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The use of essential oils to scent the bath.

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Linda Gannon

This Illustrated book will be kept for ever in my library room……great aromatherapy book……

“Midsummer Night’s Dream”

“Creating Fairy Garden Fragrances” by Linda Gannon

 

Dried Flowers and Herbs

2    cups red rosebuds

1    cup grape hyacinth flowers

1    cup sweet pea blossoms

½   cup lavender flowers

½   cup lemon verbena leaves

½   cup mint leaves

 

Essential Oils

20   drops tuberose oil

8   drops bergamot oil

4   drops lemon verbena oil

 

Fixative

¼    cup mixed ground cinnamon and ground cloves

 

Finishing Touches

¼    cup pressed and gilded pansy flowers

¼    cup blue star confetti

 

Wrap with a beautiful blue-violet satin ribbon.  Accompanied by a box of chocolates or a bottle of good red wine, celebrate the glory of a summer night with someone you love!

“Dance of the Morning Nymphs” by Linda Gannon

Great little, well illustrated book on aromatherapy…….just like potpourri…….

“Dance of the Morning Nymphs”

“Creating Fairy Garden Fragrances” by Linda Gannon

 

Dried Flowers and herbs

2    cups yellow rosebuds

2    cups lemon verbena leaves

1    cup lavender flowers

½   cup bergamot mint leaves

 

Essential oils

20  drops lemon verbena oil

10  drops rose oil

5   drops lavender oil

 

Fixative

¼   cup ground calamus root

 

Textured Elements

¼   cup green cardamom pods

 

Finishing Touches

½   cup primrose blossoms

½   cup wood sorrel blossoms

¼   cup gold star confetti

 

Package the blend in a small cut-crystal bowl tied up with opulent lemon yellow or pale green French ribbon.  Glorious!

Relaxing essential oils

Just for meditation a good combination is jasmine, neroli and rose, to relax your mind.

The negative strains on the body like depression, anxiety, tension, stress, scents will help your relax your mind and enjoy life.  Having a more positive outlook with your life restores harmony and the balance in your mental state.   Essential oils date back for decades and centuries.

Enjoying the daily outdoor scents like spruce, roses, fresh air, blooming flowers and even fresh cut grass.   Finding the time to relax in the outdoors helps with your hectic lifestyle.

Balancing out your life and enjoying who and where you are today in life…..

Scents for the Summer

NEROLI – Citrus Auranthium

       Fragrance – floral (cultivation in the Mediterranean, but is native to Asia), the oil is produced in these countries: Brazil, US, Cyprus and Israel), used in many “orange oils”.

GERANIUM – Pelargonium graveolens

     Fragrance – very much like a Rose (beautiful heart-shaped leaves with bright blooms with the contrast of the green foliage.  This plant made into essential oils is used to create a variety of beauty items and high-end perfumes (France industry).

YLANG YLANG – Cananga odorata

    Fragrance –  (Exotic oil is used in: drinks, perfumes, lotions, cosmetics and soaps.  The yellow petals are very thick and it grown as a evergreen tree in Asia.

LAVENDER  – Lavandula augustofolia

    Fragrance –  can be strong and almost medicine like, but still beautiful  (grown all over the world in England, Bulgaria, France, Canada, US, and there is over 18 varieties of lavender.   Used in cooking, both flowers and stems are dried, the essential oil only uses the top (floral).  Lavender has been used for centuries and is used in cosmetics, arthritis, can ease headaches, anxiety, depression, grief, mood swings.   Not suggested to use for the first three months of pregnancy.

Reference: “Nature’s Scents” by Raje Airey

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