Spring Essential Oil Blends for Essential Oil Diffusers and Natural Perfume
Discover 20 spring essential oil blends that you can blend for your essential diffuser or to use in your natural perfume recipes. Plus get tips on usage rates and gather additional information on formulating your own custom essential oil blends.
Enjoy Spring with 20 Essential Oil Blends
I recently shared a post with a collection of winter essential oil blends. As the new essential oil box from Simply Earth contained such bright and cheery essential oils and essential oil blends, I wanted to share them along with my favorite spring essential oil blends. These essential oil blends can be used in an essential oil diffuser or to make natural essential oil perfumes.
Keep reading to discover what types of products you’ll find in the Simply Earth essential oil recipe box. Plus learn how to create your own spring essential oil blends with easy to follow recipes. In addition to these essential oil recipes for spring, I’ve also shared several recipes for making essential diffuser blends, essential oil roller bottle perfumes, and essential oil perfume body sprays. I’ve also included information on how to formulate your own custom spring essential oil blends, once you’ve tried these essential oil recipes. (There’s a LOT of information in this post! So be sure to read through to the end.)
Creating Spring Essential Oil Blends with Simply Earth Essential Oils
While the February Simply Earth essential oil recipe box comes in what is technically winter, Imbolc, Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring, takes place February 1st through the 2nd. As spring tends to be a time of celebration and renewal, I really wanted to share a brief overview of this box and the recipes. I love that these essential oils are so bright, lovely and spring inspired. (Don’t worry if you miss out on this month’s box. You can still buy the single oils and essential oil blends individually, through their website.) I also thought it would be the perfect time to showcase a collection of spring essential oil blend recipes!
Inside the Simply Earth Recipe Box
The new essential oil recipe box from Simply Earth contains two single essential oils and two spring essential oil blends. These include:
- Basil Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Happy Joy Essential Oil Blend
- Lava Essential Oil Blend
As with past boxes, there are six recipe cards. The recipes included this month are:
- Happy Day Body Spray
- Daydream Perfume Roll On
- I Lava You Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
- Detox Dry Scrub
- Mermaid Mud Mask
- Hope for Tomorrow Roll On
In addition the essential oils and recipe cards, a glass spray bottle, a prism roll on bottle and sea clay and sticker labels are also included.
In you are purchasing the recipe box for the first time, you will also receive a free bonus box. This box includes coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, 6 10mL roller bottles and 6 5mL bottles. (Use code: SOAPDELIFREE when you subscribe to receive your free bonus box in addition to a coupon worth $40 off your second purchase.)
Don’t worry if you miss out on this month’s box from Simply Earth. They have an exciting new box each month. And all of their essential oils and essential oil blends can be purchased individually in their shop. You can also check out reviews and essential oil recipes from past boxes here.
Following you’ll find four spring essential oil blends from Simply Earth that your can use as diffuser blends or to make essential oil perfumes. There are also 16 more master recipes for spring essential oil blends you can make, along with with usage rates for your diffuser or roller bottle perfumes.
Spring Essential Oil Blend Recipes from Simply Earth
These essential oil blends from Simply Earth are perfect for creating spring perfume blends as well as spring essential oil diffuser blends. Here are some of the easy essential oil recipes you can make using the essential oils from this box.
Daydream Roll On Perfume Recipe
To make this spring roller bottle perfume, combine the ingredients in the recipe in an 8mL prism roll on bottle. Add the essential oils first, and swirl to mix. Then follow with the fractionated coconut oil. Replace the cap and shake for 30 seconds.
- 2 drops Happy Joy essential oil blend
- 2 drops Lava essential oil blend
- 1 drop Geranium essential oil
- about 8 mL fractionated coconut oil
To use this essential oil roll on perfume, apply to pulse points to help invoke a sense of calm.
I Lava You Diffuser Blend Recipe
This spring essential oil diffuser blend smells amazing, and has really helped me stay motivated while working at home throughout the day. I find it very uplifting and energizing without being overwhelming to my sensitive nose.
To make this essential oil diffuser blend, combine the following in a 5mL bottle and shake to combine.
- 32 drops Happy Joy essential oil blend
- 32 drops Lava essential oil blend
- 16 drops Basil essential oil
- 16 drops Geranium essential oil
To use this spring diffuser blend, add 3-6 drops to your essential oil diffuser.
Happy Day Body Spray Perfume Recipe
The original recipe for this essential oil body spray perfume included distilled water and oil. Unfortunately, it wasn’t emulsified so the ingredients would separate, requiring it to be shaken before each use. Therefore, I tweaked this recipe a bit to solve this issue and make it more shelf stable.
To create this body spray, combine the ingredients in a 10mL glass spray bottle or atomizer. Then shake to combine.
- about 8 mL distilled water
- about 2 mL high proof vodka or perfumer’s alcohol
- 2 drops vegetable glycerin
- 2 drops Happy Joy essential oil blend
- 2 drops Lava essential oil blend
To use, simply mist onto skin for an energizing and uplifting fragrance.
Hope for Tomorrow Roll on Perfume Recipe
To make this roll on essential oil perfume, add the essential oils called for in the recipe to a 10mL roll on bottle, followed by the fractionated coconut oil. Replace the cap, then shake to combine.
- 1 drop Basil essential oil
- 2 drops Happy Joy essential oil blend
- 2 drops Lava essential oil blend
- about 10mL fractionated coconut oil
To use, roll onto pulse points to promote a more positive outlook on your day.
If you want a stronger fragrance for your essential oil perfumes, you can increase the amount of essential oil used for your roller bottle and spray on perfume recipes. However, there are some precautions and guidelines. Learn about these usage rates further down.
More Spring Essential Oil Blend Recipes
Following are master recipes for creating spring essential oil blends for use in a diffuser or to create natural perfumes. Simply add the essentials oils to a 5mL bottle and shake to mix.
To use these blends in a diffuser, simply add 3-6 drops to your essential oil diffuser. Alternately, to use these blends in roll on perfumes, refer to the guidelines for essential oil roller bottle perfumes below.
- Refreshing Spring Essential Oil Blend: 24 drops lavender + 20 drops geranium + 20 drops cedarwood + 8 drops lemon
- Uplifting Essential Oil Blend: 20 drops grapefruit + 10 drops lemon myrtle + 20 drops bergamot + 5 drops clove
- Spring Woods Diffuser Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops amyris + 30 drops geranium + 15 drops cedarwood
- Citrus Fresh Spring Essential Oils Blend: 30 drops tangerine + 30 drops Bumps & Boo Boos essential oil blend
- Spring Morning Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops bergamot + 20 drops grapefruit + 10 drops ylang ylang
- Joyful Spring Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops mandarin + 30 drops grapefruit + 15 drops spearmint
- Spring Refresh Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops frankincense + 30 drops orange + 10 drops fennel
- Citrus Explosion Essential Oil Blend: 20 drops orange + 10 drops lemon + 10 drops lime + 10 drops grapefruit
- Spring Flower Garden Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops lavender + 30 drops Roman chamomile + 15 drops geranium
- Liquid Sunshine Essential Oil Blend: 15 drops wild orange + 15 drops grapefruit + 10 drops lemon + 10 drops bergamot
- Spring Day Essential Oil Blend: 20 drops Ladies’ Choice blend + 10 drops Good Vibes blend + 10 drops tangerine + 10 drops marjoram
- Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend: 20 drops lemongrass + 20 drops lavender + 20 drops eucalyptus
- Spring Rain Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops lemon + 30 drops vetiver
- Energizing Essential Oil Blend: 15 drops lime + 15 drops grapefruit + 15 drops tangerine + 15 drops spearmint
- Spring Motivation Essential Oil Blend: 15 drops black pepper + 15 drops +wild orange + 15 drops frankincense + 15 drops lime
- Morning Hike Essential Oil Blend: 30 drops white fir + 20 drops cedarwood + 10 drops peppermint + 10 drops clove
You can purchase all of the essential oils and blends called for in these recipes from Simply Earth.
How Many Drops of Essential Oil Should I Use in a 10mL Roller Bottle?
Whether you’re making essential oil roller bottles as aromatherapy roll ons or for natural perfumes, there are some important guidelines to follow for essential oil safety.
If you are making a 10mL essential oil roller bottle for kids, you should not use more than 2 drops of essential oil. This equates to a 1% dilution rate. In addition, you also need to ensure you are using only kid-safe essential oils.
For adults you have two options. For regular or everyday use, you should restrict the amount of essential oil to 4 drops, or a 2% dilution rate.
However, if you plan to make perfume roll on recipes in a 10mL roller bottle, for occasional use, you can increase the amount of essential oil to 10 drops, or 5% dilution. This is perfect for those who enjoy a strong perfume fragrance, but don’t wear perfume everyday.
Keep in mind, however, these are only guidelines. Some essential oils have really low max usage rates, such as cinnamon leaf and black pepper essential oils. This is because they are known skin irritants. Therefore you may need to lower the amount of essential oil in a 10mL roller bottle to increase the dilution rate in certain instances. You should also perform a small patch test before using new essential oils or essential oil blends.
How Do I Perform an Essential Oil Patch Test on Skin?
To perform a patch test on skin, first dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil. Then apply a small amount of the diluted essential oil on your inner forearm or back. Cover the area with a bandage. If there is no skin irritation after a 48 hour window, then it is safe to use on your skin.
However, should you experience any irritation where you applied the essential oil, wash the area with a gentle soap and water. You should then avoid using that essential oil for topical applications.
How to Formulate Custom Spring Essential Oil Blends
If you’ve tried these recipes for spring essential oil blends, but want to create your own, here are some guidelines and tips to help you get started.
Choose Essential Oils Based On Fragrance Notes
To make your own spring essential blends, you should choose at least three essential oils, each with a different fragrance note. Of course, this is only a guide. However, it’s an easy way to get started formulating your own blends. You can choose more than three essential oils with varying fragrance notes, though it’s best to start simple. As essential oils tend to be expensive, you don’t want to invest in making a complex blend and have it not work out.
I highly recommend using a base note and/or a fixative in your blends. This allows your fragrance to last longer, whether you are using it in a diffuser or to create natural perfumes. Otherwise, you may be disappointed to find that the scent of your spring essential oil blends fades quickly.
You can learn more about fragrance notes in essential oil blends here. Or explore perfume essential oil fixatives here. Alternately, this chart lays out the different notes for the most common essential oils, and is great as a quick reference guide.
Pick Essential Oils That Compliment One Another
In addition to choosing essential oils for your blends based on their fragrance notes and staying power, you should also choose essential oils that compliment one another. I recommend choosing an essential oil with a fragrance you like. You can then search for that essential oil on google, or an essential website, such as Simply Earth. Just click on the product details to find the aroma note and blending factors for each essential oil. You can then use this information to choose essential oils with corresponding fragrance notes needed to formulate your custom spring essential oil recipe blend.
Use Small Glass Bottles to Experiment
As previously mentioned, essential oils aren’t cheap. Therefore, I use small, amber glass bottles to make my blends in small quantities. By using small glass bottles and adding just one or two drops at a time, you can experiment with ratios to create the perfect winter essential oil blend, without wasting any unnecessary product if you make a mistake.
You can use a clean 10mL roller bottle, but I like to use 5 mL bottles. They are smaller, and make more sense for experimenting. Be sure to label your bottles so you know what’s inside each one, once you’ve created your blend. I also recommend using an essential oil journal or notebook to keep track of your essential oil recipes.
Consider Essential Oil Blending Factors
To blend essential oils, you can consider their blending factors. A blending factor is a scale from 1 to 10 that states how strong a scent is. You use blending factors and some math to determine how many drops of each oil to use. I do use blending factors often, but you do not necessarily need to use them to create your own winter essential oil blends.
Peppermint, for example, has a blending factor of 1. This means that you should use it in the least amount in an essential oil blend. However, if you really like peppermint, you can use more than what is suggested. Blending factors are handy when creating essential oil blends, but ultimately you should create a blend that you like and want to wear.
Formulate Your Spring Essential Oil Blends
With your empty bottle and a notebook, start by adding 1 drop of each essential oil that you choose into the bottle. Then add more drops of each oil until you get the scent that you like. Write down how many drops of each oil you add to create your spring essential oil recipe.
Once you’re satisfied with the scent, place a drop of the blend on a perfumer’s testing strip or piece of paper. Then give your nose a break and smell some coffee grounds to reset your sniffer so to speak. Smell the blend on the paper right away, after an hour, and after two hours. Make notes of the scents you smell each time in your journal. You may need to adjust how much of each oil you use to formulate your spring essential oil blends. But this is why you start small.
If you do need to make adjustments, repeat the process again. You may have to make several adjustments several times to find the right recipe for your spring essential oil blends
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