Spring is in the air! Actually, cool February weather is in the air here today in Tunisia. But now that valentines day is behind us, I could not wait to start sharing Spring essential oils and this free postcard download.
Last week, we had a few warm days and it felt so good to give my home a fresh feel. I opened all the windows, organized some untidy drawers, put some grapefruit and thyme in my thieves cleaner, and put together some new diffuser blends.
It felt so good that I realized I was coming out of a seasonal sadness that I didn’t even know I was experiencing. Something about the fresh and clean floral scents of spring, paired with a little warmth and sunshine really brightened up my day. I hope this post will brighten up yours!
The first Spring essential oils I reached for indoors when the spring bug hit:
Get a deep clean feel by opening up your windows and spraying your kitchen with tea Tree, grapefruit and thyme. Add a few drops to your thieves household cleaner for a clean, uplifting and herbaceous scent. Grapefruit oil has potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects. In fact, one study comparing five antibacterial essential oils showed grapefruit essential oil was one of the most powerful in regards to its antimicrobial effects against MRSA and fungal strains Candida albicans.
Scrub the bathroom with rosemary and eucalyptus globules Make a soft scrub with one cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of Castile soap, a tablespoon of thieves household cleaner, and 10 drops of essential oils. Use a bamboo brush to scrub tiles sparkling clean. Your bathroom will smell like a spa when you’re done.
Freshen up rugs, linens and curtains with a spring inspired spray. In a spray bottle, mix 4 ounces distilled water, 1 tablespoon thieves household cleaner, 2 ounces witch hazel or vodka, and 40 drops of essential oils. I have been loving lemongrass, lavender, and spearmint to spritz in our rooms.
Welcome the new season with a lavender, peppermint and frankincense bath. Treat yourself to a mid day bath while enjoying a grounding, calming, and refreshing soak in the ultimate cleansing way.
sPRING DIFFUSER BLENDS:
The first Spring essential oils I reached for the garden:
We are blessed to have a thriving garden in our home in Tunisia. The beautiful climate and our compost soil makes growing conditions ideal, but it’s not without work and best practices to keep our garden at it’s very best. I can not imagine buying something with harsh chemicals to use in our garden, so we use essential oils to keep pests and fungus at bay for a happy garden and family.
You’ll want to have a few 4 oz amber glass bottles on hand for your natural gardening.
Natural way to reduce weeds: Cinnamon oil is one of the best essential oils for getting rid of weeds. Make yourself a small spray bottle of distilled water and cinnamon and spray directly onto weeds as needed.
Bee and Butterfly Attractors: Pollinators are attracted to lavender, spearmint, orange, oregano, peppermint, thyme, lemongrass and sage.
Best way to keep fungus at bay: Fungus is known to be the biggest distributor to a healthy garden. Keep a bottle of melaleuca essential oil to mist your soil.
Best essential oils for bugs:
One of the only downsides of warmer weather is the pests that come along with it. Here are essential oils you can use to reduce bugs in your home garden.
- Ants – peppermint or spearmint
- Aphids – cedarwood, peppermint, spearmint
- Beetles – peppermint or thyme
- Caterpillars – spearmint or peppermint
- Chiggers – lavender, lemongrass, sage, thyme
- Fleas – peppermint, lemongrass, spearmint, lavender
- Flies – peppermint, lavender, rosemary, sage
- Gnats – patchouli or spearmint
- Lice – cedarwood, peppermint, spearmint
- Mosquitoes – lavender, lemongrass, arborvitae
- Moths – cedarwood, lavender, peppermint, spearmint
- Plant Lice – peppermint or spearmint
- Slugs – cedarwood
- Spiders – peppermint or spearmint
- Ticks – lavender, lemongrass, sage or thyme
- Weevils – cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood
I created this simple graphic you can print on quality cardstock (5×7 or 4×6) and share with your garden loving oily friends.
And if gardening is life, and you have a page dedicated to gardening, and the simple pleasures of a plant infused lifestyles, these instagram highlight icons will be perfect for your page!
May these last few weeks of winter fly by because I am ready for spring blooms and my garden boots!
The best essential oils for spring cleaning, gardening, pests and a free postcard download to share with your garden loving oil lovers!
Enjoyed this post? Visit our recent post on creating essential oil perfume using the note theory! It’s the perfect afternoon activity in the garden this spring.
Need a garden refreshment? Try this Dandelion + wildflower lemonade with raw honey