SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Thyme and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 7 drops of Thyme, 7 drops of Lavender and 6 drops of Ylang Ylang, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to blend, Add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub, relax and enjoy. (2% dilution)
INHALATION: Add the following to a 5 ml amber glass bottle: 15 drops of Thyme, 20 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata), 15 drops of Tea Tree and 10 drops of Lemon. Shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water and add 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for several minutes, or as desired.
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Thyme, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
PROBLEM SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 4 drops of Thyme, 1 drop of Geranium, 3 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Lemongrass then fill with witch hazel. Shake well before applying a couple of drops to a water-damp cotton ball and wiping oily areas around the nose, chin and forehead. For larger areas, add a teaspoon of the mixture to a small basin of warm water; immerse wash cloth and use as a compress on the face. (1% dilution)
GARGLE: Add to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle: ½ cup of warm Chamomile tea, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 drop of Thyme and 1 drop of Tea Tree. Shake well to dissolve the honey and essential oils into the tea. Use as a gargle 2-3 times daily or as often as needed to provide relief; shake the bottle well each time before use. Utilize the whole bottle daily and make a fresh batch as needed.
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Thyme, 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with water and shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.
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