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How to Nourish Your Heart with Floral Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on April 10, 2017

Flowers remind us of the beauty all around us. Just imagine the way a bouquet can accent a room, bringing out its beauty and making you feel happy to be in the space.

Flowers can also remind us of the love and support we have. I think that’s why they’ve always been a popular gift between friends. Giving someone flowers can mean anything from “I support you,” to “I love you so much!”

This is the same effect that floral essential oils can have in your Aromatherapy blends.

When I want to add a warm emotional aspect to my blends, I often reach for a floral essential oil. They can inspire security, balance, and happiness. Just like a bouquet of blossoms, they can be so heartwarming!

Maybe that’s why their aromas are often referred to as heart notes (another term for “middle notes”). Heart notes offer fullness and harmony to blends, softening any hard edges of the aroma that might be too sharp, too high, or too deep.

Here’s a diffuser blend that I’ve found is supportive and uplifting after a long day:

Floral Heaven

  • 6 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
  • 2 drops Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)

Try this diffuser blend when it’s time for a little self love. Floral essential oils remind us to treat ourselves well—we are special and deserve special care!

They show up in many skin care recipes, which can make us feel so pampered. Rose is popular for facial products, and Lavender is probably the most famous skin-loving oil of all.

Even the way some flowers are harvested and prepared shows special care in action. Take Jasmine, for example. Jasmine flowers are hand-picked at night, when they’re at their most fragrant. Rose is another example—it takes about 60,000 roses to make a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle of Rose essential oil!

This spring, as new flowers pop out of the ground and trees bud, try surrounding yourself with the beauty of flowers and floral oils. They can be so comforting after winter, and support you as you take on fresh growth of your own.

Aromahead Institute now has a class that’s all about Lavender essential oil!

The webinar class will focus on why Lavender is a great choice for these blends. Spending time with a single essential oil—learning its personality, how it behaves in different blends, and how we respond to it—is a beautiful way to develop a relationship with it.  Click here to read more and register.

Lavender

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: Diffuser Blends, essential oil, Essential Oils, flowers

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