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Quick & Easy Aromatherapy Mists
by Colleen Hulett
VN, GF, SF

Ingredients and Supplies

Coloured glass atomizer
Distilled or spring water
Pure essential oil (EO)
Ylang Ylang

Directions

Fill atomizer with water. Add between 4-6 drops of EO for every ounce of water according to your preferred strength. Shake well before each use.

Ideas

  • You can cool and refresh the face and body quickly with bergamot or grapefruit essential oil mists.

  • Lavender or ylang ylang create a calming atmosphere when sprayed into the air. Ylang Ylang can be misted in the bedroom to enhance the libido as well.

  • If you want to deodorize and disinfect a room you can use eucalyptus and tea tree mists. They help reduce infectious environments (e.g.: colds) as well as germs in the bathroom.

  • Essential oils can be blended to create complex multi-purpose sprays. An excellent blend for traveling to the cottage after work is Blake's Mental Focus blend of 3 drops rosemary, 3 drops orange, 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops lemon in 2 oz. water. Shake well and mist your face.

Before you begin: Please read: "Safety precautions and hazards For Essential Oils" at Em's Place.

Contact me at colleen@recipenet.org if you have any questions or comments about this recipe.


Sources:

Em's Place:  http://www.emsplace.com

Blake, Suzanne, Garden Angel's Guide to Aromatherapy. Attitudes H.P., Etobicoke, ON. 1997

Lawless, Julia. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Element Books Ltd., Rockport, MA, 1997
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Serrentino, Jo. How Natural Remedies Work. Hartly & Marks, Vancouver, B.C., 1991


Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and has been a practicing herbalist since 1996. She is currently studying The Science and Art of Herbology with revered herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

Recipe published: Summer, 2001

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Above photo: ylang ylang ( Cananga odorata) from Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia.

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