Five Must-Have Essential Oils For Aromatherapy

May 22, 2021

Whether you are new to essential oils or you have been using them for years, most people will agree that you do not need a wide variety to really experience the joy of aromatherapy. Of course, the more oils you have, such as Relaxing Blue Lotus, the more blends you can make. First, make sure you buy the perfect essential oil diffusers online and that you pick a reputable company who sells high-quality oils. The following are the five must-have essential oils for aromatherapy:

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Easily the most popular and widely used essential oil, lavender is the perfect relaxing scent to have in your aromatherapy stash.

Note: Middle

Distillation Method: Water-steam distillation

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous

Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, palmarosa, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree

2. Frankincense Essential Oil

Fresh and balsamic, frankincense is usually a favorite diffuser oil, as it freshens and clears the air. Often used for grounding during meditation, this essential oil is distilled from the resin or sap that comes from the bark of Boswellia cartarii. The aroma of frankincense can also be enjoyed by using the resin as incense, but for those who do not want to deal with the smoke, the essential oil is the perfect alternative.

Note: Base

Distillation method: Steam distillation

Aroma: Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic with a hint of citrus

Blends well with: bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, and ylang ylang

3. Peppermint Essential Oil

This minty fresh oil is a must-have for your aromatherapy collection. Its fresh scent uplifts the spirits and promotes focus. 

Note: Top

Distillation method: Steam distillation

Aroma: Fresh, minty, hot, herbaceous

Blends well with: basil, cypress, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, and tea tree

4. Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary is well-known for its stimulating and rejuvenating aroma. You will also find it in a variety of hair care products, because it helps support healthy hair.

Note: Middle

Distillation method: Steam distillation

Aroma: Strong, fresh, camphor-like, woody-balsamic undertone

Blends well with: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, pine, tea tree, and thyme

5. Sweet Orange Essential Oil

For those of you who love the scent of a freshly peeled orange, this oil is a must-have for your essential oil diffuser! Also known as the “happy oil,” sweet orange essential oil is perfectly citrusy and uplifting to help support a happy mood.

Note: Top

Distillation method: Cold pressed

Aroma: Sweet, sugary, fresh, citrus

Blends well with: basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, fresh ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, patchouli, and vetiver

So, what are you waiting for? Buy your essential oils Australia today! If you could only pick your top five, which would they be? Leave a comment below with your answer.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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