From the moment I first discovered dōTERRA’s propriety blend, Whisper, I loved it. The first blend I ever put with it in the diffuser was dōTERRA’s proprietary blend called, Motivate. To me, it smells like chocolate! Continue reading Whisper Diffuser Blends
dōTERRA’s proprietary blend called Whisper works with our individual chemistry to create our own personal signature pure-fume. For me, it’s a musky aroma. For others, it’s a floral aroma. I often receive compliments when I wear this blend as a pure-fume.
I was so excited when dōTERRA released citronella essential oil, as it’s only previously been featured in their outdoor / insect repelling blend called TerraArmour (aka Terra Shield).
Citronella is commonly known as an insect repellant, which is great at this time of the year in Australia. I love having options, and playing with blends so that we don’t ‘smell like insect repellant’ but rather smell like a divine pure-fume (aka perfume).
But, did you know that citronella is much more than that?
The repellent outdoor blend. Says it all, doesn’t it?
I remember when I first starting using dōTERRA essential oils many years ago and buying a bottle of TerraArmour to use in summer. You see, I had been searching for something natural and effective ever since our oldest daughter Isabella was a toddler, so I was keen to give it a go. Glenn and I watched a YouTube clip on how to use it, and couldn’t wait for my order to arrive.
Do you smell a chocolate undertone when you smell dōTERRA’s insect repellent blend, TerraArmour? I do. I find it utterly addictive. Personally, I feel it’s from the combination of Arborvitae and Vanilla Bean Absolute.
TerraArmour has been one of our household staple essential oils, especially during mozzie season. This year, my girls started piano lessons, so Glenn and I sit outside chatting quietly whilst they are in their lessons, but there are always lots of mozzies.
In it’s simplest form, I throw a bottle of TerraArmour into my handbag and we apply a few drops from the bottle on our skin. It has a fractionated coconut oil in the blend, so it’s safe to use it straight from the bottle. Another way we use it, is to add 20 drops into a 50ml spray bottle with cool boiled water and a pinch of salt, and spray away.
With so many emotional and physical benefits of course I love to add black spruce to my diffusers around the home.
It’s been a fabulous variation to the usual respiratory blends that I use. Particularly, over the past month with the smoky air. But, it’s also great to diffuse after a particularly smelly meal. Or, when you discover uneaten food in school bags! Or, with some baking soda in smelly sports shoes!
I love the spicy scent of black spruce essential oil. It’s great to have spicy almost perfume-like notes of essential oils to add depth to your pure-fumes and personal care products.
When I first smelt black spruce it reminded me so much of my beloved douglas fir essential oil. It’s that fresh earthy scent coming from the needles and branches. Teleporting my imagination to a forest. My happy place. The scent immediately soothes and relaxes me.
I was completely drawn to using it in pure-fumes as a top note with a difference.
This is a great recipe once your ready to branch out from ‘starter’ oils. Litsea is one of those oils that I believe everyone should have in their essential oil collection. I call it my icy pole oil x sherbert oil, as it has this delicious sweet citrus scent. Hence, this diffuser blend name of Sweetness.
I can’t get enough of it, and especially at the moment to help evoke feelings of summer.
I haven’t shared too many of my homemade cordial recipes yet. I started to make Pineapple Cordial as we got a few pineapples in our box divvy that were either dry or very ripe. It’s a great way to even use up pineapple that has been cut up and not eaten.
I love making cordials in summer! We are having such a warm spring that I’ve started to make fruit cordials earlier this year.