Aromatherapy Uses

Posted on Thursday 11 December 2008

Ylang Ylang helps to relieve irritability, nervous tension and mild anxiety in an oil burner, or diluted for massage (4 drops in 10mL of carrier oil). Beneficial to help relieve insomnia in a warm bath before bed (1drop in 2mL of vegetable oil) or 1 drop in an electric vapouriser.

Ylang Ylang is beneficial in skin care, helping  to balance sebum production. A general tonic to both hair and skin.

Helping to slow the breathing, Ylang Ylang is useful in meditation blends.

A patch test should be done on sensitive skin, and avoid use on inflamed or sun damaged skin. A little Ylang Ylang goes a long way, so use in moderation.

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    December 12, 2008 | 7:08 am

    Here are some great recipes that you can use to create your own Christmas cheer. Follow these simple recipes and enjoy the gift-giving season.

    HEALING LIP BALM – great for healing dry, cracked, sore lips.

    15gm (3tsp) Beeswax

    5gm (1tsp) Cocoa Butter

    5gm (1tsp) Honey

    65ml Jojoba

    5ml (1tsp) Carrot Infused Oil

    3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

    2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

    LUSCIOUS LIME LIP BALMS – delicious and fun to keep your lips soft and moisturised.

    10gm (2tsp) Beeswax

    5gm (1tsp) Cocoa Butter

    80ml (4tbsp) Sweet Almond oil

    5ml (1tsp) Vegetable Glycerin

    20 drops Lime Distilled Essential Oil

    Making a Lip Balm:

    1. Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler.

    2. Add the vegetable oils and glycerin or honey, keeping the mixture over the heat.

    3. Once the mixture is liquid, remove it from heat

    4. Using an electric hand mixer, stir to ensure glycerin or honey is well dispersed in the mixture and does not sink to the bottom

    5. Once the mixture begins to cool, stir in the essential oils

    6. Pour into small lip balm jars.

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