The Winter Solstice is Friday, December 21st, when the Sun shifts into earth sign Capricorn. It’s the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, traditionally known as the birth of light. The wheel turns, and daylight hours begin to lengthen little by little, ever so slowly.

I’m continuing my seasonal series (after Harvest Moon, the Fall Equinox Blend) with this old favorite! Sanctuary Stress Relief was created for the winter months, when life feels cold and hard, and we need to soften.

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Maintaining power and focus is an integral part of Capricorn’s determined nature. But being an adult can be demanding, and consistent hard work leads to physical, mental, and emotional stress. There are times when we all get so wrapped up in our goals or responsibilities that we completely forget to tend to the body’s need for self-care and comfort.

Vetiver is an earthy and complex essential oil that supports the body’s ability to descend into itself, getting in touch with our roots. This helps Capricorn engage with the emotional realm, overcoming disconnection and apathy. Vetiver relieves stress and tension, easing headaches, irritability, and mood swings. Roman Chamomile and Ylang Ylang are soft and sweet-smelling oils that promote feelings of faith and joy. The subtle and peaceful scent of Hawaiian Sandalwood calms the mind and lightens our attachment to the material world, and Benzoin’s warming vanilla-like scent brings comfort in the cold winter season.

Sanctuary Stress Relief is blended to assist the recovery of inner tranquility and relaxation, helping us to slow down and take a deep breath.

Ingredients: Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Benzoin essential oils with organic jojoba oil and Vitamin E in a 10 ml roller bottle ($12, plus $3 for shipping in U.S.)

Sanctuary, the Solstice Blend

10 ml essential oil blend



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