August 3, 2015
Orange oil (Citrus sinensis) has a sweet, warm, summery fragrance that makes you feel like an energetic child, ready to go out and experience the world again. In addition to its sweet scent, Orange oil can lift your mood, clean surfaces, and so much more.
Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Sandalwood, Neroli, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Geranium, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Nutmeg, Lavender, Rose, Petitgrain Bigarade, Fennel Seed, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Spearmint
Here are a few recipes involving Orange oil. because Orange and Tangerine are interchangeable, feel free to substitute Orange oil for Tangerine oil.
*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.
As you prepare your bath, close the window and door to prevent oil vapors from escaping. Fill the bathtub with warm/hot water. To soften your skin and remove impurities, dissolve 1 cup of epsom salt in the bath water. Then dilute the essential oils in the F.C.O. Pour blend into water. Swirl the water to disperse the oil evenly. Enter the bath immediately, since essential oils evaporate quickly. Relax and enjoy the bath for at least 30 minutes.
Add to a bath and soak for 30 minutes.
Mix together. Can be used in a mist spray (with 4 ounces of water). Can also be added to 1 tablespoon of F.C.O. and used as an after-bath oil in the morning.
Mix oils. Can be added to a mist spray or mix with 2 cups of water and simmer on your stove.
Melt the wax in a double boiler. Remove from burner and allow the wax to cool, but keep it liquid. Mix several drops of Orange and Cedarwood oils in the slightly cooled wax mixture. Dip pine cones into the cooled wax mixture. Set aside on a newspaper to dry. You can also sprinkle evergreen needles on the cones before the wax dries. Or you can use Pine oil with the Orange and Cedarwood oils. Use one of the cones with the kindling wood next time you start a fire for a nice, aromatic start.
Gather dried leaves, flowers and small wood shavings. Crush these plant materials to the desired size. Place 1/2 cup of plant material in a wide mouthed glass jar and add essential oil formula. Stir the contents well and tighten the lid on the jar. Let the potpourri sit for several days to allow the aroma molecules to be absorbed by the plant material.
Use in a fine-mist spray bottle. Spritz room well before going to bed.
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Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).