All things are made by God, and therefore all plants and essences come from him. He did put different plants for different uses and reasons and that can be verified with the most common story of all, the story of Eve and the tree of knowledge of good and evil [Genesis 3]. So, surely all other plants have their purposes as well.
This knowledge, while not uncommon, seems to leave out (as with most other things being revealed to us nowadays) the aspect of God. Knowing the truth is useless if you ignore the Creator. With this in mind, I wanted to share an at-home remedy for creating your own versatile body/room spray and how using essential oils and things of nature can greatly increase your health and mood as God intended it.
Essential oils are the very essence of the plants that have the most beneficial qualities. They have a long history as an alternative form of medicine, which, makes sense if you remember that each plant has a purpose. Not that ALL plants are to be used for good [Genesis 3:17].
For this simple aromatherapy spray, you can use virtually any essential oil you like. Different oils will have different properties depending on which plant they are derived from. Some good choices/great starter oils are:
- Lavander- relaxation, respiratory restoration, insect repellant, reduces stress/lessens anxiety.
- Frankincense- anxiety relief, pain relief, immunity boosting, purifying
- Eucalyptus- sore throat spray, deodorant, stimulant, decongestant
- Lemongrass- pain relief, astringent/ heal wounds, deodorant, antifungal
This is just a small list of a few oils and some of their benefits. There are countless others and I encourage you to research different oils and find the best ones for you!
This easy DIY spray is the perfect way to use your oils any time, anywhere. Use it to replace your perfume, air freshener, or as a quick pick-me-up. There are only a few items you will need and making this spray will take about 5 minutes. Before you begin, be sure you have the following items:
- A small plastic spray bottle, empty. These can be found at any dollar store or online here. Any size can be used, it depends on your preference and how much you will want to use.
- A carrier oil such as almond oil.
- Essential oil of your choice. My personal favorite brand is Doterra, but there are a ton of brands. Just do your research. I don’t like to limit myself to only one brand. There are also places like farmers markets, where people will sell their own homemade essential oils.
You can use any size bottle you would like due to the fact that rather than strict measurements, you will fill the spray bottle 1/10th of the way full of the carrier oil. Then add 3-10 drops of essential oil of your choice (the larger the spray bottle the more oil will be needed. Be sure to start with a small amount of essential oil and add more as needed to prevent making the mixture to overpowering). Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water. Screw on the cap and shake the bottle before use. Your homemade aromatherapy room and body spray can be used as little or as often as you like. Use it on your sheets, your body, or as an air freshener. Mix more than one oil together for added benefits, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with this!
Here is a quick video where I made this mist using almond oil, water, and French Lavander. Lavander is perfect for using on your sheets and pillows to promote a restful nights sleep and drain any negative energy from a long, stressful day. Use this essential oil for prayer, sleep, and stress relief, it is one of God’s given anti-depressants!
God caused plants to grow for a million different uses and we can benefit greatly if we learn the uses of each plant and depend on ourselves rather than the corporate pharmaceutical industry along with all the other aspects of modern life that have taken us away from God and made us dependant on the creations of man. Thank you so much for reading and have a blessed day! God bless you and your families.