8 Essential Oils For St. Patrick's Day
Whether you enjoy the beautiful shamrocks, long to find a leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, or hope to cultivate a little ‘luck of the Irish’, these beautiful essential oils are perfect for conjuring up a little St. Patrick’s Day magic. They’re also great for boosting your spirit and ushering in brightness and light, which is so often needed this time of year!
Green essential oils for St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the renewal of nature. As winter comes to a close and spring approaches, life returns to the land around us. Soon, everything will turn from gray and brown to lush shades of green. Essential oils made from rich green plants and bright green fruits can help promote that sense of renewal and revitalization in body, mind, and spirit. These ‘green’ oils are so refreshing and uplifting, you just might feel like you have found that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for St. Patrick’s Day.
This sweet, herbaceous essential oil can help improve motivation, strengthen self-confidence, and increase mental clarity. It’s a wonderful choice for blends to help relax muscle spasms and tension, reduce minor pain and inflammation, as well as reduce the presence of unwanted bacteria and fungal activity. Basil can even help ease stress and tension headaches.
This citrusy, sweet, herbaceous essential oil is incredibly uplifting, restorative, and calming. It can help diffuse feelings of anger or frustration and is one of our favorite oils for helping manage situational anxiety and depression as well as for promoting restful sleep. Bergamot is also an excellent choice for helping ease muscle spasms.
This woodsy, earthy essential oil is often used in blends to help manage pain and inflammation as well as assist with clearing lung congestion. When facing challenging situations, cedarwood encourages perseverance and confidence and promotes grounding. It is also a lovely choice when looking to reduce anxiety and depression.
This herbaceous, fruity, spicy essential oil is incredibly balancing and calming, offering much-needed support for an overstressed system. This lovely oil— derived from the seeds of the plant commonly known as cilantro— encourages mental clarity and can help clear foggy thinking and blocked mental energy. It is useful in blends for helping ease stress headaches, reduce pain, eliminate microbes, and stimulate the immune system.
This woodsy, smoky, balsamic essential oil is highly purifying for both the physical and emotional terrains. Cypress encourages healthy circulation and reduces the presence of unwanted bacteria. It can also help ease muscle spasms, such as spasmodic coughing caused by minor asthma attacks. Energetically, cypress oil can help calm excessive worrying, usher in peace when feeling overwhelmed, bring courage during traumatic events, and help ease painful transitions relating to loss.
This sweet, sparkling, fruity essential oil— distilled from the green rinds of fresh, juicy, ripe limes— is incredibly refreshing and uplifting. Lime brings sunshine and light to the mind, body, and spirit, making it perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Lime oil also makes a lovely tonic for the digestive system. Lime can purify unwanted microbial activity and help remove excess oil from the skin, making it useful in blends for treating acne.
The bright green leaves of the common mint plant, also known as garden mint, create an essential oil that is fresh, crisp, and deliciously minty. Spearmint refreshes and awakens. It stimulates mental clarity and can help promote and encourage a more positive outlook on life. Spearmint is a popular choice for helping support a healthy digestive system, especially when feeling nauseous. We also reach for spearmint oil when needing to ease muscle spasms, manage pain and inflammation, relieve lung congestion during a cold or flu, boost the immune system, and reduce unwanted microbial activity.
Spicy and sweet, tarragon essential oil’s aroma combines notes of anise and basil. Its relaxing scent can help dissolve emotional and physical tension—especially in muscles. Our certified organic tarragon essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of wild herbs in the fields and hillsides of France.
“May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.” – Irish blessing
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How to use essential oils for St. Patrick’s Day
There are many fun, effective ways to use essential oils for the holidays. Hopefully, these ideas will help get you started. As long as essential oils are used safely, the only limit is your imagination! Be sure to check out the end of this blog for some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day-inspired recipes. Some of these make great family activities, as well!
1. In a Diffuser
Fill an entire room with your favorite aromas to enhance the desired ambiance as well as take advantage of all the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils. For a small diffuser, use 4-6 total drops of essential oil. For a large diffuser, use 8-10 drops.
2. In an Inhaler
Personal inhalers let you carry your favorite blend with you wherever you go. Place 15-18 drops on a small cotton wick or 18-21 for a large cotton wick. (Only 5-12 drops for children!)
3. Themed Diffuser Pins or Jewelry
Make a cute little shamrock diffuser pin using green felt or a St. Patrick’s Day charm bracelet with lava beads to diffuse your favorite essential oils. There are so many possibilities! A little goes a long way with essential oils, so use judiciously. A drop or two should suffice.
4. Scented Decorations
Add a few drops of your favorite green essential oils to your St. Patrick’s Day decorations to give them that extra special touch.
5. Salt Scrub/Bath Salts
Pamper yourself with a fun, rejuvenating salt scrub. Makes great gifts, too!
6. Room Sprays
Add a few drops of essential oil to a hydrosol, shake well, and spritz around a room for a beautiful, therapeutic way to liven-up your favorite spaces and evoke that St. Patrick’s Day feel.
7. DIY Beeswax Candles
Make your own green, St. Patrick’s Day candles using beeswax and essential oils. We hope you have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with family and friends and enjoy a few of these ideas on how to make your holiday a little more magical. If you have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day oils or recipes that you love to use, let us know in the comments below!