Spring Blossoms: 3 Nourishing Aromatherapy Recipes with Marula Oil

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Karen Williams

I recently found myself strolling through a garden alive with vibrant yellow roses, their petals delicately fragrant with a harmonious blend reminiscent of roses and lemons.

During a memorable trip to the stunning gardens of Santa Cruz, California, I was captivated by the enchanting aromas that whisked me away to a realm of beauty and freshness, a perfect reflection of the season's renewal and the source of inspiration for these delightful recipes. Eagerly returning to my essential oils upon my return, I couldn't wait to unleash my creativity. Marula Oil, with its gentle touch and skin-healing prowess, emerged as the ideal carrier for the blends featured in this blog.

Unlocking the Power of Pure Essential Oils

Before we delve into our spring creations, let's take a moment to appreciate the importance of purity in essential oils. Knowing how to discern the quality and purity of your oils ensures that you experience their full therapeutic benefits. From uplifting citrus notes to calming floral aromas, pure essential oils elevate our well-being and enhance our daily rituals. And in case you've missed this information, I've recently addressed this issue in these blogs:

Pure VS Synthetic: The Truth About Essential Oils

Deciphering the Purity of Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

How to Know You're Buying Pure Essential Oil

Introducing Marula Oil: A Springtime Essential

Now, let's introduce a hidden gem in the world of carrier oils—Marula Oil. Derived from the Sclerocarya birrea tree, this pale yellow oil offers a delicate, nutty scent and is rich in essential fatty acids like oleic acid. Its light, silky texture makes it perfect for spring skin blends, from moisturizing dry skin to rejuvenating mature skin. If Marula Oil is a new addition to your collection of carrier oils, you'll love incorporating this versatile oil into your aromatherapy cupboard. Read more about Marula oil.

And to begin the creation of our recipes, below are the essential oil descriptions

Here are the essential oil descriptions that have sparked my inspiration!

Cape Chamomile (Eriocephalus punctulatus) Essential Oil: Known for its rich aroma reminiscent of sweet apples with floral and herbaceous undertones, Cape Chamomile is profoundly soothing for the skin and calms the emotions, making it ideal for our spring blends.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil: Lavender brings warmth and depth to our blends, offering soothing and balancing properties that enhance the overall experience.

Rose Absolute (Rosa x damascena): With its exquisite floral fragrance, Rose Absolute adds a touch of luxury and romance to our spring creations, promoting emotional well-being and rejuvenating the skin.

Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oil: Bursting with freshness, Lemon Essential Oil invigorates the senses and adds a zesty brightness to our blends, uplifting the mood and promoting clarity.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil: Grounding and earthy, Patchouli Essential Oil complements the citrus and floral notes, bringing harmony and depth to our spring harmonious blend.

Springtime Recipes

Recipe 1: Spring Serenity Blend


  • 3 drops Cape Chamomile Essential Oil (Eriocephalus punctulatus)

  • 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Marula Oil (Sclerocarya birrea)


  1. In a 1 fl oz amber bottle, combine the essential oils with Marula Oil.

  2. Shake well to blend the oils thoroughly.

  3. Apply onto skin for a soothing and uplifting experience, embracing the essence of spring's serenity.

Recipe 2: Blooming Spring Flowers Blend


  • 3 drops Rose Absolute (Rosa x damascena)

  • 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

  • 1 drop Cape Chamomile Essential Oil (Eriocephalus punctulatus)

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Marula Oil (Sclerocarya birrea)


  1. Blend the essential oils with Marula Oil in a 1 fl oz amber bottle.

  2. Gently shake to mix the floral and citrus notes.

  3. Apply onto skin to experience the delightful aroma of blooming spring flowers, uplifting your senses and mood.

Recipe 3: Earthy Spring Harmony Blend


  • 3 drops Rose Absolute (Rosa x damascena)

  • 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

  • 1 drop Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin)

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Marula Oil (Sclerocarya birrea)


  1. Combine the essential oils with Marula Oil in a 1 fl oz amber bottle.

  2. Mix well to infuse the earthy and citrusy aromas.

  3. Apply onto skin for a grounding and harmonizing experience, connecting with the earth's energy during spring.

Personal Take Away

These blends not only nourish the skin but also evoke the essence of spring, transporting you to a realm of rejuvenation and renewal. Enjoy the delightful scents and therapeutic benefits as you embrace the beauty of the season. Plus, with the skin-supportive properties of Marula Oil, these blends are taken to the next level, offering an unparalleled experience of freshness and vitality for our skin.

This makes me excited about spring cleaning! Get ready for spring cleaning - it's just around the corner! Are you looking for more spring cleaning tips? Stay tuned for upcoming blogs on refreshing your space for the season! I can't wait to share my favorite tips and tricks!

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About the author

Karen Williams - Aromahead Institute

Karen Williams

R.N. Certified Aromatherapist, Educator

I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community.

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