In Spring, we are surrounded by blossoming flowers and greenery. It's no wonder that this time of year is known for its cleansing, clearing and refreshing properties. Here you will learn how to use Spring Essential Oils for Seasonal Bliss.
This is the perfect time to take advantage of the great benefits essential oils have to cleanse and clear your home. Let's first look at the best essential oils for springtime.
What are the Best Essential Oils for Spring?
The gentle spring breeze is upon us as the snow has melts and the flowers start blooming. As the sun shines more brightly, our moods and energy levels are on the rise.
This is the time of year to appreciate the new growth of flowers and plants, and for those of us who love aromatherapy, it’s the perfect opportunity to switch out essential oils for lighter, fresher ones.
- While any essential oil can be enjoyed, favorites during this season include flower and citrus essential oils like lavender and sweet orange.
- Many also enjoy scents that remind them of the outdoors like cedarwood or cypress.
- Herbal oils like basil and rosemary are good choices too.
Favorite Way to Use Essential Oils in the Spring
We asked our newsletter subscribers to share their favorite ways to use essential oils for spring. Cleaning with essential oils and diffusing oils were the most common responses received. Below we included the winning responses to help you get ideas and tips on ways you can add essential oils to your springtime routine.
Don't worry if you a newbie to oils, check out what one reader shared:
"I am brand new to essential oils. I have only been using EO for a little longer than a week. Right now I only have sleep blends, and I diffuse one each night. I am eager to start using sprays and therapeutic mixes. I have read so much information about the healing abilities of EO. I am ready to have a more natural life." -Tabitha B.
Keep reading for more inspiring ideas!
10 Spring Essential Oils Uses and Benefits
Here are 10 fun and exciting ways to use essential oil for springtime.
1. Diffusing Essential Oils for Spring
Diffusing is the practice of getting essential oils into the air so you can breathe them in and gain therapeutic benefits. This works wonders to uplift your spirits and energize your body.
"I love diffusing oils all year round. I diffuse for personal use to promote a feeling of well-being and sometimes use blends to help concentration, to energize me if doing a home workout, relaxation or sleep etc. I also like to use oils for cleaning or after cooking to clear the odor. Spring is my favorite season and I love the way oils can be diffused alone or in a blend to match how I’m feeling, they are so versatile." -Carolyn D.
There are so many essential oils to choose from, though, that it can be hard to figure out which ones are right for springtime then check out our Spring Diffuser Blends post.
2. Cleaning with Essential Oils
Everyone likes a clean home, but cleaning with harsh chemicals can leave you with a bad headache and lacking a desire to clean. Instead, try cleaning with essential oils, which can be used for everything from making your home smell nice to helping you get rid of nasty stains.
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE spring cleaning with my oils!! I make toilet bombs, scrubbing paste for my porcelain tub, tea tree/thyme fabric spray to refresh, orange oil with dr bronners suds to scrub the kitchen, vinegar & lemon oil for windows and glass-TOTALLY bliss out spring scrubbing my house!!! And do it ALL NATURALLY!!! Hello, my name is Angel E., and I am an EO ADDICT!" -Angel E.
Check out our Cleaning Recipes Guide here.
3. Freshen Up Your Space
One of the ways that essential oils can be beneficial for home is by making it smell better. Make a homemade room spray to for a natural air freshener. A spritz of lavender can make your laundry room smell like a summer garden.
Read More: Spring Room Sprays
"I love to use Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint to help ease my springtime allergies. I use a drop of Melaleuca in the water for my fresh-cut spring flowers to make them last longer. I also like to use citrus and floral oils in my diffuser to uplift and make my house smell fresh and floral like a spring garden." -Michelle T.
4. Roller Recipes for Spring
Create roller recipes with your essential oils for springtime. Essential oils are a great way to offer natural remedies for minor ailments like an upset stomach or a tense neck.
Use a roller bottle to make a roller blend of your favorite oils for spring. Simply combine a few drops of essential oils in the bottle, fill the rest of the roll-on bottle with your carrier oil of choice, and you're good to go!
Depending on the essential oils you choose, these blends can be used for a variety of different topical purposes. Roller blends are a popular choice in aromatherapy because they are easy to make and simplify applying to the skin.
"I love to make my own roller bottle perfumes using certain oils that are floral scented or uplifting or remind me of spring. Plus I like to use a clear roller bottle for these and place rose petals or wisteria petals or lavender pieces in it before adding the essential oils or jojoba oil. This gives the perfume a touch of spring and a touch of magic!" -Sanndi T.
5. Use Oils for Seasonal Allergies
While it is impossible to predict the weather, it's not hard to notice when it begins to change. Spring is here and with it comes pollen from plants as they start to bloom. For some, it can mean a stuffy nose, runny eyes, and sneezing... basically weeks of misery.
"We use essential oils daily! Diffusing, rolling, spraying.... For Spring I like to diffuse refreshing and uplifting blends like lemon, orange, peppermint, geranium, bergamot. We make seasonal rollers to help the season yucks with peppermint, lemon and lavender." -Angie T.
For those of you that are struggling with seasonal allergies, essential oils are a natural and safe solution.
6. Boost Energy with Aromatherapy
The warm sunshine and welcoming flowers of spring can sometimes leave us feeling a bit lazy. After all, who wants to get out and go for a walk or run when you could just sit on the couch and watch Netflix? If this has you feeling a bit lethargic, try turning to aromatherapy instead.
"I enjoy using essential oils as an energizing spritz. I combine basil, eucalyptus, and orange sweet in a mini sprayer and keep in my purse." -Dalene J.
7. Brighten and Refresh Your Kitchen
Springtime is the perfect time to get your home smelling good with refreshing oils. Every spring I love to wash down all my kitchen cabinets with hot water and lemon oil. It breaks down dirt and grime that’s built up over the year. This also leaves the kitchen smelling fresh and clean!
8. Repel Bugs
In the Spring time, when it starts to get a little warmer, the bugs will inevitably follow. Essential oils are a great form of natural pest control, but they can also keep you healthy and energized. Some oils can even help you keep your cool in hot and humid weather.
"My family is a big fan of using lemon oil or a combination of lemon with other citrus oils in a vinegar distilled water spray for cleaning! We also like to spritz our linens with lavender! Once the weather warms we make our own citronella eucalyptus candles to repel the mosquitos!" -Kay Z
9. Wear Aromatherapy Jewelry
While essential oils can be used in a variety of ways, one of the most overlooked is in jewelry. Aromatherapy jewelry is becoming more and more popular because it is said to support the wearer's sense of well-being. What does this mean for you? When you wear essential oil jewelry you will feel more confident and happier.
"I love to create a special blend with spring scents and put a few drops on a handmade choker so I would enjoy the scent all day long without reapplying. Also, I make a hair spray with the same scent and I use it after the shower, my hair is scented all day long and my family and friends love it too. I'm the "perfumed one" haha Best wishes!" -Abigail E.
10. Wake Up with Essential Oils
There are many essential oils that are stimulating and energizing that work out great to start your day off with. Peppermint essential oil is one that awakens the mind and increases alertness. This powerful oil can also motivate productivity and stimulate creativity. Its energizing effects are useful for both mental and physical fatigue.
"I start our day off with focus energy and good morning rollers that have a nice crisp morning sunshine blend on all 3 kids. Then I start all the diffusers in the house using oranges and lemon and eucalyptus smells. Windows open with the nice crisp spring morning smells and sounds just a great routine to start our busy mornings." -Christine B.
BONUS: Essential Oils for Horses
I found this use sent in by reader Tina C. very intriguing. I have always loved horses and have fond memories of riding horses when I was younger. As a child I dreamed about owning one (a monkey too)!
"I use oils on my horses, they are "revved" up in springtime, sometimes overdoing it (sore muscles, scrapes/scratches) and flies are biting already here in Illinois. So tea tree, birch bark and Helichrysum (diluted) for wound care and sore muscles are on hand this time of year." -Tina C.
She was also kind enough to share her DIY recipes with us that she uses on her horses. Here is how she uses essential oils with her horse:
|BEST USE - TICK REMOVAL:
If you see a tick, put peppermint oil (not diluted) directly on and the tick will back right out, then you can remove safely.
We use tea tree oil to cleanse scrapes and bites (almost daily) and have added recipe for fly spray and a poultice.
In an 8 oz mason jar, mix ingredients until a "mud-like" consistency. Keep tightly closed for storage, can be used on people and horses for bug bites, sprains, swelling, cuts and scrapes!