with Alina, Abundant Earth Have you ever had a familiar fragrance spontaneously drift past, and find yourself instantly indulging in a past memory, or inhaling just a touch deeper, to get more of it?Well, when Little Green Dot asked me for “Summer in a bottle”, I immediately knew it had to have some citrus in it (think warm sun kisses radiating joy and happiness), and a touch of floral, for those hot summer breezes that carry a hint of our tropical flowers.This is so easy to make, you’ll soon be patting yourself on your perfumed, summer-ready, oil-glazed shoulder.
10dropsgeranium essential oil(uplifting and relaxing, a wonderful balancing oil, so ideal if you travel often)
5dropsbergamot(a green citrus scent that is refreshing and cheerful. It’s what makes your Earl Grey Tea smell divine!)
1/2-1teaspoondried rose petals(start low, and you can add as you go if you want more)
1teaspoondried lemongrass(same applies as per the rose petals)
Put your dried rose and lemongrass into the glass bottle.
Add the essential oils.
Add the base oil.
Screw on your cap, roll the bottle gently between your palms, and voila, Summertime in a bottle! And the beauty of this oil is, like a good wine, it gets better with age. The dried herbs you have added gradually release their aroma into your oil as time passes, fragrance gradually transforms over time. Your body oil won’t smell the same next week as it does today. How fun is that!