Botanical Name- Citrus aurantifolla
Parts of plant used- Peel of unripe fruit
Volatility- Middle Note
Actions- Antiseptic, Improves circulation, Uplifting, freshening.Uses-
1) In cough and cold, flu, congestion in inhalation
2) To improve circulation
3) Freshening room- used in vaporiser, spray, in water for wiping floors & surfaces
4) Mind- In depression.
Method of use- In halation, bath massage, compress
Caution- phototoxic- avoid exposure to sun after application
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT AROMATHERAPY OILSAromatherapy oils can be used by following methods.
1) Massage: Mix 10 to 30 drops of aromatherapy oil in base ( Til oil, corn 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 4drops of aromatherapy oil in bucket warm water (app. 25 lit.) and take bath. can add to foot bath, size 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. Alternate way is to make thick paste with wonder mitti (Dr. Jain's), add few drops of aromatherapy oil and apply thick lep on affected area . 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 twelve years. Do not use aromatherapy oils in children below one year.