AromaBox 4/18 Sunshine Duo is our newest addition to the AromaBox Collection. the theme for this box was Lemon and Regeneration. Sunshine fits the bill for both. With a refreshing blend of citrus oils and a splash of spearmint, it’s fresh, energetic and yet soothing, and stimulating to the mind and body.
The AromaBox 4/18 Sunshine Duo is great for diffusing in your home. Because we don’t stay home all of the time, we wanted to give you the ability to take a little sunshine with you. I often carry a sniffy stick with me, either in my purse, or in my pocket. Having an 11 year old daughter and an 8 year old granddaughter, I’ve watched the Trolls movie a time or two. As I was prepping for this box and thinking of all I could tell you about the blend and ways to use it, I got stuck in the Trolls Movie. For those that aren’t familiar, there’s a song sung by JT and I just kept hearing “I got that sunshine in my pocket , got that good soul in my feet, …so just dance, dance, dance.” I just had to have a way to have that sunshine in your pocket. I placed a little label in there to make it a little easier for you.
To make your Sunshine in my Pocket, get a glass or non-porous surfaced bowl. I sometimes use a small glass bowl, but I love using a shot glass for making just one sniffy at a time. Drop 10-15 drops of Sunshine into the bowl or shot glass. Place the wick in the liquid until it is all soaked up. Use a pair of tweezers or a gloved hand to lift the wick out after it is fully soaked. Place the wick in the plastic tube, snap the cap on the bottom, and place your label on the tube.
For an aromatic diffusion, place 4-6 drops of sunshine in the water of your ultrasonic diffuser.
The AromaBox 4/18 Sunshine Duo is a blend of Red Mandarin (Citrus nobilis), Lemon (Citrus limon), Ruby Red Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii), Distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oils. When crafting this blend, I used cold pressed lime but, due to the phototoxicity potential, I decided to go with a distilled lime to enable it to be used in a topical product. We have created a Sunshine Body Wash, Sunshine Lip Balm, and Sunshine Lip Balm – Vegan to coordinate with the Sunshine blend. Because of the phototoxicity potential, we suggest keeping your final product at or below a 2% dilution if you wish to mix it into a carrier for topical use. As always, use proper dilution for age and skin condition/thickness.
Because I am not a stagnant person and am forever changing and adjusting things, this blend falls right in line with way of life.I firmly believe in the three R’s and with Earth Day approaching, my thoughts have turned to the ways that I can reuse and/or repurpose things. The AromaBox 4/18 Sunshine Duo is wonderful as a citrus treat. The added bonus, is that it’s also great mixed into a more complex blend. Love the pines? The Sunshine Blend works well with a bit of evergreens added be it pine, spruce, fir,… Like adding a little Siberian Fir in your blend to help with allergy season. Like a deep woodsy sort of scent? Citrus is a great way to truly develop those woodsy scents. I love Sandalwood and citrus. How about a love of spice aroma? Citrus and spice pair extremely well. So, what about florals? Yep, you guessed it, citrus and florals blend well together.
Citrus isn’t just citrus, each one has a uniqueness to it. Some are more similar to an other but, they each carry a special little note in their scent that touches a different emotional aspect. The Sunshine blend was created to envelope many aspects in this area. In the scent arena, the variance of the oils lends the blend more flexibility making potential combinations endless. I hope you enjoy using sunshine alone as as part of many different blends, from simple to complex, to bring a little sunshine into every aspect of your life.