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Aromatherapy Celebration Blend

Ashley getting ready prior to her school's Mass of Thanksgiving held last Thursday.
Ashley getting ready prior to her school's Mass of Thanksgiving held last Thursday.  
Tomorrow, my daughter graduates high school. As all parents should be of their children, I am beyond proud of my daughter for her accomplishments and the amazing young woman that she has become.

This time of year is often filled with many events of celebration: graduations, confirmations, baptisms and weddings. I created a quick aromatherapy blend to diffuse during meditation before the ceremony and would like to share it with you. At some point later, I may revisit this blend and adjust the ratios:

Bergamot: 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.

Grapefruit: A beautifully uplifting aroma that is amongst my favorites.

Ylang Ylang: 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.

Cypress: With its fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody aroma, Cypress is an energizing oil and a great oil to use during times of change.

Frankincese: To celebrate my faith and gratitude, frankincense is my oil of choice for this particular blend. It's earthy and spicy base notes will help to round out the aroma.

Ginger: Ginger is a spicy oil that is warming, heartlifting and helps to cut through the sweetness of the citrus and ylang ylang essential oils.


Combine all oils in a clean glass bottle and diffuse as you would other essential oil blends.

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.


Marge Clark

What a wonderful blend... thinking the Ginger would also make it an appropriate Summer Equinox blend, as well.

And Congratulations to your daughter...and to the proud Mom. (She didn't get there alone, you know!)

Wendy Robbins

An absolute yes on the ginger! :) Overall, I was quite pleased with this blend when I diffused it yesterday, and the ginger sets the blend off perfectly.

Thank you for your lovely wellwishes, Marge. You are such a sweetheart. I am thrilled at the sensitive, open-minded, creative, funny and intelligent young woman she is becoming. For the gift of even having a small role in the person she is blossoming into, I am indeed beyond proud. (And as parents, we all know that our ability to influence is challenged by the time our teens spend with both good and not-so-good teachers, friends, musical preferences, the television, computers, smart phones, and so on). ;)

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