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Essential Oils for Spring

Emerging Mint PlantI personally love blending with floral essential oils more during the spring months than any other time of the year. Citrus Essential Oils are a favorite of mine all year round. With their uplifting and energizing aroma, you'll certainly find me reaching for them on upcoming rainy spring days.

Below is a list of essential oils chosen with springtime use in mind. This is a highly subjective list and is meant only as a starting point for your own exploration.

You may want to skim through the list of 110 oils contained in AromaWeb's Essential Oil Profiles area to see if there are additional essential oils that you personally like for Spring.


Seasonal Essential Oils for Spring:
Floral/Energizing/Herbaceous/Sweet Essential Oils and Absolutes

Atlas Cedarwood
Bay Laurel
Bergamot Mint
Blue Cypress
Carrot Seed
Catnip / Catmint
Chocolate Peppermint
Clary Sage
Eucalyptus Globulus
Eucalyptus Radiata


German Chamomile
Juniper Berry
Lemon Balm
Lemon Eucalyptus
Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Tea Tree
Linden Blossom
May Chang



Roman Chamomile
Tea Tree
Violet Leaf
Virginian Cedarwood
Ylang Ylang


Spring Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Examples

Below are several basic springtime diffuser blends. Create the blends by adding the proper amount of essential oils to a dark-colored glass bottle. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Be sure and familiarize yourself using reputable sources for the safety and contraindications of all oils you choose to use. Make the smallest possible blend first to make sure you like the blend before doubling, tripling, etc. the recipe.

Please be responsible to find out the specific safety precautions and contraindications of the oils in the blends you choose to use.

Blend #1
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
14 drops Mandarin Essential Oil

Blend #2
5 drops Manuka Essential Oil
5 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
9 drops Orange Essential Oil

Blend #3
7 drops Cypress Essential Oil
7 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Blend #4
1 dropJasmine Absolute
2 drops Neroli Absolute
17 drops Yuzu Essential Oil

Blend #5
3 drops Geranium Essential Oil
13 drops Grapefruit Essential oil
2 drops Lime Essential Oil
2 drops Spearmint Essential Oil

The above blends are only several of an infinite possiblity of combinations.

Citrus Essential Oils

Citrus oils, especially Sweet Orange Essential Oil is an inexpensive essential oil to include in diffuser blends all year round. See AromaWeb's Citrus Essential Oil article for descriptions of summery citrus essential oils.

Natural Insect Repellent Recipe

A number of essential oils also act as natural insect repellents. These oils include Citronella, Catnip, Lavender, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus. For a natural insect repellent recipe that uses commonly available essential oils, refer to AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Insect Repellent Recipe.

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Important Notes: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, oil color can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.


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