What’s in the Mix?
Blending Ideas and Prompts is a weekly exercise designed to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing. Each week you’ll find a question, a suggestion or a prompt that will help you identify where you’re stuck, where you are flowing and where you need more education. Mostly, prompts are just fun!
About This Week’s Prompt:
With so many roses around in the month of February, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a closer look at Rose. Do you know the difference between Rose Otto and Rose Absolute? If you do, good for you! If not, I wrote a blog that only not explains the difference between the two, but also the three different processes used to create “Rose Oil”.
You can read that here: What is the Difference Between Rose Otto and Rose Absolute?
So why did I prompt you to make an emotional healing blend with Rose?
Because for centuries, roses have been associated with love, the heart, and deep emotions.
Rose is my go-to essential oil when making a blend for grief, depression, loss, and a broken heart, or to celebrate deep, abiding love. Stop and consider how we use roses to mark a special occasion or show love.
Energetically, Rose is associated with the Heart Chakra.
Now, it’s Your Turn! Share your blend in the comment section below!
Let’s inspire each other! By leaving your creative ideas in the comment sections below. You might give someone a great idea for a blend, and someone might give YOU a great idea. Who knows, maybe you’ll become inspired to create a new product or an entire product line from something that is sparked by this exercise!
3 tablespoons Shea butter
1 tablespoon rose hip seed oil
Melt Shea in double boiler.
Mix rose hip seed in after Shea cools for a moment.
Mix in rose Otto and vanilla oleoresin.
I used 60 drops Of 10% diluted rose Otto and 10 drops of vanilla oleoresin.
The resin doesn’t mix well so stir a lot!
Place in fridge to harden
Use as a hand cream- makes about 2 ounces
Just made this last night- Devine!
You could also whip this after refrigerating for a few minutes.
Liz, am I correct in thinking that a 10% dilution of rose Otto at 60 drops would really be like 6 drops undiluted rose?
Thanks for sharing, this sounds so luscious and I have to run and buy some vanilla oleoresin!! I found a formula I love from a book but I tweaked the amounts and use in a rollerball. Yarrow, Rose and Red Mandarin. I absolutely swoon over this combo.
I like to make a roll-on with Rose Otto, Sandalwood and Vanilla bourbon in a carrier of jojoba oil. Makes me feel loved❤
Oh that sounds divine, I am going to have to try that blend out. Thanks so much for sharing this one!
I love rose with almost anything. It is currently my favorite! It goes really well with citrus oils, but you cant take it different directions and use it with woody oils, or more deep and exotic with patchouli and vetiver. I love using Rose Maroc with these. Not too long ago I made a luxurious “older skin” oil with rose and neroli in jojoba oil.
Sorry, the “can’t should read “you CAN take it different directions”…!