Calming and Relaxing Aromatherapy Recipe
Roman chamomile and lavender essential oils are two of the best essential oils to have on hand for helping to soothe the nerves, relax and unwind during stressful periods or to help promote calm before bed after a difficult day. Each of these oils is helpful when used alone, but they can be even more effective when paired together.
Mix the essential oils and carrier oil well and add to a clean, air-tight dark glass bottle. This essential oil blend can be applied as a body oil or used as a massage oil. Giving yourself a foot massage with this relaxing oil is also delightful. Both Roman Chamomile and Lavender oils are naturally sedating, so it's best to use this blend when you do not have to drive or concentrate.
If you prefer to make a diffuser blend, make a master blend with a ratio of 2 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 drop Lavender.
As always, carefully review and study the safety guidelines for each essential oil that you use.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
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