This coming Sunday is Canada Day and I decided that I would like to create a blend that would reflect the energetics of this day and Canada in general. So where to start?
I decided to check out some of the rubrics in the SPE Repertory of Essential Oils to see what correlations I could make.
I started by looking at the fact that Canada was founded on July 1, 1867, which means that Canada falls under the Astrological sign of Cancer. And I had my first rubric – the Astrological sign of Cancer.
Then I looked at the varied geography of this wonderful country and came up with three more rubrics:
- MOUNTAINS, Better for being in the
- OPEN SPACES, desires
- SEASHORE, better for being by the
Then I looked at the rubrics that I could adapt to the colour of our Flag
- Red, affinity for
- White, affinity for
As the SPE Repertory has quite an extensive section on associating crystals with essential oils, I thought that I might be able to use those and cross-reference them to gems that are mined in Canada, but when it came to cross-referencing all the oils that came up in the different rubrics, this just didn’t help. There were just too many different oils and none of them came up in any of the other rubrics.
Finally, I considered which of the wonderful essential oil producing trees indigenous to Canada I wanted to include in my blend.
It took me several hours to go through the rubrics, then decide on the 6 I wanted to use and finally cross-reference all the oils in the 6 rubrics to see what options I had for my blend. I had some more fun sniffing my different choices, as well as playing with different ratios for my blend before I came up with the final four I wanted to use in my Canada Day Blend this year. This year, as I’m going to be using my blend in a diffuser, I made up 5 ml of the undiluted blend. It smells pretty good to me and I’m looking forward to sharing it with friends and family over the weekend.
Canada Day Synergy
4 parts Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
3 parts Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
2 parts Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
2 part Rose (Rosa x damascene)
I hope you all have a wonderful Canada Day on Sunday,
and to those of you down south, a very Happy 4th July on Wednesday!