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These tips should certainly help put a spring in your step!

Spring is a time of renewal. It’s a time of new beginnings and new growth. Here are some essential oil blends to bring a sense of all the wonderful things happening in the garden, into your home. It’s at this time of year that floral and citrus essential oils come into their own. With their sweet, flowery, fresh and clean aromas and their uplifting and energising properties. They help to lift your mood and increase your energy levels after the dark winter months. It’s certainly a season when you should give your diffuser a lot of use, so even if you can’t spend as much time as you would like outside enjoying the spring sunshine, you can be reminded that the earth is coming back to life again. These are three blends which really put spring in the air:

  • geranium, grapefruit and lime
  • cypress, lavender and mandarin
  • lemon, petitgrain and palmarosa.

At this time of year, you might have aspirations to get fitter. Whether that’s spending time in the gym or getting out and about, walking and cycling. A consequence of these good intentions after the long winter months of inactivity can be muscle stiffness and soreness as our bodies complain about the increased levels of activity. Try this massage blend that will leave you in less pain, feeling looser and with an improved range of movement. Lavender (analgesic), sweet marjoram (rubefacient) and German chamomile (anti-inflammatory).

Spring comes not just with warmer air and longer days, but also with those poorly timed seasonal allergies that can leave you stuffed up and irritated, unable to smell the beautiful scents and fragrances of blossoms as they come into bloom. The symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, runny nose, itching and watery eyes and headaches.

Aromatherapy can be helpful in a number of ways. A sinus steam can be beneficial, opening up the nasal passages and reducing inflammation. Another good option is an aromastick, which can be carried in a pocket or a handbag and used whenever needed. Same principle as the steam, but less potent. Massage helps too. Massaging the sides of the nose, forehead and temples with a blend of appropriate essential oil can bring welcome relief. At nighttime, which can be the worst time for allergy sufferers, adding a few drops of essential oil to the bath can help you breathe easier just before bed.

Try treating your hay fever with this blend of essential oils:

Eucalyptus Radiata (helps to open up the respiratory system and reduce inflammation). Lavender (calms and soothes irritated nasal passages reducing sneezing and a runny nose). Peppermint (eases headaches) and German chamomile (with its anti-allergenic properties reduces irritation and eases inflammation).

These tips should certainly help put a spring in your step!

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