Your wedding is a special event to cherish and share. What better way to preserve your treasured memories than to incorporate essential oils into your ceremony. Our sense of smell aids us in the most potent form of recall and can help us remember details that may otherwise remain forgotten. We have all had the experience of being transported to another time and place with just one smell of a familiar fragrance or essential oil. Why not use the fragrance of essential oils to keep the feeling of your special day alive?
First step, coming up with your signature natural perfume for the occasion. It is key to recalling your special day for years to come. An attar would be a top choice as these precious oils are a combination of delicate florals distilled into sandalwood essential oil which acts as a natural fixative to preserve the fragrance on your skin all day long. Rose Attar is a beautiful combination of Rose essential oil and sandalwood essential oil that makes a very special fragrance. Floracopeia’s Motia attar is an exotic blend of Jasmine Sambac flowers distilled into sandalwood essential oil. Anahata Botanical Fragrance is a blend of saffron and Rose Attars which is an exquisite combination for a heart-opening scent.
You can also purchase the Chandra Collection which features five natural single note perfumes that can easily be blended to create a signature natural perfume. You can mix Jasmine Perfume with tuberose for a sultry scent, or Rose Perfume with Neroli for a delicate and uplifting fragrance. You can’t go wrong mixing and matching these lovely natural perfumes!
For men, Hina Attar is a complex blend of spices, woods, exotic ingredients and soft floral oils that makes it an enchanting and memorable natural fragrance. Sandalwood essential oilis a grounding fragrance that has been loved for centuries and evokes the spirit. You can also try out the Surya Collection of Masculine Botanical Fragrances from Floracopeia that feature three different fragrances to choose from. Creating your own custom blend of your favorite oils will bring you right back to your favorite wedding day memories.
Another simple way to get everyone involved in the aromatic celebration is to make spray bottles with your own signature essential oil blend. This is particularly helpful if you are having an outdoor wedding, as you can select oils that have bug repelling properties such as eucalyptus citriodora, cedar and rose geranium. If you are having and indoor wedding you could select oils that refresh and invigorate your space- Lavender and Peppermint are well loved oils, citrus essential oils are uplifting and refreshing, neroli and rose are heartwarming, and Rosemary aids in remembrance. A spritzer bottle can be placed on each table for guests to spray at their leisure. You can also make small spritzer bottles to give as favors to all your wedding guests, so they too can relive your special day. Just fill the bottles with spring or distilled water and add essential oils to your liking (about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of water).
Watch below for a how to make aromatherapy spritzers:
Another way to incorporate Aromatherapy into your wedding celebration is to burn natural resins or incense wood as part of your ceremony. Unlike perfumed incense, natural resins and woods are clean and purifying. Traditionally used in sacred rituals, resins naturally take us to a higher state of awareness. Frankincense resins, such as Hojari Superior or Frankincense Papyrifera resin, have a soft, sweet fragrance that connotes the sacred. All guests can be ensconced in the wafting incense smoke at the start of the ceremony to create sacred space for the ceremony at hand. http://www.floracopeia.com/Store/Essential-Oil-Blends/Agarwood is a soft and spicy incense wood traditionally used for sacred and meditative purposes. Known as the “Wish Fulfilling Gem”, agarwood is said to help support us in manifesting our greatest desires. What a wonderful way to bless your vows of marriage: burning agarwood at your wedding altar!
Watch below to learn how to use natural resins as incense:
When planning the details of your wedding, be sure to acknowledge the influence of scent, and utilize it as a tool in creating an enchanting experience that will be cherished for years to come. Congratulations!