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Keep Your Spirits Bright: Aromatherapy Recipes

by Andrea Butje on February 08, 2016

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Do you find that your energy needs support at this time of year?

In many parts of the world, the nights are much longer than the days, and less sunshine can lead to low spirits and even depression.

So I want to share some uplifting Aromatherapy recipes that can help you beat the winter blues.

The first one is a beautiful floral mist.

You can spray this all around you when you need a pick-me-up. I like to spray it in the air and then walk into it! It’s convenient because you can also slip it in a bag or your pocket and use it when you’re out. (After waiting in a long line at the grocery store or post office, a quick spritz can help your mind refresh and shift gears!)

geranium-chamomile-spritzGeranium Chamomile Spritz

  • Just under 2 oz (60 ml) water
  • 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
  • 6 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 1 drop Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
  • 2 ml Solubol dispersant

Add the water, Solubol, and essential oils to a 2 oz (60 ml) glass spray bottle. Shake it up and spray away!

You can use hydrosol instead of water to give this recipe a twist. Try Peppermint  hydrosol to add a brighter minty aroma. Either way, I recommend making this product fresh every few weeks.

A great group of oils to keep your spirits up are the citruses. I wrote an entire blog post about what friends they can be this time of year.

Citrus essential oils work well in diffusers. If I really love a diffuser blend, I’ll increase my recipe and put the drops in a 5 ml stock bottle. Then all I have to do is reach for the stock bottle and I can use the same blend multiple times.

bright-spirits-citrus-blendBright Spirits Citrus Blend

  • 20 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
  • 20 drops distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 15 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

This stock bottle blend is good for about six uses in your diffuser. That should uplift you through a whole day!

Remember to take care of yourself, use aromas that makes you feel happy or bring up good memories, and enjoy your blends.

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, citrus essential oils, spray, staying healthy in winter

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