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Our blog celebrates its one year anniversary this month! Thank you all for being loyal readers and letting us share our scented world with you. It’s been a joy getting you excited about aromatherapy. This month’s article shows ways to use oils in celebration, so come join us.

Whether you are enjoying dinner with friends or an anniversary (like us), aromatherapy can liven up the celebration. Use traditional scents to awaken memories and add warmth to your gathering. Essential oils can also inspire your guests to be playful, meditative, or outgoing. They can even enhance your party theme by reflecting the food or decorations.

Will you serve thai food? Diffusing essential oils of lemongrass and lime can whet your guest’s appetites. Are you honoring a wedding? Be festive with a blend of bergamot, grapefruit and melissa. Is your event a Thanksgiving dinner? Try simmering cinnamon, clove, and orange. For a quieter gathering, mix oils of lavender, petitgrain and sandalwood.

Blend for an Autumn Celebration
12 drops cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
2 drops fir (Abies alba) essential oil
3 drops frankincense (Boswellia carteri) essential oil
2 drops patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) essential oil
7 drops spruce (Picea mariana) essential oil

Blend for a Lively Party
12 drops grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oil
10 drops lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil
4 drops lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil

Blend for any Social Gathering
7 drops bergamot (Citrus bergamia) essential oil
5 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil
12 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
2 drops palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) essential oil

The above recipes are blends. For a room spray, mix the blend with 1 tsp vodka in a 2 ounce spray bottle. Add distilled water to fill. Shake well and spray up into the air. Repeat as needed. Now that you know how to adjust the atmosphere to your liking, let’s get on with the party.