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Explore the world of aromatherapy and discover your innermost self. Have a look at the thousands of aromatherapy recipes and blends to discover which ones suit you, your wants and work best for you.

The power of Aromatherapy

You can use the power of aromatherapy in a lot of various ways. You can massage the oils in your skin. People find inhaling the soothing scents by burning candles or using a diffuser can help to change their disposition and unwind.

If you like the notion of a massage, you’ll have to add the essential oils into a carrier or base oil. If you’ve got sensitive skin, or are prone to acne, using a gentle oil like Grapeseed oil is beneficial for your problem. For those who have a harder skin condition like eczema, using Almond, Evening Primrose, Olive or Jojoba oils are a better choice. If you have scars using Calendula oil is fantastic, while Comfrey or Rosemary oils are great for snacks, burns cuts and grazes.

For a complete body massage you may need about 1-2 oz of carrier oil. The suggested step of essential oil is 1-2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil; using any over that or using it neat can burn your skin.


There are various recipes for you to find, deciding what outcomes you need to accomplish and how you want to achieve them is the key to choosing the ideal recipe for you. Most recipes can be used either in the tub, in a diffuser or to get a massage, whichever is your preference. If you adhere to the general techniques for mixing your oils, then you are going to be OK and you’ll achieve the results you’re aiming for.

For the tub

Use 2 oz carrier oil into 15-20 drops essential oils. Mix the oils together and store in an amber colored bottle (to minimise the evaporation of the vital oils and to halt the oils degrading over time).

For a massage

Use 1 ounce of carrier oil blended with 8-10 drops essential oils.

To be used in a diffuser

Follow the directions to your diffuser, but remember to use a max of 20 drops of essential oils.

To be used as an air freshener

Mix together 30-40 drops of essential oils with 1.5 oz of distilled water and 1.5 oz of high-proof alcohol, such as vodka (using alcohol is optional and you might use just water, however you’ll see the odor lasts longer with the alcohol).

You may change your mood by using different combinations of oils. A fundamental uplifting blend uses 2 drops of Basil oil, 1 drop of Cyprus oil and one drop of Grapefruit oil. Once you’ve blended these together thoroughly you may add the blend to your diffuser to get a great uplifting aroma.

An excellent blend to help with insomnia utilizes 10 drops of Chamomile oil, 5 drops of Clary Sage oil, and 4 drops of Bergamot oil. After that you can place 1-2 drops of your mix on a tissue and put this inside your pillow case before going to bed that will assist you enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep. You may also use the same mix in your diffuser an hour or so before going to bed, assisting you to get ready for a fantastic night’s sleep.

Aromatherapy offers a fantastic, natural, organic way for many people to manage the pressures and stresses of contemporary life, and for some, it may even help with romance.