How To - Aromatherapeutic Smelling Salts
Smelling salts have been around for ages. From days of yore, where they functioned as the go-to remedy for ladies who felt faint to today's sports-folks looking for an instant pick-me-up, smelling salts pack a real punch. It's because of their content of ammonia.
What if smelling salts could have other functions?
- a 'Christmas Spirit' blend to jump-start the holiday cheer
- a 'Clear The Head' blend to help battle stuffy noses
- a 'Summer Memories' blend to bring a whiff of summer warmth
- a 'Calm Your Spirit' blend to aid sleep and relaxation
One might even consider making a lovely personalised gift for someone.
Are you inspired?
Good, then let's get started!
Ingredients and Necessities
- small bottle with tight-fitting lid that holds 10-15 ml
- coarse salt (The Himalayan Crystal salt I used has a fabulous pink color, but you could use normal coarse salt or even decorative colored salts)
- 25-30 drops essential oil
- small funnel (for dripping accuracy)
MethodPlan your blend(s) before you start. Make a note of how many drops of each essential oil you want to use.
My Good Morning Pick Me Up blend has
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
When you've planned which blends you want to make, it's simply a matter of
- Filling the bottle with salt
- Adding essential oil
- Capping the bottle and giving it a bit of a shake
- Rejoicing at your fabulous creativity
If you make different blends, mark your bottles. I did 2 different blends here. The mix including rosemary got a little sticker at the bottom. Optional: make a label for each bottle.
To UseUncap the bottle, waft the under the nose and inhale deeply.
Note: keep your smelling salts out of the reach of children.
Do TellWhich essential oil combinations would you use to make your smelling salts?
More About Classic Smelling SaltsWikipedia
PubMed - All about Selling Salts
Wiki-How - make classic smelling salts
What a lovely idea!