There are people that I have run across with talking about essential oils that do not like lavender. Let’s face it, lavender essential oil is everywhere and in everything. Today, I ‘d like to make some cool things without lavender. Inhalers, rollerballs, and diffusers are easy when using essential oils. Let’s make a set of inhalers to use every day.
You can buy inhalers on Amazon. I use the larger wick for adults, the smaller for kids.
The first blend is lemon, orange, and grapefruit. All in the Rutaceae family, these monoterpenes contain the chemical compound d-limonene. They are all wonderful as mood enhancers. What a cheerful way to wake up!
“wake me up blend”
9 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
5 drops grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
6 drops lemon (Citrus limon)
The second blend is for that head that needs attention. Spike lavender is a monoterpenol, like lavender, in the Lamiaceae family, but with camphor and 1,8-cineole components. These two components are used to modulate headache symptoms. One note, be careful with asthmatics and 1,8-cineole. Always test to see if they are triggered by these oils. Ravintsara is a monoterpene in the Lauraceae family with 1,8-cineole is good for this blend. Frankincense is a monoterpene in the Burseraceae family. This resin has anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapeutic properties. It is grounding and smells wonderful.
“my head hurts blend”
8 drops spike lavender (Lavendula latifolia)
5 drops ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphor ct. 1,8-cineole)
6 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
When you need to focus on your work and need a boost, the following oils will get you there.
We talked about frankincense and lemon; this blend also has cardamom. Cardamom is a member of the Zingiberaceae family with mostly esters and oxides. The 1,8-cineole content is around 30%. Even though cardamom is thought of for digestion it is great for this focus blend because it has a calming and sedative quality.
“focus on my work blend”
10 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
5 drops cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
4 drops lemon (Citrus limon)
The last blend is to help fall asleep without the aid of lavender.
Cedarwood is a member of the Cupressaceae family and is a sesquiterpenol. This oil has sedative and stress relieving properties. Sandalwood is also calming and sedative, a member of the Santalaceae family and is a sesquiterpenol. Patchouli, a member of the lamiaceae family is an anti-depressant. Another sesquiterpene, vetiver is a member of the poaceae family. It has CNS sedative properties.
“let me fall asleep blend”
6 drops cedarwood (Cedrus virginiana)
5 drops patchouli (Pogostremom cablin)
4 drops vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
3 drops sandalwood (Santalum album)
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Enjoy the blends and inhalers-until next time.
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