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Solstice Blend for Bath and Body Formula

Solstice Blend for Bath and Body Formula

Until the Winter Solstice the nights just get longer and longer, making us hungry for more rest and sleep just as our To Do lists get longer, too. What a trying time the season can be!

Let our Solstice Blend help you celebrate the hopeful message of renewal as the sun returns and the days begin to grow longer. This simple essential oil formula can uplift your spirits and help you keep your balance and feel relaxed amid the holiday bustle and stress. Place a few drops in your bath for a refreshing respite, or combine with carrier oil or alcohol to dab on pulse points, or place a drop or two on a hanky to sniff throughout the day whenever you need to clear your head. And did we mention that it smells totally divine? It also makes a thoughtful holiday gift. Find out the simple formula, here:

Balsam Pine essential oil
Sweet Orange essential oil
Peppermint essential oil

Combine equal amounts in a clean glass container. This formula will keep indefinitely.


1. Add 4 to 6 drops to a full bathtub.

2. Apply 2 drops to a hanky to sniff throughout the day.

3. Mix 6 to 8 drops of blend with 1 ounce of carrier oil, such as almond or jojoba, or 1 ounce of alcohol such as vodka, and use as you would a perfume or cologne.

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Inspired by The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt (Storey Books, 1996).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:07PM PST on Dec 23, 2012


3:51AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

More natural recipes - thanks

10:55PM PST on Jan 5, 2012

so wonderful! thank you annie for once again giving us such a usable idea.

7:27AM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

Guess what I'm giving as gifts this Yule.

12:23AM PDT on May 21, 2010

thankyou for posting

3:16PM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

Sounds great!

2:42PM PST on Feb 21, 2010

I love the combination of pine, orange and peppermint. It reminds me of Christmas, a time when goodness and joy prevails. I also like to use orange and cloves in my shop because it has a tendency of making people buy more. Try it! Amazing what a little scent can do for the psyche.

4:32AM PST on Jan 17, 2010

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8:34AM PST on Jan 1, 2010

I wish I could smell this right now-I have a cold and I'm sure this will help!

6:04PM PST on Dec 21, 2009

I did salt scrubs for some of the women at work using sweet orange and balsam fir as I'm not a fan of that, but the salt scrubs smelled great and were very well received...I even kept a little for myself and plan to use it tonight....

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