Thursday, October 17, 2013

Relaxing Herb Recipes

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All of the following recipes are from website:
Relaxing Massage Oil
1/4 C. sesame oil
2 T. almond oil
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1 fresh rose geranium leaf

Combine ingredients with whisk or fork, then let stand for at least 3 hours. Strain mixture into jar through paper coffee filter, or paper towel to remove ground spices and herb leaf. Use liberally during massage.

After use, store mixture in a glass or plastic container and keep in a cool, dry place.

Herb Garden Holiday Potpourri
1 ounce orris root chips
6 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops orange essential oil
2 1/2 cups dried lemon verbena leaves
1 1/2 cups dried lemon balm
1 cup dried rosemary
1 cup dried lavender
1/2 cup dried thyme
1/2 cup dried sage
1/2 cup dried rose petals
1/2 cup dried yarrow blossoms
1/2 cup dried bay leaves
1/4 cup cinnamon sticks broken
1/2 cup lovage root
6 tablespoons dried orange peel
Make the potpourri, combine orris root and oils in small bowl.
Combine all of the other ingredients and stir in the orris root and oil mixture in a large bowl. Cover the bowl.
Let stand out of direct sunlight for 5 days, stirring occasionally.
Package in decorative bags and tie with a festive ribbon and give as gifts for the holiday season.


Herb Vinegar Bath Splash
Mix together
2 ounces fresh or 1 ounce dried, each:
Thyme sprigs and leaves
Lavender sprigs and flowers
Spearmint sprigs and leaves
Rosemary sprigs and leaves
Sage sprigs and leaves
Steep with 4 cups apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for several weeks, then strain.
Mix together until dissolved:
1/4 ounce gum camphor
1/2 ounce gum benzoin
3 T grain alcohol
Stir into vinegar, cover and let stand for three days.
Strain, bottle, garnish with fresh sprigs if desired, cap tightly and label.


Essential Oil Tune-Up
...For Mind & Body

State of Mind/Body
Altered State Desired
Tune-up Oil
Groggy, Stupid
Sharp, Focused
Stuffy Nose & Head
Eucalyptus, Thyme, Pine, Camphor, Tea Tree
Woozy Tummy
Peppermint, Ginger
Calm, Confident
Chamomile, Basil, Lavender, Jasmine, Patchouli
Well & Wonderful
Lemon Balm, Clary, Sage, Rose Geranium
Up-Tight/Can't Sleep
Relaxed, Sleepy
Marjoram, Lavender, Chamomile
Hung Over
Peppermint, Lavender, Fennel
Lemongrass, Rosemary
Really Cool


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