Refreshing essential oil diffuser blends for spring

By Alison Angold CIDESCO ITEC

Scrabble tiles saying Spring Vibes, surrounded by colourful spring tulips. Photo by Alesia Kozik from Pexels

Springtime brings with it, warmer days, sunnier skies, fresher air and, often, a happier mood! Easing out of winter can be hard, with illness’s or ailments lingering, leaving the dark mornings and evenings behind and making the effort to get out more! However, with these refreshing essential oils diffuser blends, leaping into spring is much easier, and you can re-create that springtime feeling, and atmosphere any time you like!

There are so many good oils to use during the spring, for various different reasons, which we will look at later, but lets look at some refreshing essential oil diffuser blends;

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Refreshing essential oil diffuser blends for spring

Refreshing essential oil diffuser blends for spring.

Citrus wake-up

This is a perfect blend to rise and shine with! Citrus oils are uplifting, refreshing, help clear the mind and even help relieve the symptoms of depression.

Orange, Grapefruit & Bergamot

Uplifting & Anti-viral

This blend not only helps to uplift your mood, but it also adds anti-viral properties too. Emerging from the winter, and the transition from cold to warm weather, can mean that some illness’s may linger – this blend helps to keep them at bay.

Bergamot, Lavender & Rosemary

Anti-allergy blend

Ward off seasonal allergies with this lovely light, refreshing diffuser blend, that has anti-allergic properties.

Chamomile, Melissa & Lavender

Lingering colds & flu

These oils help to relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs, colds and flu. Woody cedarwood, pairs well with floral lavender and citrusy orange.

Cedarwood, Lavender & Orange

Immune boost #1

As we come out of the winter months, our immune system will benefit from a boost. This gorgeous fragrance helps to strengthen the immune system.

Bergamot, Chamomile & Geranium

Immune boost #2

Another beautiful, refreshing fragrance that helps to boost and strengthen the immune system.

Grapefruit, Petitgrain, & Tea tree

Euphoric boost

Uplift your mood, and promote positive emotions with this wonderful blend. Jasmine and clary sage are known to uplift and promote feelings of euphoria, while mandarin adds a refreshing, mood boosting note.

Jasmine, Clary Sage & Mandarin

April showers

England is well known for it’s rain showers in the spring – one minute it’s raining, the next its brilliant sunshine! This lovely natural blend, is reminiscent of the wonderful fresh smell of the air after a shower.

Mandarin, Lemon & Vetiver

Exotic floral

Take yourself off to an exotic island, with this floral & citrus blend. This aroma is fresh and light but with a sultry exotic twist.

Ylang Ylang, Orange & Lavender

Floral burst

Spring is definitely in the air with this fresh flower aroma. Lavender and geranium are typical spring flowers, while neroli is from the orange blossom tree.

Lavender, Geranium & Neroli

Palm tree island

Light and citrusy, this blend is like a island breeze.

Bergamot, Lime & Mandarin

Morning boost

A sure-fire way to get you going in the morning. Uplifting and refreshing this will clear your head and boost your mood, and get you set for the spring day ahead!

Peppermint, Orange & Grapefruit

Spring sunshine

Bring the sunshine inside, with this floral, citrus blend.

Mandarin, Lavender & Lime

Bugs away

Keep bugs and insects away with this insect repellent, fresh blend.

Lemongrass, Lavender & Lemon

The best essential oils for Spring

Bergamot

  • Light citrus aroma
  • Anti-viral
  • Cooling
  • Uplifting
  • Eases symptoms of depression
  • Relieves symptoms of colds
  • Strengthens immune system 

Cedarwood

  • Woody aroma
  • Antiseptic
  • Expectorant so relieves congestion on the chest
  • Stimulates the circulation
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body

Chamomile

  • Light floral aroma
  • Anti-allergic
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting
  • Stimulates the immune system

Clary Sage

  • Antiviral
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting and promotes positive feeling
  • Strengthens the immune system

Geranium

  • Floral aroma
  • Balancing to the body
  • Stimulates blood and lymph circulation
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Enlivens pale skin
  • Balancing for hormones and associated depression

Grapefruit

  • Bright, citrus aroma
  • Stimulating and invigorating
  • Uplifting 
  • Helps relieve cellulite
  • Balances mood swings
  • Creates euphoria
  • Stimulates immunity
  • Relieves morning tiredness

Jasmine

  • Floral aroma
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Improves self confidence
  • Promotes optimism
  • Lifts depression,
  • Warms emotions
  • Balancing for hormones

Lavender

  • Floral aroma
  • Antiviral
  • Balancing
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Balances emotions
  • Lifts depression
  • Relieves stress
  • Relaxes breathing
  • Relieves colds and flu 

Lemongrass

  • Light citrus aroma
  • Antidepressant
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Insect repellent
  • Revives and energises the emotions
  • Relieves stress 

Mandarin

  • Citrus aroma
  • Antiviral
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Stimulates and revives the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Helps reduce cellulite
  • Lifts anxiety and depression

Melissa

  • Herby, citrus aroma
  • Antiviral
  • Invigorates and gives strength to the body
  • Uplifting
  • Anti-allergic
  • Reduces anxiety and depression

Orange

  • Bright, citrus aroma
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiviral
  • Stimulates and invigorates the body
  • Uplifting
  • Protects against colds and flu 

Peppermint

  • Antiviral
  • Clears and focuses the mind
  • Relieves mental fatigue
  • Stimulates the circulation
  • Invigorates the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Relieves colds and flu symptoms 

Petitgrain

  • Orange, woody aroma
  • Anti-depressant
  • Invigorates the body
  • Uplifting 
  • Soothes anxiety
  • Stimulates the immune system

Rose

  • Highly floral aroma
  • Anti-depressant
  • Antiviral
  • Invigorates the body 
  • Promotes positive emotions
  • Balancing 

Rosemary

  • Strong herb aroma
  • Antiviral
  • Invigorates the body
  • Stimulates poor circulation
  • Relieves mental fatigue

Tea Tree

  • Medicinal, herby aroma
  • Antiviral
  • Cooling
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Revitalises the mind
  • Helps relieve colds and flu

Ylang Ylang

  • Floral fragrance
  • Anti-depressant
  • Invigorates the body
  • Creates feelings of joy
  • Calms the nervous system

How else to use essential oils for spring

A diffuser or burner is the ideal way to create a fresh, spring atmosphere and aromas in your home, and to help other issues, such repelling bugs and relieving illness, but there are other ways to benefit from the therapeutic effects of the oils in spring time.

Blend essential oils into a hand cream to relieve dry, winter skin and to reveal smooth, bright skin.

Create a facial oil for your face. Winter skin can become dry and dull, so applying a facial oil with essential oils, can encourage circulation, promote cell regeneration and deeply hydrate the skin – perfect for enlivening the skin in spring.

Create a shower spray – this is so easy to make and makes your shower zing! Using enlivening and uplifting citrus and herb oils to squirt around your shower and really give you a springtime boost!

Springtime is the time to peel off the winter cloths and start to take care of your skin. An essential oil body oil can be blended to help detoxify the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Get your feet sandal ready with this essential oil foot scrub! Smooth and brighten the skin on your feet, while reducing and removing any hard skin.

Diffuser or burner?

A diffuser is the go to gadget to get wonderful aromas to fill your house, but how does it compare to an essential oil burner? This is purely my opinion and obviously open to discussion!

I prefer an essential oil burner.

A diffuser, looks good and does spew a steady stream of fragrance, but I find that after a while the aromas merge, and end up smelling very similar, or sometimes like nothing at all.

A burner, gently warms the oils, so very gently releases the aromas so they smell purer, more distinctive and more real. You can smell the individual aromas of the oils, and, to me, the scents are more beneficial this way.

Having said this, I keep both at home. The diffuser can be left on, so I add a few oils, switch on, and get on with my day. This is my favourite diffuser.

The burner uses a tealight, and like all open flames needs to be kept an eye on, however the tealight doesn’t last long. I move the burner from room to room and change scents as necessary. This is my favourite burner.

About the Author
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, that has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.

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