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Spring is such an energetic and exciting time of year. Nature is flexing her wings and expanding and the energy is flowing! I love bright, effervescent oils this time of year, and I always revisit the florals! I love diffuser blends with Geranium, Lemongrass, Hyssop and Lavender. Florals tend to be emotionally supportive and act as tonics to the nervous system. Blending with some bright citruses, like Grapefruit, Mandarin or Sweet Orange can add some immune support and promote joy! Spring is such a great time to throw open the windows and do some cleaning, so making a household cleaner with essential oils adds a natural, earthy and healthy aspect! I love taking pine and balsam needles in a ball jar, covering in white vinegar and letting strep for a month, then I strain and add Spike Lavender and Lemon oil- the smell is heavenly, and it is a powerful cleaner with no toxic chemicals. Have fun with your blending and how to integrate it into your every day life! May your spring be filled with sunshine, flowers and some peace. Happy blending!

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March is a transition month and a time to stretch and lean into the coming spring. Rainy weather can remind us to cleanse; wind blows away the dust and cobwebs of a long winter, and warmer, sunnier days invoke hope and excitement! In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this time of year correlates to the Wood element; a time of anger and frustration as the grasses shoot up through the melting ice. It’s a good time of year for a gall bladder and liver detox, so maybe enjoy some dandelion tea and some yoga! Massage is so beneficial during the change of seasons to help our body’s adjust. And of course, it’s time to start planning our gardens. March is a good time to set intentions for the coming season. My favorite oils this time of year are bright and refreshing: Lemon, Bergamot, Spearmint and Juniper to name a few. Get creative, open your windows, have a breath and ease into the coming spring. Happy blending!

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February invokes a sense of romance, passion and warmth. Evenings by a fire, with a warm beverage, soft blanket and the arms of a loved one. One oil that stands out is Rose (rosa x damascena), a rich floral with a long association with the art of love.

Rose is a Middle-Base note that has deep floral notes, with sweet overtones. Rose has incredible skin healing properties, and is nourishing, soothing and healing. It is a natural perfume that uplifts the spirit and warms the heart. Inhaling Rose can alleviate sadness and support you in times of grief. Rose also has powerful self-love properties; encouraging an open heart, grounding and speaking from a place of authenticity and love.

Rose is very strong and powerful; one drop may be all you need, and it doesn't take much to overpower a blend, so use with caution.

These are very trying times, and it is important to remain grounded and aware of your own potential. Love yourself :) Happy blending!

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