Here in Florida it’s still hot, hot, hot outside! So with a trusty companion, I prefer walking along the beach in the late afternoons to breathe in the sultry salt air while wiggling my toes in the sand.
Have you ever heard the term “Dog Days of Summer” and wondered where it originated? Well, our ancestors looked to the night sky and created pictures by connecting the dots or stars. These pictures became the constellations. Some were of various animals such as the ram, eagle, bear, lion, and dog, as well as others. One such star is named “Sirius” or the “Dog Star”, which is part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. Sirius or Dog Star is known as the brightest, sometimes twinkling object in the night sky, after the moon. It rises and sets with the sun during the period of time known as summer, so its appearance in the night sky indicated the start of summer. It’s most visible in the southern hemisphere (south of the equator) and when low in the sky, it can shine flashes of red and blue. We all know summer is the hottest, steamiest and muggiest time of the year, hence “dog days” after the Dog Star.
Fortunately, today we can bring the aromas of summer inside without the sweltering heat. Try this cooling, refreshing aromatherapy recipe when you want that “summery” feeling in your home or office.
● 20 drops Bergamot Mint ● 10 drops Wild Orange ● 10 drops Lemon ● 10 drops Frankincense.
Mix essential oils and add to 4 ml. bottle.
Add 10-15 drops this synergy to your diffuser.