Article as published on Arizona Yoga Community
Ahhhh, I just love a room that smells good. It wakes up the senses, can help to change the mood and energy of a room, and when using the appropriate oils can even help to clean the air of bacteria. My favorites tend to change with the seasons, however one that I love all year round and makes me feel all giddy and happy inside is this sweet citrus spray. Give it a try and let the giggles fill your space 🙂
What you will need:
2oz glass spray bottle
Lime essential oil
Lemon essential oil
2oz of bottled water
In the 2oz bottle take your lime essential oils and add 8 drops of lime to the bottle and 18 drops of lemon essential oil. Place the spray cap on the bottle and shake lightly for 3-5 minutes. It’s ok to put the bottle down and then come back and shake a little more. Allow the merging or the 2 essential oils to begin to connect. After 5 minutes add purified water to the bottle. Be careful not to overfill and be sure to leave room to add your spray cap back in. You don’t want to loose all those drops by overfilling… trust me it’s been done 🙂 once water has been added replace spray cap and shake lightly. Leave as is for 24 hours. After a full day take a glass measuring cup with a spout and place a coffee filter over the top. Holding the filter around the measuring cup pour the blend that you made the previous day over the filter and let it drain into the measuring cup. This will help filter out the harshness of the oils if it touches the skin and leave the fresh scents and essential properties of the oil in. Once you have filtered the blend then you can pour it back into your spray bottle and you are ready to invigorate your mind, body, and home, office, or whatever space you desire. Enjoy!
Benefits of this blend:
Lime is wonderful for awakening and inspiring. It is typically an oil that enhances ones mood and helps them feel happy. This oil is great to use around people who might be going through depression. Lime essential oil is also one that speaks to the solar plexus chakra and the heart chakra. Great oil to use as an air purifier.
Lemon is an oil that is great for centering, it also helps to clear emotional confusion and energizes the space. This is also an oil that helps facilitate letting go. Lemon is also known for cleansing and uplifting.
This blend when combined makes a wonderful spray for meditation, inspiration, awakening, creates joy and happiness.