If you like to use a body moisturizer after your shower, add this blend to an unscented lotion or carrier oil (hazelnut and apricot kernel are both light, naturally astringent emollients that won't leave your skin oily). You can also diffuse your morning tonic in the bedroom or kitchen. You can purchase an inexpensive timer and set your electric diffuser to go off ten minutes before your alarm to bring your consciousness gently into the morning.
Approach your new aromatherapy routine with the same commitment and open mind you'd give to a new workout regimen. You'll notice a positive difference in your mental outlook and physical energy almost immediately.
Essential Oil Shopping List
- Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
- Rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
- French Lavender (Lavandula vera)
- True marjoram (Origanum marjorana)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Rose otto (Rosa x damascena)
- Exotic basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Evening Exhaustion Blend:
40 percent French lavender
30 percent palmarosa
10 percent rose geranium(or substitute 10 percent true marjoram for the geranium to combat insomnia)
Use in a five percent dilution in a body oil or unscented bath oil base. Can also be used undiluted in a diffuser (four to six drops for twenty minutes prior to bedtime).
Morning Revival Blend:
60 percent rosemary
20 percent lemon
15 percent ginger
5 percent rose otto
(or substitute five percent exotic basil for the rose otto for an extra mental boost)
Use in a five percent dilution in a body oil or unscented lotion. Can also be used undiluted in a diffuser.