Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 22, 2013 is Sauna and Steam Rooms.
SAUNA AND STEAM ROOMS
You will always get a wonderful, clean feeling after having a sauna or steam in combination with Essential Oils. The winter months are a time for colds, respiratory, and bronchial troubles.
Using a mixture of essential oils such as: Cajeput, Camphor, Eucalyptus, and Pine is a good antiviral mix. Do not add essential oils directly onto the stones. Always ensure they are thoroughly mixed with the water in your bucket, stirring it well with a ladle before splashing it onto the stones.
For the steam room it is not advisable to put essential oils into your tank. Essential Oils damages plastic. It is better to place a bowl of water containing the essential oils in the corner of the steam room.
I would recommend using 10 to 20 drops of essential oils, depending on the size of the Sauna or Steam Room. For Example:
Recipe for a small room
Blend together with the water in your bowl:
3 drops Camphor Essential Oil
3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 drops Cajeput Essential Oil
2 drops Pine Essential Oil
Use a wooden spoon to mix the oils thoroughly with the water.
Recipe for a large room
Blend together with the water in your bucket
5 drops Camphor Essential Oil
5 drops Cajeput Essential Oil
5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 drops Pine Essential Oil
Visit: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/category/aromatherapy/ and search for Respiratory Recipes to find out what other essential oils are good for Respiratory Problems.
You may also like to read more on the General Effects of Essential Oils on the Respiratory System: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/general-effects-of-essential-oils-on-different-body-systems/
Check Back Tomorrow for Vaporization and Room Fresheners.
Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson