I was at the ice rink yesterday because my nine-year old has started playing hockey. During practice, I watched figure skaters and started thinking about if figure skating was an essential oil blend, what would it be? Definitely a mint of some kind because it’s brrrr cold. And then what came next for me was something graceful, probably floral. I ended up with Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), and Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii). I love it. It’s perfect. Ylang Ylang encourages mild feelings of euphoria. It is luxurious. And gentle. Spearmint, too, is gentle. Rather than a blast of menthol you find with Peppermint, Spearmint is sweet, due to the predominance of l-Carvone. Of the resins, Copaiba is honey-like. It is made from the balsam (sap) of the evergreen tree. Figure skaters flow like honey, so it all fit!