Monday, March 17, 2014

Review: "The Aromatherapy Course" Part 2 - recipes

Last week, I reviewed The Aromatherapy Course {HERE}. It was full of good recipes and blends. Here's a few to get you excited to check it out: 

Lemongrass Cellulite Massage Oil
1/c coconut oil, refined
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil* 
3 drops lime essential oil*
Mix together and use regularly. 

Anti-Nausea Room Spray
1/2 c alcohol
1/2 c distilled water
25 drops of spearmint essential oil**
45 drops lemon essential oil*
Add to a spray bottle and shake well before each use.
- This is great for both motion sickness or a virus. 

Bergamot Body Scrub
1 c organic sugar (white or brown)
1/2 c coconut oil
18 drops bergamot essential oil*
5 drops lime essential oil*
1 drop lavender essential oil

* These oils are phototoxic, avoid sun exposure where applied to the skin. For more information on phototoxicity, click HERE
** Some sources say spearmint is contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation and young children and may contribute to miscarriage. Other experts state that the oil is safe when used appropriately. 

Reprinted with permission. 
Source: Hawkins, Jessie (2013). The Aromatherapy Course. Franklin, TN: Thistle Publications.