Springtime Essential Oils
This blog-post is all about our favourite springtime essential oils.
Springtime essential oils have a variety of uses: from allergy relief, immune strength, to lymphatic drainage and energising actions, while also incorporating floral and fragrant notes to relax and soothe the mind.
Spring is the season of bloom and expansion. When all the flowers pop out of the depths of soil, emerging in light and uplifting spirits. Although this time is hopeful and joyous, it can also be very irritating to many, especially if you have springtime allergies.
This blog-post can be your guide to working your way around this season, for both immunity and vitality!
Aromatherapy for Spring: Energy + Immunity
- Citrus Essential Oils
Citrus essential oils are energising and stimulating. This is particularly useful for igniting the body after a long, and slow winter, while supporting the elimination of toxins for fresh, and new energy.
By the end of winter and the start of spring, if you haven’t been on top of your exercise routine, then you probably feel a lot of stagnation within your body, this may include: tense, sore muscles and joints, feelings of low energy and fatigue.
Additionally, citrus essential oils contain antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that may help with relieving respiratory congestion while supporting the immune system (Horváth, Györgyi, and Kamilla Ács., 2015).
- Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is a fragrant aroma that can suit any season, but is especially useful during spring!
Whilst hay fever and allergies are high, lavender essential oil helps to calm inflammation, irritation, sinus congestion, soothing headaches and promoting relaxation (Choi, Seo Yeon, and Kyungsook Park., 2016).
Diffuse lavender essential oil throughout your home-space for allergy relief and respiratory strength. You can also include lavender in a DIY facial steam to help decongest your sinus and promote easy breathing.
- Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oils
These minty essential oils encourage relaxation, while soothing inflammation and respiratory congestion, especially headaches and stress associated with springtime allergies.
You can craft your own chest rub infused with peppermint and eucalyptus for strengthening respiration and relieving sinus congestion, headaches and inflammation. Or dilute peppermint and eucalyptus in your diffuser blends, facial steams, compresses and more.
- Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil is one of those aromatics that are useful for any season, whether it is fall, winter, spring or summer. Rosemary is so versatile, in both culinary and medicinal purposes, making this herb and essential oil a handy part of your toolbox (never ingest the essential oil, this is only meant for topical use).
If you are feeling stagnant and drained, or perhaps you’re having allergic symptoms (a stuffy nose, asthma etc.) then look no further than rosemary essential oil.
Synergise rosemary with any of the above-mentioned oils to create an uplifting, soothing blend for your springtime aromatherapy practice.
DIY Diffuser Blend for Springtime Allergies
This diffuser blend is fragrant and soothing, can ease respiratory congestion and symptoms of springtime allergies.
Moreover, it is stimulating and vitalising, and will surely energise your being as spring approaches!
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 1 drop lemon essential oil
- 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Diffuse these aromas daily before the start of spring, and throughout the springtime season.