10 Winter Christmas Recipes for the Diffuser

Hello natural beauties! Last week I created some recipes for a stinking hot Aussie Christmas and now it’s your turn if you live in the northern hemisphere. Unless of course you’re more equatorial, then your gorgeous year round temperatures would lend themselves to the summer recipes from last week. Here are 10 great wintery recipes for the diffuser for you coldies. Onward!

 

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Snow!

Snow!

 

Scent Your Space

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

 

White Christmas

Lemon                       10 drops

Patchouli                     6 drops

Juniper                        5 drops

Cedarwood Virginian   4 drops

 


 

Here Comes Santa’s Sleigh

Orange               13 drops

Cinnamon             6 drops

Rosemary             6 drops

 


 

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Mandarin           10 drops

Peru Balsam      5 drops

Marjoram           5 drops

Black spruce      5 drops

 


 

open fire - chestnuts - yum!

open fire – chestnuts – yum!

 

Sugar and Spice

Petitgrain      10 drops

Ginger            5 drops

Clove             5 drops

Nutmeg         5  drops

 


 

Christmas Tree Magic

Frankincense          10 drops

Geranium                  5 drops

Lavender                  5 drops

Basil                         5 drops

 


 

Fir? Spruce?

Fir? Spruce?

 

Warmth

Cedarwood Atlas    8 drops

Rosemary               6 drops

Black pepper          6 drops

Fennel                    5 drops

 


 

Jolly Holly

Ylang Ylang          8 drops

Bergamot             7 drops

Pine                     5 drops

Rose geranium    5 drops

 


 

Ho Ho Ho

Palmarosa        8 drops

Cypress            8 drops

Cardamom       8 drops

 


 

santa

 

Relaxe – vous

Siberian Fir      15 drops

Peppermint       5 drops

Vetiver              2 drops

Clove                2 drops

 


 

New Year Vibin

Lime            7 drops

Spearmint    7 drops

Lemon         7 drops

Thyme          4 drops

 


 

I hope you enjoy these Chrissy recipes and let me know if you have any favourites of your own.

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

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10 Recipes for Your Essential Oil Diffuser

Hello authentic humans! I’ve just turned on my vapouriser and somehow I’m still surprised after 20 years that it makes such a glorious difference in the home, or office – any space really. Here’s a few recipes to embrace the new season and expand your consciousness too, with a few drops of essential oil ….

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A diffuser or vapouriser is a motorized machine to disperse essential oils throughout your space. There are so many wonderful designs now that it can be fun to have a few to choose from – hey some vapourisers may you suit your mood better than others, and even the recipe you’ve decided to use too. Some are colourful and have LED light displays, some are wood or bamboo and add a more natural vibe.

Diffusing essential oils is a great way to relieve stress, calm children and pets, and beautify your home.

To Scent Your Space, my ratio has always been:

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

However many diffusers say to only use a few drops, so use your intuition and see how you go with your own diffuser, how long it lasts, and whether you want to use more or less next time. If you are using a traditional vapaouriser with candle (often referred to as a “burner”), then 25 drops is a good ratio as it takes a lot longer for the oils to disperse.


 

There’s A Light

having a bad day?  – This too shall pass

Orange                 8 drops

Rose Geranium     8 drops

Lavender              5 drops

Patchouli              4 drops


Pre-Party Party

Mandarin              8 drops

Lemongrass         7 drops

Rosemary             5 drops

Ylang Ylang          5 drops


Sexy black diffuser from puzhen.com

Sexy black diffuser from  http://puzhen.com

 

Date Night

Bergamot                  12 drops

Cedarwood Atlas        8 drops

Jasmine                      5 drops (don’t use 3% in jojoba as it will clog your machine. Only use pure essential oil as the jojoba could mess with the mechanics of the machine))


My House Smells Weird I Need Essential Oils

Lemon Myrtle                10 drops

Geranium                       6 drops

Palmarosa                      6 drops

Cedarwood Virginiana    3 drops


Super Nature Girl

Lemon                            10 drops

Peru Balsam                    8 drops

Cypress                           4 drops

Australian Sandalwood    3 drops


Body Warmer

Black Pepper       8 drops

Lavandin             8 drops

Lime                    6 drops

Clove                   3 drops


Settle Down You Ratbag Kids

Petitgrain          8 drops

Marjoram          6 drops

Frankincense     5 drops

Cinnamon         5 drops

Vetiver               2 drops


The Sick Room

Peppermint         6 drops

Lavender             9 drops

Orange              10 drops


Brainiac

When you need to study or even wake up!

Rosemary          10 drops

Basil                    5 drops

Tea Tree              5 drops

Siberian Fir          5 drops


Lovely

Indian Rosewood      8 drops

Roman Chamomile   6 drops (don’t use 3% in jojoba as it will clog your machine. Only use pure essential oil as the jojoba could mess with the mechanics of the machine)

Vanilla CO2               6 drops

Mandarin                  5 drops


 

The diffusers shown above are just some examples of all the different types of machines available on the market today. There are some Australian links, but it will be easy to find great vapourisers nearer to where you are, just by looking on the Internet with your search engine.

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

Check out my YouTube channel too, thanks.

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Palmarosa – Soft Skin and Happiness

palmarosa pic via choicehealthmag.com

palmarosa pic via choicehealthmag.com

I’ve used this lovely oil with clients a few times in the past couple of weeks. It blends well with so many oils and adds a green, fresh and slightly rosey scent to a formula. This is a relative newcomer to aromatherapy and doesn’t really have a rich colourful history like the spice oils, but is a wonderful addition to a collection. This gorgeous grass originally hails from India and is sometimes known as East Indian geranium. It’s also grown in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. Although I can’t really find out a lot about this lovely oil I assume, like lemongrass, it has been used in India as a part of their Ayurvedic lifestyle and natural way of treating disorders in the body.

Palamarosa (Cymbopogon martini) is a grass like lemongrass and citronella, and belongs to the same family – Graminae (or Poaceae). This is the family of ‘true grasses”. There’s also a gingergrass plant that creates an essential too, and that is quite close to palmarosa as it is a variation of the plant – Cymbopogon martini var. sofia. One of my suppliers offers gingergrass oil and although I don’t use it therapeutically is has a beautiful soft scent. Maybe I’ll do a story on that oil soon.

Back to palmarosa – which is an oil often used in cosmetics and soaps to enhance the scent and add an inexpensive rose scent to the product.

Rosa centifolia - another rose used to make essential oil

Rosa centifolia

I’ve always used palmarosa as a skin conditioning oil and one of it’s main components is geraniol so that may give you a hint too, as geranium is a great oil for the skin. However it’s interesting to note that geranium only contains about a third of the amount of geraniol than palmarosa! And while we are on the geraniol track, lemongrass has a high content of geranial – a different molecule with slightly different carbon bonds (with a similar function).

In aromatherapy today palmarosa is used for

* hydrating the skin and hair

* as a stimulant for skin cell growth therefore working well on scar tissue and the uneven appearance of skin

* as a tonic to the digestive system

* as an insect repellent – just like lemongrass and citronella

* I use it as an oil for happiness and for flexibility in the emotions and thoughts

Try these combo’s –

Scent your space

Scent your space

1. Scent Your Space

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

“Aperitif”

Get your house in the mood for a lovely dinner

Palmarosa      10 drops

Mandarin         8 drops

Juniper            7 drops

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“I’m Going to be Flexible on this Issue”

Palmarosa      8 drops

Rosemary       5 drops

Geranium       5 drops

Siberian Fir     7 drops

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nourish your skin with oil blends

peru balper nourish your skin with oil blends

2. 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”

“Sweet and Soft”

Soften up your skin and add a little sweetness –

Palmarosa      3 drops

Peru Balsam   3 drops

Lavender       2 drops

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“Gettin’ Vibed Up”

An oil blend to refresh and send you into the day with gusto –

Palmarosa     2 drops

Cinnamon     2 drops

Lemon          2 drops

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

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The Empress – A Tarot Card Reading with Essential Oils

The Empress - III The Rider-Waite Tarot

The Empress – III from the Rider-Waite deck

Awww beautiful! This card makes me feel good. It’s about youth, potential and being connected to nature.

This young Empress is surrounded by the bounty of nature with the pattern of pomegranates on her robe. When I was learning the tarot I was told the Empress is pregnant and is the archetypal earth mother. Some translations don’t necessarily see her as pregnant but when you look at her quite closely she does seem to be with child. It could also indicate a new idea or birth of a business too.

The card is number 3 of the major arcana and is placed there because she carries an important message. She is the High Priestess personified – the actual mother figure that nurtures everything and everyone around her.

The Empress asks us to explore our feminine side – even if you are a man! When she shows up it may mean you need to pay more attention to nurturing yourself, or simply experience the joys of nature. Maybe you need to get out of the city and allow the energy of mother earth to balance you?

Mother Earth - NY street art

Mother Earth – NY street art

It’s a card of the abundance of nature and the feminine power that drives birth. This card is governed by Venus which is the planet that involves love, beauty, enjoyment and the joys of living in this amazing world. It’s about the good stuff! The Empress will come to you if you need to remind yourself of the beauty of life.

It’s time to awaken to the world around you and to experience what life has to offer you. Use all your senses and express your creativity. There’s nothing more creative than making a baby, starting a new business or simply making art. Do it now!

Abundance is a state of being

Woo hoo live it up

Scent is part of the beauty we have at our fingertips so let’s have a look at what oils could help you embody The Empress energy:

1. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist

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

“Goddess of Love”

Bring Venus and The Empress into your aura and personify love –

Geranium       6 drops

Patchouli        3 drops

Rosewood     8 drops

Bergamot      8 drops

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“Balance”

Bring the outdoors to you –

Siberian Fir            10 drops

Orange                  10 drops

Cedarwood Atlas    5 drops

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“Sensuality”

Allow yourself to be sensual  –

Ylang Ylang    8 drops

Sandalwood   6 drops

Mandarin      11 drops

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sneakily borrowed from informedfarmers.com

sneakily borrowed from informedfarmers.com

2. 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 article “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“I Wanna Create!”

Get your creative juices flowing –

Basil                  1 drop

Rosemary          2 drops

Lemon               3 drops

Rose Geranium  1 drop

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“Sensory Stimulation”

Remind yourself you are here to experience –

Peru Balsam      2 drops

Lavender           2 drops

Petitgrain           3 drops

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

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The Moon – A Tarot Card Reading with Essential Oils

The Moon - XVIII from the Rider-Waite deck

The Moon – XVIII from the Rider-Waite deck

Have you been howling at the moon recently? We have had 3 super moons this year, the last one, just last week. Pretty amazing. We all know how the moon phases – especially the full moon – can make us feel a little crazy and emotional. We are connected to our universe in all respects and the moon represents our subconscious. What’s beneath our sunny side?

I was always a little freaked out by the lobster coming out of the water to bite me. This could represent dark and hidden fears emerging, or even needing to be revealed. Either way it’s a bit prickly. There is lots of water in the card and in tarot that speaks about our emotions, as does the moon.

The dog and the wolf show the balance of tame/wild. The moon is also reflected in the sun which also indicates balance is needed with our conscious and subconscious. If The Moon comes to you in a reading it could represent a willingness or absolute need to release deep fears and emotions from the past, to be able to move on.

It is the middle of the night so perhaps you’ve lost your way or have been blinded by your dark side of your fears? Maybe you just can’t see things clearly?

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This could be a time when you are having incredible, wacky dreams. What is your subconscious trying to tell you?

The Moon could appear if it’s a time when you need to rely on your intuition or develop it. Follow your instincts like the wild wolf! Have courage.

Rely on, and develop your intuition (from curvyoga.com)

Rely on, and develop your intuition (from curvyoga.com)

Anyway I’m sure you get the vibe of this card so let’s look at what essential oils could help you acknowledge your fears and release past hurts.

1. 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 article “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“I am Light and Dark”

Acknowledge your deep fears –

Geranium      3 drops

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

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“Howling at the Moon”

Let your wild side out –

Black pepper     2 drops

Lemongrass       2 drops

Patchouli            3 drops

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“I’m NOT Having a Meltdown”

Support your fragile emotions –

Fennel             2 drops

May Chang     2 drops

Peru Balsam   3 drops

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essential oil diffuser

essential oil diffuser

2. Scent Your Space

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

“I Get So Emotional Baby”

Everything will be ok –

Spearmint        6 drops

Lemon            10 drops

Siberian Fir      9 drops

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“Release and Renew”

Purge the old stuff –

Juniper               8 drops

Pink Grapefruit  15 drops

Lavender            2 drops

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“I Accept Myself Completely”

Allow yourself the freedom to feel what you want –

Cypress           12 drops

Orange              8 drops

Ylang Ylang      5 drops

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

copyright suzannerbanks 2013