4 Aromatherapy Essential Oils You Must Have
Whether you’re new to essential oils or have been using them for a long time, most people would agree that a large selection isn’t required to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. We’ve identified four essential oils as well as how to apply them.
- Lavender Essential Oil:
Easily the most popular and widely used essential oil, lavender is the perfect relaxing scent to have in your aromatherapy stash. Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, palmarosa, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree.
How to use: Make your own lavender aroma oil with these easy steps: In a roll-on bottle, add 6-12 drops of lavender to 1 oz. carrier oil, or use this recipe for aroma oil inspiration. To create a relaxing body mist, add a few drops to a spray bottle of lavender hydrosol. For a relaxed but lively diffuser mix, add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil.
2. Frankincense Essential Oil:
Fresh and balsamic, frankincense is an awesome scent to disperse around the house to freshen and clear the air. This essential oil is distilled from the resin or sap of the bark of Boswellia cartarii and is often used for grounding during meditation. Aroma: Fresh, woody, acidic, balsamic, with a hint of lemon. Blends well with bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, and geranium.
Best way to apply: It’s a fantastic grounding oil to use in your favourite diffuser, create your own frankincense and myrrh hand cream and mix a few drops into your homemade facial serums.
3. Peppermint Essential Oil:
This fresh, minty oil is a must-have for any aromatherapy collection. Its invigorating aroma lifts the spirits and encourages concentration. Aroma; Fresh, minty, spicy, herbaceous. Basil, cypress, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, and tea tree are all good combinations.
Best way to apply: Add homemade cleaning products like these toilet bombs for a fresh and clean scent, make your own minty body butter, and add a few drops to a washcloth or cotton ball and place in the shower. The steam will carry the aroma, helping to invigorate your morning routine.
4. Rosemary Essential Oil:
Rosemary is well-known for its energizing and revitalizing scent. Because it promotes healthy hair, it’s also found in a variety of hair care brands. Strong, fresh, camphor-like aroma with a woody-balsamic undertone. Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, pine, tea tree, and thyme are some of the essential oils that go well together.
Best way to apply: Make your own hair serum at home, for a stimulating and uplifting afternoon diffuser, combine with peppermint and combine with a wide range of DIY cleaner supplies.