“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ~ Bette Davis
For my mother's 40th birthday, my father gave her a gold pendant that said #1 Bitch. She wore that pendant probably every day to the day she died.
When I found this quote, I thought of my mother and her pendant and knew it would be a great addition to my Recipe and Ramblings series. Bette Davis’ quote reminds me of everything my mother taught me about being a woman in a man’s world.
When I created this blend a few years back, I put it in an inhaler and kept it in my purse. I truly love the smell, but it has a lot of wonderful therapeutic properties along with it – both emotional and mental.
It’s a boost of strength to remind yourself it is okay to stand up for yourself. It is okay to try and break that glass ceiling and use your brain. It’s okay to be smarter than some people and not as smart as others. It is okay to be humble AND strong.
I call this recipe the “Bitch Blend”, and I use it when I need to remember the lessons my mother taught me. The lessons of strength and self-preservation and understanding and compassion. It is interesting that if a woman has all these qualities and she uses them to her benefit she could be called an offensive word. I know I have been, and on more than one occasion. I don't get upset about it anymore, I take it as I'm doing something correct.
So when you need some support and a push forward into the badass woman you are, remember this blend and keep it in your pocket.
Bitch Blend Inhaler
1 cotton wick inhaler
3 drops May Chang Oil, Litsea cubeba
1 drop Jasmine Oil, Jasminum
10 drops Grapefruit Oil, Citrus paradisi
3 drops Spearmint Oil, Mentha spicata
2 drops Thyme, ct. Linalool Oil, Thymus vulgaris ct linalool
These oils give strength, depth, femininity, brightness, ambition, compassion and understanding. The irony of this blend, having all those traits, society tends to deem you a b****, but in reality, you’re just a kick-ass person! There is absolutely nothing wrong with knowing what you want and pursing it.
If you want to make this blend for yourself and are looking for a great company, I suggest checking out Rocky Mountain Oils. A quick search can help you find cotton wick inhalers, but check out some here for an easy link.
As always with this series, if you would like your own pre-made Bitch Blend Inhaler, check out my shop here!
Now, get on with your bad self and kick some ass today!