Equinox Ahoy! And an Essential Oil Treatment

The seasons, equinoxes and solstices - pic via www.universetoday.com

The seasons, equinoxes and solstices – pic via http://www.universetoday.com

It’s that time of year again when we slowly make our way into a different season. For me in the southern hemisphere I get a bit upset and try to hold onto summer for dear life. Fortunately in Sydney the weather is great for the beach for at least another month. The sea water temperature is wonderful too. Enough about me! All you lovely people in the north are getting excited for summer around the corner and your world is giving you little signs of spring.

“Simply put, an equinox occurs twice a year – spring and autumn – when the Sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator.  Derived from a Latin term meaning “equal night”, an equinox is not actually an entire day, but happens at two specific moments each year when the centre of the Sun is observed directly above a certain location on the Earth’s equator.  But science aside, in folklore equinoxes are mystical moments whose magical power still touches the Earth today.” urbanghostsmedia.com
So whether you are about to experience the Vernal Equinox (spring) or the Autumnal Equinox (autumn), it seems there is a little it of magic going on that gives us a glimpse into the universe at large, and traditions here on earth. Many Celtic festivals are held on these days, and in Japan they are national holidays. In some parts of the world that hail from Persia the sun and the moon are said to have equal power.
Stonehenge - pic via guiddoo.com

Stonehenge – pic via guiddoo.com

In stone circles (particularly found in the UK) the sun and the moon are very important in the way their visual levels interact with the structures. Although there is still much intrigue around these amazing structures,  it is clear that the ones who built these circles had wonderful knowledge of the seasons and the stars.

Essential oils can help you move into the season and it’s very important to use your intention when you are making your oil blend and using it on your body. This is a great time for prayer/asking, and a wonderful time for giving thanks too.

Vernal Equinox (Spring)

Spring

Spring

Of course depending on your location to the equator, the beginning of Spring could be mild or still bloody freezing and snowing! However the general vibe of Spring is to shake off the stagnating energy of winter, come out from under the blankets and jump into life. It is a time of baby animals and flowers, newness and renewed vigour.

The essential oils for you will be those that get your energy going both physically and mentally.

As a treatment try using this blend for 1 week after the equinox to bring yourself up to speed with the earth –

Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and  “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“Speed Up”

Lemongrass        2 drops

Pink Grapefruit    3 drops

Cypress              2 drops

Cardamom          1 drop

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Autumnal Equinox (Autumn)

Autumn

Autumn

Once again if you live quite close to the equator the seasons are mild and the temperatures are quite even throughout the year. The further you get from the middle, the more extreme the weather patterns. For those about to receive Autumn, the energy is about coming closer to the earth and settling down. It is giving thanks for a wonderful summer and sewing the seeds of intention (and food), that will come to fruition next summer.

The essential oils best for us, will be those which calm us down, and that are soft and gentle.

As a treatment try using this blend for 1 week after the equinox to bring yourself closer to the earth –

Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and  “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“Slow Down”

Mandarin       3 drops

Peru Balsam  2 drops

Patchouli       2 drops

Fennel           1 drop

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

copyright suzanne

2 thoughts on “Equinox Ahoy! And an Essential Oil Treatment

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    Wishing you a very relaxing Autumnal Equinox! I started yesterday with your Vernal Equinox blend for the Northern Hemishere; only substituting Nutmeg for Cardamom. The “Speeding Up” is beginning gently and effectively.
    On another blend, a friend shared his favorite blend with me and I noticed it was similar to your aura cleanser/room mister “Boost”. He is a hair dresser who frequently has clients who vent in the salon. He was thrilled to get the mister and immediately went from room to room refreshing the vibration! I used a Myrrh CO2 for this and noticed it has a softer feel than the steam distilled oil. Enjoying the CO2’s!
    Bergamot 15
    Sage 6
    Rose Geranium 5
    Lemon Myrtle 3
    Lemongrass 3
    Myrrh CO2 2
    As always, big thanks for the knowledge, wisdom and wonderful blends you so generously share.
    Lots of love for a wonderful new season, Jackie
    ps. Have a dip in the still-warm water for me!

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