Aromatherapy Tip of the Day – October 21, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 21, 2013 is Hot and Cold Compresses.

HOT AND COLD COMPRESSES

Compresses are an effective way to alleviate many conditions. For a large area, add 8 to 10 drops of an essential oil blend or pure/neat essential oils themselves, to a basin filled with water. For a smaller area, add 3 to 7 drops of an essential oil blend or pure/neat essential oils themselves, to a bowl of water.

Agitate the water to help disperse the oils evenly. Place a towel, (for large area), or a bath cloth, (for a small area), on top of the water, allowing it to absorb the floating oils. Squeeze out any excess water and apply to the affected area. Hold the compress in place until it reaches body temperature, then repeat the process.

A Hot Compress is effective for Rheumatic, Menstrual, Back, or Abdominal Pains. Urinary Problems such as Cystitis can be helped by Hot Compresses. A Hot Compress can also help relieve an Abscess, Earache, or Toothache.

Use a Cold Compress for Sunburn, Headache, Varicose Veins, and Bruises. A Cold Compress can also help reduce inflammation caused by sprains and the pain of Hot and Swollen areas.

Recipe for Hot Compress to be used for Cystitis
Blend together:
1/8 ounce Carrier Oil
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Bergamot Essential oil
Swirl together to mix oils. Use the entire blend on a Hot Compress.

Recipe for Cold Compress to be used for a Bruise
Blend together:
1/8 ounce Carrier Oil
3 drops Hyssop Essential Oil
3 drops Niaouli Essential Oil
1 drop Caraway Essential Oil
Swirl together to mix oils. Use the entire blend on a Cold Compress.

Check Back Tomorrow for Sauna and Steam Rooms.

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

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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

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