In celebration of the Spring Equinox, we wanted to bring you an inspirational spring-time blend.
Robbi Zeck says that Vetiver provides us with assurance and grounding; Petitgrain awakens that which is no longer stifled; and Mandarin brings the peace of composure for moving us forward.
This blend represents the support of earth with the smell of freshly turned garden dirt and roots (Vetiver). The leafy greenness of new growth (Petitgrain) opens us up to start a new journey. Finally, the soft, sweet scent of fruit (Mandarin) reminds us that rewards do come from the growth of the previous year. This is what spring shows us: out of the darkness of the earth, new life emerges.
Use this blend to help pave the way for a new emergence in your life. What will your growth look like this year?
Dilute to 2.5% or less (approximately 15 drops of your blend in 1 oz. of carrier oil) for a face and body blend. This is great for a transformative massage session or as an anointing oil after a shower. You can also diffuse it in the environment to really get spring in the air.
While using this blend, simply repeat this affirmation:
I am supported and protected as I emerge into my new life.
We wanted to use Mandarin because it’s not phototoxic like some other citrus oils. Alternatives could be Sweet Orange (C. sinensis), Grapefruit (C. paradisi), or even Neroli (C. aurantium). If you don’t have Vetiver, find another oil with a grounding/earthy quality. Patchouli (P. cablin) comes to mind. Tell us in the comments what your variations are. Don’t take our recipe too seriously. You can totally make up your own. We want to hear from you about what you’re blending for Spring.