Springtime brings with it a burst of color, scents, and energy as we begin to shake off the stillness of winter and head outdoors for the warmth and connection the season offers. It's a time when many of us are excitedly tending the garden and observing native birds as they busy themselves singing and building their nests. The aroma of blooming flowers fills the warm air as pollen freely flies about, reminding us of the cycles of abundance and life that surround us.
We can invite this vibrant energy into our homes by decorating with fresh-cut flowers, opening the windows, and incorporating essential oils into our daily routine. We love using these powerful plant allies in our homemade cleaners, diffusing them in the air, and even as an alluring and uplifting perfume!
For an uplifting experience felt throughout the entire home, burning one of our hand-poured beeswax candles helps to purify the air while offering the many benefits of aromatherapy. There are a few specific scents we're loving right now and want to share why they're especially wonderful this time of year!
Lavender is incredibly popular and well-loved, not only for its sweet floral scent but also for its multitude of uses: allergies, anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion, grief, rashes and abrasions, stress, mastitis, postpartum, teething pain, parasympathetic nervous system stimulation, emotional balance and much more. Whether applied topically or inhaled, the oil extracted from this famed flower is historically known to offer emotional and physical regeneration. We love lavender for its timeless relevance, intoxicating aroma, and ability to support and balance the body wherever there is a need. When in doubt, use lavender!
Another classic favorite is eucalyptus, an oil that has long been appreciated for its effects on seasonal allergies, supporting respiratory health and its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Aromatically, its intense camphor aroma may help with nasal mucous membrane inflammation and also acts as an expectorant, while its sweet undertones can uplift the spirits and promote a cheery atmosphere. It's the quintessential oil to diffuse while spring cleaning!
Lastly, we're shining the spotlight on one of our favorite essential oil blends: our seasonal spring beeswax candle scent and one of the most refreshing and uplifting combinations we're ever tried! Blending lemon and rosemary amplifies the benefits of each: bright, bold citrus top notes and deep, camphor-woodsy undertones that are both invigorating and grounding. When inhaled, lemon essential oil promotes a sense of well-being by increasing physical energy and concentration and uplifts the spirit with its warming, cheery scent. Rosemary has long been regarded for its ability to stimulate the immune, respiratory and nervous systems, making these two oils a powerhouse for a bright, clean and cheerful home.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the healing benefits of essential oils, whether applied to the body or diffused in the air. A few of our favorite ways to enjoy their healing benefits are to burn a beeswax aromatherapy candle or use an oil diffuser or ceramic burner. Mixing a few drops in a carrier oil and applying it to the pulse points as a perfume is another enjoyable way to reap the soothing benefits of these potent plant friends.
Here are a few of our favorite aromatherapy tools:
- This wooden and ceramic oil burner is simple and efficient with a clean, minimalist look.
- Made of glass with a wood base, this ultrasonic electric essential oil diffuser and humidifier offers an elegant, classic design and is plastic-free.
- These glass roller bottles with bamboo lids are the ideal way to transport oil blends and DIY perfumes on the go.
Happy Spring and happy diffusing!