If winter is associating with festive aromas around the Christmas time and more romantic blends around the valentines day then Spring is definitely brings some freshness with green, fresh, floral scents.
I love the feeling of spring even though I live now in a very hot climate where there is summer 365 days a year. So I don’t have this luxury of experiencing the actual spring. But what I can do is to make my home smell like the spring I remember. I mean, seriously, what can be better then actually smelling the spring. There is a saying “If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain”, so by paraphrasing it a bit “if spring is not here I’ll make it happen at home” works quit well in my case.
My most spring associated essential oils are these that bring freshness, new life, a vibrancy, gentle scents, green and floral aromas that bring back the memories of newly open flowers, the trees that are getting green, and fresh new grass, the birds singing in the morning by the window, a day that is getting longer, a sun that is shining brighter. Shortly speaking it’s like a new beginning, a fresh start of everything.
- Petitgrain is number one in my list. It has very fresh, sharp, green, slightly bitter, citrusy, very vibrant and energetic aroma. It also promotes calm and harmony, inner vision, joy, confidence, expressiveness. Petitgrain is very uplifting essential oil. It blends very well with all the citrus essential oils like orange, lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, lime also clary sage, sage, marjoram, basil, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, frankincense, juniper, palmarosa, neroli, rose, ylang ylang, cypress, pine, clove.
- Neroli comes from the same tree as Petitgrain and Bitter Orange. But the aroma is quit different. Neroli has strong but yet light floral aroma, with some citrus floral-green, slightly bitter heart notes, very gentle, radiant and innocent aroma. It promotes joy, calmness, understanding, peace, regeneration, creativity. It is perfect for the spring. It bends well with petitgrain, orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, coriander, geranium, roman chamomile, frankincense, lavender.
- Geranium really resonates with Mother Earth, with feminine energy and beginning. The aroma is fresh, rosy, herbaceous, slightly green and sweet. It is one of the most balancing essential oils. Geranium encourages regeneration, steadiness, assurance, creativity, imagination, intuition, re-connection. It blends well with bergamot, black pepper, roman chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, fennel, frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine, rose, lavender, lemon, tangerine, orange, palmarosa, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary.
- Palmarosa with all its emotionally soothing actions really resonates with Heart Chakra. It has a very soft rosy, fresh, green, with lemony nuances aroma. Palmarosa encourages the sense of adaptability and feeling of security, it promotes calmness, kindness and gentleness, encouraging us to not to be over critical or judgmental. It blends well with all citrus oils, roman chamomile, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang, juniper.
- Marjoram associated with Aphrodite, goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was a symbol of love and honor, the flowers were used to crown young married couples. It has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, camphoraceous, warm and slightly woodsy aroma. Marjoram is very balancing, it promotes calm, peace, integrity, perseverance, sincerity, inner self-nurturing. It blends well with basil, fennel, rosemary, thyme, pine, tea tree, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, lavender, chamomiles, black pepper, cedarwood, cypress.
- Myrtle has a lot of legends around it. According to one of them Venus came out of the sea with a myrtle wreath upon her head. The aroma is fresh, sweet, herbaceous, camphoraceous, reminds eucalyptus. Myrtle promotes forgiveness, acceptance, empowerment, harmony. It blends well with bergamot, lavender, lavandin, rosemary, clary sage, sage, eucalyptus, hyssop, laurel, lime, lemon, geranium, helichrysum, orange.
- Lavender embodies a protective, warm and gentle love of a mother to her child. The aroma is herbaceous, sweet, fresh, soft with balsamic undertone and floral notes. Lavender encourages security, compassion, vitality, clarity, acceptance, awareness, it promotes emotional balance, calmness, self-expression and creative potential. It blends well with every other essential oil, especially angelica root, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomiles, clary sage, juniper, grapefruit, marjoram, palmarosa, rosemary, peppermint.
- Rose is like a classy perfume that never goes out of fashion. It has such a complex beautiful aroma that is rich, sweet, smooth, rosy, floral with slightly spicy notes, very sensual and feminine. Rose encourages emotional balance, devotion, love, sensuality, purity, happiness and joy, inner vision, inner freedom, acceptance. It blends very well with bergamot, roman chamomile, geranium, palmarosa, frankincense, jasmine, ylang ylang, cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, petitgrain, neroli.
- Manuka even though is native to New Zeland, but from aromatic perspective it still reminds me of a spring and all that beautiful aromatic flowers on the trees. The aroma of manuka is very gentle, fresh, herbaceous, with floral notes and honey-like sweetness. Manuka encourages emotional balance, self-acceptance, gentleness, vitality, creativity, imagination, softness, strength, awakening for the new beginning. It blends well with laurel, bergamot, tea tree, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, ginger, elemi, juniper, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang.
- Coriander in medieval Europe was considered to be an aphrodisiac and was employed in love magic and potions. I love the fresh and gentle scent of it, for me it is a spring scent. The aroma is cool, fruity, slightly sweet, herbaceous and bit spicy. Coriander imbues the feeling of security, peace, earthy permanence, encouraging imagination and creativity, motivation, expressiveness, is very optimistic and enthusiastic essential oil. It blends very well with bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, rose, neroli, orange, petitgrain, lemon, palmarosa, ylang ylang.
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