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The Soothing Scents of Spring
Breathe in the soothing scents of spring, day and night. Support mood or sleep for you and your loved ones. Make essential oils a part of your lifestyle. Keep one at home, in the gym bag, at the office, in the car and one for your yoga experience.
The snow is melting, clocks have sprung forward, the birds are back and tulips are pushing their way up through the soil. Here are some essential oils that can bring the invigorating scents of spring.
Citrus: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine
Floral: Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Herbaceous: Basil, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage
Woody & Earthy: Cedarwood, Sandalwood
Bergamot, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tangerine
Enjoying the Outdoors
Cedarwood, Citronella, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
Essential oils enhance a variety of moods whether you are looking to support a feeling of lightness and well-being or intensity and focus. Essential oils represent a natural means of freshening the air and promoting a clean home environment, and they are also a popular choice for making your own perfume scents.
Make Essential Oils Part of Daily or Evening Rituals
Application may vary from absorption through the skin to inhalation via diffusion. Applying the essential oils topically, via carrier oil (e.g. almond, jojoba, grapeseed oil), allows the essence of the herb/plant to be directly absorbed through the skin. Ultrasonic diffusers are extremely convenient to disperse a scent into the air for many hours in a safe and easy way.
Finding Advice at Your Health Food Store
Many scents can be blended, or you may find pre-made blends that are designed for certain uses. Essential oils are very concentrated and in general ingestion should be avoided. Some essential oils can be safe for ingestion when properly diluted, but it is important to seek the advice of a qualified practitioner for this application.
Essential oils may not be recommended for use around pets or children, or they may be used, but with specific guidelines. Your local health food store will have quality essential oils and the staff to guide you to reference books and resource material on how best to use your essential oils or to find one specific to your needs.
Quality of oil is important, and price and bottle size may not always be the best measure of a quality oil. Trust brands that have done extensive testing on their finished goods. NOW® Essential Oils is one such trusted brand and a choice of many aromatherapists.
Our suite of in-house laboratories is equipped with the latest analytical instruments, which help our skilled technicians accurately assess each oil’s identity and purity. Identification of essential oils is key, as inferior raw materials and adulterated oils are unfortunately all too common in today’s marketplace.
As a leader in the essential oils category, NOW has built a reputation for offering pure essential oils of the highest quality at affordable prices. Our commitment to quality ensures that every NOW Essential Oil is fresh, fragrant, and effective for its intended use.
Brett Kelly, BSc. has been active in the health industry for over 30 years in research and education.