This warm and sensuous blend has quite a cult following in our Brooklyn neighborhood. (Though the ladies love it, its main worshippers seem to be men). Relaxing to the nervous system, Vitality opens blocked passages and then allows deeper concentration. It can be used in shoulder massage to maintain energy while working on all night projects, in a essential oil burner during an all-day session in the recording studio, and mixed with Bumble Balm ready to be rubbed behind your ear before an important meeting. Oh yeah…when the work is done, it allows you to relax and concentrate on…other important things.
All essential oils are intense distillations that procure the smallest, most concentrated “essence” of an herb. These essences are so precious that it can take up to 1 lb of plant material to make 1 drop of essential oil, and should be used with respect & discretion. By nature, they have excellent anti-bacterial and preservative qualities, though any concoction that includes aloe or water will still be unstable & have a short shelf life. Therefore, it is best to make small batches using steam-distilled water, store in a well-labeled airtight container (preferably in a dark, cool place) & used within a couple of months.