In the conclusion of my trilogy of the Seeds of Spring, my final post is three simple aromatic blends for spring, based on a combination of my previous posts on dill and fennel, and seed carrier oils. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, spring cleaning, and connecting with the earth through new growth. These three simple spring aromatherapy blends attempt to incorporate these ideals.
Spring Cleaning Blend for the Soul and Home
Spring is traditionally the time to “clean house,” in an attempt to clear out the stagnant aromas of winter, closed up spaces, and dusty corners. The following blend is not a traditional spring cleaning blend for cleaning house, but a blend to clean out stagnant energies in the home, and also the body and soul.
You will need:
0.5 oz rose hydrosol
0.5 oz fennel hydrosol
0.5 oz peppermint hydrosol
0.5 oz melissa hydrosol
Instructions for Use: Simply combine all of the hydrosols in a 2 oz spray bottle. Spray liberally around the home, “cleaning” each room as you go. Open windows while you are doing this. Make sure that all pets, children, and vulnerable adults are removed before you do so. You can also spray this blend over and around yourself, closing your eyes while doing so.
Cautions: Do not use if use is contra-indicated as per aromatherapy guidelines for each hydrosol. Peppermint hydrosol should not be used on or around babies and children under three years of age. Fennel is contra-indicated for pregnancy and in epilepsy.
Moody Afternoon Diffuser Blend
Spring often brings much needed rain for the seeds in the garden to flourish and grow. A rainy day may mean an afternoon indoors, and the following diffuser blend may help to lift spirits and connect with the season.
You will need:
30 drops vetiver essential oil
25 drops lemon essential oil
15 drops clary sage essential oil
25 drops coriander (seed) essential oil
Instructions for Use: This blend makes approximately 4 ml of essential oil blend. Mix and pour the blend into an appropriate bottle with an orifice reducer. Add approximately 5 drops of the blend to an aromatherapy diffuser. Refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for use.
Cautions: Avoid use in pregnancy.
Spring Rejuvenation Blend for the Skin
Skin is ready to come out and play again as spring arrives! However, you may not be quite ready to put your best foot forward if your skin has been hidden under winter layers for several months. Soothe winter skin with this moisturizing whipped butter and you will soon be spring ready!
You will need:
4 oz whipped body butter base*
20 drops fennel essential oil
13 drops geranium essential oil
15 drops sandalwood essential oil
*whipped body butter base: You can purchase a cosmetic base from a cosmetic body base supplier or make your-own as detailed in the Sedona Aromatherapie Certificate in Professional Aromatherapy course.
Instructions for Use: Blend all of the ingredients together and store in a 4 oz dispensing bottle. Apply liberally to the skin after bathing.
Cautions: Avoid use in pregnancy and with epilepsy.
Tip: If you are making your own base, consider adding borage carrier oil.
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Author is a 20 year veteran in the health care and aromatherapy industry, a UK-certified aromatherapist, published author in aromatherapy, an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), an aromatherapy business owner, a consultant, and Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.
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