Some Uses of Aromatherapy
What are the therapeutic uses of aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy for beauty:
Treatment for acne: 1 ounce of carrier oil, 1 drop of geranium oil, 2 drops of bergamot oil, 10 drops of lavender oil and 7 drops of tea-tree oil.
Pour the carrier oil in a glass bottle and mix in the essential oils. Close the bottle tightly and roll it gently for 1-2 minute. While applying, make sure you avoid the eyes, nostrils and lips. Since bergamot is phototoxic, it is advisable to avoid exposure to sunlight for at least 12 hours after application.
Aromatherapy for your hair:
For perfumed hair: 2 drops of sandalwood, lavender or rosemary.
Put 2 drops of any of these essential oils on the bristles of your hairbrush and then brush your hair with it.
Aromatherapy for your bath:
For a refreshing bath: 2 ounces of carrier oil like sweet almond, 20 drops of lavender Mix the oil together in a glass bottle (amber or cobalt). Put ¼ ounce of the blend in your bath water. Put this in just before you get into the bath as the oils evaporate if left standing for long.
To make an aromatherapy perfume: 1 tablespoon of jojoba carrier oil, 3 drops of jasmine or rose and 25 drops of sandalwood. Take an air tight glass container in a dark color and blend the oils. While applying this perfume, make sure that you dab a little on your pulse points. Use this sparingly, and make sure you take a patch test before applying.
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