Aromatherapy Recipes using Essential oils for
CALMING and RELAXING


Calming Blends

Everyone likes to have some peace and quiet.   When you can find a moment or two you want to have that wonderful feeling of calmness and to be calmed from within.

When we think of essential oils that produce calming affects we think of Lavender, but there are many other oils that will provide chemical changes and promoted calming feelings.   Several essential oils can slow brain wave patterns to produce sensations of relaxation.   This mode of action is similar to sedative type drugs (only milder and with out any of the bad side effects).

Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Helichrysum, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Ylang Ylang , Vetiver, Rose, Spikenard and Frankincense.

Creating a blend using up to 5 of these oils will help you feel calm and peaceful.   Several of these oils can help to produce a spiritual calmness. Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Spikenard and Frankincense. Include these, especially if you wish to meditate.

FOOT BATH REJUVENATING

Myrtle - 4 drops
Spearmint - 4 drops
Grapefruit - 4 drops
Cajuput - 3 drops
15 ml of a carrier oil

Blend together and add 7-9 drops in foot bath,  swirl water to disperse the oils, insert feet and relax for 15 minutes

CALMING MASSAGE OIL

Petitgrain - 6 drops
Orange - 5 drops
Neroli - 4 drops

Add to 15 ml carrier oil of your choice. Blend (shake well) massage into shoulders and back.

Calming Massage oil

This blend is especially good after a hard days work or work out at the gym.
Birch - 3 drops
Pine - 5 drops
Eucalyptus - 5 drops
Roman Chamomile - 3 drops
Sunflower oils - 2 ounces
Blend all together and shake well.   Massage into stiff tired muscles and simple enjoy and relax.

A Calming Diffuser Blend

Lavender - 18 drops
Rosewood- 15 drops
Roman Chamomile - 12 drops
Geranium - 12 drops
Clary Sage - 10 drops
Ylang Ylang - 10 drops
Marjoram - 8 drops

Blend into a small glass container and shake well.   Add to your favorite diffuser.   Enjoy.

Adapted from a recipe in - A complete Guide to Understanding and Using Aromatherapy by Robert Wilson

Calming Perfume

Roman Chamomile - 3 drops
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Jasmine - 1 drop
Rose - 1 drops
Jojoba - 4 ml

Mix all together.   Can be worn as a personal fragrance perfume or just enjoy - inhaling it from the bottle or omit the Jojoba and use this blend in a Personal inhaler type diffuser.

Adapted from a recipe in A complete Guide to Understanding and Using Aromatherapy by Robert Wilson

FOR your Massage

after a hectic and crazy day! 
6 drops Anise
15 drops Rose 5% in Jojoba
6 drops Nutmeg
60 ml of carrier oil 
Massage into upper chest, back of neck, across shoulders and mid back. 
This is one massage oil Al likes. 
Use it to relieve stress and for calming.

FOR Your next RELAXING MASSAGE

4 drops Orange
3 drops Anise
3 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Neroli
2 drops Chamomile
in 15 ml of carrier oil for a relaxing massage

RELAXING BATH

In a warm bath put
4 drops Chamomile and 2 Lavender.
Do this before bed as this is a relaxing blend!

A Great Relaxer and Soother

6 drops - Grapefruit
6 drops - Bergamot
6 drops - Lime
4 drops - Ginger
2 drops - Sandalwood
 Blend all oils and use in diffuser
or place 5-6 drops in your bath. 

CALMING SPRAY MIST

30 drops Marjoram
30 drops Cajuput
30 drops Lavender
30 drops Petitgrain
30 drops Vetiver
4 ounces pure water
Shake well and spray in the room
This also works on overactive kids.
Spray in evening and before bed to help them sleep.

(Adapted from 500 Formulas by Schiller and Schiller)

For  SWEET DREAMS

Put a couple of drops of
Marjoram and Lavender
in a warm Bath and enjoy!

A SLEEP MASSAGE OIL

4 drops -  Pine
4 drops - Marjoram
4 drops - Melissa
1 drops - Cinnamon
in 15 ml of Carrier oil.
Mix all ingredients and use to massage.
Nighty Night :-)  !!

Sweet Dreams - a pillow spray

15 ml of distilled water
2 drops of Lavender
1 drop Chamomile
1 drop Orange 
1 drop Ylang ylang
Shake well and spritz on pillow cases. Let dry. Great for your guests.

Comforting Spray

Lavender - 8 drops
Vanilla - 3 drops (30 drops of Vanilla in Jojoba)
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Orange -10 drops
Cedarwood - 8 drops
Emulsifier - 1/2 teaspoon
Distilled Water - 2 ounces

Add oils to Emulsifier, shake well then add the distilled water. Shake well and spray in room.

Sleepy Time

Neroli - 4 drops
Mandarin - 3 drops
Oregano - 3 drops
Lavender - 3 drops
1 tablespoon carrier oil of your choice

Blend essential oils in carrier oil. Shake well and massage your legs, arms and back (if you can find someone to do this for you!)

FOR Your BATH

- In a warm bath put 4 drops Roman Chamomile and 2 Lavender
Do this before bed as this is a relaxing blend!

MASSAGE

4 drops Orange
3 drops Anise
3 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Neroli
2 drops Roman Chamomile in 15 ml of carrier oil for a relaxing massage.

Calming Diffuser Blend

20 drops Roman Chamomile
15 drops Lavender
10 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Geranium
5 drops Ylang Ylang

Blend oils in a glass bottle and add to diffuser as needed.

Calming Blend to use as a Perfume

Jojoba - 4 ml
Roman Chamomile - 3 drops
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Jasmine - 1 drop
Rose - 1 drop

Add essential oils to Jojoba . Can be worn as a fragrance or inhaled from the bottle or cotton ball. Store in a glass bottle. If worn as fragrance be sure to dab on pulse points, and behind the ears.

BASIC CALMING & RELAXING BLEND !

20 drops Lavender
10 drops blue Chamomile (German)
10 drops white Chamomile (Roman)
20 drops Marjoram
20 drops Orange,

COMBINE ESSENTIAL OILS IN AMBER GLASS BOTTLE WITH DROPPER IN NECK. ADD REQUIRED DROPS, USUALLY BETWEEN 5 - 10 IS PLENTY, TO WATER IN TOP OF DIFFUSER. THIS RECIPE IS NOT ONLY CALMING AND RELAXING, IT ADDS A WONDERFULL AROMA IN THE ROOM YOU ARE USING IT. THIS IS A FAVORITE BLEND OF MINE !!!

Submitted by Lisa P. from Australia, Thanks Lisa

STRESS RELIEVER MASSAGE BLEND

Anise - 7 drops
Rose Otto - 1 drop
Nutmeg - 3 drops
Sweet almond - 60 ml

Blend in 2 oz amber bottle and blend (shake) use to massage on back!!

EASY SLEEPING MIST SPRAY
* could help snoring

Pine needle - 55 drops
Myrtle - 45 drops
Eucalyptus - 30 drops
Bay laurel - 30 drops
Grapefruit - 20 drops
Marjoram - 20 drops
Emulsifier - 2 teaspoons
4 oz of distilled water

Blend together the essential oils and the emulsifier then add the distilled water and shake well, spray in bedroom a few times before going to sleep.
(Please note this blend may be cloudy. This is normal. )

SHOO the MONSTERS AWAY BEDTIME SPRAY

Bedtime sprays for Children (and adults too) Often times children and adults have a difficult time drifting off to sleep or darkness can make the night a 'scary' place.

Make a Bedtime Spray of a mix of the following essential oils in a 8 ounce bottle of distilled water.
12 drops Roman Chamomile
12 drops Lavender and
8 drops Orange
30 drops of Emulsifier

Mix and spritz on the pillow and in the air in the room.

This mixture is good where "monsters' hide too! :−)
Mix the Essential oils with the emulsifier, blend well then add to the distilled water, shake well before spraying!

STRESS & STRAIN SOOTHER

Lavender − 3 drops
Marjoram − 3 drops
15 ml carrier oil or unscented lotion

Blend and mix. This blend will help to ease tight muscles and relax a tense mind.

Recipe from The Fragrant Veil − By Elizabeth Millar

MEDITATION

Myrrh − 4 drops
Sandalwood − 6 drops
Frankincense − 10 drops
Clove bud − 2 drops
Cistus − 2 drops
Clary Sage − 6 drops
Rose Otto − 2 drops

Blend oils in amber bottle, shake well. Add 2−6 drops to you diffuser for use while meditating.
If you have a large room, you may need to use more oil in the diffuser.
The oils in this blend are very soothing and relaxing.

STRESS BUSTER

Lavender − 6 drops
Roman Chamomile − 4 drops
Ylang Ylang − 4 drops

Blend these oils together in an amber bottle. You can easily double or triple this recipe.

This blend is wonderful to use in any personal diffuser such as the Terra Cotta Disc that can be set next to your work are or in a Personal inhaler. Inhale as needed.

This blend of oils is very calming and will help you relax and feel happy.

SIMPLE SLEEP BLEND

Lavender 1 drop
Bergamot − 1 drop

Place these on a tissue and place between your pillow case and pillow.
Nighty night!

RELAXING MASSAGE OIL

Marjoram - 6 drops
Roman Chamomile - 3 drops
Lavender - 10 drops
Sage - 3 drops
2 ounces Sweet almond Oil

Blend all essential oils in a PET plastic bottle, then add the Sweet Sweet almond oil. Shake well. Use for massage on any day, but especially on days where you are more stressed.

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RELAX AND WIND DOWN SPRAY MIST

Mandarin - 10 drops
Lavender 5 drops
Marjoram 3 drops
Sandalwood 3 drops
Emulsifier - 25 drops
4 ounces distilled water.

Blend all essential oils together, then add the emulsifier. Blend this well. Add the essential oils and emulsifier to a 4 ounce PET plastic spray bottle, add 4 ounces of distilled water. Shake well before each use.

This blend is great when your children need to wind down after an exciting day, such as a birthday party or when company comes to visit after dinner.

A DE-STRESSING BATH

Lavender - 3 drops
Ylang Ylang - 3 drops
Basil - 2 drops
Geranium - 2 drops
Grapefruit - 2 drops

Fill Tub with warm water, add the essential oils. Close the bathroom door and enjoy and relax. Light a few candles, play your favorite relaxing music and unwind!

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