Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
Holidays including New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving, graduations, confirmations, baptisms, weddings, birthdays, the birth of a baby, moving into a new house and getting a promotion are examples of events that we may want to celebrate and express special gratitude through reflection, prayer or meditation. A few years ago, I created the following aromatherapy blend to diffuse during meditation before a landmark event in my daughter's life. Special events, however, aren't the only time that it can be appropriate and spiritually rewarding to utilize this diffuser blend while expressing gratitude and focusing upon our blessings.
The Essential Oils Used In the Celebration and Gratitude Blend
A light, sweet, uplifting aroma that is typically loved by those of all ages. It makes for a beautiful primary oil in any blend intended for celebration or enhance joy.
A beautifully uplifting aroma that is amongst my favorites.
A beautiful, exotic floral essential oil. It can become quite overpowering, so use it sparingly. Ylang Ylang is what called to me for this celebratory blend, but jasmine would also be well suited.
With its fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody aroma, Cypress is an energizing oil and is a great oil to use during times of change.
To celebrate my faith and gratitude, frankincense is my oil of choice for this particular blend. It's earthy and spicy base notes help to round out the aroma.
Ginger is a spicy oil that is warming, heart lifting and helps to cut through the sweetness of the citrus and ylang ylang essential oils.
Essential Oil Ratios
- 20 drops Bergamot
- 10 drops Grapefruit
- 10 drops Cypress
- 10 Drops Frankincense
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang
- 2 drops Ginger
Combine all oils in a clean glass bottle. Diffuse 1-3 drops, following the manufacturer's instructions for the type of diffuser that you have.
Experiment with this blend or create your own celebration blend. There are certainly quite a few other oils that would be quite appropriate. What are some of your favorite oils and blends to to celebrate the triumphs in your life? I'd love to hear about your favorites.
This is a diffuser blend and is not intended for topical application. Do not apply to skin. Be sure to follow all essential oil safety precautions and avoid any essential oils that may be contraindicated for you.
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General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.