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.

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

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


Butterfly K.
Butterfly K3 years ago

More natural recipes - thanks

peggy p.
peggy p.3 years ago

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

Roxane Connor
Roxane Connor5 years ago

Guess what I'm giving as gifts this Yule.

gail d.
gail dair5 years ago

thankyou for posting

carole hagen
.5 years ago

Sounds great!

John Norman Dela Cruz
Jonn Norman5 years ago

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.

Nadia Ann
Past Member 5 years ago

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Hattie Violet
Hattie Violet5 years ago

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

Jenny W.
Jenny W.5 years ago

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....