The 12 Days of Christmas – Essential Oil Recipes for Your Home Part 1

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The 12 Days of Christmas – Essential Oil Recipes for Your Home Part 1

The 12 Days of Christmas folk song - pic via

The 12 Days of Christmas folk song – pic via

Thought to be of French and English origin this little ditty is called a cumulative song where we build a verse on top of another verse. Its origins lay in France but it was popularised in England in the 1700’s. There is all sorts of information attached to where the lyrics came from and they are all very different but what I know is that even though I might not remember all the 12 gifts my true love gave to me, I sure do know “a partridge in a pear tree”. There also seems to be a lot game birds in this song too but I’m a vegetarian …..

I’ve taken each verse and created an oil blend for you to scent your home. To scent you own space I recommend 25 drops of essential oil, and you can use a traditional oil burner with a candle, an electric vapouriser, or for a quick and easy result put 25 drops of oil into a bowl and pour boiling water over it and leave it to stand – instant aromatherapy!

Partridge in a Pear Tree - pic via

Partridge in a Pear Tree – pic via

1. On the first day of Christmas I got a partridge in a pear tree (lucky me).

“A Partridge in a Pear Tree”

Inspiration – contentment, attuning to nature, simplicity

Orange                10 drops

Black Spruce         8 drops

Cedarwood Atlas   4 drops

Patchouli                3 drops

2 Turtle Doves -pic via

2 Turtle Doves -pic via

2. On the second day of Christmas I received 2 turtle doves.

” 2 Turtle Doves”

Inspiration – love, partnership, courtship, romance

Petitgrain           9 drops

Ylang Ylang        8 drops

Rose Geranium  4 drops

Fennel               4 drops

3 french hens - pic via

3 french hens – pic via

3. On the third day of Christmas I was fortunate to have three french hens come into my life.

” 3 French Hens”

Inspiration – creativity, working together, friendship, loyalty

Lemongrass    7 drops

Lime                8 drops

Cinnamon       6 drops

Sage               4 drops

4 Colly Birds - pic via -

4 Colly Birds – pic via –

4. Then unexpectedly on day four, four colly birds swooped me! Those naughty French thrushes!

“4 Colly Birds”

Inspiration – lots of choice, abundance, laughing with friends

Palmarosa                         8 drops

Sandalwood   (Australian)  6 drops

Mandarin                          11 drops

5 gold rings - pic via

5 gold rings – pic via

5. Here’s the good present – five gold rings (or is it golden)?

“5 Gold Rings”

Inspiration – infinity, universal love, wishes coming true, prosperity

May Chang      6 drops

Cardamom      6 drops

Cypress          13 drops

6 Geese laying - pic via -

6 Geese laying – pic via –

6. I’m running out of room in my backyard for the six geese who are laying eggs!

“6 Geese a-Laying”

Inspiration – happiness, maternal love, caring for others, willingness to share

Peru Balsam   10 drops

Spearmint        8 drops

Lavender         7 drops

Get your essential oils working for you this festive season, they will bring charm and kindness into your life. They will allow you to open to the infinite wisdom of the universe and help others to do the same.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week.

Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

copyright suzannerbanks 2013

3 thoughts on “The 12 Days of Christmas – Essential Oil Recipes for Your Home Part 1

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    What a lovely post! I have ordered Black Spruce oil from Canada and it will be arriving soon. Thank you so much for turning me on to such a heavenly oil. Have almost conquered my insomnia of the past few years with Cedarwood oil and eased a headache with Peppermint. Working on energizing myself to clear and re-organize my space. Any suggestions? Would love to send you something from the States for Christmas. What would please you?
    Happy Happy Holidays, Jackie

    • Hey Jackie thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment and please, no presents! Honestly I’m flattered you’ve enjoyed the articles. I’ve got great tips for space cleansing oils and in fact you’ve given me an idea for an article so that can be my present! I’ll write it for the new year.

      Energising yourself – lemongrass, lemon, grapefruit, cardamom
      you could just put a few drops in the shower of a morning

      Space cleasning – Tea tree, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, cypress, pine, thyme (use sparingly)
      In a vapouriser, or with the water when you are mopping the floor, or in a mist

      Hope that helps and thanks so much Merry Christmas,


      • Thanks so much, Suzanne. I’ll add to my oil collection today and get started right away! @;^) Cheers, Jackie

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