Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Blends

Recipes from Christmas Past:

 All of these blends are intended for room fragrancing, however, with proper dilution, they would make wonderful lotion or perfume blends.  Scent your Christmas wrapping paper or cards with them.

Long Winter's Night

10 drops sweet orange
5 drops lemon
8 drops frankincense
4 drops myrrh
2 drops juniperberry
4 drops jasmin absolute

Pine Grove

2 drops pine
7 drops fir needle
4 drops juniperberry
3 drops cedarwood (prefer Himalayan)
4 drops rose absolute
2 drops rosewood
2 drops lavender
1 drop basil
2 drops rosemary
1 drop palmarosa

Winter Glow

3 drops Jasmine Grandiflora absolute
5 drops Vanilla CO2
6 drops cedarwood
2 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
2 drops rose absolute
2 drops lemon
1 drop bergamot

O Tannenbaum!

10 drops Balsam Rir needle
5 drops juniper berry
4 drops frankincense
4 drops rosemary
4 drops cedarwood (prefer Himalayan)
1 drop West Indian bay
1 drop peppermint
1 drop cinnamon leaf or cassia
1 drop clove bud

Angel's Wings

12 drops Bulgarian lavender
6 drops sweet orange
4 drops Roman chamomile
4 drops Ylangylang Complete
3 drops sandalwood

The Magi

4 drops frankincense
4 drops myrrh
4 drops sandalwood
4 drops Bulgarian lavender
2 drops ylang ylang
4 drops rose absolute
4 drops jasmine absolute
3 drops lemon

A Christmas Rose

5 drops rose absolute or rose otto
5 drops sandalwood
3 drops jasmin absolute
2 drops sweet orange
4 drops bergamot
1 drop ylang ylang
2 drops Roman chamomile 
And, from our Dec. 15, 2004 newsletter:
Holiday "clean air" formula - "Your House Smells Terrific" Air purifying mist.In a small spray bottle pour one ounce high proof Vodka or Everclear (tm)
30 drops of cinnamon leaf
 20 drops of clove oil
 20 drops of sweet orange oil (or blood orange)
10 drops of cedarwood oil

Blend oils with alcohol. Add three ounces of distilled water.  Shake well, spritz.  You may also use the essential oil blend in your favorite diffuser.

shared by Lucinda Jenkins of Glenbrook Farms.
(Lucinda is a great source for dried herbs and herbal teas.  If you drop by her website, think about
trying her
Berry Rooibos and Spicey Rooibos Teas.  Both are favorites here.)

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