Today’s blend is brought to you by Litsea (Litsea cubeba), Pink Pepper (Schinus molle), and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). What I find interesting is that I really didn’t know how well these related to one another before I blended them together. I just used my nose, experimented, and went with my intuition. That’s what I have been doing lately and I am really enjoying myself and enjoying the blends I’ve been coming up with! Litsea, also known as May Chang, is often compared to Lemongrass, but I find it sweeter. Energetically, Litsea is uplifting and feels like sunshine in a bottle. Not the warm-afternoon sunshine of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), but the driving-on-a-country-road-in-the-late-morning-with-the-windows-down sunshine. Litsea is also called Mountain Pepper, which I didn’t know when I chose Pink Pepper to go along with it. Pink Pepper, also known as Peruvian Pepper and Brazilian Pepper, has been used in various native healing rituals for purification, cleansing, and peace. Similarly, Myrrh has been used in healing rituals and other ceremonies for thousands of years. Its therapeutic properties can be found in the Old and New Testament, the Holy Quran, and Greek and Roman texts. In the New Testament, Myrrh resin was one of the gifts from the Magi to baby Jesus - the Prince of Peace. I offer this blend to those wanting to cultivate peace that is uplifting (rather than grounding.) Enjoy!