Anxiety Relief Blend for Diffuser

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops marjoram essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 3 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 3 drops geranium essential oil Directions:

Step 1: Gently mix the five essential oils together. Step 2: Add the blend to a diffuser. Alternatively, you can keep the blend in a small airtight bottle and then take a whiff whenever you feel anxiety creeping up on you.

DRY, ITCHY, OR SUNBURNED SKIN

Ingredients: Lavender-Lemon Balm Facial Toner I f your face is chapped, sunburned, or very dry, this toner provides rapid relief. The lavender and lemon balm it contains have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin.

  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops Melissa (lemon balm) essential oil
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Blend the essential oils and then mix them into milk. Apply the blend to clean skin with a cotton ball 2– 3 times daily. Store in the refrigerator between uses.

Soothing Sunburn Salve

If you suffer a sunburn, apply this salve for cool comfort and instant relief. The yarrow, chamomile, and lavender oils it contains alleviate pain while promoting healing, while the avocado oil and aloe vera gel rehydrate the skin.

  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 4 drops yarrow essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Blend the essential oils, then add them to the avocado oil. Combine this mixture with the aloe vera gel. Apply this formula generously to the affected areas. If you’d like to make a larger batch of this blend, store it in a glass container inside the refrigerator for no more than 2 weeks.

FOOT CARE Athlete’s Foot Rub

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungal infection that causes itching and peeling, flaky skin. The antifungal properties of lavender and tea tree oil kill the fungus, while the oils’ anti-inflammatory properties soothe the itch and ease burning and inflammation.

  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 1 ounce carrier oil

Combine the essential oils to a carrier oil of your choice, mixing well. Use a cotton swab to apply the mixture to the affected areas 3 times daily. Put on a clean pair of cotton socks after each use. Once the infection has subsided, use this foot rub at least a few times weekly to inhibit future fungal growth.

Cluster Headache

If you have recurring headaches characterized by throbbing pain on one side of your head, you may be suffering from cluster headaches. These are often accompanied by congestion on the same side as the pain, and relieving that congestion with peppermint essential oil while increasing blood circulation with frankincense essential oil can bring almost immediate relief.

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops carrier oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Bowl of steaming water
  • Clean towel

Begin by blending the frankincense essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice. Massage two drops of this mixture into the sole of each foot. Next, add the peppermint essential oil to the water. Tent the towel over your head and the bowl, and inhale the vapors deeply. Do this for 1– 3 minutes. Relax afterward, and repeat again in 1 hour, if necessary.

Migraine

Migraines typically last between four and seventy-two hours, and are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or both, as well as sensitivity to light and noise. Directly inhaling peppermint or ginger essential oils can help ease nausea and take the edge off the headache; Roman chamomile and lavender essential oils have anti-inflammatory and sedative properties that ease pain while encouraging relaxation.

  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 1 ounce carrier oil

Blend the essential oils with a carrier oil of your choice. Massage the temples, forehead, and back of the neck with the blend, and relax in a dark, cool, quiet place. To enhance this treatment, diffuse a few drops of the blend nearby.

Yarrow-Frankincense Itch Preventive

If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, you’ll find this itch preventive to be effective. Yarrow, frankincense, and palmarosa essential oils soothe the skin and promote rapid healing.

  • 8 drops yarrow essential oil
  • 8 drops palmarosa essential oil
  • 4 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons kukui nut oil
  • 2 teaspoons jojoba oil

Blend all the essential oils, and then add the mixture to the kukui nut and jojoba oils. Apply this formula to the affected areas as needed.

Tension Headache

A tension headache feels as if constant pressure is being applied, particularly at the temples or around the back of the head and neck. These headaches are usually caused by contraction of the neck and scalp muscles, so relief comes quickly once these muscles have been relaxed. Both peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils contain compounds that aid in muscle relaxation; combining these oils makes them even more effective.

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops carrier oil

Combine the essential oils with a carrier oil of your choice. Directly inhale, taking 3 slow , deep breaths . Next, massage a small amount of the blend into the skin at the back of your neck, using slow, deep strokes. Go all the way from the base of your skull to the point where your neck meets your shoulders. Massage a small amount into the temple area as well. Relax for several minutes, if possible. Repeat hourly as needed.

Sinus Headache

When sinuses become inflamed, they can cause head pain, which is often accompanied by a fever. If you have a sinus infection, you may need antibiotics; in the meantime , you can soothe your headache by taking advantage of the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils.

  • 4 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 ounce carrier oil

Combine the essential oils with a carrier oil of your choice in a bottle. Warm the mixture by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands. Massage your forehead and temples with 4 drops of the blend, and apply another 4 drops to the back of your neck near the base of your skull. This mixture is also excellent for diffusing and for direct inhalation.

Rebound Headache

Overuse of over-the-counter remedies for headaches and body aches can lead to rebound headaches . Common culprits include acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and ibuprofen. Select the appropriate headache remedies from this chapter to deal with the pain in your head, and detoxify your body to eliminate the chemicals that are causing your discomfort. Grapefruit, juniper, cypress, and laurel essential oils have powerful detoxification properties.

  • 4 drops cypress essential oil
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 4 drops juniper essential oil
  • 4 drops laurel essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons carrier oil

Blend all the essential oils with a carrier oil of your choice. Gently massage the mixture onto your neck, armpits, feet, and the area behind your knees. Relax and drink plenty of water. To enhance the detoxification effect, add 1 drop of lemon essential oil to each glass of water that you drink.

Calming Aromatherapy Blend

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 4 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 4 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions: Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together and place inside a diffuser to disperse the calming blend throughout the air.

Dry Skin Sauna Treatment

If you suffer from dry facial skin, you’ll love the way this simple beauty treatment soothes and moisturizes your face. The chamomile essential oil used in this treatment helps regenerate skin and restore moisture balance.

  • Bowl of steaming water
  • 2 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Clean towel

Place the bowl on a table where you can sit comfortably in a chair. Pour the water into the bowl and add the chamomile essential oil. Place your face over the bowl , and tent the towel over your head. Enjoy the soothing fragrance and moisturizing steam until the water cools and the vapors stop. Emerge for a breath of fresh air occasionally, if needed.