Cooking Up Good Scents

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Aromatherapy is a wonderful natural alternative to modern medicine when it comes to treating common ailments and mood swings. In aromatherapy, there is no risk of ingesting blends of herbs that may have harmful or adverse effects on us.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils that benefit us in two ways: through the connection of our olfactory sense with the brain and as well as through the direct application of essential oils to the skin.

The use of essential oils for aromatherapy can be easy. All you need is to gather the right resources to increase your knowledge on the different types of essential oils and their benefits.

You can go down to your local bookstore and browse the shelves for information on essential oils and aromatherapy. You can also choose to go online and browse the web's resources and tips from various aromatherapy practitioners and experts.

To get you started on your quest, below you will find aromatherapy recipes for treatment of some common problems.

Aromatherapy recipe for the skin

Aromatherapy for the skin is beneficial because the essential oils provide much needed moisture and healing to skin layers.

It also helps invigorate your skin cells to promote new skin cell regeneration. Certain essential oils are also extremely useful for treating bacteria and fungal infection as well as inflammations.

If you have dry skin, you can use rose, sandalwood, lavender and myrrh. If you have sensitive skin, try this aromatherapy recipe: combine 2 drops of chamomile with a drop each of myrrh and rose plus 2 ounces of jojoba or almond oil.

You must store this mixture in an airtight dark glass container which should be kept in a cool and dark place. You can then use this aromatherapy recipe to treat sensitive skin.

If your problem is mature skin, you can revive the youthful properties of your skin using a simple aromatherapy recipe.

All you have to do is combine 2 drops each of frankincense and myrrh with 2 ounces of jojoba or almond oil. This easy rejuvenating treatment is the most natural way to a more youthful skin. Remember to store this aromatherapy recipe accordingly.

Acne can also be treated by a simple aromatherapy recipe, which involves combining 15 drops of tea tree oil with 10 drops of lavender along with 2 ounces of jojoba or almond oil.

For a whole body treatment however, you can try the simple aromatherapy recipe of combining 1 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon each of honey, olive oil and vinegar with 2 drops each of spearmint and lavender.

You can use this wonderful aromatherapy recipe with mixing it in a warm tub of water for a relaxing and invigorating bath.

Aromatherapy for the hair

Don't neglect your crowning glory! Simple aromatherapy recipes can help you get your mane in tip top shape.

For instance, if you suffer from dry hair, try this aromatherapy recipe to give life back to your parched hair: combine 1 drop of rosemary with 1 tablespoon orris root powder. Simply sprinkle the mixture on to your hair and scalp and brush off thoroughly after 5 minutes.

If coaxing your hair to grow is what you want, a simple aromatherapy recipe can do the trick. Simply combine 10 drops rosemary with 8 drops of bay along with 7 drops cedarwood and 50 ml of jojoba oil.

Apply this aromatic mixture of essential oil to your scalp and cover with a shower cap or towel. Leave it like this overnight and rinse thoroughly when you wake up.

Learn more about this subject here at your health online page that fully details the most suitable herbs and plants for herbal remedies, the popular aromatherapy oil blends to use for treatments and the self help aromatherapy home therapy options for: Aromatherapy Oils & Therapies

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