Sunday, July 5, 2015

Aromatic Mix For Mood Balance

Hi folks...I've been conjuring a few more aromatic mixes, combining herbs, oils and resins for the incense pot.

Since Vanessa has been on chemotherapy, I've started a regime of herb & essential oil mixes to help her reduce stress, anxiety and pain. She has responded very well so far.

Recently, I wanted to find a mixture that would work as a mood balance with less emotional swings...allowing her to concentrate when needed.

I started by covering the bottom of the incense pot with an equal mix of Myrrh and Frankincense gravel resin...about 1/2 inch in depth. Take one whole Star Anise, break it up and add to the resin. I then added 5 drops of Pine Long Leaf essential oil in the resin. You can substitute Cedar essential oil. Then I light a charcoal disk, allowing it to ember...then place it directly on top of the mix.

I try to keep Myrrh resin chunks available, but it's not always easy to find. There are cheaper grades of Myrrh (Somali or Ethiopia varieties) that may be accessible from a wholesaler...just make sure that it's clean and clear of wood pieces.

I add 5 drops of Eucalyptus on the Myrrh resin chunk, then place it on top of the embering charcoal disk. This mix will probably release scent for about an hour.

This mix will smoke a bit more than you may want, but the results can be very enjoyable. Take care...Lon