For my herbal body oil blends, I’ve turned to the Norse Pantheon for inspiration. This actually presents quite a challenge because there really is not a lot to go on to accurately represent Old Norse culture on the whole, and there’s precious little to reference when it comes to herbs. My approach has been to come up with a blend that I like for the synergistic properties of the herb combinations, and then search for a deity who I think embodies the essence of the blend.
I prefer to make herbal remedies as “singles” which means that I infuse each herb by itself before blending rather than mixing several herbs together in the same batch. I then take two or more of my finished herbal body oils and mix them together.