April 13, 2017    

The following is a recipe for a blend that can be used in an uplifting massage:

Cocoa Butter 15 g
Apricot Kernel Oil 85 ml
Bergamot Essential Oil 30 drops
Geranium Essential Oil 18 drops
Clary Sage Essential Oil 12 drops

  1. Melt the butter with the apricot kernel oil.
  2. Let it cool, then add the essential oils and mix thoroughly.
  3. Store in a clean container out of sunlight.

  1. Do not use Bergamot before exposure to the sun.
  2. Avoid Geranium and Clary Sage oils during pregnancy.
  • Cocoa Butter: This moisturizer increases levels of endorphins and serotonin, providing a general emotional boost. The magnesium contained in the cacao is believed to prevent mood swings, and Phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant in the cacao, can lead to a keen sense of awareness, energy, and endurance.

  • Apricot Kernel Oil: This light, non-greasy, skin-softening oil is fast-absorbing and deeply penetrating. It soothes dry, irritated skin and locks in lasting moisture.

  • Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is known to boost blood circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors such as sadness may lead to reduced blood pressure, relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

  • Geranium Essential Oil: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to body and mind. It is known to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.

  • Clary Sage Essential Oil: This relaxing oil soothes nervous tension and reduces feelings of stress, boosting feelings of optimism. By relieving anxiety, it can help regulate sleep patterns and quality.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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