Late Winter Detox (Aromatherapy Recipes)
Last Saturday I taught my first self-care and aromatherapy class. This one was called Late Winter Detox and included self-care tips, a list of essential oils, and a lovely detoxifying Salt Scrub that each person will make and take home.
As a lead-in to this class, I shared a brief video on Facebook Live, in which I made a salt scrub, talked a bit about self-care and aromatherapy for this season, and referred to a diffuser recipe. I promised my viewers I would share the recipes and info about oils here on my blog, so here you go!
Detox Salt Scrub Recipe
- 8 oz. glass or PET plastic wide mouth jar with lid
- 1 cup fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup carrier oil: sesame, almond, or avocado oil
- 10-15 drops Juniper essential oil
- 10-15 drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 drop Roman Chamomile oil *optional
To make: Mix sea salt and carrier oil together in a bowl, add essential oils, and blend thoroughly. Place salt scrub in jar with lid.
To use: While showering, take a small amount of salt scrub and gently massage into legs and arms, then rinse.
The tub or shower floor can become slippery when you use your salt scrub; you may want to place a small handtowel on the floor of the tub or shower as a safety precaution.
The salt scrub is good for circulation, energizing, moving lymph, nourishing to the skin, is uplifting to the emotions, anti-inflammatory, and gives the immune system aa boost.
Late Winter Wellness Diffuser Blend
3-6 drops Tulsi
2-4 drops Spike Lavender
1-2 drops Niaouli
Drop into a diffuser, with distilled water up to fill line, and turn on for 1 hour or more at a time.
This Diffuser Blend is good to give your immune system a boost, it's decongesting and promotes healthy lung and airway function, is energizing, warming, uplifting to the mood/emotions, and is antibacterial/antiviral.
Juniper--is energizing, stimulating, great for circulation, moving lymph, reduces nerve pain, decongestant, and antiviral.
Lemon--is sweet, citrusy, fresh, and fruity in aroma, is antiviral, antibacterial, reduces pain and inflammation, is an antidepressant, boosts the immune system, is positive, and uplifting.
Roman Chamomile--has a fruity, sweet and warming aroma, is calming to the central nervous system, anti-inflammatory, good for skin, eases minor muscle or joint pain, aids digestion, is antispasmodic.
Spike Lavender--has an uplifting, camphor-like aroma, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal, antidepressant, energizing, supports healthy lung function.
Niaouli--is fruity, earthy, lemony, and camphor-like in aroma boosts the immune system, is a decongestant, supports healthy lung and airway function, is warming, good for skin, eases minor tension and inflammation.
Rosemary--has a fresh, camphor-like, herbaceous aroma, strengthens the brain and memory, is good for respiratory system, stimulating, decongestant, supports healthy breathing, is sedative/calming to the nervous system, antiviral, anti fungal, antimicrobial, healing and rejuvenating to the skin.
(I am not a rep of any essential oil company, but I do recommend a few, including Aromatics International. They are committed to purity and transparency in their business and they publish GC/MS reports on all of their oils. If you plan on ordering through them, I would greatly appreciate it if you used this referral link.Thank you!)
For a helpful webinar on 10 Most Essential Oils for the Home Pharmacy, check out David Crow's video here: https://youtu.be/T5mS1EEKR6M
Here is a blog post about Juniper Berry you might enjoy as well: https://aromaticstudies.com/essential-oil-allies-juniper-berry/