Spring Renewal with Essential Oils
By Melanie Harrison
I love this time of year. The energy changes and you start to feel open to new possibilities. Seeing plants in the garden with fresh growth as well as colourful blooms popping up with bees buzzing around just makes you feel good.
Spring is a great time for cleansing and welcoming new growth and renewed energy.
The tradition of “Spring house cleaning” is based on the fact that getting rid of the clutter that has accumulated over winter, and creating space, and getting better organised will clear the way for growth to help you manifest your goals and dreams. Just as it is in plants and nature, Spring is our time for resurrection and growth at all levels of body, mind, and spirit.
There are some wonderful essential oils that we can use to lift our spirits, welcome new possibilities and refresh our space.
Below are 5 essential oils that are helpful during the transition into Spring.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Calming. Balancing. Uplifting.
Bergamot encourages the release of pent up emotions helping us to relax and let go. Encourages confidence, balance and promotes optimism.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii)
Disperse. Refreshes. Inspires
Disperses ‘heavy’ feelings. Refreshes the mind, builds confidence and promotes inspiration.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Balances. Comforts. Clears. Cleanse.
Integrates and balances all energy centres. Helps to release and balance emotions.
Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
Optimism. Ease. Joy
Calming yet uplifting. Helps us to take a more relaxed approach. Brings in joyful positive energy.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Refreshes. Inspires. Invigorates.
Reconnects you to your passion and supports focus and concentration. Inspires and encourages insights.
There are other wonderful essential oils but these are a great place to start.
Here’s a couple of suggestions on how you can use these essential oils to welcome Spring.
🌼 Spring Diffuser Blends
You can use a one or a combination of the above essential oils in an oil burner or diffuser to refresh your mind, your energy and your home.
Make sure your essential oil burner or diffuser contains water. Then add the below listed number of drops to your burner or diffuser and place in a well-ventilated room. Depending on your room size the general guideline is 4 – 8 drops of an essential oil or blend depending on the size of your room.
Below are a couple of essential oil combos that go really well together …
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 3 drops Sweet orange
- 2 drops Grapefruit
Balance + Refresh
- 6 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Peppermint
🌼 Spring Home Cleanse
You can also use essential oils to help energetically cleanse and refresh your home and surroundings. Hydrosols are perfect to use for this as they contain the gentle healing energy from plants which give an extra boost to the Mist. But, if you prefer, you can also use distilled water.
To create your Mist put 10 drops of your chosen essential oil/s in 100 ml of hydrosol (or distilled water). You will need to shake well each time you use it to disperse the oils. Walk around the room or your home and mentally hold a positive intention that you would like for Spring while misting.
An example of a great intention for Spring is … “I wish to release what is no longer working for me and I welcome in new experiences and positive energy“.
Once you have made your Mist slowly walk around your chosen area and gently mist as you hold your intention. You can repeat this whenever you feel the need to energetically cleanse your space or your home.
Clear and Inspire Mist
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- 100 ml Peppermint hydrosol
Bring in Positive Energy Mist
- 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
- 5 drops Sweet orange essential oil
- 100 ml Lavender hydrosol
Another wonderful way to welcome Spring is to plant some seeds.
I have a few herb seedlings underway which I will plant in my aromatic garden once they are ready. I am also sowing a variety of flowers and herbs that support and feed our bees and butterflies.
Last summer I had a couple of Swan plants in my garden that my dad gave me which threw me head first into learning all about the beautiful Monarch butterfly. I got very attached to these little fellas and I hope to support them again this year. I was even seen racing around the garden when it was raining, placing umbrellas over new hatched monarchs to protect them from the rain. My husband thought I was crazy lol.
If this interests you (not the running around part! 😄) and you’d like to learn more check out the NZ Moths and Butterflies Trust. They have lots of useful information and you can purchase seeds directly from them which supports their wonderful organisation.
PS – Oh and if you’d love to learn more about Hydrosols, I’ve written a helpful article here.
With thanks for these helpful references:
– Keim, J & Bull, R. (2015). Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques: Compassionate Healing with Essential Oils. USA: Joni Keim and Ruah Bull
– Mojay, G. (1997). Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils. London: Healing Arts Press
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Published on September 24, 2018