“Essential oils are like little packages of positivity.”
– Valerie Ann Worwood, from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (2016)
Build dreampaths that are
Blessed, mindful; balancing
Hills and holes along the way,
A journeyed setting of the stage
For living to bloom.
Essential oils of geranium, grapefruit,
Petitgrain and frankincense, with
Fill your nostrils, pores, synapses,
Heart, and soul with stars.
Note: I’ve started to get into essential oils these past couple of weeks after going to a presentation at the library. The 2020 A to Z Challenge is every day in April at Word Press. My plan is to highlight essential oils this year. The oils mentioned in the quadrille are an actual “positivity blend” from Valerie’s book:
Geranium oil = 10 drops
Grapefruit oil = 8 drops
Petitgrain oil = 8 drops
Frankincense oil = 4 drops
Mix them all together. Then dilute 15-30 drops of the blend into 1 fluid ounce (30 ml.) of sweet almond oil (which is a “carrier” oil.) Methods to enjoy include using in a diffuser, massage oil, in the bath, or simply breathing in from a kleenex.
De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is today’s host of dVerse. De says:
fill your poem-page with exactly 44 words, not counting the title, including some form of the word fill.
image: “Pink Frosting Geraniums” by Nancy Medina