My little miracles
A lot of my knowledge comes from my 'nana' who taught me a lot about herbal remedies. When I was little she taught me about herbs and plants properties. For example, for an earache she would grind down a couple of basil leaf in warm olive oil and put it in my ear. And it worked. I use herbs, leaves, flower and roots together with essential oils to create blends which really work. Over the years I have developed a few "little miracle" oils.
Learning to use essential oils
Anyone can learn how to use essential oils effectively. There are a lot of books on sale. Here I've put some of my favourite!!!! Of course with experience you will learn how to make unique blends. One of the best things about working with essential oils is you can make bespoke perfumes, creams, bathsalts etc.....
Buying essential oils
Essential oils are easily found in shop and on-line. I find buying them on-line saves a lot of money. Amazon has very good sellers and a wide choice.
My favourite oils
My favourite oils, highly recommended are: Tuberose, a relaxing oil which is one of the main ingredients in many perfumes. Camphor oil, a lovely relaxing aroma, perfect for a lovely duvet day. Rose, a sweet aroma to make your house welcoming. Vanilla, lovely worn as a perfume or in the bath!
1 of my miracles: stretchmarks oil (NOT FOR PREGNANCY)
Great oil to minimize scars and stretchmarks:
50ml olive oil
50 ml vitamin E oil
8 drops peppermint oil
10 drops lavender oil
8 drops petitgrain oil
8 drops patchouli oil
6 drops rosemary oil
10 drops neroli oil
4 drops geranium oil
10 drops rose oil
Give it a go...it works wonders!!!!!
If you would like other recipes get in touch, I might be able to help!!!!!
The oil "Bible"
This is, in my opinion, one of the best books on the subject.
Care and safety information
Oils must never been used undiluted, with the exception of lavender and Chamomille. The usual dilution is between 1 and 5% depending on the strength of the oil. Some oils cannot be used in pregnancy, when breastfeeding and by people with certain conditions ( high/low blood pressure, epilepsy, respiratory problems etc...). It's also a good idea to carry out an allergy test before using essential oils. Always read the information leaflet or label before using essential oils.
If You Use Essential Oils.....
...what do you use them for?
- essential oils
A lot of essential oils all in one place for you to buy!
More oil recipes
Here's some more easy to make oils:
SLEEP OIL: to 50 ml base oil add 4 drops camphor, 5 drops lavender and 4 drops pure tuberose. Use as massage oil before going to sleep or put a few drops on a pillow.
DIGESTIVE COMPLAINTS: to 50 ml base oil add 4 drops of lavender, 3 peppermint, 2 fennel and 2 rosemary. Do not use during pregnancy. Rub on the stomach area.
MUSCULAR ACHES AND PAINS: To 50 ml base add 4 drops lavender, 2 rosemary, 2 marjoram, 2 cypress and 2 black pepper. Use on aching part of the body. Do not use during pregnancy.