Botanical Name: Oilbanum, boswellia carteri
Parts of plant used: Gum exude
Volatility- Top Notes
Actions: Healing for skin, antiwrinkle, antiinflammatory, calms mind.
Uses:- As per category
Methods of use: Bath (low dosage), essence burner, massage oil (low dosages).
Caution: Use in moderation, Might irritate sensitive skin, Avoid during pregnancy.
GENERAL INSTRUCTION ABOUT AROMATHERAPY OILS
Aromatherapy oils can be used by following methods.
1. Massage: Mix 10 to 30 drops of aromatherapy oil in 50 ml base oil (Til oil, com oil etc) and massage on affected part or give full body massage. Formula can be prepared by using Dr. jain’s Aloe Vera liquid , aloe Vera gel, Cucumber Gel etc.
2. Water Method.
A) Baths: Add 2 to 4 drops of aromatherapy oil in one bucket warm water (app 25 liters) and take bath. Can add to foot bath, sitz bath.
B) By Compress-(Hot or cold compress)
An aromatherapy oil compress may soothe aches, sprains or swelling.
Take a bowl of cold or hot water as required. Add some drops of aromatherapy oil in it (1 drop for 100 ml water). Immerse a cloth in the water, squeeze it lightly and place over the affected area for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times. Use hot water for muscular aches and cold for sprains or headaches. Alternative way is to make thick paste with wonder mitti (Dr. jain’s) add few drops of aromatherapy oil and apply thick lep on affected part. Cover it with cloth and wash after 30 mins.
3. Room Method:
For fresh and fragrant atmosphere add 2-4 drops of aromatherapy oil on vaporizer. Also can add to spray bottle (4 drops to 200 ml water) and spray. One can add few drops to the water used for cleaning the floor, tables, and counters.
Reduce the number of aromatherapy oil drops to half or one fourth (according to age) in children below drops to the water used for cleaning the floor, tables, and counters.