The beginning of a year is always an exciting time, isn’t it? All our imaginings, hopes, plans, and desires have an opportunity for a new beginning, a re-examination, a reinvention. For me, I like to take what has worked and look to see if I can improve upon it, and I believe that what has not worked is not a failure as much as an opportunity for growth.
In aromatherapy, there are many beautiful oils that support reinvention.
Essential oils from flowers represent new growth. The oils made from flowers encourage self-confidence and creativity, and bring in new ideas and energy.
Essential oils from seeds represent the beginning of life, filled with all of a living thing’s inherent potential. Oils extracted from seeds can support new growth, help us discover our potential, and also encourage the release of blocked energy.
Essential oils made from roots provide us with strength, stability, and balance. They are also wonderful for relieving stress caused by life’s ups and downs.
So, in honor of reinvention, I offer you an aromatherapy-enhanced oil to support you and your journey. Use this blend in meditation, yoga class, or as a perfume. Roll on to your pulse points or into the center of each palm, then inhale and enjoy!
Reinvention Roll-On Blend
Organic jojoba oil
3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)
3 drops Clary Sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea)
2 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)
1 drop Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zinzanoides)
1. Fill a 10ml (1/3 ounce) glass roller-top bottle with organic jojoba oil, leaving space for the essential oils.
2. Add the essential oils to the bottle.
3. Pop on the roller top, shake gently, and apply.
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Use of carrot seed (Daucus carota) in aromatherapy helps reduce stress and promote inspiration.
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) boosts self-esteem and eases feelings of depression.
The revitalizing quality of vetiver (Vetiveria zinzanoides) makes it useful for relieving mental and physical exhaustion.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is energizing and uplifting. When used topically at low diffusions, it can help ease nausea and motion sickness.
Always use a carrier oil, like jojoba, before applying essential oils to the skin. You can substitute jojoba with apricot oil, almond oil, or argan oil if you like.