Embodied Practice, Part 2: Shine Into Your Creativity: A Guide to Making Your Own Summer Blends

By Eliza Demarest


Your wellbeing comes first. Nourish your mind, physical body and spirit with these invigorating blends. I encourage you to bring what you feel to your heart space. Believe in yourself. Start fresh. You are surrounded by love. 

Courtesy of Creative Commons

Courtesy of Creative Commons

I use fractionated coconut oil as a filler - it absorbs the extracts well, has a long shelf life, and is less greasy than other carrier oils. You can make your summer potions in a 10 ml roll bottle or 15 ml glass bottle. Apply as often as you wish to acupuncture pressure points on your body - bottoms of feet, inside forearms, back of neck or spine, inside wrist creases, along the spine and over the heart. 

Love Me Tender Blend is for those of you who have difficulty prioritizing yourself. Begin the Summer season by being kind to yourself. The world needs your love and confident spirit to function at its best. 

Drops

12 Grapefruit

3 Lavender

2 Ginger

1 Lemon

1 Clary Sage

1 Blood Orange

1 Ylang Ylang

 

I'm Walking on Sunshine blend helps break our old destructive patterns to make space for what truly serves us. Every day is a new opportunity to have a fresh start. This blend welcomes the abundance of magic and grace into your life. 

Drops

8 Jasmine

5 Ylang Ylang

3 Clary Sage

3 Lavender

2 Bergamont

1 Cinnamon

1 Chamomile

Lavender - Courtesy of Chris_Parfitt

Lavender - Courtesy of Chris_Parfitt

 

Moments To Remember is a blend to feel connected to your community and your environment. This oil will remind you to not be afraid to put yourself out there. Smile at a stranger. Volunteer outside. Go to a yoga class. Take a walk with an old or new friend. Close your eyes while you smell this blend and feel each scent warm your heart. 

Drops 

8 Cedarwood

5 Blood Orange

4 Eucalyptus

3 Grapefruit

2 Ylang Ylang

1 White Fur

1 Chamomile

Rosemary - Courtesy of Young Living Essential Oils  

Rosemary - Courtesy of Young Living Essential Oils

 

All I Have to Do Is Dream blend is perfect to inspire momentous rhythm in your life. You deserve to feel how powerful you are. Begin this summer by believing how much potential you have. You have one life. Live it now.

Drops

8 Eucalyptus

5 Orange

3 White Fur

3 Rosemary

2 Jasmine

2 Lavender

1 Cinnamon

1 Ylang Ylang

Courtesy of Kate Johnson

Courtesy of Kate Johnson

Come Fly With Me is a great blend to heal from the winter blues. As the flowers begin to bloom, so will you. Your mornings will begin earlier and your sunsets will fall later, allowing challenges to subside and light to flood into your life. This blend is the perfect ratio of softness and vitality. 

Drops

5 Bergamont

5 Lavender

3 Jasmine

3 Orange

2 Clary Sage

2 Tangerine

1 Rose

 

How to Mix  

There are many online retailers that sell essential oil bottles. I prefer using glass bottles (10 ml or 15ml) from Bulk Apothercary versus plastic bottles. Melt 1 to 2 oz of fractionated coconut oil per blend over stovetop. Allow the coconut oil to cool. Pour enough coconut oil into your desired glass bottle until it is 3/4 full. Now it's time to add the essential oil drops. Please add the essential oils in order. Mixing the drops out of order may affect the energy and intention of the blend. Do not shake the bottle once finished. Now grab a friend and share the magic. Have a great summer. Enjoy. 

fun fact:

Regular coconut oil will harden once it's cooled. I've learned this mistake from experience! 


Originally from Mount Shasta, California - Eliza is a wellness focused contributor at Aspen City of Wellbeing. She's a lover of all things wellbeing: smoothies, yoga, meditation, glitter, flowers, and time in nature. She's an aspiring road hog. Be sure to honk or wave if you see her cruising on her Harley through the Roaring Fork Valley. 

 

 

 

 

 
Elizabeth Demarest