What’s better than a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day? How about this all-natural, homemade lemonade air freshener? The sweet, tangy smell of Lemon combines with subtle notes of Basil and Spearmint to give your home a fresh, sunny vibe no matter the weather outside. And not only does it smell great, but with the therapeutic benefits of essential oil, it’s also helps energize, clear the mind, and focus on the task at hand.
To make room spray:
- Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
- Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
- 28 drops Lemon essential oil
- 6 drops Basil essential oil
- 6 drops Spearmint essential oil
- put on sprayer top and shake well to mix
To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.
Source: One Essential Community
Here is a great Diffuser Blend to try, it will make you home smell good and it is perfect for a natural perk up in the morning before work or school:
- 2 drops Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops Orange essential oil
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
Source: Loving Essential Oils
These recipes are for a 4 oz. spray bottle, but of course they can be doubled or halved as needed.
You will need:
- Spray Bottle (4 oz)
- 1 tablespoon of vodka or rubbing alcohol
- 6 tablespoons of water
- 8 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
- 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- Optional – a bottle sized piece of one of your ingredients (sprig of Rosemary or Peppermint)
Put the vodka (or rubbing alcohol) into the bottle, and then add the essential oils. Shake well. Add the optional herb if desired. Then add the water. Shake gently before each use.
Source: Salome Gemme
- 8 drops Rosemary oil
- 4 drops Peppermint oil
- 4 drops Lemon oil.
Use neat if diffusing, or dilute with 15 ml of carrier oil for direct inhalation.
Rosemary is both a physical and mental stimulant, which makes it a good oil to have in the morning bath, while also being excellent in the treatment of all muscular conditions, making it the perfect oil for a bath after a long tiring day.
Diffuse, inhale, or apply topically on location. Add to food or soy / rice milk as a dietary supplement or flavoring.
- Fragrant Influence:
Helps overcome mental fatigue and improves mental clarity and focus.
- Safety Data:
Rosemary essential oil should not be used by those who suffer from hypertension, those who are pregnant and those who have epilepsy.
Tisserand and Young warn that Rosemary Oil is potentially neurotoxic, depending on the level of camphor present in the oil. They also warn not to use on or near the face of infants and children. They recommend dermal maximum s of 16.5% for Rosemary Camphor and 6.5% for Rosemary Verbenone.
Rosemary has become very popular as a medicinal plant, because it can be used for so many different conditions and symptoms. The oil is known to have rejuvenating properties so is often used in skin and hair care and the claimed memory boost means that it is a popular oil with students.
This antiseptic oil is used in the treatment of muscular spasms, arthritis, rheumatism, depression, fatigue, memory loss, migraine, headaches, coughs, flu, and diabetes, among other conditions.
It is also very useful in beauty treatments, being used in hair care and acne and cellulite remedies. For the sportsman, cook, and gardener, rosemary is invaluable.
Rosemary was part of the “Marselles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague.
The name of the oil is derived from the Latin words for dew of the sea (ros + marinus). According to folklore history, rosemary originally had white flowers; however, they turned red after the Virgin Mary laid her cloak on the bush.
Since the time of ancient Greece (about 1000 BC), rosemary was burnt as incense. Later cultures believed that it warded off devils, a practice that eventually became adopted by the sick who then burned rosemary to protect against infection. Until recently, French hospitals used rosemary to disinfect the air.
Several chemotypes of R. officinalis have been defined, depending on where the plant is grown and what the local conditions are. The main three are as follows:
The camphor-borneol variety is considered the best stimulant whereas the verbenone is considered the most gentle and often used in topical preparations. One of the “Oils of Protection”, pleasant, warming and mildly sweet rosemary verbenone is a softer version of the more common and pungent cineole variety. Rosemary Cineole is sometimes preferred for use in respiratory and circulatory issues.
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Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of an aromatherapy oil, but certain individuals, such as pregnant women, persons with allergies, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma should only use essential oils for aromatherapy under the guidance of a trained professional.
Keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated botanical extracts and should never be ingested or applied to skin at full strength. Consult a professional aromatherapist or an accredited reference on aromatherapy for advice on these uses.
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