Moon phases have long been a mystery to me. In many ways, they still are even though I’ve developed an understanding and appreciation for the new and full moon. I’m remedying that by reading Moonology*. If you’re new to the moon phases, maybe it will help and inspire you, too.
The idea for this post came from a search term here on my site. Someone typed “new moon diffuser blend” into the search box and it showed up in my site stats. That’s inspiration at work.
The moon phases are:
New ~ “…the 1st primary phase and it occurs the moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon.”¹ This is the phase of the moon energetically associated with setting intentions for welcoming what we need, want or desire in our life.
Waxing Crescent ~ “The moment a thin sliver of the Moon becomes visible after New Moon is the beginning of the first intermediate phase…”¹
First Quarter ~ “…the 2nd primary Moon phase and it is defined as the moment the Moon has reached the 1st quarter of its orbit around Earth…”¹
Waxing Gibbous ~ “The 2nd intermediate phase, the Waxing Gibbous Moon, lasts until the next primary phase. Waxing means that it is getting bigger. Gibbous refers to the shape…”¹
Full ~ “The Full Moon appears in the night sky when the Sun and the Moon are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.”¹ This is the phase of the moon energetically associated with setting intentions for releasing what we no longer need, want or desire in our life. It’s also the moon phase for clearing and charging crystals, divination tools, etc.
Waning Gibbous ~ “The next intermediate Moon phase is the Waning Gibbous Moon. The portion of the visible half of the Moon illuminated decreases during this period.”¹
Third Quarter ~ “The Third Quarter Moon occurs the moment the opposite half of the Moon is illuminated compared to the First Quarter Moon.”¹
Waning Crescent ~ “The Sun illuminates less than half of the visible part of the Moon during this Moon phase…”¹
Now that we have a sense of the eight moon phases, let’s get to the diffuser recipes.
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for the Moon Phases
You’ll find the text version below this infographic.
2 drops orange essential oil + 2 drops lemon essential oil + 2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops elemi essential oil + 2 drops rosemary essential oil + 2 drops spearmint essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil + 2 drops elemi essential oil + 2 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil + 2 drops elemi essential oil + 1 drop peppermint essential oil
4 drops frankincense essential oil + 1 drop elemi essential oil + 1 drop spearmint essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil + 2 drops spearmint essential oil + 1 drop jasmine essential oil
3 drops spearmint essential oil + 2 drops jasmine essential oil + 2 drops cardamom essential oil
3 drops jasmine essential oil + 3 drops cardamom essential oil + 1 drop peppermint essential oil
¹Phases of the Moon, Time and Date: Read all the details here.
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