My girlfriend Tinker always tells me how much she loves my aromatherapy practices and creations. I remember the time I helped her when she had to go out-of-town for a family emergency and she had to spend time in a house where there were smokers. She knew she wouldn’t be able to survive in that environment without some assistance from me.
Essential Oils to the Rescue – Being the alchemist that I am, I quickly decanted a personal blend of essential oils specifically for her into a small aromatherapy perfume pendant that she could wear around her neck. When she needed to, she inhaled the essence from the pendant. She could not thank me enough when she called me upon her return to California. Second hand smoke, as we all know, is just as harmful as smoking itself. It’s important to be in an environment that is not polluted with any type of toxins that could harm your health. Even bad smells can be toxic. When you are exposed to bad smells or toxins, the use of essential oils is so beneficial due to the multitude or properties they contain that have been proven to heal body, mind and spirit.
The practice of incorporating aromatic essential oils into your environment on a regular basis can help in so many helpful and valuable ways due to their antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. They also aid our emotional and physical well-being by creating calming environments and restoring emotional health and balance. Lavender and Bergamot are two essential oils that are excellent for anxiety, stress and depression. Essential oils are treasured gem elixirs that are as precious as gold and silver and are actually traded in global markets. When you use them environmentally in your home, work place or car, they work to rid the environment of toxins and bacteria to help reduce the spread of germs and viruses or to create a calm and peaceful surrounding. They are a natural alternative to chemical disinfectants.
CREATE YOUR OWN ZEN ZONE ROOM FRESHENER – You can use this simple recipe:
- Fill a 4 ounce spray bottle with distilled water.
- Add 40 drops of essential oils (10 drops per ounce for therapeutic dose) using a combination of grapefruit, lemon, eucalyptus as these are good EO’s to use for cold and flu season. This is just my recommendation and you can use the EO’s that you prefer.
- Shake the bottle well each time before use.
- Spray liberally and often!
Create Your Own Perfume
- To any perfume pendant (I prefer glass) add the essential oils that you love. You can blend 1-3 oils or use 1 single EO as a perfume.
- Inhale as needed either directly from the pendant or dab them on pulse points.
- If you prefer to blend your EO’s in a carrier oil, Jojoba oil is the best because it doesn’t go rancid. You can purchase perfume glass bottles with or without a roller ball. There are lots of recipes you can find on-line to create something that suits you.