Well, despite the best efforts of the fabled American Groundhog, Spring is coming and wiping away the cold kiss of Winter. Many folks are just coming out of their Winter hideouts and are looking forward to bustling markets full of fresh cut flowers, baked pastries, and handmade goods.
Are you ready for the big Market season with your essential oil scented products? While you could just make the same old ‘Lavender soap’ that nearly everybody is making, it’s good to branch out and stand out with something unique, but still decidedly Spring-like.
To make it easier to track down some new inspiration for your Spring cold process soaps (and more), we’ve gathered our Top 5 Favorite Essential Oil Blends for Spring, from our free Essential Oil library.
Our Top 5 Essential Oil Blends For Spring
- Seascape – A bit of the freshness of early Spring’s sea air! While it’s nearly impossible to catch a true “salt air” style beach scent with essential oils, this blend of Rosemary, Lemongrass, Cedarwood and a hint of Eucalyptus will have you feeling like that first post-Winter walk on the beach!
- Awakening – A blend of ALL THE FLORALS! But with one big exception– No Lavender! This totally Spring-like floral blend of Petitgrain, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Palmarosa has joined forces with the peppery-fresh citrus notes of Bergamot. Absolutely a winner in the non-Lavender category for floral freshness.
- Burst – Lemon, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) and Peppermint essential oils literally BURST upon the scene in a minty-sweet, but not cloying, blend that is a wake-up call for all those sleepy folks with the winter blues.
- Lavender Song – Of course it would not be Spring if we did not feature the “queen essential oil” of the season– Lavender! This blend features heavily on Lavender, but with the added magic from supporting essential oils of Ylang Ylang and Bergamot. Truly a unique, but still happy and floral mix to add to your Spring cold process soaps!
- Deep Thoughts – Let’s not forget our friends for whom Spring is much more about the thawing of the soil, and the tilling of the earth for new planting. This essential oil blend relies so much less on floral notes, and really leans into the more earthy/woodsy notes of Vetiver, Copaiba Balsam and Patchouli. But this is balanced with the notes of Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage. An earthy wonder with a touch of fresh sweetness, that is sure to please your gardening friends.
Click any blend’s name above to get the details on each, and to calculate a usage rate! Or maybe this list has you inspired to make your own blend for Spring? When working with floral-heavy blends in cold process soap, we recommend working at room temperature and using a recipe you know is well behaved. Florals are known for accelerating in cold process soap.
From cold process soaps, to bath bombs, to body oils, our free library is stuffed full of amazing essential oil blends that will inspire and elevate your handmade soap business.
What are your favorite blends for Spring? Let us know by dropping a comment below.
Essential Oil Blending Tips
- Make sure you blend by weight, NOT by drops. We like the KD 8000 Digital Scale by My Weigh scale for measuring out the majority of our formulations!
- We recommend making your favorite essential oil blends ahead of time, and storing them in Amber Glass Bottles.
- Don’t forget your Fragrance Test Strips for Perfume and Essential Oils and 3 mL Plastic Transfer Pipettes. Using the test strips allows you to get a true sense for what your blend will smell like out of the bottle.
Happy making, friends!