Essential oils are quite popular right now. I bet you’ve gone into stores, looked at the rows of tiny little bottles with high price tags, and walked out feeling overwhelmed by the endless options (probably more than once). I did this myself several times before finally taking the time to do some research, talk to some people, and buy my own.
First of all, what can you do with essential oils? Really, anything! You can find lists online of over 100 uses of essential oils, but I’ll share my favourites here…
- In a diffuser: add a couple drops of your favourite oil to a diffuser, add water, and soon your whole room will smell wonderful!
- Add some to your bath! My calm and settle blend is my favourite oil to add to my bath, it makes for the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing bath.
- Put a couple drops on your pillow. Lavender and chamomile are great for this and help send you off into a deep sleep.
- Mix into lotion for a great self-massage. Sometimes I add oils to unscented lotion while I’m rubbing my feet or moisturising after the shower or bath.
Now for my 5 favourite oils…
- Lemon: I love the freshness of this scent. It makes my room smell clean and fresh and gives me a nice little boost of energy.
- Eucalyptus: This is my go-to oil for when I’m sick. I’ll put a couple of drops into my diffuser or my bath and soak in all the benefits. A quick Google search will reveal that the benefits of eucalyptus are numerous, and I can vouch for those.
- Jasmine: I like this oil for its strong floral scent. Be warned: you don’t need much of this oil, it’s very strong smelling! I find this scent to be relaxing, and very pleasant, and it creates an overall beautiful atmosphere.
- Peppermint: One of the first oils that I bought and tried, peppermint is top of my list for energising oils. It helps me concentrate, relieves minor headaches, and gives me a great energy boost. This is my scent of choice in my diffuser while I’m studying.
- Calm & Settle: This is a blend of oils (Lavender, Orange, Marjoram, Rose, Geranium, and Bergamot) that I bought at my local Farmer’s Market. It’s absolutely fabulous and undoubtedly lives up to its name. I would recommend oils blends for their depth. The combination of scents allows for a layered and deep aroma that doesn’t come with most of the single oils.
Thank you for reading. I hope this is a bit of a guide that could help you pick out some of your first oils, or help build your library.