The GO TO Essential Oil Spray..
Essential Oils are without a doubt the wellness engine support for everything from depression, anxiety, stress, PMS to non-toxic cleaning products. Aromatherapy is the process of blending assorted therapeutic plant oils and as human beings, we’re highly impacted by their aroma. Due to the strength and potency of this amazing concoction, it can be immersed in water or diluted with either a Carrier Oil or mild lotion for topical treatments.
Topping up your DIY oil spray is such a handy way to disperse that glorious aroma throughout your home. Even if your DIY talent isn’t going to win you gold any time soon, anyone can master this activity. All you need is a little know how with tap water, aromatic oils and a spray bottle. How easy it that?
The first step is to decide on what type of spray to make. Here’s a short list to boost your inspiration:
- Balance Hormones
- Boost Energy
- Boost Immunity
- Body Oil or Perfume
- Calm Nerves
- Cleaning and Disinfectant Solutions
- Fight Infections
- Freshener or Deodoriser for Fabric and Room
- Hair Detangler
- Improve Mood and Anxiety
- Improve Relaxation and Sleep
- Improve Skin Conditions
- Insect Repellent
- Relieve Depression
- Relieve Stress
- Enhance Romance
- Treatment for Headaches and Nausea
Now that you’ve decided to create your very own chemical free spray, the next step is to explore what oils to use for the best performance. While you’re exploring, it’s wise to research the link sources to scientific studies to back up their claims. For example, if you’re diving into aromatherapy oils for anxiety, be sure to read sound evidence. There are many research articles out there to find, so if you’d like to increase your knowledge, delve into books, such as: “A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils” by Hayley Hobson (Author)
Your sense of smell is closely linked to memory. Your particular olfactory function may be able to evoke certain memories and conjure up recollections of childhood past times. Once you’re happy with the scented oil remedy that you’ve chosen, be sure that it works for you. Fragrance is tied to memory and everyone’s nose is different. Your research is a good base to start with but the key is experimenting with different oils that suit you. Perfumes and oils are very similar and categorised into citrus, herbal, spicy and woody aroma. Oils of the same type generally blend extremely well together.
If you’re new to the natural world of oil spray, it’s best to purchase an Oil Starter Kit. As your confidence begins to grow, you’ll begin to experiment with many different scents. As you combine different oils with water, start with a 1:1 ratio and make adjustments to the ratio if necessary. Adding additional oils should be complimentary with lesser ratios, but this depends on your sense of smell and the therapeutic properties you’re searching for.
Essential Oil Spray Bottle Recipe
- All you need is a small spray bottle.
- Mix oil with distilled or purified water. These are available at any supermarket.
- A good rule of thumb for a mild scent is: 20 drops of oil to 120ml of water.
- For a stronger scent use: 15 to 20 drops of oil to 60ml of water.
- The strength is entirely up to you.
- You can always adjust your ratios.
- Record your water and oil ratios and this will keep you on track for next time.
- To use your spray, always remember that oil and water do not mix, so shake well before each use.
- Always be mindful that essential oil can degrade plastic containers.
Mother Earth certainly offers an abundance of natural benefits.. When you start concocting the best smelling blends with your essential oil spray, you’ll be 100% hooked for life!