“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow,” this old proverb reminds us that warmer days are almost here. What better way to celebrate the season of renewal than with the botanical charms of essential oils? From spring cleaning to body care, essential oils are the ultimate ingredient to new beginnings. Read on to discover the top essential oils that encapsulate spring and how to use them.
Top Spring Essential Oils
Springtime is synonymous with fresh, floral, and citrusy scents that enliven the senses and energize our minds, bodies, and surroundings. Below are some essential oils that capture the season the best.
- Geranium essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Ylang ylang essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Palmarosa essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
Spring Essential Oil DIYs
Bring the beauty and freshness of spring from the outside in by making these essential oil DIYs using all-natural ingredients.
Flowers for You Diffuser Blend
This diffuser blend smells like a fresh bouquet of flowers and will freshen your surroundings and calm your mind.
- 2 drops of geranium essential oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
Add all essential oils to your diffuser with water (as directed), turn on, and breathe in the floral scent to promote relaxation.
Spring Cleaning All-Purpose Spray
Remove grit and grime and get your home smelling like a citrus orchard with this easy-to-make DIY cleaning spray.
- 1 medium-sized spray bottle
- 2 cups of water
- ½ cup of white vinegar
- 4 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 2 drops of orange essential oil
Add all ingredients to the spray bottle and shake until well combined. Spray on kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, and other surfaces, and wipe clean with a soft cloth. Learn more about the benefits of lemon essential oil here.
Citrus Body Butter
This recipe from Happy Mothering incorporates coconut oil with citrus essential oils and zest to leave your skin soft and smelling fresh.
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 4-5 drops of orange essential oil
- 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil
- Zest from 1/2 orange
- Zest from 1/2 lemon
- Zest from 1/2 lime
- Mixing bowl
- Glass jar with lid
Scoop the coconut oil into a bowl. It should be soft, but not melted. Stir the softened coconut oil with a fork to make sure all lumps are dissolved. Add the zest from all three fruits: orange, lemon and lime. Add the lemon and orange essential oils and stir to make sure all of the essential oils and fruit zest is thoroughly mixed into the coconut oil.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator to solidify a little bit. You know that it is hard enough when you can still make an indention with your finger in the body butter. Spoon the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer or into a good blender. Whip until it's creamy and fluffy. When it reaches the consistency that you want, spoon it out and put it in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Eucalyptus-Palmarosa Body Wash
Rather than using conventional body wash that’s made with chemicals, opt for making your own all-natural version. This recipe combines eucalyptus, palmarosa, peppermint, and lavender essential oils for a refreshing clean.
- 1 cup of liquid castile soap
- 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of palmarosa essential oil
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Place all ingredients into a bowl. Whisk until mixed thoroughly. Transfer to a dispenser of your choice and shake before using. Be sure to avoid contact with your eyes.Whether you're starting a new wellness routine, cleaning your home, or trying to find more balance, spring is a time of new beginnings. Embrace change by making these easy DIY recipes, and reap the practical, physical, and emotional benefits of essential oils. For more ways to use essential oils, take a look at this article: How to Make an Essential Oil Solid Perfume Recipe.