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 energise, leaving winter behind and embracing the fresh new season.
While it's a wonderful time of year, the change in seasons can also be tough on the immune system and can trigger allergies. Especially during springtime, hay-fever sufferers may experience heightened allergies and reactions to the change in weather.
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, energise and cleanse this Spring.
Essential Oils for Spring
1. Lemon Essential Oil
Light and refreshing, Lemon essential oil has detoxifying and energising properties. It is great for increasing circulation, getting energy moving and revitalising and uplifting mind and body. Lemon is also stimulating and great for mental alertness, it clears the mind and aids in decision making.
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!
With a sharp, refreshing menthol scent, Peppermint is stimulating, energising 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.
With a fresh, citrus scent, Lime is very stimulating and great for refreshing a tired mind. A disinfectant and antiviral, Lime can be used for your Spring cleaning for surfaces and diffused to help minimise airborne pathogens. If you suffer from sinus congestion, Lime is a great choice as a decongestant to help clear this and allow easier breathing.
This sweet, heavy and floral scent uplifts the mood, lessens fatigue, improves mental function and promotes emotional wellness. If your skin is needing a pick-me-up after Winter, Geranium is considered an astringent making it helpful to cleanse and tone the skin - add to your cleanser, toner or moisturiser.
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. As an alternative to other citrus essential oils, Tangerine has similar disinfectant properties and can be used for your Spring cleaning.
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. Revive your skin after Winter with Sweet Orange's regenerative properties and add a drop to your nighttime moisturiser to encourage a natural glow.
Alissa is a fully qualified Aromatherapist with further qualifications in Remedial Massage & Myotherapy. She qualified as an Aromatherapist in 2005 and has worked in hospitals, day spas and in clinical practice. Alissa contributes her extensive knowledge to ECO. and helps with detailed education to our ECO. community. Alissa is passionate about assisting and teaching others how to restore and maintain their health and wellbeing.
Vetiver helps us to connect back to the earth and receive emotional healing and guidance. An extremely relaxing oil that can be useful to help with insomnia and support us during times of lowered immunity due to overactivity.
Skin can reflect our state of health. Feelings of stress, fatigue or even contentment readily show up on our faces. Essential oils are a part of a holistic skin care program because they not only have properties to improve and maintain skin they also support our emotional state.