This month’s Oil of the Month comes from the remote Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Although there are hundreds of varieties of Rhododendrons, this is the only variety that is non-toxic and the only one that can be distilled. The plant material from this very special plant has been known to be used by mountain climbers as a tea to help with their endurance.
Rhododendron Rhododendron anthopogon is a beautifully soft, smooth scented essential oil and for me, it was love at first breath. It is good for issues such as tight and sore muscles and swelling. Also, it is amazing for support to our immune system and for emotional support. It helps with congestion, respiratory issues, and tickly throats. This is a great oil for a diffuser to fight off seasonal threats.
It may be beautiful, but it’s not lazy! It also knows how to help around the house as it is great in cleaning products. You could make a DIY household cleaner or add to a shampoo, soap, or body wash as well. It’s an essential oil with a cooling and moisturizing effect.
When you give Rhododendron a smell, it’s easy to tell why it’s great to strengthen us emotionally and even give us courage. It can help with worry and sadness.
Dreamy Body Wash
5 drops of Rhododendron Rhododendron anthopogon
2 drops of Cedarwood Virginian Juniperus virginiana
2 drop of Roman Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile
4 drops of Bergamot Citrus bergamia
2 ounce of Castile Soap
2 tsp of Almond Carrier Oil
Mix well and put in pump bottle to use in shower.
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