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Many of us will have heard how effective essential oils can be.  One of the most popular is, perhaps, the use of lavender oil to help relaxation and sleep.

Air fresheners made by mixing water and various essential oils can be used to expel specific problems such as cigarette smoke or cooking smells.


To make air fresheners using essential oils:-

Half fill a clean, plastic spray bottle with water and then add 8-10 drops of your favourite refreshing essential oil and shake well.

To use, shake bottle well and then spray a couple of squirts into the centre of the room - keep away from furniture and furnishings to avoid damaging fabric and polished surfaces.

Should be stored in a cool, dark place between uses.

To help dispel cigarette smoke mix 3 drops each of tea tree and rosemary essential oil together with 5 drops of eucalyptus in half a bottle of water (as above)
3 drops each of lavender and peppermint plus 4 drops of clary sage in half a bottle of water can be used to remove cooking smells.

Add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil and a couple of drops of lavender oil to a lukewarm bath to relieve sunburn.

Two or three drops of rosemary oil massaged into the scalp will help with itching or flaking and will also strengthen hair.
Burn citronella oil to repel insects and also when someone is recovering from illness as it has antiseptic and well as soothing qualities.

All sent in by Saragh Shoemake.

If you put a few drops of Juniper essential oil on your pillow it will help prevent a hangover as it is an excellent detoxifier.

Sent in by Donna Hughes

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aromatherapy massage,

home made cosmetics,

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