Evolving Bitter Orange


Sand's latest issue is dedicated to the Gender Renaissance and covers personal stories of transformation and evolution. The essential oil blend we concocted to pair it with, is an analogy from the world of botany.

This blend portrays the marvelous life cycle of the bitter orange. From its leaves (petitgrain essence) and their “green” essence to its flowers (neroli) and eventually to the wonderful fruit it produces (bitter orange peel) with its bright top note. Its aroma tells a story of evolution, blooming and flourishing, as does this issue of Sand. These oils not only provoke a symphony for the senses but also for the mind. By inhaling this unique blend, the aromatherapeutic effects give you an instant feeling of calmness and grounding.

Enjoy this fragrance by simply inhaling from the bottle or using an oil diffuser. For a soothing self-care ritual, here are some recipes you can indulge in:

Bath Soak
Fill up a bath, add 15 drops of essential oil to a half a cup of milk a stir well before pouring into the bath. Take the time for yourself to soak and relax.

Purifying Body Scrub
Finely chop 2 tbsp of fresh rosemary and add to 3 tbsp of coarse salt and 3 tbsp of olive oil. Add 5 drops of the essential oil blend and mix. Rub all over the body and rinse in the shower.

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