By Terri Bonin
So many florals, so little time! When it comes to floral essential oils, there are more options than petals on a rose. With a garden—or cupboard (see what I did there?) —full of blooms, how do you know which floral oils to try?
To make the task a tad easier, I’ve pruned the list of my floral favorites. I’ve also included a few fun facts and different ways to use each floral scent to round out this botanical blog post because I’m awesome like that.
Bring on the bouquet!
First up …
Blue Tansy is often used in high-end, luxury beauty products. Though the flower is bright yellow, Blue Tansy oil is an exquisitely rich shade of sapphire. Keep this in mind when using this floral essential oil—its color may stain surfaces, fabric, and skin. Unless you want the color to blossom on your bed linens, always dilute Blue Tansy when using it topically. You can battle those blemishes by adding a drop of this floral essential oil to your face wash. You can also tend to tired muscles by massaging this into those sore areas.
Did you know that it takes 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5 ml bottle of Jasmine oil?! Crazy right? Jasmine has a rich, sultry aroma but that’s not the reason for its mystique and allure. To maximize Jasmine’s scent, the flowers must be picked at night before sunrise! How amazing that Young Living takes the time and care to research these things! You can make a DIY facial spray with 3 ounces water and up to 5 drops Jasmine oil for standout skin.
Thirdly, we have one of my all time favorite oils…
Joy was specifically created to inspire togetherness. Ahhhh isn’t that nice? You can create a DIY moisturizing scrub with ¼ cup olive or sweet almond oil, ¼ cup salt, and 5 drops Joy essential oil blend. Rub on dry places and rinse to exfoliate and moisturize.
Last but not least we have one of the most coveted oils out there ~ ROSE! Did you know that one 5 ml bottle of oil requires 22 pounds of rose petals? POUNDS y’all! Isn’t that wild? Put 1 drop of Rose in 4 drops jojoba oil and apply to face with a cotton ball for hydrated skin. Not to mention you’ll smell ahhhhmazing for the rest of the day.
Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.