I know absolutely nothing about aromatherapy but I like nice smells so I’ve sought out some information about making up your own little potions. These are the ones I make up in small batches. I use only cheap olive oil as a carrier – this really is tight budget aromatherapy!
To one tablespoon of olive oil add: one drop each of Peppermint, Lavender and Tea Tree oil.
To one tablespoon of olive oil add: one drop each of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus and Rosemary oil. I use this on my knees before a run.
To one tablespoon of olive oil add: five drops of Wintergreen, three drops of Peppermint and two drops of Juniper oil.
To one tablespoon of of olive oil add: one drop each of Lavender, Lemongrass and Geranium oil.
I use a little burner with a tea light and into the water I normally put 3 or 4 drops of either orange, peppermint or lavender oil just because these smell the nicest to me! There are lots of ways to diffuse the oils but I find this easy and inexpensive way works fine for me. If, like me, you live in France you might want to check out this site for oils.