When you're down in the dumps, cheer yourself up with this easy to make, sweetly scented homemade massage oil.
This blend melts away tension and lifts your mood with a happy combination of ylang ylang and citrus essential oils.
These essential oils support anti-depressant stress relief. Combined with the benefits of aromatherapy massage, make this massage recipe an excellent home remedy for depression. Click to learn more about using aromatherapy for depression.
15 drops Bergamot essential oil
15 drops Palmarosa essential oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. (I recommend using one with an oil or lotion dispenser cap so you don't accidentally pour it all over everything with the joy of getting a massage.)
Wait at least 24 hours after blending to let the massage oil 'cure'. Remember to keep the bottle in a cool, dark place. Use within three months.
If you want to make a larger amount of this homemade massage recipe, depending on the size of the bottle, simply double or triple the recipe. (Remember it tends to go rancid after about three months.)
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I switched to doTerra's oils a while ago when I tested them against the other brands in my stockpile. I found I got better results, and I never got headaches or skin irritation, which sometimes happened with other brands.
I was pretty resistant to trying them because their prices are higher than a lot of other brands, but when I saw and felt the difference on my skin, I was won over.
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Why stress if you're already stressed? If it just seems like too much time, effort or energy to make any aromatherapy massage oils right now, then give yourself a break and do it the easy way - order some!
Mountain Rose Herbs makes a truly lovely line of organic massage oils, including...
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