Memorial Day is a time for gathering. A time to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. A time to appreciate our loved ones with whom we share those freedoms.

To commemorate this wonderful day, we have rounded up our top “red, white, and blue” Spark Natural essential oils.

RED

Rosewood: Rosewood oil has a characteristic aroma that’s warm, spicy, woody, fruity, floral and enlivening. Rosewood oil’s alluring fragrance has been widely lauded in the perfume industry, but its therapeutic properties are less well known. Aromatherapists use it to help treat depression, as it is said to impart feelings of happiness and strength. Rosewood oil also helps calm the mind and prompt hormone secretion. Another popular use of rosewood oil is for skin care. It has tissue-regenerating properties that help prevent wrinkles and premature aging and also works well for preventing a variety of skin conditions.

Add 1 to 2 drops of rosewood essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and use it to improve your skin’s overall health and appearance. Apply the 2% to 3% rosewood essential oil/carrier oil blend to scars to improve their appearance.

Use Rosewood essential oil in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and stress. Add 4-6 drops in a diffuser.

WHITE

White Fir: Distilled from white fir needles, this oil from Austria has a crisp scent and is a powerful anti-oxidant with a high ORAC score. It has also been used for deodorants, disinfectants, rubefacients and stimulants.

Diffuse to fight airborne bacteria, germs and to stimulate the mind while allowing the body to relax.

Apply topically to reduce aches from cold and flu and exercised muscles.

 

BLUE

Zen Blend: A masterful grounding blend of spruce, rosewood, blue chamomile and frankincense designed to promote clarity, calmness and an overall feeling of good and peace. Zen is un-cut (meaning that Spark Naturals does not use a carrier oil or dilute the product in any way).

Apply Zen on back of the neck, rub on chest or wrist to help with anxiety.

 

*Bonus Blue*

LXR Blend: A proprietary blend for Anxiety relief made up of Lavender, Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Chamomile, Frankincense, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vanilla. Use this blend at the first signs of an stressful/anxiety event.

Apply LXR topically to base of brain stem, shoulders and even on the bottom of feet as needed. (dilute for sensitive and young skin).

Happy Memorial Day,

~The Spark Team~