Keep Your Spirits Bright: Aromatherapy Recipes

by Andrea Butje on February 8, 2016

aromatherapy recipesDo you find that your energy flags at this time of year?

In many parts of the world, the nights are much longer than the days, and less sunshine can lead to low spirits and even depression.

So I want to share some uplifting Aromatherapy recipes that can help you beat the winter blues.

The first one is a beautiful floral mist. You can spray this all around you when you need a pick-me-up. I like to spray it in the air and then walk into it! It’s convenient because you can also slip it in a bag or your pocket and use it when you’re out. (After waiting in a long line at the grocery store or post office, a quick spritz can help your mind refresh and shift gears!)

Geranium Chamomile Spritz

  • 2 oz (60 ml) water
  • 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
  • 6 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 1 drop Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Add the water and essential oils to a 2 oz (60 ml) glass spray bottle. Shake it up and spray away!

You can use hydrosol instead of water to give this recipe a twist. Try Peppermint  hydrosol to add a brighter minty aroma. Either way, I recommend making this product fresh every few weeks.

A great group of oils to keep your spirits up are the citruses. I wrote an entire blog post about what friends they can be this time of year.

Citrus essential oils work well in diffusers. If I really love a diffuser blend, I’ll increase my recipe and put the drops in a 5 ml stock bottle. Then all I have to do is reach for the stock bottle and I can use the same blend multiple times.

Bright Spirits Citrus Blend

  • 20 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
  • 20 drops distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 15 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

This stock bottle blend is good for about six uses in your diffuser. That should uplift you through a whole day!

Remember to take care of yourself, use aromas that makes you feel happy or bring up good memories, and enjoy your blends.


ifpaI have some great news that I’m really excited to share with you.

In addition to our approvals by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), Aromahead Institute is now approved by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)!

The IFPA is one of the largest international Aromatherapy organizations. In addition to being a widely respected voice in the fields of holistic and natural care, the IFPA also accredits Aromatherapy schools, and Aromahead Institute is now one of their accredited schools.

This means that if you complete Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program and the Advanced Graduate Program (360 hours total), you qualify for full membership with the IFPA and can practice Aromatherapy in the UK, Ireland and in other countries around the world (such as Japan and China).
Aromahead has students from all over the world, and we are so happy to support their IFPA membership!


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