Aromatherapy has a lot of great uses. You can use essential oils in massages and use the scents of the oils to help you relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. There also many uses for aromatherapy around the home.
You can use common mixes of essential oils around your home to clean, disinfect and make your home a welcoming environment. Need some ideas for using essential oils around your home when it comes to aromatherapy? Here are some suggestions, along with some easy to make recipes.
Tea Tree Oil Cleaner
Tea tree oil is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. If you take a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it with water in a glass spray bottle, you have just created a great cleaner for your home.
You can use the spray to kill germs around your home when someone is sick and you can clean your kitchen countertops and bathroom. The right mix of tea tree oil is just as effective as the expensive stuff you get at the store. You can also add some drops of some citrus oil for an added scented touch.
You can use a variety of essential oils for your bathroom, too. Sprays are easy to make and they smell great. Get some distilled water and mix a few drops of the following: cinnamon, citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, sage, lemon and bergamot.
It is recommended that you place the ingredients in a glass bottle, as it will last longer than in a plastic bottle. This spray will not only help give your bathrooms in your home a clean, refreshing scent, but it will also kill germs that you do not want in your home.
Soap making is a fun hobby and it is relatively easy to make. If you are into making soap, consider using unscented liquid soap and add your favorite oils for just the right scent. If you have an average sized soap pump, then you will want to add about 20 drops of essential oil to the soap. Shake it up and mix well.
If you like making bars of soap, you can add the drops of essential oils right into the mixture and pour into the molds. You can just created your very own soap with your favorite scents. Some oils that are popular include lemon, orange, pine and tea tree oil.
You can also make body oil with your favorite essential oils. It is very easy to do, too. Just grab your favorite carrier oil such as almond oil, apricot kernel and grapeseed oil. You will then pour the oil into a bottle or a soap pump and add about ten drops of your favorite essential oil. For a great smell try lavender or even peppermint for a quick pick me up. Mix well and then use as you would lotion. You can also use this for massages.
There are so many great things that you can do with essential oils to use around the house. Try these recipes and you will be pleased with the results.