As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, June is a month full of busy awakenings and openings. Graduation celebrations, little league. dance recitals and the opening of summer businesses are busy reminders of the transition of time. I love using oils and herbs that keep me grounded during these bustling times, so tree oils are my “go to”: Cedarwood, Balsam Fir and White Pine are earthy reminders to keep my feet on the ground. These oils/herbs are highly antiinflammatory and wonderful topically for pain relief. I often make a summer blend for my massage clients featuring these powerhouse conifers.
I also love St. John’s Wort- a powerful herb and beautiful flower that is celebrated on June 24th- also my mother’s birthday! SJW renders a gorgeous golden reddish oil when steeped in your favorite carrier and can make a nice pain relieving topical; as a tincture it may also help ease depression.
As June is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day, we are reminded of the sturdiness of a good dad; strong, powerful, grounded- all qualities of the tree oils.
I have included a vibrant blend of the month featuring a bright combo, but I encourage you to experiment with tree oils to enjoy a positively rooted experience! I have also included a bug repelling candle that you can easily make at home!
I hope your transition into the summer months is smooth and joyful!