by Stephanie McCann
As winter begins shifting towards spring and the days grow longer, the natural world slowly awakens to a lively buzz of excitement. Similarly, we find ourselves emerging from the quietude and slumber of wintertime to greet the invigorating spirit of spring. The cold, damp heaviness of winter can leave us feeling sluggish and melancholy, so it is important to surround ourselves with bright and uplifting energies this time of year. Here is a spring cleaning blend to support you during this transition and prepare your space for the changing of the seasons.
– 3 drops Bergamot essential oil
– 1 drop Sweet Basil essential oil
– 1 drop Rose Geranium essential oil
*Recipe may be doubled when using in a diffuser for a stronger aroma.
Rose Geranium: is the star of this blend! It helps us find balance in the midst of the changing seasons, allowing us to gracefully transition during this special time when night and day are equal. Its sweet floral scent is soothing and cheerful, while its gentle, harmonizing effect will bring just the right dose of energy.
Bergamot: Like other citruses, brings a bit of sunshine to any blend. This solar note provides a subtle energy and mood boost, banishing any lingering gloom left over from winter’s stay. Bergamot also helps maintain focus and clarity, while encouraging positive choices.
Sweet Basil: inspires the mind and lifts weary spirits. This addition to the blend inspires purification on both physical and emotional levels to provide a fresh start for the new season.
*Add a few drops of this blend to your diffuser or incorporate into some of your favorite homemade cleaning products to welcome spring into your life.
NOTE: Bergamot oil, like all citrus oils, can cause photosensitivity. Avoid topical use for 12 hours before sun exposure, unless it will be rinsed off.
By Stephanie McCann, Herbalist & Photographer. Golden State Botanicals