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Homemade Aromaterapi

Aromatheraphy Medicine Cabinet

  • Aromatheraphy Medicine Cabinet

1) Lavender Essential Oil:

It is a wonderful oil that is a must-have for every home. If you have burned yourself, drip 1-2 drops of lavender oil and press ice on the burned area for a while, and that's it. If you have trouble sleeping, drip 3-4 drops of lavender oil on the side of your pillow that your face is not touching. Immediately applying 1-2 drops of it prevents bruises.  Lastly, it is antiseptic, antifungal, soothing, relaxing, and above all, it serves as a cure for migraine….

2) Eucalyptus

Revitalizing, antiviral and antiseptic properties of eucalyptus protects you from diseases and ensure a quicker recovery if you are already sick, reduce the effectiveness of viruses and prevent them from infecting our body. I definitely recommend keeping it handy especially in winter months where diseases become more widespread. Opening up the bottle and taking a sniff from time to time will suffice. Apart from that, using it locally is beneficial against diseases such as cystitis and candida, and it is a superb fly and insect repellent.

3) Tea Tree

It is a variety that has been used for centuries by Aborigines, the indigenous people of Australia. It is a highly potent antiseptic. It is used in fungal (candida) treatment (nail, athlete's foot, vaginal), in getting rid of dandruff (by dripping 5-6 drops into shampoo bottle), and removing newly growing acne by applying 1 drop on the pimple. It is also one of the most effective ingredients for natural cleaning.

4) Mint Oil

It is an exceptional painkiller, and a brief mint oil massage on your temples will help you relax while relieving your headache. Inhaling the scent of mint oil help clear your respiratory tract, and a massage administered clockwise by using it in mixture with a base oil will help your gastric and intestinal system. In addition to its nausea preventing effect, using its vapor together with eucalyptus leaves will fully clear your upper respiratory tract.

5) Grapefruit Essential Oil

Here is my favorite essential oil. Beside its incredible effects, what amazes me the most is the feeling I get when I smell its scent. It is the most effective oil for spirit-body-mind balance, and has a revitalizing effect. Rolling out of bed after smelling the grapefruit essential oil ensures a great start to a great day. Just like all citrus oils, it too is photoreceptive and its contact with skin immediately causes sunspots, so it is better used by burning it censer, dripping it on the environment you are in, or dripping it on a handkerchief and smelling it. It also has a memory boosting property.

6) Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang may not be an absolute must, but it is one of the ingredients of my personal perfume and has an enhancing effect on masculine and feminine energy. As I am a Leo woman, and according to Ayurvedic tradition, a Pitta mind, I prepare my own personal perfume by mixing ylang-ylang with pure jasmine oil and jojoba. It really makes me feel good and balanced.

7) Rosemary

It acts as both physical and spiritual stimulant. You can pour the water containing a few drops of rosemary over your body before stepping out of shower in the morning, or doing so at the end of the day before going to bed help relax your muscles, and re-energizes you. You can add this antiseptic essential oil into a base oil for hair care as well as dandruff, cellulite and muscle aces.

8) Rose Water

Rose water contains 83 highly beneficial substances. The rose water you store in your fridge can be used as tonic and antiseptic for the skin to recover after finishing your facial cleansing, or benefit from its cooling effect. Pure rose water relieves nausea, ease headaches, soothes the hearth, acts as febrifugal, and cold rose water compression is especially beneficial when applied on hands, feet, joints and head of children in particular.  Using it for bleeding and aches in eyes, swelling in eyelids, or rubbing it on your face or forehead and smelling it in moments of anger and anxiety produce spectacular results. It regulates abnormally fast heart rhythm caused by anxiety, and can also be used in desserts and beverages.

9) Tipton’s Weed Oil (St. John’s Wort)

Tipton's weed oil has been in use as folk medicine for two millennia, and in Ancient Greece and Middle Ages, it was believed to possess magical properties that prevent people from evil and diseases. It is astonishingly effective in quickly healing wounds. It is an incredible base oil that help heal bruises and fractures, insect or fly bites, sunburns, and repair nerve tissues.

10) Sesame Oil

It is Vitamin A and Vitamin E rich base oil.  It has an antioxidant characteristic. You can use essential oils on your skin by dripping a few drops into sesame oil. General rule is to drip 20-30 drops of essential oil into 100 ml of base oil. You can adjust this rate according to your own use. It protects your skin from harmful solar rays in summer. You can use it for skin and hair care. It is also one of the most commonly used oils for oil-pulling application in Ayurvedic tradition. Before you eat or drink anything when you wake up in the morning, you can apply oil pulling, which is believed to clean liver daily, by taking one tablespoon of cold-pressed sesame oil, swishing it in your mouth for 3-5 minutes and spitting it out.