Aromatic Blends for February

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Aromatic Blends for February

Aromatic Blends for February

Welcome to February! Each month throughout 2018, I will be giving you three blends (one each for physical, emotional, and spiritual issues), based upon the season and/or month. I hope that it will introduce newcomers to the world of aromatherapy to purse more aromatherapy studies, and for those who already have an interest in aromatherapy, I hope that it encourages you to learn more! Happy blending!

Love-in-a-Haze Aromatherapy Blend

Emotional.

February: The month for lovers! But don’t forget to love yourself this month, too! The following blend is designed to stimulate a little bit of self-love when you are feeling low this month. Simply mist yourself and breathe in those loving aromas! This blend contains a mix of hydrosols to provide a lighter scent.

Hydrosols Chosen: Rose for love; geranium to encourage the release of feminine energy; clary sage to banish moodiness.

  • 1 oz rose (Rosa x damascena) hydrosol

  • 0.5 oz geranium(Pelargonium graveolens) hydrosol

  • 0.5 oz clary sage (Salvia sclarea) hydrosol

How to Use:

Combine all three hydrosols together in a 2 oz bottle with a spray fitting. Use as required.

Cautions for Use:

For adult use only.

New Moon Awakening Aromatherapy Blend

Spiritual.

Following January’s super blue blood moon, capture the energy of the approaching new moon in February with this spiritual awakening diffusion blend. This is a blend for contemplation, reflection, and planning. This recipe makes approximately 3 ml of blend.

Essential Oils Chosen: Bergamot to carry forward plans; vetiver for reflection; neroli for contemplation.

  • 30 drops vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) essential oil

  • 20 drops neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara (flos)) essential oil

  • 45 drops bergamot (Citrus bergamia) essential oil

How to Use:

Mix the essential oils together in a glass bottle with an orifice reducer. Add between 5 and 10 drops to a suitable aromatherapy diffuser. Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for use.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid diffusing around those who are pregnant, young children and babies, and pets. Diffuse in a well-ventilated space.

Stiff Joint Reliever Aromatherapy Blend

Physical.

Winter can leave us with aching bones and joints which need relief before spring arrives. This custom massage blend can be used daily throughout the month of February to relieve stiff joints, as part of an overall health plan. This is a 2% dilution blend; decrease to a 1% dilution blend for those over 65 years of age.

Essential Oils Chosen: Roman chamomile for muscle and joint pain; cypress for poor circulation and muscle cramps; lavender for all-round relief.

Carrier Oils Chosen: Apricot kernel for pain relief; hazelnut for circulation; sunflower for moisturizing.

  • 1 oz sunflower(Helianthus annuum) oil

  • 0.75 oz apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca) oil

  • 0.25 oz hazelnut (Corylus avellana) oil

  • 6 drops Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) essential oil

  • 8 drops cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil

  • 10 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

How to Use:

Blend together the carrier oils in a mixing bowl. Add in the essential oils. Stir together. Pour into a 2 oz PET bottle. Cap and shake well. Apply to affected joints daily.

Cautions for Use:

Stop use if sensitivity occurs.

The Study of Aromatherapy

To learn more about how aromatherapy blends are used in aromatherapy practice, consider the Sedona Aromatherapie Linguistics of AromaticsTM program!

  • The author of this article has a 20 year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry. She is UK-certified aromatherapist and a NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist (R). She is both a published author and editor in aromatherapy, a consultant, custom blend formulator and herbal studies student. She is the author of Authentic Aromatherapy and the current chief editor of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal. She has taken the online Master Gardener short course series with the University of Oregon. Sharon works from her garden studio in Sedona, Arizona, where she is in the process of creating her own aromatic stillroom on her one acre homestead and aromatic gardens. 

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