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Blends for Cancer and Winter using Elemi, Jasmine and Sandalwood



Winter is here down under, and so far it's more wet than cold, and my lounge is looking like a laundry with clothes on racks drying in the watery sunshine moments combined with the heat pump that's running in the evening... I could use the dryer, however I'm interested to see how our power bills go as this is a warmer house than the last one we were in.  To keep my washing smelling fresh when it's not outside on the line, I add Petitgrain essential oil to the softener section of my washing machine.


As this month is about Self Care, let's start with some recipes that help soothe your nervous system and allow you to sleep better, because winter is the best time to get more sleep, being hibernation season.  Below you will find some blends that you can add to your bathing routine, body care products or diffuser, as well as my favourite, the sniffy stick.


I love Sniffy Sticks as they are easy to carry around in your bag, and your kids can take them to school or carry them in their pocket because they're not glass like a rollon.



EO Formulas
Elemi Jasmine Sandalwood
Elemi Resin Jasmine flowers

Sandalwood strips

I love Elemi in skin care, it's nurturing and with winter, what more excuse does one need for this luxe blend...


Blend to Freshen up Winter Skin
1 drop of Lemongrass essential oil
3 drops of Elemi essential oil
6 drops of Geranium essential oil


Blend with 30ml jojoba oil and apply to your skin after a shower or bath.  You can also use this in your hair, or add 1ml to a argelitz clay to create a face mask.

Other oil options are Apricot Kernel, Grapesee,  Macadamia, Meadowfoam seed, Olive.

This is a lovely blend to add to a cream or oil for your hands and body when your're joints are feeling stiff.


Warming Caring Blend
4 drops Jasmine essential oil
4 drops Bergamot* essential oil
4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
3 drops Distilled Lime essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood* essential oil
2 drops Clove essential oil


Blend and add to 50gm balm or ointment base cream, or to 50ml bottle of olive oil.  
Apply as required up to 3 times a day. 

Clear your mind before you go to sleep by diffusing 1-2 drops of this relaxing blend for 20 minutes at bedtime.


Soothing Sleep Blend
8 drops Lavender True essential oil
5 drops Sweet Orange* essential oil
4 drops Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Lemon essential oi


Blend in a 5 or 10ml dripulator bottle.

This is a relaxing bath salts blend to soak in if your chest muscles are feeling tight from coughing, or pleurisy.  The whole family can use this blend.


Bath Salts to Breathe Easier
2 drops Elemi essential oil
2 drops Kanuka essential oil
2 drops Petitgrain essential oil
3 drops Spearmint essential oil
1 drop Sandalwood essential oil

25 gm Himalayan Crystal Salt
5 gm Epsom Salt
5 gm Dead Sea Salt (optional)

Add the salts to a glass jar and shake until well mixed.
Add the essential oils and shake again
Leave for at least 15 minutes for the oils to infuse into the salts.  
Add 1 tbsp to your bath water.
Soak for 20 minutes.

This is a lovely uplifting blend that you can add to a perfume base or rollon.


Clear Away the Winter Blues
1 drop Patchouli essential oil
2 drops Grapefuit essential oil
2 drops Jasmine essential oil

Blend and add to your diffuser or a Rollon with Jojoba seed oil.  


Wardrobe Freshener & Moth Deterrent
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
5 drops of Lavender essential oil.
Fabric, clay or wood to place in wardrobe


Blend in a bottle and add 3 drops to your piece of fabric, clay pot, wood disc, whichever option you prefer and place in your wardrobe near your clothes but not touching them.

Your can get cedar discs to hang around coat hangers from KMart, which you can add your oils to. 

I've also made lace circles stuffed with dried lavender flowers, tied with a ribbon and added the essential oils to them.

If your wardrobe is prone to mould, add an antifungal essential oil to the blend.


Create a Home Spa Experience with this yummy body scrub


Essence Body Scrub
13 drops Elemi essential oil
7 drops Bergamot essential oil
1 drop Rose essential oil
100gm Body Scrub Base

Add to scrub base and for best results, leave to infuse for at least 3 days.

Bath Salts Base:
20gm Epsom Salts
20gm Himalayan Crystal Salt
40gm Sea Salt
25ml Grapseed oil
2ml Vitamin E oil

Now follow up this Home Spa Experience with this yummy body butter


Jasmine and Lime Body Butter
2 drops Jasmine essential oil
6 drops Lime essential oil

Add to 50gm Amor Body Butter Base

Feeling stuck in your life?  Here's my Moving On blend that you can add to a roll on, body wash, lotion, diffuser, etc.


Moving On
6 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Hyssop essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Blend and add 5 drops to a Roll On, or 2 drops to your diffuser.

For a Bodyy Wash or Lotion add to 100ml of base.

* Bergamot - if using in the morning, use the Bergaptene free to prevent sun damage to your hands.
* Cedarwood - my preference is Himalayan, it's gentler and there are less contraindications compared with Atlas or Virginian cedarwoods.


If you have any queries with blending, hop on over to @Amor and post them there and I'll answer it as soon as I'm available.


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How best to use your sniffy stick

Blend essential oils in blending bottle and add drops to one end of the cotton wick as per recommendations below and seal in tube.

Insert inhaler gently in nostril, and press finger against other nostril to close it.

Inhale gently, then swap sides and repeat.

Use 2-4 times a day.

Stop using if headaches occur!


1 drop Children aged 2-5,
2 drops Children aged 5-8
3 drops Children aged 9-13, Pregnant Women and Elderly
4-7 drops 13+