Archive for November 16th, 2015

Aromatherapy Relaxation

Author: Dr. Larita

Relaxing-diffuserI have a few relaxing blends that I use quite often but I also like to come up with new blends. Sometimes an oil will surprise me with how soothing it is, and I’ll wonder why I’ve never used it in my relaxing diffuser blends before. Then I have a whole new set of ideas for blends to make!

If I’m diffusing essential oils in a candle diffuser, I usually stick to about 5 drops. If I’m using an electric diffuser, I’ll use more—about 10 drops.

Once I find a diffuser blend that I love, I often make a little stock bottle of it. I keep the stock bottle right near the diffuser, so I don’t have to keep all the oils in the blend right there.

The drop count here is for one use in an electric diffuser. That way you can test out the recipes, and if you like one then you can make your own stock blend. To make a stock blend in a 5 ml bottle, just increase the recipes below four times.

Meditate and Smile (you can call this the Smiling Buddha blend!)

  • 6 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops orange
  • 2 drops patchouli 

So your stock blend for this would be:

Floral Heaven

  • 5 drops lavender
  • 1 drop ylang ylang
  • 4 drops palmarosa 

Calm and Earthy

  • 4 drops vetiver
  • 3 drops patchouli
  • 3 drops range

Try these aromatherapy essential oils in your diffuser and let a nice relaxing blend of essential oils ease away your stress.  Guest editor today is Andrea Butje from the Aromahead Institute. You can watch her make a stock bottle of a relaxing aromatherapy blend if you click here.


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