You can put a few drops in an oil burner to create an aromatic fragrance which is both relaxing and calming.
- You can apply it to stings and bites to ease itching and soreness.
- You can put a few drops in the bath to relax before bed, or if you can’t sleep you can put some on a tissue and leave it close to your face.
- The soothing vapours help you to sleep and you can put it in a spray bottle instead of a can of air freshener.
Tea tree is the next best oil to have in my bag. It’s antiseptic and has a strong pungent ‘clean’ smell so it’s great for cleaning – put a few drops in water and clean up your phone, your computer and other surfaces or even your kitchen. Put a few drops in the bucket when you clean your floor or use it in the bathroom to dispel other odours.
Tea tree is also antifungal and can be used diluted in water or in oil on athlete’s foot, or a few drops in a bidet or shallow bath are good for thrush.
Both lavender and tea tree oils can be inhaled in steam when you have a cold, cough or flu. Boil the kettle and put the steaming water in a bowl with a few drops.
Essential oils can be:
- inhaled in steam.
- used in a compress or poultice
- used in massage
- put in the bath
- burned in an oil burner
- put in a spray bottle
- used in water for cleaning.
|•||Eucalyptus is excellent for clearing blocked noses and can equally be put in the bath to steam.|
|•||Geranium is calming and is a great oil to burn.|
|•||Ylang ylang can ease depression, so keep some on a tissue tucked into your clothes so that you can breathe it in, or put in a bath.|
|•||Rosemary wakes you up so the best way to use it is to have a bath and breathe in the vapours. It is also good for tired legs – so mix in a carrier oil and massage in.|
|•||Just sniffing Basil oil can switch your brain on.|
|•||Citronella keeps flying insects away so burn a few drops in an oil burner with water and place on the table.|
|•||Clary sage is great for period pains – mix in oil and massage on your stomach. It also eases depression – put on a tissue and breathe in the pungent aroma.|
|•||Thyme helps to ease a cough and can be sprayed in water to the back of the throat|
|•||Jasmine is expensive but very uplifting and relaxing|
|•||Ginger helps to stave off travel sickness – just sniffing the bottle will do. It also helps to warm the muscles if you massage it in. Dilute very well.|
|•||Frankincense in an oil burner lifts mood and makes you feel confident. It’s a lovely smell too.|
|•||Bergamot is made from the peel of bitter orange fruit and is a delightful smell. It is helpful for anyone feeling depressed or tired and irritable. It is antiseptic and can kill germs in the home|
|•||Mandarin in carrier oil helps to prevent stretchmarks and scars|
|•||Cypress oil in water stems blood from haemorrhoids, particularly after having a baby|
|Lavender essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£5.35|
|Tea Tree essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£5.35|
|Thyme essential oil||Health Aid||10ml||£7.99|
|Ginger essential oil||Absolute Aromas||10ml||£10.15|
|Jasmine essential oil||Absolute Aromas||2ml||£20.85|
|Ylang ylang essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£10.20|
|Mandarin essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£6.80|
|Cypress essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£6.85|
|Bergamot essential oil||Absolute Aromas||10ml||£6.25|
|Clary sage essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£9.35|
|Rosemary essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£6.05|
|Eucalyptus essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£4.85|
|Geranium essential oil||Tisserand Aromatherapy||9ml||£8.50|
|Basil essential oil||Health Aid||10ml||£7.49|
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