Aromatherapy Blends for May
Learn to create aromatherapy blends for May in this short article by Sharon Falsetto.
Welcome to May! Here are three easy aromatherapy blends for May to create!
Breathe Easy Diffuser Aromatherapy Blend for May
This is a blend which could be used at any time of the year, although I’ve included it for aromatherapy blends for May. It is a diffuser blend which can help in times of emotional stress and trauma, and bring you back to the present. You can also adapt it to use as an inhaler* blend. This recipe makes approximately 3 ml of blend.
*You will need some blank nasal inhaler tubes to make a personal inhaler blend such as these fun and colorful ones!
Essential Oils Chosen: Sweet orange: To remind you of the joy in life; Vetiver: To soothe the soul of shock and trauma; Sandalwood: To ground and calm.
50 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil
20 drops vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) essential oil
20 drops sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oil
How to Use:
Mix the essential oils together in a glass bottle with an orifice reducer. Add between 5 and 10 drops to a suitable aromatherapy diffuser. Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for use.
Cautions for Use:
Avoid diffusing around those who are pregnant, young children and babies, and pets. Diffuse in a well-ventilated space.
Maia Perfume Aromatherapy Blend for May
Maia is an ancient Roman goddess of spring and ushers in positivity and growth to the month, as plants begin to flourish. Create this simple aromatic perfume blend and remind yourself that all things are possible with growth!
Essential Oils Chosen: Cypress: For its earthy, woody aroma; Geranium: For its light rose-like, spring aroma; Rose: For the headier days of summer ahead.
0.33 oz. jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) oil
5 drops cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil
7 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil
2 drops rose (Rosa x damascena) essential oil
* This is a higher dilution than is usually recommended for aromatherapy use. You usually find higher dilution rates in perfume blends. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately.
How to Use:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.* Pour the blend into a 0.33 oz roller ball bottle.** Make sure to attach the roller ball firmly. Cap. Apply to wrists and temples as needed.
*Due to the small number of drops required for a single blend, you may prefer to first fill up the roller ball bottle with the required amount of jojoba oil, and then drop each essential oil individually into the oil. Once the roller ball is attached and capped, shake vigorously to combine the blend.
**I love to use these roller ball bottles! The roller ball has a cooling effect!
Dare to Bare Aromatherapy Body Lotion
This is the time of year when thoughts turn to shorts and T-shirts. Subsequently, you have more skin on show! Prepare your skin with some beneficial soothing lotion that you can use all summer long.
Essential Oils Chosen: Lemon: For its astringent properties; Melissa: For its minty edge to skincare; Lavender: For skin to be proud of.
4 oz. light white, unscented, base lotion*
12 drops distilled lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil
21 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
3 drops melissa (Melissa officinalis) essential oil
*Use a pre-made base lotion available from good cosmetic suppliers or make your own. Just make sure that it is light for summer use.
How to Use:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Pour the finished product into a 4 oz. jar or pump bottle. Apply a small layer of the blend all over the body daily.
Cautions for Use:
Use distilled lemon essential oil to avoid any potential photo-toxicity problems which expressed lemon essential oil may produce. Discontinue use if sensitivity occurs.
Learn About Aromatherapy
Learn to create some more simple aromatherapy blends in the Certificate in Holistic Aromatherapy course!
About the Author:
The author of this article has a combined 24-year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry. She is UK-certified aromatherapist and a NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®. She is both a published author and editor in aromatherapy, a consultant, custom blend formulator and herbal studies student. She is the author of Authentic Aromatherapy and the current chief editor of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal. She has taken the online Master Gardener short course series with the University of Oregon. Sharon works from her garden studio in Sedona, Arizona, where she gardens and distills plants from her own aromatic gardens, surrounded by natural fauna and floral on an original pioneer homestead property.