aromatherapy blends for march

Aromatherapy Blends for March

Learn to create aromatherapy blends for March in this short article by Sharon Falsetto.

Welcome to March! Here are three easy aromatherapy blends for March to create!

Spring Flowers Aromatic Spray

Emotional.

Scent can invoke many memories and feelings for us. Spring flowers can remind us that new life is forming once again, after the slumber of winter. Bring those sentiments indoors with a Spring Flowers spray for the home!

Essential Oils Chosen: Lavender: Green, light, floral, to invoke spring flowers; Geranium: A light, rose-like scent, a prelude to the more heady summer fragrance of rose itself; Lemon: To add a bit of zest, and for new beginnings.

2% dilution.

  • 2 oz. distilled water

  • 1 tsp. vodka

  • 8 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

  • 8 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveloens) essential oil

  • 9 drops lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil

How to Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a 2 oz. bottle with a spray fitting. Use as required around the home.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid spraying around those who are pregnant, young children and babies, and pets.

Ease Into Spring Inhaler Blend

Spiritual.

For those who are sensitive to their surroundings, and who are very much in tune with subtle changes in the season, this seasonal transitional blend may help you to move from winter into spring. As it is made in inhaler form, you can carry it with you and inhale as you feel necessary.

Essential Oils Chosen: Ylang ylang: A warm, sleepy aroma, with floral notes, to ease from winter into spring; Sweet orange: Light, refreshing and a compliment to ylang ylang to “pull” you through the seasonal change; Sweet marjoram: A grounding, warm, spicy, lighter aroma to bridge the gap between ylang ylang (winter) and sweet orange (spring).

  • blank inhaler

  • 5 drops ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil

  • 7 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil

  • 5 drops sweet marjoram (Origanum marjorana) essential oil

How to Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a glass measuring cup. Soak the inhaler insert with the blend. Use tweezers to insert the soaked insert into the inhaler. Cap. Inhale as needed.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid use in pregnancy, with headaches and migraines. For adult use only.

Step Into March Foot Blend

Physical.

Feet are covered up all winter long and may need a little extra TLC to get them into shape for warmer spring days! This springtime foot blend is both stimulating and caring for tired, dry feet.

Essential Oils Chosen: Rosemary:Anti-bacterial, analgesic, fresh, and stimulating; Spearmint: To compliment the minty undertones of rosemary and for similar therapeutic properties; Lime: Antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and anti-infectious with a zingy, springtime aroma.

2% dilution.

  • 4 oz. unscented white lotion base*

  • 15 drops rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil

  • 10 drops spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil

  • 20 drops lime (Citrus aunrantolia) essential oil

*you can make your own lotion base with nourishing carrier oils, butters, and water or buy a pre-made unscented white lotion base from a reputable supplier.

How to Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a 4 oz. jar. Apply to feet once a day after bathing.

Cautions for Use:

Avoid use in pregnancy, with high blood pressure, or with epilepsy. Photo-toxic.

Learn About Aromatherapy

Learn to create some more simple aromatherapy blends in the Certificate in Holistic Aromatherapy course!

About the Author:

The author of this article has a combined 24-year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry. She is UK-certified aromatherapist and a NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®. She is both a published author and editor in aromatherapy, a consultant, custom blend formulator and herbal studies student. She is the author of Authentic Aromatherapy and the current chief editor of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal. She has taken the online Master Gardener short course series with the University of Oregon. Sharon works from her garden studio in Sedona, Arizona, where she gardens and distills plants from her own aromatic gardens, surrounded by natural fauna and floral on an original pioneer homestead property.

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