Feel Good with "Mood Mists"

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Feel Good with "Mood Mists"
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 4:45am

I like this idea...  much better than "febreeze" ;O)  

Do you use or make anything like this?
Easy & fun  to make for sure.

If you were to make one for yourself, which scents would you like in it?

Mood Mists


Mood Mists

Oil and water may not mix, but in the case of essential oils, they form a divine -- and useful -- combination. Extracted from leaves, fruit peels, petals, and other plant parts, essential oils capture nature's subtle fragrances and can even balance your mood, aromatherapists say.

Some, like peppermint and eucalyptus, are believed to be stimulating and uplifting; others, like lavender and frankincense, are considered relaxing and centering. These mists are the simplest way to experience aromatherapy for yourself. Spray the air around you, mist your hair and skin, or spritz them on linens to leave a light scent. (They won't stain.) Whether you're stressed or sluggish, one of these mists will suit your mood.

The Pick-Me-Up
1 drop eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
2 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
3 drops peppermint (Mentha piperita)

The Calm-Me-Down
2 drops bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
1 drop frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
3 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

To Make the Sprays
1. Fill a clean, dry mini spray bottle with 4 ounces of pure distilled water.
2. Using a dropper, carefully put the selected blend of essential oils directly into the spray bottle.
3. Tightly close the bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Be sure to shake it before each use, as the water and essential oils tend to separate.

Text by Donna Garlough; photograph by Rita Maas

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Registered: 04-09-1999
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 7:24pm
These do look cool...have never tried them but think I would....Maybe a spearamint....or a light flowery one....Hugs, Ruth

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 03-25-2010 - 8:52am
They sound very nice. Lavender would be nice for bedding, or maybe a light scent like lemongrass or a little vanilla scent.

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 03-25-2010 - 1:10pm
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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 03-25-2010 - 1:10pm
Could also make a nice homemade present...
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Registered: 03-14-2007
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 1:02am

Mmmm..nice scents!


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Registered: 09-12-2003
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 6:05am

I'm not much for eucalyptus, don't know why.. maybe because in my 20's I loved it and always had branches of it in the living room