Now Diffusing: Strength and Courage

Diffusing essential oils into the air is one of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. Diffusing can help to purify the air, provide an extra immune boost, support emotional needs, and create a positive environment. Bonus: No more of those toxic chemicals and synthetics found in air fresheners, candles. and incense. We love playing around with different diffuser blends and there are literally thousands of combinations that can be created.

This happy little blend was born from flipping through a must-have reference book, Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing (get the newest addition here). We simply chose three oils that "spoke" to us and fit our emotional needs and, voila!, an awesome recipe was created. It's that easy. Once essential oils become a part of your daily life, you will find that your body will be naturally drawn to those that you need. We know it sounds like hocus-pocus but trust us, it happens. This combo smells fresh, uplifting, and citrusy.  Give this blend a try and let us know what you think!

Recipe: 2 drops lime, 2 drops basil, 4 drops bergamot

  • Lime: The Oil of Zest for Life. Lime instills courage and cheer in the heart and reminds individuals to have gratitude for the gift of life. This oil cleanses the heart and makes room for light and joy. It encourages the balance between the heart and mind and helps to instill determination to face all of life's challenges.
  • Bergamot: The Oil of Self-Acceptance. Bergamot relieves feelings of despair, self-judgement, and low self-esteem. In invites individuals to see life with more optimism and has a cleansing affect on limiting belief systems. This oil awakens the soul to hope and offers courage to share the inner-self.
  • Basil: The Oil of Renewal. Basil brings strength to the heart and relaxation to the mind. This oil supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain and brings rejuvenation after periods of burnout and exhaustion. Basil gives hope to the tired soul and helps support greater balance, natural energy, and health.
Nikki Matthews