Aromatherapy Crafts for the Holidays, Part 2


| 11/27/2013 5:15:00 PM


As I said in my last post, Aromatherapy Crafts for the Holidays, Part 1, a great way to relieve stress during the holiday season is by using the herbs in your garden. Read about the following herbal scents for even more ways to help relieve stress over the holidays!

Garlic Cloves
These garlic cloves are ready for making Rosemary Garlic Jelly!

GARLIC: Garlic (Allium sativum) is said to repel negative energy. Breathe in garlic’s odor and get rid of negative thoughts, depression and all forms of obsession. Do not use dried or dehydrated garlic. Instead, use fresh cloves. Here is a recipe for one of my favorite jellies, posted in October 2009. It is delicious served with cream cheese as an appetizer and as a condiment for pork or other meat and maybe even your turkey.

Rosemary Garlic Jelly Recipe

GERANIUM: This is an herb that is great as a houseplant during the winter months especially the lemon varieties. The essential oil of geranium (Pelargonium crispum) is usually made from the rose geranium. Either put several drops of essential oil on a cotton ball or rub a leaf and inhale the fragrance. It calms the body and refreshes it as well.

Geranium Potpourri
Mix a beautiful rose-geranium potpourri for any holiday gift.

Here is a potpourri recipe using rose scented geranium leaves created at Hinode Farm and from the book Scented Geraniums by Jim Becker & Faye Brawner.



Scented Geranium Potpourri

Nancy Heraud
12/4/2013 3:26:18 PM

I wanted to added the additional directions to the potpourri recipe above. You should put the potpourri in a glass jar or container and put in the essential oil and fixative and let it cure for about six weeks. Once you like the fragrance, you could then portion it out to give as gifts or just keep it in the containers and open them to have them fragrance the air as necessary.




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