After receiving my latest batch of new essential oils, as always, I decided to experiment with a few new aromatherapy diffuser blends. I haven’t used Rose Geranium too much before so I really wanted to include that in one of my new mixes. Rose Geranium is very similar to Geranium but I find it a much lighter smell and of course with a gorgeous rose-like aroma. The latin name is Pelargonium graveolens and Geranium which has more of an apple-like aroma is Pelargonium odorantissimum.
So if I wanted to use this essential oil, what could I find to blend with it? Firstly I wanted an uplifting blend as I had a full day of work ahead of me. One of my favorite essential oils that I love to diffuse when I’m working is Basil. I did a quick smell test and my sense of smell agreed that they would blend well together so all I needed was to find a third essential oil. Bergamot is another lovely uplifting and refreshing aromatherapy oil and on doing the smell test again all three work together beautifully.
Here is the blend and the amounts that I added to my diffuser:
- 3 drops Rose Geranium
- 2 drops Basil
- 4 drops Bergamot
In keeping with the Geranium theme, the next day I decided to try another blend, this time with the normal Geranium. This essential oil blend also needed to be uplifting and one of the many essential oils I love for this is Ginger. Ginger essential oil is also excellent for sharpening the memory which can be very helpful for my various work activities. Lime is another wonderful aromatherapy oil for both memory and sharpening the senses. As well as being uplifting I find it very refreshing if I’m feeling tired and in need of that extra boost.
So for diffuser blend number two, here are the amounts I used:
- 2 drops Geranium
- 3 drops Ginger
- 3 drops Lime