Hi friends! I'm so excited to be back here sharing about essential oils (did you try any of the diffuser blends back in January?). We're going to go through a few more blends, this time for summer - they smell so marvelous and have such great benefits for us. These blends - and 97 others - are in my published an ebook, 101 Essential Oil Blends for Aromatic and Topical Use. Bianca was kind enough to let me share it with you and I'm giving a copy away so read on to find out how to win it!
FYI did you know that you don't need a Kindle or other ereader to read an ebook? You can download them to your computer, phone, or tablet as well as print them out (most, including this one, are PDFs!).
Topical Essential Oil Blends for SummerEveryone's summer looks a bit different both in scenery and in how much you put on your plate. I don't know about you but we try to do lots of fun things since the weather is so nice (yay Pacific Northwest!) and that sometimes means burning the candle at both ends. I love the first blend for it's pick-me-up ability when have just one day between camping trips (anybody say laundry?) and the second for when I need a little help to chill out and focus on a road trip or after getting home from one. They are given in ratios that allow you to make a roller bottle and put them on your wrists, bottoms of your feet, back of your neck, along your spine, and/or on your chest depending on how much aromatic effect you want.
Energize and Refresh
Citrus oils of orange and lemon calm and refresh while cedarwood helps maintain vitality and clove mimics antioxidant effects. When wearing this one topically, do not apply to skin that will be exposed to the sun as citrus oils cause UV sensitivity.Lift
2 : 2 : 2 : 1 ~ Orange : Lemon : Cedarwood: Clove
for a 5 mL roller bottle, do the number of drops listed and then top with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, etc)
Lift and refresh with lavender and rosemary; this soft yet powerful combo brings harmony to the body and helps open the mind.
2 : 1 ~ Lavender : Rosemary
for a 5 mL roller bottle, triple the number of drops listed (= 6 drops lavender, 3 drops rosemary) and then top with carrier oil
Aromatic Blends for SummerThese blends are intended for use in a diffuser. You can purchase diffusers in all shapes and sizes, and, thankfully, for quite economical prices from online retailers or from your favorite essential oil company. I love diffuser blends for the welcoming atmosphere they bring to my home, the calming effects they have on me and my family, and, at the simplest, the great scents they permeate the room with.
Bring home that light and airy feeling of peace and joy experienced at a lavender farm or flower garden.Farmer's Market
1 : 1 : 1 ~ Lavender : Geranium : Ylang ylang
for a diffuser meant for a single room, double this recipe and put two drops of each in the diffuser with the appropriate amount of water for your machine
Seeing your favorite farmers again and finding a new product at the weekly market give you a thrill that only comes with summertime.
3 : 2 : 2 ~ Lime : Orange : Tangerine
for a diffuser meant for a single room, use this recipe as is and put the called for drops of each in the diffuser with the appropriate amount of water