Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 5, 2013 is Musculoskeletal Injuries “Injury Massage Oil” Recipe
Musculoskeletal Injuries “Injury Massage Oil” Recipe
There’s nothing like a warm bath, including the right essential oils, to ease pain in the body. Apply massage oil, (2 to 3 Times a Day), to the injured area or area of pain.
What you will need:
Glass Measuring Cup (To be used for Aromatherapy Recipes Only)
Measuring Spoons (Preferably Aluminum, Glass, or Stainless Steel to be used for Aromatherapy Recipes Only)
A small Dropper (To be used for Aromatherapy Recipes Only)
An empty 1-ounce Amber Glass Bottle
German Chamomile Essential Oil
Litsea Essential Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil
Arnica Oil for Carrier Oil
Saint-John’s Wort Essential Oil
You can purchase the items needed at most Aromatherapy Stores. I, personally, purchase at http://www.rosemountainherbs.com to ensure the quality of the essential oils.
This Recipe makes 1-ounce (30 ml)
Injury Massage Oil Recipe
7 to 8 drops German Chamomile
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) plus 22 drops Litsea Essential Oil
22 to 25 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Arnica Oil
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Saint-John’s Wort Essential Oil
Pour blended Oil into 1-ounce Amber Bottle, Label, and Store in a dark, cool place.
For bath – Place 1 to 2 Tablespoons in a full bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes at least once daily.
For massage – Use up to 30 drops (depending on the size of the injury), Gently massage the affected area.
To heighten the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of this blend – Use a Hot Compress
How to Make a Simple Compress
Soak a washcloth in Hot Water, add 10 to 15 drops of the blend, (depending on size of injury), and place the washcloth(s) on the affected area or areas.
Relax and allow the heat to penetrate and the blend to heal.
*Don’t forget to check back for tomorrows Aromatherapy Tip of the Day.*
Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
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