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Essential oils

Updated on November 16, 2014

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 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?

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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.

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      winter aconite 5 years ago

      @methewcatter: Just had a look, good website! I'm not sure whether you need some oils for acne. If you do I suggest 3 drops of tea tree oil in a basin of warm water and wash your face with it (make sure it doesn't go in your eyes). A great blend to use every night is 5 drops of bergamot, 3 drops geranium and 4 drops lavender in 25 ml base. Just apply to skin and leave on all night. Hope this helps! x

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      methewcatter 5 years ago

      I love beauty, collection is my hobby i have all cosmetic i know your all products essential oils is you can make bespoke perfumes, creams, bath salts etc. and i have also a product camphor oil acne please read and give me any suggestions.

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      Melissa 5 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Bergamot is a favorite. I usually wear it as a perfume and I always keep tea tree and eucalyptus around for healing.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      Lavender oil is my favorite--it can be used for so many different things! My medicine cabinet will always have a little bottle just for emergencies. BTW: fantastic for bee stings. Relieves the pain and swelling almost instantly.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Recipes for muscle pain, sleep, headaches, or allergies would be much appreciated! Maybe you have some favorites to suggest, as well.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Great info! I would be interested in some recipes, too.

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      winter aconite 5 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thanks! Will put more in, thought about putting some "recipes" on helpful blends....

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Hi Sam, would lie to see a bit more on making your own oils and more about you. How you got interested in your hobby, do you sell your products, and so forth. In other words give it some ooomph. Probably a video or two and maybe a couple of polls will also help. Oh, and a TOC at the top will also help. Hugs