Control your emotions by mixing based on the part of the plant.
Have you ever made a blend of aromatherapy based on the botanical part the essential oils come from?
For example, a blend made with oils extracted entirely from the fruit? The seeds? Or flowers?
It’s an innovative way to make some powerful blends!
I like blends based on the plant part when I use oils for emotional support. I think a plant carries a certain kind of energy in its different parts – the roots settle down, flowers are alluring and expressive, etc.
Plant Fraction Blending: Woods & Fruits!
This recipe is a moisturizing body oil made from oils produced from wood and fruits.
The woody oils come from cedarwood and Atlas sandalwood. It carries wood energy – strong, safe and stable. I love using woods oils like these when I need extra emotional support, or if I’m going through a major change.
Fruit oils come from yuzu and sweet orange peels. It is bright, lively and full of sunny energy! The fruits also contain the seeds of a plant that carry new beginnings and inspiration. Isn’t it a beautiful metaphor to think that the happiest energy contains the seeds of new beginnings?
This body oil provides you with emotional security and wood power, along with the sweet and positive energy of the fruit!
Trees and fruits body oil
- 1 ounce (30 ml) jojoba oil)Simmondsia chinensis)
- 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil (Santalum Album)
- 3 drops of Atlas cedarwood oil (Cedrus Atlantica)
- 3 drops of yuzu essential oil (Citrus Junus)
- Two drops of sweet orange oil (Citrus sinensis)
Make this mixture in a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle. Mix the ingredients in the bottle, close it, and shake gently until blended.
Some citrusy notes!
Do you know yuzu?
It is a citrus fruit from Japan that looks a bit like a small, rugged orange. The Japanese have a tradition of using this fruit in the new year to usher in new beginnings and vibrant health.
Many citrus essential oils are phototoxic (meaning that if you apply them to your skin and then expose it to sunlight, you may suffer from burns, blisters, or discolouration). Learn more about phototoxicity – including how to avoid skin reactions –Get this post from our blog.
However, yuzu is not toxic to light. So is Sweet Orange. This means that this mixture is safe from the sun! Feel free to put on your body oil and spend some time outside.
Note: Rice Atlas (Cedrus Atlantica) Included in the endangered list. It is a good idea to ask your supplier how the oil was obtained and produced. Aromatics International gets you Cedrus Atlantica From a farm that uses sustainable practices, so the wood is not taken from the wild. (Just like sandalwood, there are plantations that grow Cedrus Atlantica With fully sustainable harvesting methods.) It’s exciting to see this kind of conservation and sustainability making a positive impact! We can also suggest a use Juniperus virginiana instead of Cedrus Atlantica.
Mogai, J. (1997) Aromatherapy to heal the soul. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press