Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sunshine in a Bottle






Wouldn't it be great if it were possible to capture the warmth of summer and joy of lovely fresh flowers – all in one little bottle? We would have the power to stave off mood-dampening wintry darkness with a few drops of golden sunshine.

Well, I've got a little surprise for you. It's possible – and all because of the lovely plant you see above.

Pelargonium graveolens is a cell-regenerating, mood-lifting wonder of a plant that has carried me through many a winter.

Put simply: geranium is pure sunshine in a bottle.

This easy-to-make product has many a time proved to be an efficient mood booster for me. Even though the thermometer may read 'dead of winter with no warmth or sun in sight', it hasn't failed me yet.

The best part: it's really easy to make.

You'll Need

Sweet almond oil, jojoba, or apricot kernel oil
Geranium (pelargonium graveolens) essential oil
Small dark bottle with drop-control top

Method

Pour 30 ml of your preferred face and body oil into the bottle. Add 4-5 drops of geranium essential oil. Shake. Enjoy.

If you want to get fancy, add 3 drops of mandarin essential oil as well. Don't exceed 9 drops of essential oil (and do check the percentages of recommended amounts of any essential oils you decide to mix in)

To Use

For Face and Neck: warm 5-6 drops of oil between palms and apply to face and neck with gentle upwards strokes.
For Body: warm 6-7 drops of oil between palms and apply to lower leg. Repeat for upper leg, arms etc.

Enjoy!

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