambience and maintain a consistently pleasant-smelling atmosphere. If you have been collecting essential oils and are running out of ideas on how you could use them, you can make your own reed diffusers; they are quick, fun and easy to make.
-Narrow neck bottle (250ml)
- about 5 bamboo skewers
- 200 ml carrier oil – we recommend fractionated Coconut oil or sweet almond oil. The carrier oil must be very lightly scented because you don’t want the scent of the essential oils to be overpowered by that of the carrier oil.
- An essential oil of your choice
Add your carrier oil to the bottle and add about 25 drops of an essential oil of your choice. Make sure that your bamboo skewers are trimmed on either ends to avoid pointy tips. Stir the essential oils and carrier oil mixture using the bamboo skewers. Place the diffuser in the centre of the room that you want to place it in and away from direct sunlight.
Foot soaks work wonders for obtaining beautiful and healthy feet. By adding essential oils to your foot soak you will benefit from their therapeutic properties which can help with inflammation, swelling and athlete’s foot. This DIY peppermint and tea oil and foot soak is a definite winner!
In a bowl combine the Epsom salt, the baking powder and the pink Himalayan salt. Add 12 drops of the tea tree oil and 12 drops of the peppermint oil. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and store in a jar. Use about ¼ of a cup of this mixture in warm water and soak your feet. The peppermint and tea tree essential oils are known to sooth sore and aching feet.
The foot soak and reed diffuser are just two of the many DYI aromatherapies that you can make from the comfort of your own home using essential oils. Remember to research the individual benefits of various essentials to make sure that you are deriving the intended benefits from the products you will be making.
Other Aromatherapy DIY body and home products using Essential oils include linen sprays, soaps, scented candles, roller ball skin fragrances.
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