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Aromatherapy Awareness Week - Recipes for Mental & Physical Fatigue

I do love that the IFA have an Aromatherapy Awareness Week. It’s the one time of the year that Aromatherapists can come together, to raise the profile of Aromatherapy and its benefits on our health.

This year, the IFA have rightly noted that the event, coincides with the International Year of Plant Health. But with so many of us dealing with mental health concerns due to lockdown, I want to dedicate this post, to those who have experiencing trauma, particularly after recent events in the black community. Many of us are feeling physically and mentally exhausted. I myself have had to take time out to take care of my mental health. So if you are feeling raw, mentally and physically tired, these 2 recipes are especially for you. Sent with love.

Mental and Physical Fatigue Body oil & Bath Salts

You’ll need a small bowl and a fork, as well as the correct measuring utensils.

½ Cup of Sea Salt or Epsom Salts

1ml of either Sweet Almond, Coconut or Jojoba oil

2 drops of Geranium essential oil

2 drops of Rosemary essential oil

2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

Mix all the oils into a small measuring cup and stir with a fork into the salt, make sure all the oils are thoroughly mixed.

Run your bath, and once you have your desired temperature, pour in the bath salts. If you're not ready to use then store in a air tight container or jar.

Body oil

You will need a 50ml brown bottle, a stirrer, a measuring cup.

50ml of your chosen vegetable oil (Choose from sweet Almond, Hazelnut, Grapeseed)

6 drops Bergamot

5 drops Geranium

4 drops of Rosemary

Mix all the oils into the measuring cup (pour in vegetable first) decant into your brown bottle.

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