Exploring Spring Flowers and Their Essential Oils

A Brief Guide to Spring Flowers and Their Essential Oils

When spring is in the air, many people look forward to a dazzling display of colorful flowers that begin to bloom. In the United States, fields of tulips in a riot of colors erupt each spring in Washington, while upstate New York is perfumed by thousands of lilac blossoms.

If you love spring, you can fill your home with the scents of spring at any time of the year by using essential oils made from the petals of your favorite spring flowers.

Essential oils made from flowering botanical sources are called floral scents and include lavender, rose, clary sage, geranium, juniper berry, ylang-ylang, and chamomile to name a few.  By diffusing different blends of the amazing floral scents of essential oils associated with spring in your home you can bring more relaxation, joy, and feelings of happiness into your life.

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Spring Flowers and Their Meanings

Flower symbolism is derived from myths and stories created by ancient civilizations and cultures. Flower symbols have always been associated with feelings, emotions, special occasions, and even in logos to identify certain groups or organizations.

They also form an important part of certain religious ceremonies, and in some cultures, festivals are held in honor of certain flowers. Although flowers symbolism dates back hundreds of years, it’s as important and relevant today as it was in the past, as people still use it to express certain emotions or to pass on a pertinent message to someone special.

Outlined below are some of the most popular spring flowers and the meanings they carry.

lavender plant

Lavender

The lavender flower represents purity and was often used in soul-cleansing ceremonies and events that emphasized innocence and purity. It is associated with feelings of serenity and often used in essential oil blends meant for relaxation.1

Lavender is also a sign of love and devotion. In meditation, it can be used as a symbol of silence when you want to be alone with your thoughts and emotions.

Lavender flowers are purple, which is the color associated with royalty and is also the color of the seventh chakra located at the top of the head. This plant can be used to initiate the vibrations of purple in the crown chakra, and it can also be used in its essential oil form to fill a room with a pleasant, popular, and very relaxing aroma.

To experience the aromatic benefits of lavender, try adding it into a warm bath, using it in a room diffuser, or breathing it through a personal diffuser like Happy or Ocean. When using MONQ, remember to breathe gently into your mouth and out through your nose. MONQ should not be inhaled into the lungs.

woman trimming rose bush

Rose

The floral language of roses differs according to color, with each color having its own unique symbolism. Red roses, for example, symbolize passion, romance, and true love. Additionally, this is the one flower that symbolizes the human heart, and in Roman mythology, it was associated with the goddess Aphrodite.

Rose essential oil is derived from the petals of different Rosa species, especially Rosa centifolia. They are among the most common and widely-used flowers all over the world because of their medicinal and fragrant properties.

Oil extracted from the petals of the Rosa species is pale yellow, semi-solid, and extremely expensive. Rose essential oil has a wonderfully sweet aroma that fills a space with notions of romance and love that blooms in the spring.2

Try using rose essential oil topically by diluting it in a carrier oil like coconut, almond, or jojoba oil and carry the vibrant, floral scent of this flower with you throughout the day.

 Stephanie Kenner

Geranium

Geranium flowers are said to express emotions and can be used to send a strong message to the receiver. They are often given as a symbol of appreciation.3

Geranium oil is extracted from both the leaves and flowers of the plant comes in a regular and rose geranium variety. It is particularly beneficial for stress relief and to relax the body. The fragrance of the oil will help you feel serene and content while enhancing feelings of well-being.

This scent blends well with other essential oils like lemon, orange, basil, sage, and jasmine. To reduce its strong smell, you can dilute it in a carrier oil before diffusing it throughout the room.

Final Thoughts

Essential oils on their own have a wonderful aroma. However, when they combined with other complementary scents, they make captivating blends for specific aromatherapy applications. Two or more essential oils blended together are referred to as a “synergistic essential blend,” which is often considered to be more potent and effective than individual oils on their own.

Essential oil blends have been carefully crafted to create a unique blend of health benefits. There are many other essential oils that can bring the fragrance and joy of spring into your home, with these being just a few that we hope will get you started on discovering the fascinating floral scents captured in essential oils.

Photo credits: LorantMatyas/shutterstock.com, perfectlab/shutterstock.com, StephanieKenner/shutterstock.com


Savannah W.

By Savannah Wilson

Savannah is an aromatherapy enthusiast who takes pride in knowing everything about essential oils, from ylang-ylang to chamomile. When taking a break from learning more about essential oils, Savannah likes to spend her time reading books or working out.

Favorite MONQ blend: Sexy

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs.

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