Looking for some new essential oil scents to match the season? Start with these suggestions!
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As the color and freshness of spring flourishes around us, the bright aroma of fragrant botanicals delights the senses. The air turns sweet, trees and flowers blossom, and the garden sprouts. Spring is an inspiring time to freshen our home and daily routines with the natural delight of essential oils. Versatile and useful, essential oils are a wonderful staple for natural recipes for the body, cleaning solutions, and aromatherapy. With so many uses and scents to choose from, where does one start? We are here to help!
It may help to understand what essential oils actually are before using them in recipes. Essential oils are the volatile aromatic oils produced by plants. Imagine fresh lemon balm leaves warming in the sun, rubbing rosemary between the palms of your hands, or bringing lavender flowers to your nose for a deep inhalation. Plants create resins and oils to attract pollinators, warn predators, and to protect themselves against disease. The product you buy called "essential oil" is this aromatic substance concentrated through various methods. Because they are highly concentrated, using them with care and in small quantities is best. Their potency can easily be diffused with carriers like water, oil, beeswax, or botanical butters. And the options are endless!
Here are some fragrant recipes to help get you started with your own spring-inspired essential oil creations. Enjoy!
A wonderful floral blend for the diffuser of your choice. Add 1 to 2 drops at a time and diffuse.
Mix ingredients in your preferred spray bottle filled three-quarters of the way with water, and clean away!
A lovely subtle-scented perfume.
A container for the finished product. You can be creative! A locket, an old mint tin, or even an empty lip balm container will work.
This is just our suggested aroma blend. Feel free to be creative and have fun experimenting to match your preferences!
Prepare your essential oils by blending them in a small container. Using a double boiler, melt the beeswax. If you don’t have a double boiler on hand, melt the beeswax in a glass bowl resting in a small pot of boiling water. Once the beeswax is melted, quickly add the coconut oil and your essential oil blend. Mix well with a small spoon. Pour mixture into your container of choice and let it set until it hardens. Then apply to your skin. It’s that simple!