Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 19, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 19, 2013 is Recipes using Geranium Essential Oil.
1 Aromatherapy Recipes 3

RECIPES

Digestive Aid Recipe
Blend together:
1/2 Ounce Carrier Oil
15 drops Geranium Essential Oil
Shake Well

Treatment is by:
Stomach Massage – Pour small amount of blend into the palm of your hand and gently massage the stomach area.
Stomach Compress – Place 3 to 5 drops of blend onto a hot washcloth, lay the compress on the stomach until washcloth cools. Repeat, if needed.
Back Massage – Pour small amount of blend into the palm of your hand and gently massage the lower back area.
Back Compress – Place 3 to 5 drops of blend onto a hot washcloth, lay the compress on the lower back until washcloth cools. Repeat, if needed.
Bath – Put 10 to 15 drops of blend into your warm bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes, at least once a day.

Best Use – to Relieve Diarrhea

Immune Support Recipe
Use ‘Neat’ Geranium Essential Oil
*’Neat’* means to use the Essential Oil without a Carrier Oil; Not A Blend.

Treatment:
Fungus (small area) – place 1 to 3 drops (depending on size of fungus) onto a Q-tip and apply directly to toenail and/or fingernail fungus. Repeat three times a day.
Fungus (large area) – Place 3 to 5 drops (depending on size of fungus) onto a cotton ball and apply directly to ringworm and/or other skin fungus.

Best Use – Fight Fungus

Mood Balancing Recipe
Blend together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
7 drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
4 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Shake Well.

Treatment:
Balances Moods – Wear as a body perfume (1 drop behind each ear, 1 drop at the base of the throat, 1 drop on each wrist). Place 10 to 15 drops of blend into a warm bath and soak 15 to 20 minutes (at least once a day). Put 3 to 5 drops of blend in Aroma Lamps, filled with water, placed throughout the home. Pour 1/4 cup of blend into the palm of your hand and use as a light body massage.

Best Use – Balancing Moods

Skin Care Recipe
Blend together:
1 Ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Rose Essential Oil
3 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Shake Well.

Treatment:
Skin Tonic – After washing face thoroughly, Place 3 to 5 drops of Blend onto a Cotton Ball and wipe over the face.
Balancing the Production of Sebum – After washing face thoroughly, Place 3 to 5 drops of Blend onto a Cotton Ball and wipe over face and neck.

Best Use – Freshens, Nourishes, and Regenerates dry, mature, and/or sensitive skin.

More Geranium Essential Oil Recipes plus Skin Care coming tomorrow.

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.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

References:
The Essential Oils Deck: Simple Blends for Health and Beauty
by Hope Gillerman and Joan Arnold
Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies
by Franzesca Watson

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