April is a great time to self-nurture! Shower yourself with essential oil flowers of geranium, chamomile, ylang ylang, jasmine, neroli and rose. Now that you’ve recovered from the holiday chaos, and had time to organize your year’s goals and bucket list wish list, it’s time to turn the focus inward, on yourself – mind, body, soul and spirit. Enjoy the power of these beautiful, nurturing and loving flowers to lift and invigorate your mood, inspire positivity and kindness, encourage physical strength, comfort your heart and restore inner peace.
Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is the #1 harmonizer for the mind, body, soul and spirit. This is such a versatile essential oil and can be used literally for everything! A must have in every household, medicine cabinet, purse, office desk and “spa survival kit”.
Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, is known to be a balancer of the heart, mind, stress-relief, hormones and adrenals. It can help women, men, children and pets to relax, declutter the mind, enhance self-esteem and let go of bitterness, resentment and past hurt.
Roman chamomile, Anthemis nobilis, is known as a “caretaker” oil as it nourishes the head, heart and gut. It can quiet mental chatter, comfort an ailing heart and calm IBS attacks as it is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and vulnerary (physical and emotional wounds). Great for a restless, perfectionist workaholic.
Ylang Ylang, Canaga odorata, has a unique powdery-floral scent that can enhance a euphoric state (especially when combined with clary sage). It is great to calm irritation, anger, agitation, frustration and all matters of the heart. It provokes a loving, kind personality and lets your inner beauty shine.
Jasmine, Jasminum grandifolum, is commonly referred to as the “mom” oil since it is so powerful for nurturing. It is a galactagogue, which means it stimulates breast milk production. If you think about it, breast milk feeds, provides nourishment, comfort, and is immune boosting. Additional qualities are that it calms anxiety, feeling vulnerable, combats depression and post-partem depression, nourishes the pineal gland (sleep aid) and provides emotional strength.
Neroli, Citrus aurantium, is historically linked to being a “wedding flower” as it was thought to represent innocence and purity. It can help you weed through all of the judgement, grief and despair that comes along with losing yourself to please others. Great for panic attacks, inner peace, hormone imbalances, shock and emotional trauma.
Rose, Rosa damascena, can be summed up in 2 words – Love and Beauty. It helps you love yourself and others, honor and accept your own inner beauty, and facilitate forgiveness of self and others. Great for all matters of the heart whether you’re in love and tapping into your romantic side, or battling heart-break, jealousy and rejection
Self-Nurture Spa Blend – 2oz. Spray
Lavender, 6 drops
Geranium, 4 drops
Roman Chamomile, 4 drops
Ylang Ylang, 3 drops
Jasmine, 2 drops
Neroli, 2 drops
Rose, 2 drops
Plant-Enzymes, 2 ounces
Aqua-sol Silver, 1 teaspoon
Distress or Rescue Remedy, 1 dropper