Spring is in the air! Memories of the cold are finally starting to slip away and are being replaced by afternoons in the warm sunshine and an abundance of beautiful flowers all around. Spring is a time of renewed energy, it's the perfect time to revitalise and energize, leaving winter behind and embracing the fresh new season.
Citrus oils in particular are very refreshing and uplifting, with lots of benefits for the mind, body and household. Here are some of our favourite essential oils to detox, energize and cleanse this Spring.
Lemon: light and refreshing, lemon essential oil has detoxifying and energizing properties. It is great for increasing circulation, getting energy moving and revitalizing and uplifting mind and body. Lemon is also stimulating and great for mental alertness, it clears the mind and aids in decision making.
Grapefruit:this fresh, sweet and citrus scent is highly uplifting to the mood. It has balancing, clearing and detoxifying properties, helping to clear the mind of negative emotions. Grapefruit is also very detoxifying to the digestive system, helping to get things moving and releasing trapped fluid, the perfect kick your body might need after Winter!
Peppermint: with a sharp, refreshing menthol scent, peppermint is stimulating, energizing and awakening. The strong and sharp scent helps to cut through negativity and mental clutter and reduces lethargy and tiredness. Peppermint refreshes the spirit, stimulates mental agility and improves concentration, bringing you into the present moment and giving you a boost of energy.
Lime: with a fresh, citrus scent, lime is very stimulating and great for refreshing a tired mind.
Geranium: this sweet, heavy and floral scent uplifts the mood, lessens fatigue, improves mental function and promotes emotional wellness.
Tangerine: with a refreshing, light and citrus scent, tangerine is very uplifting to the mood. It's also known for its cleansing and purifying properties, helping to support the immune system.
Sweet Orange: this zesty and refreshing scent is perfect for refreshing the senses. The anti-depressive properties of sweet orange are great for improving the mood and acting as a natural pick-me-up. It is also great for preventing and relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
We know how much you all love making your own DIY blends, so here are some of our favourite uplifting blends for Spring:
Essential oils with uplifting and balancing properties can gently support and lift our spirits. Begin by choosing essential oils with the desired properties and spend some time inhaling the healing scent from the bottle. The oils that resonate with us will be the ones to use, they will smell ‘divine’ and ‘delicious’. Now we can choose how to apply the essential oils in a way that will be simple, fit into our lifestyle and will allow us some restorative down time.
The best thing about making your own body scrub (except being toxic free and all natural) is that you get to choose your favourite consistency and fragrance. You can start by making only a small amount and experimenting. Here is our favourite recipe for a beautiful detoxifying and refreshing all natural body scrub.