The use of essential oils for mood, energy level, physical health, or biorhythm enhancement has been around for centuries. These highly concentrated plant extracts have been known to inspire our bodies to react differently depending on the oil. Each specific plant can speak to different areas of the mind or body. But a combination of essential oils can also be used to target a particular set of goals or more complex ailment. The combinations of essential oil blends, or recipes, are endless, but here are a few of the more popular ones to help capture those seasonal ideals. Spring is a time for newness. The animals are birthing their young, flowers are in bloom, everyone is coming outdoors more as the weather becomes more tolerable. Essential oils of spring involve many citruses, lavender, and a variety of floral derived essential oils.
This blend of musk, lily of the valley, white jasmine combines for a fresh linen scent. This mixture promotes a pleasant mood, sense of well-being and can inspire a feeling of renewal. This scent is so named because there’s an overall sense of cleanliness, freshness, newness. The fragrances are like those you might expect on a walk through a backyard clothesline with freshly cleaned sheets blowing in the breeze on a lovely summer day.
One hallmark of springtime is the new blooms and fresh fruits that come bursting forth. A recipe of lemon, grapefruit, and geranium can offer those fragrances of fruity freshness and springtime newness, along with the invigorating energy smells of citrus. This blend will wake you up and give you a pep in your step.
There’s a distinctive feel and smell that you only experience after a spring shower. It’s both earth and water elements, and it promises a clean, fresh, hydrated start. It’s not only the newness of spring blooms but also the new life in the trees and on the ground. This combination of Bergamot, Marjoram Sweet, and Cedarwood inspires an earthy renewal. Summer is vacations, hot and lazy days, lots of outdoor time, and garden bounty. The oils that tend to call summer to mind include fruity scents, oils from herbs, and more citrus.
Freshly Cut Grass
Mowing the lawn is a nearly weekly chore during the fertile summer months. The smells of freshly cut grass are ones that inspire the feel of relaxation, kicking back on a summer weekend evening with the yard recently cut. Accomplish this fragrance with a blend of lemon, Douglas fir, and basil.
Walk on The Beach
Combining rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, and spearmint can call to mind the fragrances you might enjoy on an evening stroll on the beach. This blend is another scent that inspires relaxation and contentment with a clean crispness. The lavender component will encourage an afternoon nap or a doze in a hammock.
It’s time for sweaters and harvest. The preferred essential oils for fall include a mixture of minty scents, woodsy smells, and multiple preventive health oils to ward off seasonal viruses or congestive issues.
The challenge with fall-inspired scents is that so many of them blend into winter fragrances as well. But don’t make the jump from summer directly to winter by enjoying the harvest season of apples and pumpkins. Try combining orange, lemon, clove, and cinnamon to experience fall before you jump entirely in winter.
It is even fall if pumpkin spice is not continually permeating the air? This mix of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom will have you snuggling up with a heavy scarf and inhaling the tangy spice of fall. These oils will inspire calmness, peace, and internal warmth.
Fall into Autumn
As the leaves change into a beautiful palette of fall colors, the world takes on the scents of crisp, woodsy smell. These essential oils will speak to both the cozy warmth of fall as well as the preventive measure against seasonal sickness. For this blend, you’ll need thieves, juniper, eucalyptus, and wintergreen.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Recipes for essential oil combinations for winter are minty, woodsy, and still host much spice. These blends inspire thoughts of warm, cozy snuggling and burrowing in against the elements with loved ones.
Doesn’t it seem like the house has a near-constant smell of something yummy baking during the winter season? At the year’s end, that yummy smell is probably a batch of cookies. Mixing lemon and marjoram essential oils will mimic that holiday fragrance and promote the joy and warmth of friends, family, and togetherness surrounded by sweet treats.
Oh, Christmas Tree
If you don’t have a live tree in the living room, this blend of patchouli, pine, and Fir needle can inspire the outdoors brought indoors. The rich, woodsy smell of evergreen is a hallmark of winter. If you prefer a tree that you can box up and put away at the end of the season, you can still enjoy the seasonal comfort of the aroma of a fresh tree.
Whether it’s cider, eggnog, or chai, winter is the perfect time for enjoying a drink with exotic spices. These spices work together to offer a rich, tantalizing blend of all things warm and comforting. Enjoy this recipe of orange, nutmeg, and clove to invoke the mood of sitting around a comfy fireplace with your warmest socks and mug of holiday goodness.
Peppermint alone can be pretty powerful. This blend pairs peppermint with Ylang-Ylang to create a refreshingly sweet take on the traditional peppermint aroma. The peppermint is a great relief for headaches and tummy troubles. So, whether the holiday overwhelm has your temples pounding or an inability to say no to all the available indulgences, this blend will set the ambiance and address potential seasonal ailments.
Many essential oils are easily created throughout the year to tackle better sleep, allergies, mood support, or energy level desires. The combinations are as individual as the people who enjoy their benefits. If you are looking to add to the ambiance and capture the feelings and atmosphere that calls to mind a season, remember to explore essential oil recipes for the diffuser. Not only will they set the ambiance, but you will also enjoy the therapeutic qualities.