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Aromatherapy Oils: 8 ways to use Essential oils this Spring

8 Essential Oils for Spring: The Perfect Guide

Spring is the ideal time to embrace the vitality of nature with flowers and plants in bloom and brighter longer days filled with sunshine and the buzz of outdoor activity. Spring is also the perfect time to discover Pure essential oils. Essential oils have many useful purposes around the home. Here is a list of 8 ways to introduce aromatherapy oils into your home this Spring: 

1. Using oils in spring is a great way to bring the season into your home. 

Essential oils are typically derived from plants, trees, flowers and fruits. Discover an oil vaporiser with an essential oil blend. This is a great way to naturally scent your home with the subtle aromas of Spring.  Uplifting Spring aromas include Lemon, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lime, Geranium, Mandarin and Sweet Orange

2. Remove any seasonal pest threats from your home. 

People often find pests in their houses during the Spring season that typically arrive with the warmer weather. You may find your house is more prone to visiting insects such as roaches, spiders, insects and ants that can arrive during Springtime. Warmer weather allows insects to come out of their hiding places and visit parts of your home including your kitchen and linen cupboard. Aromatherapy oils are a gentle way to deter unwanted bugs. Essential oils that can work against pests include Lemongrass or Rosemary essential oils which can be used as a mosquito repellent spray. Lavender, Eucalyptus and Peppermint have also been used to repel bugs.  

3. Reduce your stress levels

Spring can be a time to find replenish lost energy levels and engage in physical activity outside. Combining essential oils into your skincare routine is a perfect way to pep your skin and invigorate your daily shower for a spa experience at home. Try uplifting citrus scents like Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Orange and Lime to elevate your mood. Add a few drops to a full drawn bath or your morning shower to put a spring in your step. 

4. Improve your sleep quality

Topical applications of essential oils are known for their ability to improve sleep and calm the nervous system. There has been evidence to indicate that essential oils may provide anti-inflammatory effects on the skin as well as to reduce stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy enthusiasts take advantage of their air purifying and mood-lifting benefits. Essential oils can be rubbed on the feet, inhaled, or rubbed onto your temples. Experiment with stress relieving oils, that can alleviate tension and encourage relaxation. Remember with topical applications, to always dilute the essential oil to avoid skin irritations. Popular relaxation essential oils are Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender

5. Improve your mood. 

Try Rose essential oil to increase mental acuity and alertness in the early morning hours and helps you be more alert, concentrated, and focused for longer. Give your spirit a lift with Bergamot, the scent that makes you feel joyful and happy. Use a combination blend in your diffuser for immediate results. This is a great way to try a selection of essential oils.

6. Apply essential oils to your skin & hair care products 

Treat yourself to a spa experience at home by adding a few drops of essential oil to your self-care routine. Soak your feet in a spa bath with a few drops of Lavender or Lemongrass. Frankincense oil is a highly restorative essential oil that has been used for centuries. Used for it’s anti aging properties, Frankincense oil can be beneficial in hydrating dry and mature skin. Combine with your moisturiser or add to a carrier facial oil. Remember to always dilute essential oils as they may cause irritation to the skin. Try a patch test first before proceeding. 

7. Fend off the sniffles. 

Scent is a powerful tool to influence your mood. You will be amazed at how effective a subtle shift in room fragrance can affect you.  Eucalyptus: Soothe a stuffy nose and keep you alert with Eucalyptus oil. To improve nasal allergies, add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your diffuser. We like to use Lemon, Lavender, and Orange essential oils because they contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help alleviate the symptoms associated with colds and flu.  

8. Spring cleaning 

Aromatherapy oils provide the perfect opportunity to spring clean your home, de-clutter your belongings and recycle your living space. Celebrate the vitality of Spring with the uplifting aromas of Lemon, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange and Lavender.

Sasy n Savy offer a list of 24 pure essential oils that can be used in and around the home this spring.  Discover the full range of pure essential oils in store today. For our full range of aromatherapy products, visit the our Miranda showroom. We also offer essential oil seminars on site for groups. For a full list of on site workshops, visit Nurtured Tours.

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How to Maintain Your Health and Mental Wellness

Mental wellness

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used as a holistic treatment method for centuries to assist with physical and mental ailments. Essential oils are derived from plants or flowers, and are either absorbed through the skin or inhaled via steam inhalation to ease physical discomfort and promote mental wellbeing.

While the success rate of this therapy treatment varies greatly from person to person, studies do suggest that essential oils help minimize certain symptoms of mental illnesses. Here is a detailed guide to various essential oils that help users including how to use aromatherapy with kids to assist with focus or relaxation techniques:

Essential Oils that Help You Focus

Lemon Essential Oil

In addition to being an excellent purifier and cleaner and promoting joy, lemon essential oil is also a gentle but extremely powerful and effective mental stimulant. Lemon essential oil is often used to boost memory and concentration. Moreover, the fresh, zesty scent of this oil is very invigorating.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has multi-purpose benefits. You can use it aromatically or topically to elevate your mood and focus. Peppermint essential oil is known to effectively improve memory, relieve headaches and nausea.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is ideal for individuals looking to improve focus and concentration. Rosemary is a stimulant that is known to help combat mental fatigue and enliven the senses. This oil has been used for a long period of time to treat memory loss due to its mood stimulating and memory enhancing properties.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is a meditative oil popular for its calming effects. It is a great choice to enhance concentration and focus as its woody aroma may relieve mental hyperactivity, and its calming and soothing properties enable users to relieve tension and improve mental clarity.

Essential Oils that Help You Relax

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a popular choice in aromatherapy used to promote relaxation and relieve insomnia. Lavender works as a sedative and an anxiolytic i.e. an anxiety reliever to help bring about sleep and increase calmness. Lavender promotes relaxation, helps to relieve restlessness and mental anxiety.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is a versatile essential oil in aromatherapy that may relieve depression, anxiety, headaches, migraines and hormonal symptoms. Rose essential oil is also used to promote calm and relaxation and decrease blood pressure. Furthermore, rose essential oil is said to relieve anxiety, sharpen memory, stimulate circulation, elevate mood and enhance libido.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil is an effective essential oil in promoting relaxation, relieving irritation or mental anxiety. This sedating essential oil may help to alleviate mental stress by lowering blood pressure and decreasing the heart rate.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

When Clary Sage essential oil is applied topically (in dilution) it may help soothe irritated skin. Clary essential oil is regarded as a natural antidepressant and it may help to promote feelings of relaxation and restore mental calm. Additionally, a soothing massage of Clary Sage essential oil may help to relieve menstrual cramps and hormonal symptoms.

Essential Oils for Kids (Home Schooling)

Grapefruit Essential Oil

When homeschooling kids, it can get quite difficult to resolve tantrum challenges and mood swings. Grapefruit essential oil may be effective in balancing mood and relieving anxiety which may have uplifting benefits for kids.

Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil has calming effects similar to lavender oil. It is a great night time alternative for kids who experience irritation by more overpowering scents. The sweet scent of orange may help promote restful sleep, have relaxing effects and encourage positive mood.

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil is a refreshing fruity oil, which can be blended with other essential oils. It has stimulating qualities which may elevate mood. It is popular in skin formulations to regulate hormonal skin and hair imbalances including acne and dandruff.

The opinions presented in this article are expressed by our writing team and staff only. Essential oils can be highly beneficial when used appropriately. However, it is important to check contraindications before using essential oil. Essential oils should not be applied directly onto the skin. Always refer to instructions provided by a manufacturer on use. Keep away from children and always store away from directly sunlight.

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