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