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SETTING THE MOOD WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Penny Wing / 2009-10-02 11:36:19
Many of you will now have visitors over and there will be plenty of socialising both in and out of the home. What makes a great party?
Very often, it is not the food and drink or the surroundings so much as the people who are there and their combined mood. People don’t always associate using aromatherapy oils for creating the mood you want when you want it but they are extremely effective...
Relaxing oils include Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. Geranium, in particular, creates a good mood but its best to use in small amounts as it has a fairly strong scent. Sandalwood is said to encourage conversation.
Use the oils in a burner or add them to candles or pot pourri. If you want to be adventurous, use more than one oil e.g. 6 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Geranium and 2 drops Sandalwood. This blend contains both feminine and masculine scents.
Planning a romantic meal for two? Choose from Ylang Ylang, Jasmine or Patchouli
Stimulating oils include the citrus family – Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange or Lemon. These smells are ideal for a ladies coffee morning or a barbeque. A lovely blend for spring or summer is Lime, Lemon, Geranium and Lavender
You can even use essential oils to get rid of any stale smells such as cigarette smoke from the day before. Add the following oils to a burner or a plant spray bottle to clear the air – 2 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Tea Tree, 5 drops Eucalyptus
Don’t add essential oils to candles whilst they are lit; once the candle is alight, allow some wax to melt and form around the wick, blow out the candle, add the oils and then relight…
Patchouli – overuse can cause insomnia or nervous attacks
Rosemary – do not use if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy
Ylang Ylang – use in moderation as the heady scent can cause headaches or nausea and be careful where you place burners!
Penny Wing is a qualified aromatherapist, reflexologist, holistic therapist, Reiki Master, Angel teacher and counsellor. If you wish to contact Penny please tel: 680 25 6266 or email via her website: www.pennywing.com
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