Valentine's Day + What's In My Diffuser

As I work, writing and connecting with many of you through email today, I wanted to honor the energy of self-love, compassion, and divine femininity. 

I use essential oils daily on my skin, but I also like to breathe them in, delighting in their aroma and basking in their nourishing and healing frequencies through my essential oil diffuser. 

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, I’ve put a special blend of oils in my diffuser: organic neroli, frankincense, blue chamomile, lavender, and rose geranium.

Essential oils have the power to influence us mind, body, and spirit. Here’s why I’ve chosen this blend. I welcome you to try it on your own, in a diffuser or by placing a drop or two on your pillow or bedsheets tonight. You may select all or just one or two of the oils that most resonate with you:

Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium is an oil of the heart, bringing the essence of self-love and self-care. Whether you wear it on your skin or diffuse it into the air, its energy helps shift you into a heart-centered place, innately reminding you to act from your heart, not just your head. Rose geranium’s essence can also move you into a space of uplift when there’s sadness or disappointment, or peace when there’s worry. 


Frankincense nourishes your spirituality and enhances your insight and intuition. Even our ancestors, our sister creators of long ago, called upon frankincense to remove negative influences in the body, aura, and surrounding environment. It also fuels the fire of your solar plexus, bringing that strong and bold energy of confidence. I wanted today to be a day of strength, of moving into my purpose and into love more fully. 

Blue Chamomile

When I put a drop of blue chamomile up against my nose, I feel peace on a personal and global level. In color theory, its blue color balances the heat, intensity, anger, and aggression of red. Light blue, the color of the blue chamomile oil, is linked with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. It is a color of peace, of flowing oceans, of wisdom, confidence, faith, and the heavens. 

In the language of chakras, blue opens you to communication, self-expression, self-truth. My wish, when I wear or diffuse this oil, is that I’m supported in knowing and fully expressing who I am and what gifts I bring.


Lavender is one of the most cleansing essential oils—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I wanted to use today to support me in releasing what no longer serves me. Lavender honors our bodies and spirits by helping us release tension. And for those who may be struggling with past trauma, its essence also offers freedom from shame and uplift in moments of sadness. 


I associate neroli with shakti energy—that divine, feminine, creative energy. It is deeply sensual, soothing, and has the energy of fertility. I wanted neroli to signal for me the energy of loving fully, especially of loving myself, and being fertile in spirit—when you use it, may your intuition be nurtured and fed by this divine feminine oil, allowing you to bloom! Neroli also supports us in alleviating exhaustion, restoring our vital reserves and leaving room for self-nourishment. 


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