Friday, November 2, 2012

More Medicine Chest Ideas

Neck Wrap

This is helpful for a stiff neck or swollen glands.

2 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Bergamot essential oil
1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
2 Cups hot water

Mix together. While still warm, soak a soft cloth, flannel is best, in the water and wring it out.
Wrap it around the neck. Cover with a towel to hold in the heat. Remove before it becomes cold. Repeat as desired.


Muscle Rub

8 oz. sesame oil or cream base
1/2 tsp. camphor EO
5-10 drops peppermint EO
1 tsp menthol crystals
5 drops Rosemary EO

Mix all ingredients and blend well with stick blender. Store in jar or bottle.


Coconut Lotion Bar

This makes a wonderful lotion bar that is good for dry skin.

1 part beeswax
1 part coconut oil
1 part grapesee, apricot, or sweet almond oil
1 t. of your favorite E.O. per pound of total product
1/4 part cocoa butter or shea butter

heat cocoa butter and beeswax to gether on low heat until melted.
Mix all of the ingredients together and then pour into a container or mold.


Aroma therapy Blend for creativity

Helps to bring creativity to you.

1 ml Clary Sage
1 ml Frankincense
1 ml Nutmeg
1 ml Lavender
1 ml Geranium

Blend in a bottle and diffuse or breath it


Lavender compress

To soothe your senses.

2-3 drops lavender e.o.
clean washcloth
warm water

Fill your bathroom sink with warm water. Add the lavender e.o. and stir with your hand to blend the oil. Soak the washcloth in the water, wring it out, and then apply to your face and inhale the fragrance. Helps to soothe your senses after a hard day.


Pulse point therapy for stress and jet lag

When you're stressed out or are suffering from jet-lag.

 1 oz. glass bottle
1 oz. carrier oil (I like sweet almond oil for this one)
3 drops cedarwood e.o.
5 drops grapefruit e.o.
2 drops cardamom e.o.

Fill your bottle about halfway with the carrier oil. Add e.o's and shake well to disperse then cover the bottle and shake again. Apply this mixture where needed or massage into your whole body.


Cure For Strains

Bruise a handful of Sage leaves and boil them in 5 oz's of vinegar for 5 minutes

apply this in a folded napkin as hot as it can be borne to the part affected.


Cold and Flu Lotion bar

Lotion Bar's are a soap like bar that is a compressed moisturising lotion, which is rubbed directly onto the skin without water.

If you can not obtain coconut oil, then substitute it with apricot or other massage base oils.

1 tablespoon Beeswax
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Vicks Vapour Rub

Start by melting the ingredients together ( minus the vicks) using a cup in a microwave.(30 seconds at a time) Once all the ingredients are melted, add the vapor rub and stir through. Pour the mix into suitable mold.

Soap molds that are square and basic are great for these lotion bars as they are easy to hold on to.


Muscle soother

Add 3 to 4 drops of lavender essential oil to a sink filled with hot water

Soak a hand towel in it and then drape it around your neck and upper part of your shoulders. Inhale a couple of times and that tension will melt away.


Headache relief pots

A great stocking stuffer

If you can not get hold of shea butter, then substitute the 3 oz of Shea butter with 1 extra oz of beeswax and 2 oz of either a massage oil base like Apricot oil, or use Olive oil.

2 oz (55g) Beeswax
3 oz (85g)Shea Butter
4 oz (115g)Olive Oil
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
Lip Balm containers or small jars

Start by melting the beeswax and Shea Butter down in a double boiler method.
Once the bees wax is melted add all the oil's together including the lavender oil.
Now add the mixture to small lip balm pots or miniature jam jars.

This recipe makes 9 0z (250g) of solid Headache relief balm.  9 (1 oz) pots or 18 (1/2 oz) pots

How to use: Apply to your temples and take deep breaths.


Ache and pain massage blend

Sweet Marjoram – 20 drops
Cinnamon leaf – 15 drops
Lavender – 15 drops
Peppermint – 10 drops
Fractionated coconut oil – 2 ounces

Blend all together in a glass bottle . Use on any sore or painful muscle. Although this blend can be used on large areas, it is better used on a specific sore muscle group. If you want to use it on larger areas, you may need to dilute it further.

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