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is a season of sharing, a time for family, and of course, for memories
- visions from our past, entwined gently with the creation of the new.
Memories that will be taken forward to future holiday seasons, shared
again and again, with equal joy, and wonder.
memories, and the many traditions that surround them, lie in the midst
of many experiences, not the least of which are the special aromas
that infuse, and transform this season into the magical, and unforgettable.
Invite the wonder
of aromatherapy into your home this Christmas, through your own creations,
the rebirth of traditions not yet forgotten, or by using the suggestions
offered by our many readers, who are clearly passionate about this
with a Spicy Twist
Combine the following ingredients, and mix thoroughly:
1 cup cinnamon
|1 tablespoon cloves
|1 tablespoon nutmeg
|1/2 cup applesauce
|1 tablespoon sparkle stars
|2 tablespoon white glue
Once combined, roll out and cut shapes using preformed
cutters, or hand trimming. Don't forget to make holes so that they
can be placed in your tree, or elsewhere around the home. They will
take 3 to 4 days to dry, and should be turned regularly during this
process. Get the kids involved in this spicy tradition!
The Three Wise Men Blend
Here's a mix created
as a connection from our family to the history of the holiday. It's
become a truly special part of our Christmas tradition:
|15 drops of Lemon oil
|15 drops of Juniper Berry oil
|30 drops of Frankincense oil
|30 drops of Myrrh oil
|10 drops of Cedarwood oil
An Aromatherapy Tree in Every Room
The smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree can instantly
take one into the heart of the season. The blend below recreates this
special scent, allowing us to enjoy it in places a tree would just
|10 drops Fir Needle oil
|10 drops Spruce oil
|10 drops Cedarwood oil
|10 drops Juniper oil
Try this special mixture in your favorite room diffuser
to enjoy it's wondrous aroma anywhere you need it!
Aromatic Firestarter Cones
Giving to someone with a love for their fireplace?
Try these aromatherapy firestarters, sure to please:
|What you'll need:
Melt an appropriate amount of wax in a double boiler,
taking great caution to avoid overheating - read all the instructions
prior to using!
Once liquefied, remove the wax from heat, allowing
it to cool slightly. Mix several drops of each essential oil into the
mixture. One by one, dip in the pine cones, and set aside to dry. Consider
sprinkling with pine needles as a fragrant accent.
For each of us,
the 'scents of the season' are different, stemming from a wide range
of family experiences and traditions. What remains the same for us
all is that the scents play an immense role in our awareness that the
season is here, creating the enthusiasm, and childlike excitement that
only Christmas can bring!
to all of you!
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