It’s finally spring! If you live in the Pacific Northwest like we do, the sun shining in a blue sky is something you look forward to for months and months. It’s the ultimate gift after enduring so much gray and rain. But even if you live somewhere where spring comes sooner than rainy Oregon, the sound of birds chirping and the sight of flowers poking through the soil to greet the warmer temperatures is still exciting. And just like those flowers are seasonal, so too can your skincare be. For some people that means switching to a lighter moisturizer while others start adding an SPF to their routine. In the midst of your seasonal private label skincare adaptations, remember that essential oils can be seasonal too!
For spring, we move away from the warmer tree resins like amber and spicy oils like cinnamon into the realm of bright, fragrant flowers and enlivening citrus. We no longer feel the need to hole up and be cozy; now we want to get out in the sun and explore! And there’s an oil for that:
Our custom blend of sandalwood, frankincense, lemon and jasmine essential oils is specifically formulated to bring energy and calm upliftment to your day. While sandalwood is comforting, frankincense increases mental strength, lemon decreases psychological fog and aids in attention span, and jasmine stimulates the brain to release a calm and euphoria inducing neurotransmitter known as enkephalin. The result is a bright, fragrant and balanced essential oil blend perfect for this sunny season.
Tangerine essential oil is another spring friendly plant essence that stands out from the typical citrus crowd with an extra sweet aroma that’s dubbed it the candy of the citrus realm. It helps to promote happiness and assuage anxiety and nervous tension with every delightful whiff. It can be blended with other oils for a fun, springtime botanical perfume blend and does equally as well as a stand alone fragrance for the body as well as the diffuser.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is fragrant, sultry and the perfect floral scent for spring. In aromatherapy it’s used for feeling down and stressed, and is considered to be a potent aphrodisiac- which is perfect for the blooming energy of spring. While some people may find floral essential oils to be a little overwhelming, Ylang Ylang has a nice balance to it that also makes it go well with other oils like sandalwood and lemongrass.