Erica's Blog

August is such an amazing month and also happens to be my birthday month! This year I turn 40 and it has been a great reminder to take stock in things, and reflect on my gratitude. The late summer warmth, the yellowing of the trees, and the slowing down of pace set the tone for the transition into Autumn. This blend features summery notes with just a touch of earthiness. Gingergrass blends beautifully with citrus oils, and Bitter Orange is a nice change of pace from Sweet Orange. Adding Hyssop rounds out the notes and leaves a beautiful full bodied oil. Added to a diffuser or in a 1% topical dilution (maybe in sunflower oil!), this blend is immune supportive, emotionally uplifting and skin nourishing.

I encourage you to take a few moments to yourself as the season comes to a close. Reflect in gratitude and joy, and prep your body, mind and spirit for the next season. Happy Blending!

The middle of summer always brings back memories of a busy childhood. Endless days in the swimming pool, a school vacation that seemed to last forever, popsicles, staying up late….It was so fun. But as we get older, summer becomes less exciting and more…busy. And one of the first things to suffer is our sleep habits. I love using essential oils for assisting and supporting sleep. Either in a bedside diffuser, or as part of an evening topical lotion to help me relax! Enjoy this Sweet Dreams blend to help get some rest during these busy summer days. Stay well and happy blending!

Normally this time of year I like to feel inspired by certain oils that create an exciting, happy space. But lately the theme of grief seems so much stronger. So in times of deep reflection and sadness I like to turn to Frankincense. Latin name boswellia carterii, Frankincense has a deep resinous scent, almost “balsamic” in nature. It’s a middle/top note oil with earthy undertones. Renowned for millennia (and mentions in historical and biblical texts) for its healing and symbolic spirit, Frankincese evokes a grand presence. But is also offers soft comfort. It has powerful wound healing capabilities (both physical and emotional), supports the immune system, calms inflammation and eases headaches. Frankincense is a meditative oil that encourages us to reflect inward and embrace our grief and sadness, so that we may move gently of it when the time is right.

“The only cure for grief, is to grieve”-Earl Tollman

Diffuse a few drops in a diffuser, or add to a topical blend in a 2% dilution (10-12 drops/ounce of carrier oil or lotion).

Be peaceful and happy blending.

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