Enjoying the wonderful spring weather is on the top of everyone’s to do list - sunshine and flowers are calling your name! Unfortunately, if you’re like most of the people in this world, you spend a lot of time inside - office, home or car. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the many scents of spring! Bring them indoors by diffusing citrus, floral or earthy essential oils (or a combination of those three types of aromas). You will be able to enjoy spring wherever you are!
Citrus Essential OilsLemon Probably the first essential oil you think of when someone says “citrus” - and that’s ok! Lemon is fresh, clean and energizing. Let a few drops fall in your diffuser if you’re looking for a mid-afternoon energy bump. Grapefruit Clean, fresh and just a touch bitter, diffusing grapefruit can give you the emotional boost you need at the end of a long workweek. It’s hard to be upset, stressed or depressed when you’ve got the power of grapefruit on your side! Tangerine If you’re not a fan of the bitter grapefruit, try the tangy tangerine! It’s also uplifting, so great for the more work-packed days or tiring chores (maybe drop a bit in your Tour diffuser when you’re on a long drive!)
Floral Essential Oils(Lavender always gets the spotlight, so we’ve left that one off the list… but it’s a good option too!) Jasmine Warm, exotic and very floral, diffuse at night while you read your favorite book - it will relax you and, if you have a significant other, may even make your evening slightly more exciting. Rose Do you love sticking your face in a rose blossom? We do. That’s what this essential oil smells like. This is the perfect essential oil for those rainy days when you miss the sun (and are feeling a bit down). Drop it in and wrap yourself in the bouquet. Geranium This is the perfect morning aromatherapy. Sweet, soft and uplifting, it’ll wake you up without over stimulating your senses. Geranium essential oil lessens fatigue and promotes emotional wellness, so you start your day on the right foot.
Earthy Essential OilsSandalwood Sweet, warm, rich and woody, sandalwood is a memory booster that promotes mental clarity and relaxation. It’s a great essential oil for tough study sessions or when you’re preparing for a tough presentation. Cedarwood Warm, balsamic and woodsy - kind of like a broken twig on a forest path. Like sandalwood, it promotes mental clarity and focus. It also repels mosquitos and other biting bugs, which makes it great for the car on the way to your campsite! Vetiver Heavy and earthy, Vetiver is like freshly overturned earth with a hint of lemon citrus. Relaxing and calming, vetiver promotes focus and concentration, and combats stress, fatigue and distraction. Another good office oil or use while your children are doing their homework.
Spring Aromatherapy BlendsIt’s hard to pick just ONE essential oil, especially if you’re not 100% sold on floral, citrus or earthy scents by themselves. Try out one of these Spring Aromatherapy Blends, or read The Savvy Oiler’s “Top 12 Spring Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes” for more ideas.
Tangy citrus with floral notes 2 drops Jasmine 2 drops Wild Orange 2 drops Tangerine
Earthy citrus 3 drops Vetiver 3 drops Lemon
Fragrant floral with a hint of citrus 2 drops Lavender 2 drops Lemon 2 drops Rosemary
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