Aromatic Blends for April

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Aromatic Blends for April

Aromatic Blends for April

Welcome to April! 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!

April Allergies Inhaler Blend

Emotional/Physical.

April can play havoc with those who are susceptible to allergies, manifesting in both physical and emotional responses. The source of the allergen will dictate a remedy for it but in general the following blend may help you to breathe more easily, either from physical or emotional allergy reactions.

Essential Oils Chosen: Basil ct. linalool: To reduce inflammation of the airways; Frankincense: To calm emotionally and physically; Lime: For immune and respiratory, and to uplift.

  • 7 drops basil (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool) essential oil

  • 6 drops frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil

  • 5 drops lime (Citrus aurantifolia) essential oil

How to Use:

Combine the essential oils together in a glass beaker. Add the inhaler insert and allow the blend to soak in. Use tweezers to remove the soaked insert from the glass beaker and insert into the inhaler. Cap the end of the inhaler and make sure that the inhaler itself is capped. Use as needed.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid in pregnancy; avoid use with young children and babies.

Easter Awakening Roll-on Blend

Spiritual.

April is often associated with Easter as it usually falls within this month. Whatever your beliefs, this awakening blend will help to give you focus, clarity, and meaning when you need it.

Essential Oils Chosen: Vetiver: To help to look within; Sweet Orange: For clarity and to free the mind of clutter; Clary Sage: For focus.

2% dilution.

  • 0.33 oz jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) oil

  • 1 drop vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) essential oil

  • 2 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil

  • 1 drop clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil

How to Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.* Pour the blend into a 0.33 oz roller ball bottle. Make sure to attach the roller ball firmly. Cap. Apply to wrists and temples as needed.

*Due to the small number of drops required for a single blend, you may prefer to first fill up the roller ball bottle with the required amount of jojoba oil, and then drop each essential oil individually into the oil. Once the roller ball is attached and capped, shake vigorously to combine the blend.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid in pregnancy; avoid use with babies and young children.

April Blossoms Face Cream

Physical.

The face is one part of the body which we may neglect until its time to “bare all” for summer. This light, moisturizing cream can be used as part of your daily skin care routine in preparation for summer.

Essential Oils Chosen: Geranium: For dry skin; Lavender: For all skin types; Patchouli: For cracked skin.

1% dilution.

  • 4 oz. light white, unscented, base cream*

  • 5 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil

  • 8 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

  • 5 drops patchouli (Pogestemon cablin) essential oil

*Use a pre-made base lotion available from good cosmetic suppliers or make your own. Just make sure it is a light cream for the face.

How to Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Pour the finished product into a 4 oz. jar or dispensing bottle. Apply a small layer of the blend to your face after cleansing. Use morning and night as part of your daily skincare routine.

Cautions for Use:

Discontinue use if sensitivity occurs.

Learn About 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 23 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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