Does the idea of making your own aromatherapy blends conjure images of witches stirring big steaming cauldrons? You're not alone. Somehow it seems far easier to walk into a Wal-Mart and pick up a couple of mass produced bottles of the stuff from the beauty specials department, bring them home, pour some into a bathtub and be done with it! However, many people are discovering that the actual process of making their own is almost as therapeutic as using them!
Witches' brew, or gentle remedy? Inventing aromatherapy recipes yourself can definitely help you get in touch with your creative side. You get to choose what fragrances you like, the intensity and the blends. You can turn your concoctions into bath salts, oils, hair treatments, and inhalation preparations and add them to massage cream, and use them as the mood strikes. There's much to be said about the healing properties of some aromatherapy recipes. Granted, some blends may be purely for added wellbeing, in that the enjoyment of a particular fragrance makes us feel good about our environment and ourselves. But some truly offer benefits to our emotional and physical health. A prime example is anxiety. If you were to feel a panic attack coming on, or felt that anxious feelings were beginning to overwhelm, certain aromatherapy recipes are particularly useful in treating such symptoms. Try the following blend of essential oils: 1 part neroli (orange blossom) 1 part marjoram 1 part bergamot An alternative is: 1 part sandalwood 2 parts bergamot 3 parts lavender For more basic life issues, aromatherapy recipes abound. Does anyone in your family have smelly feet? Shake a few drops of lemon essential oil combined with tea tree oil on a cotton ball and placed inside
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