10 Essential Oil Blends for the Diffuser and Deep Relaxation

Hello natural beauties! I’m feeling very relaxed right now as I’ve just spent 3 days with Dr Brian Weiss, participating in a past life regression workshop called “Many Lives, Many Masters”. This is also the title of his best-selling book and is a great read if you’re interested in past lives. I thought it might be a good idea to share some of my favourite soothing calming blends for relaxation, meditation and opening your intuition by looking within.

 

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Lavender is a must have!

 

Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 15 – 25 drops of oil

(depending on what type of diffuser you have and how it operates)

Diffusing essential oils in a room or any kind of space will help reduce bacteria, energetically cleanse the area and purify the energy of all who are in it, help you relax as the molecules pass through your nose into parts of your brain and basically allow you to feel absolutely lovely.

 

Lets to some lavender-centric blends first:

“Crown Chakra”

lavender                       8 drops

geranium                     4 drops

cedarwood Virginian     4 drops


 

“The Bountiful Garden”

Ylang ylang                 4 drops

lavender                     4 drops

orange                     10 drops


 

“Deep Trance”

lemon                  9 drops

lavender               5 drops

marjoram              4 drops

palmarosa            4 drops


 

“Grounded Vision”

lavender               5 drops

bergamot            12 drops

basil                     3 drops

vetiver                  2 drops


 

Artisan diffuser from https://www.facebook.com/GX.Diffuser/

 

“Deep Space”

mandarin                        10 drops

Australian sandalwood     5 drops

may chang                      5 drops

frankincense                    5 drops


 

“Green”

lime                              8 drops

Peru balsam                 8 drops

Roman chamomile       4 drops

cedarwood  Atlas         4 drops


 

“Sweet Serenity”

orange                     10 drops

cinnamon                   6 drops

rose geranium            5 drops

patchouli                    4 drops


 

cinnamon – my own pic

 

“Time is a Only Concept”

jasmine                     8 drops * only if its pure a 3% blend in jojoba wont work in a diffuser

juniper                      6 drops

lemongrass               3 drops

myrrh                        3 drops


 

“Lazy Days”

melissa                         8 drops

petitgrain                       8 drops

Himalayan cedarwood   8 drops

 

“Completion”

cypress                       8 drops

bergamot                    8 drops

nutmeg                       3 drops

thyme                         3 drops


 

nutmeg

 

Which oils help you relax?

Thanks for tuning in see you next week x

10 Vapouriser Essential Oil Recipes for Exhaustion

Hi natural beauties and scent lovers everywhere, I’ve been wondering what to write about this week as I’ve felt so tired. Exhausted actually. So I realised I needed a boost of essential oils, and the easiest and best way to do it is to add the oils to a diffuser. A minimum amount of energy is required to throw a few oils into a diffuser and turn it on. Check out these recipes and oils:

 

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Flowerin rosemary in a client's garden

 

Oils Generally Great for Tiredness, Lack-lustre Energy and Exhaustion

Lemongrass

Black pepper

Rosemary

Cypress

Lemon

Basil

Pine

Cinnamon

Ginger

Wintergreen

Eucalyptus

 


 

Puzhen diffuser from the 5 senses series - puzhen.com

Puzhen diffuser from the 5 senses series – puzhen.com

 

Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle, or a diffuser, add up to 25 drops of oil

 

“Cant. Get. Off. The. Couch”

Lemongrass       8

Geranium           8

Orange              8


 

“A Better Deeper Sleeper”

Lavender                          6

Marjoram                         6

Lemon                             8

Australian sandalwood    5


Lavandula stoechas, my own pic thanks yes it is wonderful

Lavandula stoechas, my own pic thanks yes it is wonderful

 

“Exercise Mantra”

Rosemary                    6

Ginger                         6

Mandarin                     9

Cedarwood Virginian   4


 

“Mind Blast”

Basil                   6

Juniper               6

Cypress              6

Peru Balsam      6


 

“Inspiration”

Pine                   5

Black Spruce      5

Patchouli            5

Lemon              10


Fresh clean inspiring pine

Fresh clean inspiring pine

 

“Warm Up Get Up”

Black pepper               10

Lime                             8

Himalayan cedarwood   7


 

“Sweet Talkin Myself”

Cinnamon              8

Rose geranium       6

Blood orange         6

Wintergreen          3


cinnamon - my own pic

cinnamon – my own pic

 

“Clarity”

Eucalyptus               8

Petitgrain                 8

Cedarwood Atlas      5

Nutmeg                    4


 

“Spice Up Your Life”

Cinnamon            6

Black Pepper       6

Palmarosa           6

Bergamot            6


 

“Crank It!”

Pine                8

Orange           8

Eucalyptus     4

Cypress         4


black pepper

black pepper

 

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

Check out my YouTube channel too, thanks.

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Hug an Aromatic Tree Today! Himalayan Cedarwood

This gorgeous oil has a distinctive scent – rich, woody and sweet with an almost chocolate undertone. Used in Ayurveda, Cedrus deodora is used to balance the doshas and to counteract depression and help with breathing difficulties.

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I found this tree in Akeroa, New Zealand.

I found this tree in Akeroa, New Zealand.

Usually found growing in high altitudes in the Himalayas I can see why this old tree was thriving in the South Island of NZ. It stood so tall I couldn’t see the top!

I hugged this tree.

And now everytime I use the oil it reminds me of this lovely day, with old and new friends, and a sense of freedom.

Go forth and hug an aromatic tree today, it will connect you to your true purpose, and the fundamental energetic patterns of the universe.

 

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

Check out my YouTube channel too, thanks.

copryright SR Banks 2015

 

Chakras, Colours and the Oils to Support Them

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Chakras, Colours and the Oils to Support Them

This post is dedicated to my friend DJ Wayne G

Chakras, their colours and Sanskrit names - pic via www.peacefulmind.com

Chakras, their colours and Sanskrit names – pic via http://www.peacefulmind.com

My friend has been painting his new apartment lots of different colours.  When I asked him if it was too much I realised in that same moment he would reallybenefit from colour therapy. A friend had already commented on his red kitchen cupboards, and how it “would be good for his chakras”, so this post is for Wayne, with some additional essential oils to match.

red

1. Base or Root Chakra/ Muladhara/ Red

Keywords: basic needs met, safety, survival, connect with Mother Earth

Oils:          lavender, patchouli, vetiver

orange 3

2.  Sacral Chakra/Svadisthana/Orange

Keywords: creation of something tangible, sexuality,connecting with another

Oils:           sandalwood, ylang ylang, jasmine

yellow

3. Solar Plexus Chakra/Manipura/Yellow

Keywords: wanting good things for ourselves, confidence in the world

Oils:           black pepper, bergamot, lemongrass, fennel

green

4. Heart Chakra/Anahata/Green

Keywords: love, compassion, empathy

Oils:           rosewood, rose, petitgrain

blue

5. Throat Chakra/Vishudda/Blue

Keywords: truth, expression, creativity

Oils:           sage, ginger, lime, palmarosa

indigo blue

6. Third Eye Chakra/Ajna/Indigo

Keywords: intuition, psychic abilities

Oils:          clary sage, cedarwood, rosemary, black spruce

violet

7. Crown Chakra/Sahasrara/Violet

Keywords: knowledge of the divine, connect to universal intelligence

Oils: basil, frankincense, cypress

 

I have kept the essential oil associations minimal so as not to over-complicate things; but remember when you use your intention with any essential oils and combinations, they can be used for anything you desire.

By infusing your own energy into your oils and your formulations, you are creating your health, and your future so please be mindful when you’re in your scented zone!

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

copryright SR Banks 2014

10 Recipes with Orange Essential Oil – Citrus sinensis

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10 Recipes with Orange Essential Oil – Citrus sinensis

Oranges and orange oil can make you happy!

Oranges and orange oil can make you happy!

I love orange oil because it’s light and fresh and so easy to use. Like most of the citrus oils the molecules are slightly less complex than other oils and have a smaller amount of chemical bonds. This makes them quite light and when using them to scent a room, you will need to anchor it down with a heavier oil to keep the scent around for a bit longer. You could use a wood like cedarwood or sandalwood; a floral like geranium or ylang ylang, or herbs like lavender and marjoram.

Citrus oils are best avoided in large amounts before going into the sun. A few drops in a blend will be fine but don’t lather yourself in orange and lime then head down to the beach for a full-on sunbaking session. They can be phytotoxic which means they can make your skin burn in the sun and while I’ve never seen evidence of this I’m sure people have found out the hard way.

Let’s go:

An essential oil steam in the shower will do wonders for your mind and energy levels - pic via completehealthcircle.com

An essential oil steam in the shower will do wonders for your mind and energy levels – pic via completehealthcircle.com

1. Put A few Drops Of Oil into the bottom of the Shower

This works in a similar way to just taking a whiff straight from the bottle, but if you’ve got an extra minute, it will give you a completely different experience. Your whole body will be immersed in an essential oil steam. Just cover the drain with a cloth or your foot for a couple of minutes and breathe in the medicinal goodness.

Orange oil will brighten your outlook.


There are lots of great essential oil diffusers on the market now - pic via www.aliexpress.com

There are lots of great essential oil diffusers on the market now – pic via http://www.aliexpress.com

2. Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil

“Sweet Surrender”

Sweetly happy and content –

Orange             12 drops

Peru Balsam       7 drops

Rose Geranium   6 drops


“Cool Kids Space”

Create a lovely environment for the little ones –

Orange       15 drops

Cinnamon    5 drops

Marjoram     5 drops


“Invitation”

Invite happiness in –

Orange        10 drops

Palmarosa     8 drops

Lime              7 drops


“Pixies”

Connect to the elements –

Orange                           9 drops

Frankincense                 10 drops

Cedarwood Himalayan    6 drops


Chinese tea cup - perfect for a little perfume magic

Chinese tea cup – perfect for a little perfume magic

3. Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“Helium Balloon”

Happiness and lightness –

Orange     2 drops

Geranium  1 drop


“Life is Wonderful”

Orange           1 drop

Jasmine 3%    2 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba


“Laughter is the Best Medicine”

Orange         1 drop

Lime             1 drop

Rosewood    1 drop


“In This Moment”

Be present –

Orange                            2 drops

Sandalwood Australian    1 drop


“Maybe”

I’ll make up my mind when I fee like it, I’m going with the flow today –

Orange         1 drop

Lemongrass  1 drop

Ylang Ylang   1 drop


Essential oils can make you happier

Citrus essential oils are all about making you happier

 

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

copryright SR Banks 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scents for the Spring/Autumn Equinox

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Scents for the Spring/Autumn Equinox

Sorry I’m a week too late for the equinox but it’s never too late to start using essential oils.

So for some of us its spring. Yay for us!

Beautiful spring blossoms

Beautiful spring blossoms

Which oils are our oils?

Jasmine

sweet syrupy floral, deep base scent, sensuality and sexuality, promise of good things to come

This is the perfect oil for spring as it bursts forth heralding the last of winter. When I see the jasmine starting to come alive on the streets of Sydney I get very, very excited. I’m happy because I know the scent will surround me, and I’m happy because winter has gone. Bye. See ya. Don’t come back for at least another year.

The great thing about jasmine oil is that you’ll usually find it in a 3% dilution (mainly due to the fact that is an expensive oil to make). This means use it straight from the bottle as a perfume and bewitch the world with your feminine wiles! See my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba.


 

Lemongrass

sticky lemon scent with a grassy twist, energising, happiness, let’s go summer!

I love lemongrass as it’s inexpensive, can be found almost anywhere, and gives us a bit of extra energy. Perfect for shaking of the winter blahs.

The best way to use lemongrass to increase your energy level is to make a 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. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** 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”)

try

Lemongrass                   3 drops

Cedarwood Himalayan   2 drops

Orange                           2 drops


 

And for others it’s autumn. Yay for you!

The stunning rich tones of autumn

The stunning rich tones of autumn

Which oils are your oils?

Fennel

liquorice type scent, be kind to yourself, self nourishment, warm and calming

Fennel is a beautiful oil to embrace in autumn when the vegetable is in season too. It is an oil that’s great for warming and helping digestion, and for deconstructing chest catarrh. It also has a very soft and calming feel to it and works well with so many different oils.

Try scenting your space by putting 25 drops of oil into a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser.

try

Fennel        8  drops

Bergamot  12 drops

Geranium    5 drops


Frankincense

clear and crisp scent, induces deeper slower breathing, gently calm down after a lovely summer

Frankincense helps us look within and be calm. Take some deep breaths of the cooling autumn air to let your body know winter is coming. It is a time of being thankful for the lovely summer, and to plant spiritual seeds for the future. Invite meditation into your space with an aura cleansing mist containing frankincense.

In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil

(depending on the packaging you have, you may need to use a little alcohol -like vodka- at the bottom of your bottle first, so the oils disperse into smaller drops to prevent clogging the atomiser top. I’ve found sometimes it works just with water, and sometimes it doesn’t – very annoying!)

try

Frankincense      14 drops

Mandarin             7 drops

Patchouli             4 drops


 

 

Lavender is the most versatile essential oil we have and it can be used all through the year

Lavender is the most versatile essential oil we have and it can be used all through the year

And of course use lavender all year round!

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

copryright SR Banks

 

 

10 Essential Oil Recipes to Make You Better Looking

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10 Essential Oil Recipes to Make You Better Looking

 

I love this pic of the legendary Ursula Andres

I love this pic of the legendary Ursula Andres

 

Gotcha! Can essential oils make you better looking?

Short answer YES!

Long answer …………

Sort-of but not really. Depends on the way you look at it, and beauty IS in the eye of the beholder.

Tyson Beckford being ridiculously good looking

Tyson Beckford being ridiculously good-looking

When you use essential oils

* they can help change your focus from negative to more positive

* they are beautiful and carry coded information carrying the secrets of the universe

* they allow you to be more kind and compassionate

* they can have a positive change on your moods and emotions

* they help relieve stress

* they can make your body feel less pain and discomfort

* they can make your mind more alert

* they can give you more physical energy too

So if you are less stressed, kind and compassionate, feeling happy, pain-free, awake and alert with more energy are you better looking? Yes! Of course!

I love Elle! pic via www.tvrage.com

I love Elle! pic via http://www.tvrage.com

And now some recipes –

1. Nourishing Body Oil

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** 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”

“Love Your Body, Become Even More Beautiful if That’s Possible”

Ylang Ylang      3 drops

Geranium         2 drops

Patchouli          2 drops

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“Oh the Aches and Pains”

Release muscular tension –

Lavender        3 drops

Marjoram        3 drops

Clove              1 drop

Peppermint     1 drop

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“My Nerves are on Edge”

Release nervous tension in your body –

Neroli 3%                         12 drops  * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

Peru Balsam                       2 drops

German Chamomile 3%     6 drops  * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

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“Need Some Love Today”

When you’re a bit down –

Lemon            3 drops

Rose 3%        12 drops  * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba

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“I Am a Supermodel!”

Juniper                         3 drops

Orange                         3 drops

Cedarwood Himalayan  2 drops

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Wowsa!

Wowsa!

2. Facial Oil Treatment

Mix one or two drops of essential oil in one teaspoon of carrier oil. You can warm the oil slightly first if desired – it will be very relaxing! Massage your face and rest for 10 minutes. You can also place a cool or warm wet face cloth on your face as a compress over the oil mask. Remove excess oil with a tissue or cloth.

“Hydration Now!”

Frankincense     1 drop

Palmarosa         1 drop

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“Youthful Glow”

Bergamot        1 drop

Everlasting       1 drop

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

3. Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil

“Kindness and Compassion for all Living Beings”

Petitgrain            10 drops

Rosewood            7 drops

Rose geranium     4 drops

Black Spruce        4 drops

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“Stress-Less”

Lavender       8 drops

Mandarin       8 drops

May Chang   8 drops

Vetiver          1 drop

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Rob Evans just can't stop being beautiful - he must use essential oils - pic via thatgrapejuice.net

Rob Evans just can’t stop being beautiful – he must use essential oils – pic via thatgrapejuice.net

4. Put A few Drops Of Oil into the bottom of the Shower

This works in a similar way to just taking a whiff straight from the bottle, but if you’ve got an extra minute, it will give you a completely different experience. Your whole body will be immersed in an essential oil steam. Just cover the drain with a cloth or your foot for a couple of minutes and breathe in the medicinal goodness.

Sandalwood Indian – allow your spirit to rise

Fennel – love yourself and unwind

Lime – get happy

Pine – feel the abundance all around you

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Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

copryright SR Banks