Spring is here! Welcome back, sunshine and mud puddles and green grass and, yes, thawed ponds for the ducks!
I wanted to create something bright and fresh for the new season. Something light, uplifting, cheerful. Something to reflect and celebrate the brilliant green leaflets, budding flowers, and first robins in the yard. After several not-so-fresh experiments, Grapefruit & Geranium lotion bars emerged! This pairing of pink grapefruit and clean floral geranium is available in small and medium lotion bars, and customer favorite twist-up lotion sticks.
Pink grapefruit essential oil*, Citrus paradisi, is renowned in aromatherapy circles for its sweet, energizing, uplifting qualities. Geranium essential oil, distilled from the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens, offers a rosy, fresh, clean scent. I love the blend as is, but felt it needed a little softening. Lavender essential oil gives this lotion bar just enough herbaceous scent without pushing it too far into the floral zone. I use only Lavandula angustifolia oil, never fragrance oils or blends.
*Certain oils are known to cause phototoxicity or increased sensitivity to sunlight in high concentrations. I follow the guidelines established by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists to ensure that all products contain essential oil and herbal dilutions appropriate for intended use.