“Namaste” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

I think this might be my current favorite blend 😍, and it’s been the case for at least 6 months or more, since I came up with it. It’s the one I reach for when I am feeling out of sort… 
It’s mellow and not overly floral, and the Yuzu keeps it fresh. It’s uplifting, calming and grounding. 

“Orange Blossoms” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

This blend was one of my first experiments,  and it’s still among my favorites, and often my go-to when I need to relax or for a gentle pick-me-up, as those oils are both calming and uplifting. It’s like comfort food for the soul!… ❀️
I live in Florida and I’m in love with the Orange Blossoms’ smell the evening winds carry in February, so I wanted to recreate that smell! The 1st time I diffused it, my then-husband stepped out on the patio and asked if the lemon tree was in bloom because of the smell. Turns out the poor Lemon tree was half dead, and what he could smell was the diffuser blend I had going on in my room with the window open! That comforted me on the idea that I had nailed it! Lol…
I love it so much that I am thinking about making it into a solid perfume (with mango butter, bee’s wax and jojoba oil…)  I’m really into Vanilla and it seems to appear in almost all of my blends, but if you’re not a fan or don’t like sweet things, use only one drop of it.
I hope you enjoy it! … 🌸🍊

L is for Labyrinth and Life


This morning after my yoga class, I took a walk through Heartwood‘s Labyrinth… I have a special fondness for that place for several reasons, one of them being that it is a replica (almost to scale!) of the famous Labyrinth of the Chartres’ Cathedral in France!… πŸ€—

It had been a while since I last walked though the labyrinth, and I had forgotten it took so long to get to the center of it.
I was reminded that you have to go through the motions in your journey…
There is no skipping ahead, or cutting corners. 

There is no point in getting impatient. 
You have to go with the flow, let the current carry you and negotiate each turn the best you can. 
And you have to make sure you pay attention to the scenery along the way and try your hardest to enjoy the ride.

If you ever find yourself near a labyrinth, I invite you to take a walk through it. You might be surprised at the thoughts and emotions it triggers in you…

“Grandma’s Closet” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

I realized I have a few blends I forgot to post… Here’s one of them…

When I received my Magnolia essential oil, it was different from what I had been expecting based on others’ reviews. πŸ€”
For starters I didn’t find it sweet at all. I diffused 1 drop and to me it’s quite floral (actually reminds me faintly of Geranium (I hear the gasps of horror from some of you! Lol… πŸ˜), with a tiny bit of mothballs undertones (not in a bad way! I swear I am not trying to turn you off!! πŸ˜) and I find it a little bit earthy too.
I will have to try it again on it’s own, but for the time being, since I was plagged with a nasty stomach bug and being very nauseous at the time, floral wasn’t gonna do, I needed Ginger! Since the 1st notes I smelled (flowers and mothballs) made me think of a Grandmother’s closet, that’s what I called the blend I came up with… πŸ˜

As a side note: I made the blend with 2 drops of Ginger because of my nausea, but unless you’re a big Ginger fan, I would recommend trying it out with 1 and see how you like it…

“Old World” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

During Edens’ Garden Black Friday sale, I got a few oils I was not familiar with, out of curiosity… COGNAC was one of them. I like it, but scratched my head a little to come up with diffuser blends containing it! πŸ€”
I opened my EOs chest and went with my gut (and nose… πŸ˜‰), and that’s what I created… At 1st it reminded me of an β€œOld Church” smell, then I thought about old books and maps, hence the name…
If you try it, please let me know what it makes you think of… πŸ™‚

“In the Meadow” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

A variation of my Sweet Orchard blend, with Yuzu instead of Grapefruit, which makes it brighter (I really like Yuzu, it’s kind of like a blend of mandarin and lime, and definitely adds some zing and freshness to any blend!…).  It smells like a big bouquet of wildflowers to me. 😍
Adding Amyris grounds it, with notes of wet soil and smokiness.
(I left the Amyris between parentheses, because I think I might like the blend better without it personally, but it does bring a nice complexity to it. Something that makes you go “Hmm, what’s that note?…πŸ€”)

“Sweet Orchard” Aromatherapy diffuser blend

So I was in need of comforting yesterday, and grabbed one of my favorite combos for the diffuser: Grapefruit + Vanilla. Then of course I couldn’t resist experimenting a little… I love what came out of it!… It’s sweet, but fresh, and a little fruity. There is definitely something in Magnolia that reminds me of raw apples! πŸ˜‹

A word about smudging

Smudging is the act of burning certain herbs, roots, or resins, to purify the air around us. Common choices are California White Sage, Palo Santo, or Sweetgrass…

People usually associate this with a spiritual or esoteric practice (especially by Native Americans), as it is said to evacuate negative energies and spirits, but scientific studies have shown that it actually physically purifies the air, by turning the positive ions back to negative ions (negative ions = positive energy, positive ions = negative energy!…).

Personally I really like the smell of burnt sage (in cooking too! πŸ™‚) which is what brought me to this in the 1st place. An Abalone shell is often used to catch the ashes (and how gorgeous is this one!? 😍), and a big feather can be used to waft the smoke around.

If you’d like to learn more about the subject, check out those links:

Elephant Journal: scientific facts that make me want to start smudging right now

Sivana Spirit: 6 reasons you should try smudging