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Over the last few months, like you, I have been staying home and quarantining with The Boyfriend and my son. During these stressful times, with nowhere to go, we have all inevitably stepped on each other's toes. With social distancing the "new normal," I grabbed my painting easel, paints, brushes, and essential oils and took them all outside onto my balcony. Determined to change my mindset and express myself through a creative combination of art and aromatherapy, I went out onto the patio to paint the best-smelling aromatic art I have ever created.
Bob Ross art with a paint & sniff twist
We all know that Bob Ross was one happy dude, and when life gets overwhelming, I like to experiment with organoleptic art -- art involving the use of your senses of smell, touch, and sight. It's taking the Bob Ross attitude to a whole new level. Individually, each of these scented paint colors smells soothing, but, as you begin to combine colors and express yourself on your canvas, you'll notice the scent transforms your work of art from an item of singular beauty into a complex masterpiece.
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DIY Paint & Sniff Aromatic Art
- Nontoxic acrylic paint, in a variety of colors, such as yellow, orange, purple, blue, etc. (you’ll need one tablespoon of each color)
- Various essential oils, corresponding to the following paint colors listed, or your choice (you’ll need 25 drops of each oil)
ESSENTIAL OIL - COLOR COMBINATIONS
- Blue paint - blue tansy essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, eucalyptus essential oi
- Green paint - fir needle essential oil, pine essential oil, spearmint essential oil, lime essential oil
- Purple paint - lavender essential oil, clary sage essential oil
- Pink paint - peppermint essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil, geranium essential oil, rose absolute
- Red paint - grapefruit essential oil, cinnamon leaf essential oil, fresh ginger essential oil
- Orange paint - sweet orange essential oil, bergamot essential oil, rosalina essential oil
- Yellow paint - lemon essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, coriander seed
- Black paint - frankincense essential oil, black pepper essential oil, tea tree essential oil
- Brown paint - Virginia cedarwood essential oil, clove bud essential oil, patchouli essential oil
- White paint - Roman chamomile essential oil, jasmine essential oil, vanilla absolute
- Pour roughly 1 tablespoon of each individual paint color into individual small bowls.
- For each paint color, stir in one color-corresponding essential oil, mixing well to combine.
- Paint with the aromatherapeutic paints individually at first, then continue by mixing and adding colors. Recognize how the aromas transform with the artwork. The art will still give off a scent for a few hours after drying.