blend of the week - share the love

This week I thought I'd share a simple blend that I love and used to burn all the time way back in the day when I first got married...going back about 15 years now. The blend only uses two oils ,but creates a lovely warm, cozy and comforting  scent that is uplifting, but I find calming also.



3 drops of vanilla oleoresin
5 drops of rose geranium 


VANILLA OLEORESIN (Vanilla Planifolia) Vanilla oleoresin isn't actually an essential oil as the name suggests it is an oleoresin and there is no such thing as vanilla essential oil. There is vanilla oleoresin, vanilla co2 total extract and vanilla absolute. Vanilla Co2 total extract is a yellow oily extract with the most true to nature scent profile of vanilla, while the absolute and oleoresin are a dark brown colour. Real vanilla does not smell like the sickly sweet vanilla of fragrance vanilla oil you are used to smelling. It smells like a real vanilla bean that is more softer, mellow and earthy. Vanilla is one of my all time favourite scents ever since I was a little girl and now in my thirties I am still completely obsessed with it...just the real thing now. The scent of vanilla is calming, comforting and soothing. It can be used to enhance positive energy, uplift the spirits and enhances sensuality, romance, nerves and a sense of calmness. It can help to dispel feelings of boredom, insecurity and sexual apathy. 


ROSE GERANIUM (Pelargonium Roseum) Rose Geranium is steam distilled and has a bright rosy scent. It helps to enhance calmness, balance, comfort, laughter, social occasions, self-confidence and the ability to change. It can help to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, lack of self control, stagnation, mood swings and premenstrual stress.


Rose Essential Oil


Vanilla Oleoresin is found in our Vanilla and Wild Orange Body Butter.


Did you enjoy this recipe? If so, we would love you to share it on your social networks with your friends so they can benefit from it too. Check back next week for a new blend.

Love, The Little Alchemist x

April 02, 2014 by Natalie Van Epen
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