Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day Spa Therapy

One of our Premier IPCs, Peggy Langenwalter, shared some fabulous tips on "How to Be Your Own Best Valentine" using dōTERRA essential oils. Thanks for sharing, Peggy!

Spa Therapy

Meditation Blend (for ultimate relaxation)
3 drops frankincense
1 drop myrrh
1 drop sandalwood
1 drop cinnamon bark

Meditation Blend can be modified according to personal preference. The more drops of oil in the diffuser, the stronger the aroma.

Blissful Bath
(for a sensational soak in the tub!)

Fill tub with hot water.
In container put 2-4 cups baking soda and
2-4 cups dōTERRA Bath Salts, Epsom salt, or other salts
Add 5-10 drops dōTERRA essential oil(s) of choice to salts

Pour mixture into tub.
Slide in and relax, breathing deeply to enjoy the calming vapors
Soak for 20-30 minutes.

Some oils to consider: lavender, geranium, Citrus Bliss, Elevation, Serenity, ylang ylang, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, grapefruit, lemongrass, peppermint, Wild Orange, Aroma Touch, and Balance. Whisper and clary sage are especially helpful for relief of monthly discomfort.

Note: there may be oils that are too hot or strong for sensitive areas. Avoid these oils or use in very small amounts.

I Love My Thighs Application (anti-dimples, anyone? :)

Pour dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil in palm of hand (approximately ½ Tablespoon).
Add 3-5 drops citrus oils: lemon and grapefruit, Wild Orange and cypress, or combination of your own creation.

After showering or bathing, pat dry. While thighs are still hydrated and warm from shower or bath, smooth on oil blend. It may take two applications per thigh. Smooth upward toward groin.

Citrus oils are pressed from the rind and are excellent for improving circulation and lymph flow, and for helping rid the body of excess fluid.

Happy Hair Blend (for a great scalp and hair treatment)

Warm ¼ Cup dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add 2-5 drops lavender
Add 2-5 drops rosemary

Massage into hair and scalp, wrap in towel or plastic for 10 minutes. Shampoo and rinse.
Essential oils can also be added to shampoo or conditioner. Oils to consider are lavender, rosemary, geranium, and peppermint. Peppermint spritzed on the scalp is especially refreshing on hot summer days.

Fun for My Feet Treatment

Soak feet in warm water with 5-10 drops lavender and melaleuca for 10 minutes. Massage warm, moist feet with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils of your choice.

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