Originally designed to celebrate the Winter Solstice, we were asked to adapt this blend to counteract the “winter doldrums.” That was a challenge, but for years happy clients have said that Winter Sunshine is valuable in combatting SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder.) We don’t know about that, but its comforting aroma seems to brighten the long dark days of Winter. Enjoy!
Many cultures the world over perform solstice ceremonies. At their root was an ancient fear that the failing light would never return unless humans intervened. On the shortest day of the year, the ancients and followers of earth-based religions celebrate the return of the light. This start of the solar year is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun. In old Europe, it was known as Yule, from the Norse, Jul, meaning wheel.
We have redesigned our Winter Sunshine synergy, to make it more in keeping with the ancient celebration of the solstice. There are notes of evergreen and Mandarine with the underlying strength of rosewood. This spirit brightening blend is also designed to overcome the midwinter doldrums, to bring light to the darkness. An important blend for those practicing earth-based religions, this is a blend of CITES-certified (sustainable) Rosewood, Lemon, Nutmeg, Geranium, Mandarine, Juniper, Rose, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Cardamom, and Cinnamon Bark.
Available in undiluted synergy and skin-safe anointing oil.