Muhuhu, again

Muhuhu, again

Muhuhu is intriguing and it may have put a spell on me. I got it in my head today to revisit it. I’ve read that it smells like a campfire. I’ve also read that it smells like Home Depot’s lumber section. To me it smells like gasoline (or maybe kerosene though I haven’t smelled kerosene in a long time.) I personally don’t like the smell of gasoline, but like I said, there’s something about Muhuhu - just when I thought I didn’t like it, it pulled me back in. I came up with this blend which I think works: 4 drops each of Yuzu (Citrus junos), Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), and Muhuhu (Brachylaena hutchinsii). As you may recall, I’ve used Yuzu before. The oil is steam distilled from the peel. It’s like a cross between grapefruit (tart) and tangerine (sweet). Manuka, which I haven’t used before, is steam distilled from the leaves of the shrub. Although it is sometimes called the New Zealand Tea Tree, I find it much, much more subtle than melaleuca oil. And Muhuhu is steam distilled from the wood. Energetically, Yuzu is said to be personally empowering. In Japan, bathing with Yuzu during the winter solstice is a family custom dating back centuries. Manuka Oil has been treasured for centuries by the Maori people, who are indigenous to New Zealand. It supposedly smooths “old psychic scars.” Interestingly, Muhuhu is helpful for those working though deep trauma, abuse, and PTSD. I would recommend this blend for those wanting to reclaim their personal power as they work through the trauma they experienced in the past - trauma that they struggle with today.

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