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Create Your Own Aromatherapy Cream

Sal prepared three aromatherapy cream recipes for you to try…

Refreshing Foot Cream

3 drops Peppermint
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
50g Moisture Cream Base

Skin Repair Cream

2 drops Everlasting
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Frankincense
20 drops Calendula Infused Oil
1 tsp(5mL) Rosehip Oil
45g Moisture Cream Base

Replenishing Hand Cream

9 drops Lavender
1 drop Rose Absolute
20 drops Calendula Infused Oil
50g Moisture Cream Base


Method:

Combine 10 drops of essential oil and 10mL of jojoba oil in a roller ball bottle.

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Create Your Own Massage Oil

Sal prepared three body massage oil recipes for you to try…

Aching Body Massage Oil

5 drops Black Pepper
20 drops Kunzea
10 drops Rosemary
10 drops Ginger
100mL Sweet Almond Oil

Love Potion Body Massage Oil

20 drops Ylang Ylang
10 drops Patchouli
20 drops Bergamot
10 drops Ginger
100mL Sweet Almond Oil

Tranquility Body Massage Oil

20 drops Lavender
20 drops Sweet Orange
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Ginger
100mL Sweet Almond Oil


Method:

Combine 50 drops of essential oil with 100mL sweet almond oil in a 100mL glass bottle.

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Create Your Own Aromatic Mist

Sal prepared three aromatic mist recipes for you to try…

Relaxing Mist

10 drops Lavender
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Patchouli
5 drops Ylang Ylang
40 drops Essential Oil Solubiliser
50mL Spring Water

Skin Hydration Mist

5 drops Lavender
1 drop Rose Otto
40 drops Essential Oil Solubiliser
50mL Spring Water
5mL Warm Water
45mL Rose Water

Energising Mist

5 drops Geranium
5 drops Rosemary
5 drops May Chang
10 drops Lemon
40 drops Essential Oil Solubiliser
50mL Spring Water


Method:

Combine 25 drops of essential oil and 40 drops of essential oil solubiliser in a 50mL spray bottle. Add 5mL of warm water and mix well. Finally, add 45mL of water and shake well to combine.

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Create Your Own Roll On Pulse Point

Sal prepared three roll on pulse point perfume recipes for you to try…

Focus Roll On Pulse Point

3 drops Rosemary
4 drops Lemon
3 drops Patchouli
10mL Jojoba Oil

Uplifting Roll On Pulse Point

4 drops Bergamot
3 drops Geranium
3 drops Lemon
10mL Jojoba Oil

Creativity Roll On Pulse Point

3 drops Lavender
3 drops Mandarin
3 drops Ylang Ylang
10mL Jojoba Oil


Method:

Combine 10 drops of essential oil and 10mL of jojoba oil in a roller ball bottle.

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Create Your Own Aromatherapy Perfume

Sal prepared three gorgeous perfume recipes for you to try…

Herbaceous Perfume

Top notes:

10 drops Bergamot

Middle notes:

5 drops Geranium
10 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Rosemary

Base notes:

5 drops Atlas Cedarwood

50mL Perfume Base


Woody Perfume

Top notes:

20 drops Bergamot

Middle notes:

10 drops Lavender

Base notes:

5 drops Patchouli
5 drops Atlas Cedarwood
10 drops Sandalwood

50mL Perfume Base


Floral Perfume

Top notes:

20 drops Sweet Orange

Middle notes:

10 drops Rose Absolute
10 drops Lavender
1 drop Ginger

Base notes:

9 drops Patchouli

50mL Perfume Base


Method:

In a 50mL glass bottle, add essential oils in the following order: top notes, middle notes, base notes.

Mix in a small amount of perfume base and gently shake to combine, then mix in the remaining perfume base.

 

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DIY Reusable Food Wraps

by Paola and Isabella Milani

Keep your food fresh with these gorgeous easy-to-make and easy-to-use food wraps and reduce the amount of cling film going into landfill.

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Old towel
  • Baking paper
  • Pinking shears (scissors)
  • Iron

Method

1. Cut usable shapes from your cotton fabric with pinking shears.
2. Place your old towel over your table to create a base to work on.
3. Cut two sheets of baking paper.
4. Place one sheet of baking paper on top of your towel.
5. Place your cotton piece (or pieces) onto the baking paper.
6. Grate the beeswax into a bowl. You will need enough to sprinkle over your cotton fabric pieces.
7. Pour a teaspoon or two of jojoba oil into a small bowl.
8. Add one drop of lemon essential oil and one drop of orange essential oil to each teaspoon of jojoba oil.
9. Sprinkle the beeswax evenly over your fabric. Be careful not to use too much beeswax as this will make your food wrap too thick to fold and mold.
10. Sprinkle the jojoba oil evenly over your fabric. This will assist with the pliability of your food wrap.
11. Place the other piece of baking paper over the top of your cotton pieces.
12. Set your iron on the cotton setting.
13. Carefully iron over the surface of the baking paper – smoothing and pressing the beeswax mixture into all areas of the fabric.
14. Remove the top layer of baking paper to check that the beeswax has covered and melted into all of the cotton fabric.
15. If you find any areas that aren’t completely covered, sprinkle a little more beeswax onto these areas.
16. Place your top sheet of baking paper back on top of your cotton fabric pieces and iron again until the beeswax has melted into the fabric.
17. Remove the top sheet of baking paper.
18. Peel your reusable food wraps from the baking paper. The baking paper can be re-used to make multiple reusable food wraps.
19. Peg your pieces of cotton fabric up to cool. It only takes a few minutes before they are ready to use.


How to Use

Use anywhere you would use cling film to cover and preserve your food.
The warmth of your hands will soften your wraps and allow you to mold and fold them around food and bowls.

You can fold your wraps in half then fold the edges over several times to create storage bags for veges. Simply fold the top over once you’ve put your veges into the bag.

Care and Maintenance

Regularly gently wash with cool soapy water and rinse.

After six months or so you may need to maintain your wraps by adding a little more beeswax. Simply follow the steps above.

*Lemon and orange essential oils have been used for their antimicrobial properties to ensure your reusable food wrap is protected against bacteria.

Finding new places for aromatherapy in your life

Everyday Aromatherapy

At Perfect Potion, we’ve already integrated aromatherapy into our everyday life. It permeates our home and work. But we would love to involve everyone else. Those who consider themselves avid aromatherapists are experienced in adding aromatherapy into the everyday. But aromatherapy isn’t an elite club where only those who study it can join. Aromatherapy is for everyone! Everyone can enhance their wellness and realise the benefits of using essential oils in their everyday life. So how can you integrate aromatherapy into your everyday?

Laundry

We’d like to talk about laundry. Not many people would think to add essential oils to their laundry ritual (or chore), but adding essential oils can deliver practical and therapeutic benefits. It is best to add these wonderful essential oils to a non-scented or low scented laundry powder or liquid.

Dog/Cat Odour

Does your best friend sleep on your bed? Snuggle time is all well and good but to combat that ‘doggy’ or ‘feline’ smell that lingers you can add essential oils when washing your sheets. When adding your laundry powder or liquid, simply add 2-3 drops of essential oil on top to keep your sheets smelling fresh and to take advantage of the many anti-bacterial properties of many essential oils.

We recommend:
Peppermint
Broad leaved peppermint eucalyptus
Lavender

Undergarments

We recommend:
Geranium

As this month’s essential oil is Geranium, we feel that we should probably tell you how to use it. In-depth details into its properties, therapeutic benefits and psychological benefits can be read in Sal’s Geranium Monograph. But how can you incorporate it into your everyday if you’re just starting out discovering the world of aromatherapy? Or maybe you’re an expert and looking for more ways to introduce it into your household?

Geranium is a sweet scented floral essential oil. When washing your delicates, add 1-2 drops of essential oil on top of your usual laundry liquid or powder for all-day sweet smelling undergarments.

Smelly Socks/Work Out Gear

Working out and keeping busy is great for our bodies, but not so great for the smell of our socks. Often parents of active children or people who exercise regularly wash their socks separately because of the strong odour. The same goes for workout gear, sports clothes and even boxing wraps. To take advantage of the anti-bacterial properties of essential oils and to give your sweaty garments a good clean, try adding 4-5 drops on top of your usual laundry liquid or powder.

We recommend:
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Lemon myrtle
Broad leaved peppermint eucalyptus 

 

These are just a few ideas to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life.

DIY relaxing and moisturising bath disks

Pure essential oils and Epsom salts relax your mind and body while cocoa butter and sweet almond oil moisturise your skin.

Ingredients

1tbsp Epsom salts
2 tsp Relax herbal tea
50g Cocoa butter
2tsp Sweet almond oil
8 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drop Ginger essential oil
20 drops Mandarin essential oil

Method
1. Sprinkle the Epsom salts into the base of four holes of a standard size muffin tin.
2. Gently melt the cocoa butter and sweet almond oil in a small saucepan on the stove.
3. Once the cocoa butter has completely melted remove the saucepan from the heat and add the essential oils.
4. Pour the liquid mixture evenly over the Epsom salts.
5. Sprinkle the Relax herbal tea over the top of the mixture in the muffin tin.
6. Place in the fridge to set.
7. Run a warm bath and drop a disc or two into the bath water (cocoa butter requires warmth to melt).
8. Relax as you allow the essential oils and Epsom salts do their work.
9. As you emerge from the bath the cocoa butter and sweet almond oil will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Remaining bath discs are best stored in the fridge in warm weather.

 

DIY Day Spa

Create your very own daily spa!

1. Clear your space

Day spas usually have a very minimalist aesthetic for a reason. A clutter-free space filled only with items you love is going to feel so much more relaxing and peaceful.

2. Decorate with simple natural items

Keep the bathroom fresh and simple. Fresh clean towels and a beautiful indoor plant could be all it takes to get your bathroom ready for your daily spa treatments.

4. Aromatherapy

Fill your house with the relaxing floral aromas of Geranium, Lavender and Ylang Ylang in Relax Essential Oil Blend or Relax Aromatherapy Mist.

Alternatively, if you are feeling more adventurous see the recipes below to craft your very own calming potions…

 

DIY Inner Calm Diffuser Blend

1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser and take a few moments to close your eyes and release the tension from your mind and body.

 

 

 

 

DIY Peaceful Home Room Spray

15 drops Bergamot essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil
40 drops Essential oil solubilser
100ml Purified water

In a glass jug or bowl mix the drops of Essential Oil Solubilser together with the drops of essential oil.
Slowly stir in the water.
Pour into a spray bottle and shake well. You are ready to create a peaceful home.
Simply mist into the air and enjoy the calming aromas of certified organic Bergamot, Lavender and Geranium essential oils.

 

DIY Anti-stress Diffuser Blend

3 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser or oil burner to help ward off stress!

3. Music

Calming music layers beautifully with aromatherapy to complete the day spa vibe. If you don’t already have a calming playlist then we recommend the Tide app as a simple and beautiful way to use the sounds of nature to focus and calm.

5. Choose your relaxing treatments…

Relax Bath Soak – for a stress-melting bath or foot soak.

Relax Body Wash – for an uplifting shower or bubble bath.

Relax Body Lotion – a lightweight, easily absorbed cream to lock in moisture and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Massage Oil – to nourish, soften and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Aromatherapy Balm – to relieve tension massage into your temples, shoulders and back of neck.

Relax Herbal Tea –  curl up with a cup of tea and take some time to relax with chamomile, hops flowers and lavender.

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