April showers bring May flowers, which means it is time to start bringing more flowers into your life. Aromatherapy is a great way to bring more flowers, and their healing essences, into your recovery to connect to the season of awakening.
Flower Essences For Spring
Essential oils of flowers can be healing, soothing, invigorating, and simply delightful during the springtime. You can use essential oils in many ways to maximize flower based aromatherapy. Essential oils can be used in diffusers, which spread the smell throughout your home or space. You can also apply essential oils directly to the skin as an alternative to perfume. In addition to smelling like the purest essence of flowers, you’ll also be giving your mind, as well as your body, a wealth of benefits. Some essential oils can be used in cooking. If you’ve never had rose or lavender flavored ice cream, spring is the perfect time to try a new recipe. Add lavender or rose essential oils to chocolate treats for a flowery touch. Sip on flower based tea and breathe in the aromas.
Here are some of the most healing flower essential oils to use as aromatherapy this spring:
- Lavender: Lavender is a healing wonder of nature. You can use lavender on wounds, acne, scars, and more. What lavender is most well known for is its soothing, relaxing scent. Lavender can reduce anxiety and induce a lovely state of calm.
- Rose: Perhaps no flower scent in the world is as immediately recognizable and wonderfully potent as rose. Rosewater is becoming a popular beauty trend. Just like lavender, rose essence can have a calming effect.
- Jasmine: Springtime can be a time of romance, possibly thanks to the Jasmine flower which is known to be an aprhodisiac. Feelings of love can benefit your recovery in more ways than romance. Spark a romance with yourself by sipping on Jasmine tea or using jasmine oil.
- Ylang Ylang: With a name like that, ylang ylang can only mean happiness. This bright and happy flower scent is known for being uplifting.
Other ways to bring in the flowers
Fresh flowers are always a guaranteed way to bring aromatherapy into your life. Springtime is full of beautiful blooms which you can bring home or go visit. During the spring, many local farms or botanical gardens put on beautiful displays of flowers and invite the public to tour the grounds. If you can’t make it to flowers, simply bring a fresh bunch of seasonal flowers home. While walking around your house, make sure to stop and smell the flowers.
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