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Do It Yourself! Make Your Own Aromatherapy at Home! Relax the Body with Serai Aromatherapy

"Just imagine after a day of long hours activities and coming home greeted by the soothing smell of aromatherapy throughout the room. Hmmm, it must be refreshing and fun."

Published by : administrator  -  22/10/2020 14:05 WIB

2 Minutes read.

Serai (lemongrass) or commonly called ‘sereh‘ (Javanese) does have a fragrant aroma. This plant is native to Indonesia and is cultivated and usually grows in yards, fields, and between plants. Serai has a high reputation because its distinctive aroma can repel mosquitoes, insects, and can relax the body.

 

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A Serai plant has essential oils that are distilled from its fresh leaves and stems by the steam distillation method. The oil content is 0.5-1.2% in the form of citronellal, citronellol, geraniol, and citral.

Today, many are selling ready-to-use aromatherapy products. However, you can always make it yourself at home. Here’s how to make it!

Materials and equipment:

  • Candle flakes
  • Metal cans/glass jars
  • Wick
  • Serai essential oil
  • Small pot

How to make:

  1. Put the candle in a saucepan and melt it
  2. Put the melted candle into a metal can/glass jar.
  3. Add the wick as desired.
  4. Add 30-40 drops of serai essential oil and wait 1-2 hours until solid.
  5. Lemongrass aromatherapy candles is ready.

Lemongrass essential oil can also overcome several problems, such as relieving itching due to insect bites, smoothing the skin, relieving pain, improving digestive processes, facilitating detoxification, eliminating body odor, reducing excess oil in the hair, and curing skin problems.

Read the following articles for your own #diy aromatherapy!

Source: 

Tilaar, Martha dan Widjaja, Bernard T., 2014. The Power of Jamu: Kekayaan dan Kearifan Lokal Indonesia. Jakarta: Kompas Gramedia

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