Aromas for Winter Solstice

sun on snowWe have just past the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Here in Colorado the outside world is cold and barren, but there is a sense of life and renewal waiting beneath the snow. The long nights mean fewer hours of daylight, yet we can spend time relaxing within a quiet darkness that offers reflection on the beauty and hope of winter.

In olden times people brought cut evergreen branches inside to release their lively aromas and cheer winter-weary hearts. Along with citrus – which energize, rejuvenate and uplift – these scents are perfect for reviving oneself during cold winter months. The aromas are rich and sweet and complement the spiritual renewal and meditation that winter evokes.

When you crave warm sunny days, diffuse the Winter Incense blend as the earth slowly shifts back to the light of the sun.

Winter Incense
3 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
2 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
2 drop Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
1 drop Juniper (Juniperus communis)
1 drop Lemon (Citrus limon)
Mix the essential oils in a bottle with a dropper lid. Add a few drops to water placed in the top of a candle burner. Enjoy the scent and the flickering light.