Aromatherapy and the Art of Blending

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
– The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Blending essential oils is very much like marriage. It is the joining of separate entities into a bond that shares the energetics of the synergy, but also of the individuals. In blending essential oils, much like marriage, it is important to introduce and allow for the movement of each essence, so that they do not become lost in one another. A good blend, just as a good marriage, will transcend and become timeless. Blending essential oils is an expression of ones creativity. It is a listening to your creation as it speaks to you in color, sound and images. Blending first takes place in the heart, then the mind, then the hands. Blending is all in the alchemy, not in the chemistry. It is the moment of complete creation and wonder. Thankfully, there is no such thing as a bad blend, just a learning experience. The most familiar type of essential oil blending is environmental, where fragrancing is more important than the chemistry. This differs from aesthetic and therapeutic blending, although it encompasses the same healing results, albeit on a much smaller level. Environmental blends are generally uplifting, bright and clean, whisper just below the consciousness. They allow us to realize that there is something different about the space we are in, without intruding on our conscious thoughts. Typically environmental blends contain mostly top to middle notes, such as Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Lavender Peppermint and Spearmint. These fragrances are familiar and comforting, while cleansing the air of negativity and stale odors. Base notes can also be added, but are generally deeply resonant and tenacious, and must be used sparingly. Their tenacity is easily discovered by the errant drop of Patchouli oil on the silk blouse, that still brings memories after several washings, and as many months. Begin your blending experiences with something basic, something that speaks to you. A good blend to clear negativity and stale are follows. It also serves as a wonderful Natural disinfectant hand and surface spray. Clearing Spray 2 oz Spray Bottle
1 1/2 
oz distilled water
1/2oz vodka (I prefer the cheap stuff)
6 drops Eucalyptus Oil
4 drops Bergamot Oil
3 drops peppermint oil
2 drops pine oil
Remember to treat all Essences with reverence, for the life and energy that they provide, the healing they offer, and the beauty they bring to our world.

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