Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Aromatherapy Quick Tip

Winter Solstice is coming up,
but the cold, dry weather is already here.
We need all the help we can get to keep our insides and outsides from becoming dehydrated.
One easy tip?
A simplistic, passive humidifier using just a bowl of water on top of your radiator.
Bonus: add essential oils to the mix.

Although this works best with the old-style radiators, even small baseboards radiators can be used by using ramekins or finger bowls instead of full-sized bowls (just fill them up more often).
Just fill your bowl (or ramekin, or mug, or whatever heat and water-proof vessel you choose) with water.
Add 3-5 drops of essential oils.
Put on your radiator.
And that's it!
Check every couple days and refill as needed.
The radiator gently heats the water, and the water gently heats the oil.
Water vapor and a subtle aroma are released into the air.
Don't know where to start? Try one of these combinations:

4 drops eucalyptus
1 drop peppermint

2 drops peppermint
3 drops bergamot

2 drops juniper
2 drops lemon

3 drops lavender
2 drops rosemary

1 drop German chamomile
3 drops lavender

Happy winter!


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