As promised at last months free zoom webinar on the Scent of Home here is the recipe I recommended with all of the wonderful scents of Christmas. It is warming, uplifting, immune supportive, stress releasing and grounding in times of distraction. Perfect for the weeks ahead!
There are a myriad essential oils to choose from but these oils are particularly pleasing together:
Cinnamon (Cinamommum Zeylanicum) is a middle note, associated with the sacral chakra, warming and energising, anti-depressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, excellent to diffuse during infectious illnesses and immune supportive. Its scent is spicy, warm and radiant. A little goes a long way as it can fill the room with its scent.
Clove(syzygium aromaticum)Top-middle note, associated with the solar plexus chakra and supports confidence and self assurance. Warming for mind and body, uplifting offers emotional support when our energy is low. Spicy, warm, rich and sweet with some woody notes stimulant, anti-viral, digestive aid.
Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestrus) Top note, associated with the solar plexus – energises restores self confidence, perseverance and will power. Supports deep breathing, moves energy in the body. Excellent to inhale when suffering from respiratory infections, sinus or coughs, supports vitality of mind and body. Is anti microbial and anti bacterial. Creates a calming and uplifting ambience, and improves air quality. Warm, coniferous scent with a resinous, balsamic note.
Organic sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) Top note, associated with the sacral and heart chakras. Promotes joy and creativity and joyful love. Also associated with the throat chakra as it promotes uninhibited communication. Eases stress and moves out stagnant chi. Encourages joy and optimism and adaptability, reducing fear of the unknown. Antiviral, anti-depressant and digestive aid. Its has a sweet, fresh, fruity aroma similar to orange peel.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Base note, associated with the base chakra, strengthens and energises, offering support; also associated with the crown chakra, strengthens connection to spirit. Grounding and warming, soothing in times of distraction, it brings a sense of inner peace and tranquillity. It is skin healing, decongestant, anti-inflammatory. Myrrh allows us to release our wounds and move forward. It has a spicy, balsamic and somewhat sharp aroma with a medicinal note which it loses with age.
The diffuser blend we used was:
1 drop cinnamon
1 drop Clove
3 drops Scotch pine
3 drops organic sweet orange
If you love the scent of these oils together you can make yourself a larger stock bottle of this blend to diffuse over the holiday season. Just get an empty dropper bottle (you can sterilise a used one if you have one to hand)
Make up a stock bottle with:
- Cinnamon 8 drops
- Clove 8 drops
- Scotch Pine 20 drops
- Sweet Orange 20 drops
- Myrrh 2 drops *
Diffuse 6-8 drops total of the blend at a time in your aromatherapy diffuser.
*I have added in a small amount of myrrh oil as it will “hold back” the lighter scents in the blend allowing the scent to linger a little longer in the air.