Good Fortune New Year’s Aromatherapy Blend!

Good Fortune New Year’s Aromatherapy Blend!

This was a trying year for all of us. What better way to ring in the New Year with an energetic aromatherapy blend for joy, love, good health, and wealth!

I love science (I am an environmental scientist/botanist), but one of my focuses is plant energetics; when blending, I consider both the science and the energetic aspects. So I wanted to create an essential oil blend to celebrate the New Year with good intentions!


3 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) Essential Oil

1 drop Rose (Rosa x centifolia, Rosa damascena, or other Rosa spp.) Absolute

1 drop Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil


Add the aromatics (essential oils and absolute) to a 10 ml roller bottle. Add a carrier oil, such as jojoba. Insert the roller ball, cap, and shake to mix well.

Apply to pulse points, chakra points, or small areas of the skin.

Good Fortune Aromatherapy Blend
I wish you much good fortune in the New Year!

Why did I choose these aromatics?

Sweet orange essential oil is a sunny, uplifting aromatic. It is often linked with happiness and sunshine. In Chinese culture, oranges are associated with good luck and fortune.

Rose absolute is associated with all matters of the heart. It symbolizes love and joy.  

Patchouli is one of the best known grounding essential oils. It is often used in rituals for prosperity and wealth.

If you don’t wish to use this blend as an energetic blend, you could always just use it as a wonderful smelling aromatherapy blend that may help reduce stress or improve moods.  

Blending Notes and Substitutions:

If you do not have sweet orange essential oil, you can substitute mandarin or tangerine (Citrus reticulata) essential oils, which are also uplifting and considered good luck and fortune in Chinese culture.

I love rose absolute but it is one of the more pricey aromatics. You can use one of the other rose aromatics (essential oil, CO2 extract, etc. which are also pricey!). Or you can use your favorite floral aromatic, such as one of the ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oils (which are some of the less expensive florals) or whatever floral or aromatic symbolizes love or the heart or emotions to you.

Patchouli is an aroma that people either love or dislike. If you dislike it, try aged patchouli essential oil (patchouli is one of the few aromatics whose aroma gets better with age and even more divine). Or you can try vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides, former latin name is Vetiveria zizanioides) essential oil which is grounding and used in prosperity rituals.

You can use any carrier oil you like; I suggest jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis, which is actually a liquid wax) for its long shelf life. To learn more about carrier oils, shelf life, and storage check out this article.


This makes a 1.6% to 2.5% concentration (depending on the size of the drops, and which drop chart you are using). Drops are not the most accurate form of measurement, but for small amounts, for personal use, or when you are first learning aromatherapy, it is okay to use drops. When making larger amounts or blends for other people or for gifts, use a scale to measure (see my article on scales for measuring essential oils).

Sweet orange essential oil is not phototoxic1.

Sweet orange essential oil, rose absolute, and patchouli essential oil are considered safe for kids and safe to use during pregnancy for most people. For kids and pregnant women, you may have to dilute the blend (depending on age and the situation), and only use the blend on kids and during pregnancy when it’s appropriate.

If you are sensitive or allergic to any ingredient, do not use it.

Research essential oils well before use, to make sure it is the right choice for you and your situation.

In aromatherapy, you need to pay attention to both the total concentration of the blend and the max dermal concentration of each aromatic. For example, some aromatics (like rose essential oil but not rose absolute) have very low max dermal concentrations; see my article on total and max dermal concentrations.

I wish you much joy, happiness, good health, good luck, prosperity, and love this year! Happy New Year!


1Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. 2014. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition: Orange (Sweet). Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. pgs. 272-272.

If you have questions about my article on my Good Fortune New Year’s aromatherapy blend, please ask them in the comments below! If you have any questions about aromatherapy, herbalism, formulation, and perfumery, I would be happy to answer them in Herbs, Essential Oils, Perfumes & Formulation by Plant Alkemie facebook group or on Plant Alkemie Institute of Holistic Botanical Studies Facebook business page.

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  1. Thanks for the great article! I don’t have patchouli and vetiver. What other substitute can I use? I need all the prosperity and wealth for this year🤣

    • Hi Liz, you are welcome! Happy New Year! You can use clove or ginger essential oils (please note that clove essential oil has a low max dermal concentration, so don’t use more than a drop in this blend). Or if you don’t have any of these, you can leave out the patchouli, vetiver, ginger, or clove. Because in Chinese culture (I am Chinese American), oranges are used for good fortune, which includes prosperity and wealth (this is for the actual fruit, but I have found that many of the herbal/whole plant energetics also apply to the essential oils and other aromatics). Many blessings to you!

  2. These are 3 of my favorite oils. Truly enjoyed this Li. TY

    • Thank you so much Rehne! I am glad sweet orange essential oil, rose absolute, and patchouli essential oils are three of your favorites, and that you enjoyed the article. Happy New Year! <3

  3. where can I find rose absolute??

    • Hi Lucky, I just saw your comment; I am sorry for taking a few days to reply! Many aromatherapy vendors offer rose absolute. A couple good vendors that you may want to try are Appalachian Valley Natural Products and Eden Botanicals. Appalachian Valley Natural Products has a lovely Turkish damask rose absolute. Eden Botanicals has a few type of rose absolute from different countries.