If you’re just entering the wonderful world of essential oils it can become a bit overwhelming. There are hundreds of oils and each one contains a plethora of benefits and uses. So how do you know what oil to use? How do you decide what works for you and what fragrance you enjoy? We’ve compiled a list of the 10 top-selling essential oils. Along with each oil, we explain the aroma, benefits, and some popular ways to use them.
Lavender is the most popular and versatile essential oil across the globe
Fresh, crisp, floral
Relieves, stress, anxiety, cough, congestion, depression, acne, dry skin, and tension. Improves sleep, aids in meditation, enhances creativity, increases libido, kills bacteria, and balances hormones.
How to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- Add 3-4 drops of lavender to a warm bubble bath right before bed. Soak, relax, and enjoy a restful night of deep sleep.
- Add 5 drops of lavender to your diffuser after work or school to create a stress-relieving and relaxing environment.
- Massage a mixture of lavender and coconut oil into your temples to relieve headaches and migraines
Peppermint is a classic aroma that brings a cooling comfort to any home.
Menthol, invigorating, sweet, minty
Relieves headache, sore throats, muscle aches, insect bites, toothaches, and can provide a stimulating energy boost.
How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
- Combine peppermint essential oil with your favorite carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and massage the mixture into your sore and tired muscles
- Add peppermint to an Aroma Companion, and inhale wherever you are, for a shot of energy.
- Try putting peppermint in your shampoo for an energizing morning shower. Just add 5 drops per ounce & enjoy a cooling wake up call.
Eucalyptus is a medicinal oil that is great for salves and rubs.
Fresh, powerful, woodsy, camphor
Relieves cough, congestion, dandruff, dry skin, acne, muscle pain, and fever.
How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Add 4 drops of eucalyptus to a diffuser during the dry winter season to help relieve cough and colds.
- Add a few drops of eucalyptus to your shower floor for an invigorating and cleansing in-home spa.
- Combine eucalyptus with jojoba oil and massage into onto chest to relieve congestion and cough
Tea Tree is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”.
Spicy, fresh, green, medicinal
Treats cuts, bug bites, acne, fungus, scabies, lice, athlete’s foot, ringworm, cold sores, burns and infections.
How to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Add 30 drops of tea tree to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 3 cups of distilled water for a powerful multi-purpose cleaner in your home
- Dilute tea tree with coconut oil and apply it directly to a cut or scrape to help the wounds heal faster and prevent infection.
- Rub tea tree on your feet or place a few drops into your shoes to keep prevent odor and fungus.
Even though rosemary is best known as a food seasoning, it is also used worldwide for its incredible aromatic and medicinal benefits.
Woodsy, balsamic, potent
Aids with skin conditions, hair health, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, memory loss, and upset stomach.
How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil
- Combine 5 drops of rosemary to 2 tablespoons of almond oil and massage over the abdomen to aid in digestion
- Add 3-4 drops of rosemary to your shampoo or conditioner to prevent split ends and increase hair growth.
- For clean produce, add a few drops of rosemary to a large bowl of water and soak your fruits and veggies for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Known for its role in Earl Grey tea, bergamot is more than just a complimentary flavor.
Sweet, citrus, floral, warm
Protects against diabetes and heart disease. Relives anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, and pain. Reduces signs of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
How to Use Bergamot Essential Oil
- Combine bergamot with coconut oil and rub it on your stomach to promote the secretion of enzymes that support digestion and increase “happy” hormones.
- Diffuse bergamot to not only keep away seasonal depression but also promote a healthy appetite and energy.
- Add a few drops to your lotion and massage into skin to reduce signs of scars
Lemon is probably the most unmistakable essential oil for its clean and refreshing scent.
Fresh, citrus, sour, clean, strong
Relieves stress, depression, fatigue, pain, and varicose veins. Clears acne and warts. Promotes a healthy immune system and weight loss.
How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
- Add 2-3 drops of Lemon to a load of laundry to freshen it up and leave your washing machine smelling great
- Lemon is a natural astringent. Add a few drops to your face wash to fight acne and blemishes.
- Combine lemon with aloe vera oil and rub it into your skin to repel insects
Frankincense is an essential oil royalty. A famous Bible passage writes that frankincense was one of the gifts given to baby Jesus from the three wise men.
Earthy, sweet, warm, musky, exotic
Relieves gas, stress, signs of aging, insomnia, pain, bruising, inflammation, and respiratory problems. Fights cancer and infection. Stimulates urination, promotes a healthy uterus, and speeds up the healing process.
How to Use Frankincense Essential Oil
- Mix 1-2 drops of frankincense into your face wash or mask to tighten and rejuvenate.
- Diffuse 4-5 drops of frankincense during meditation to ease sorrow and create a positive environment.
- Draw a warm bubble bath and add 5 drops of frankincense, 1 cup of Epsom salts, and 1 tsp of almond oil for a relaxing and moisturizing soak.
Patchouli’s earthy aroma has been a long-time favorite for perfumes and incense.
Earthy, musky, spicy, floral
Repels insects, fights acne, relives oily skin, protects against wrinkles, fights depression, and even increases libido.
How to Use Patchouli Essential Oil
- Combine patchouli with coconut oil and use it as a perfume that will uplift your mood and confidence all day.
- Add 4 drops of patchouli to your diffuser while you meditate. It’s grounding benefits will enhance your experience.
- Combine 3 drops of patchouli to 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil and massage onto face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This treatment will leave your skin fresh and glowing.
Sweet Orange essential oil provides a cheerful addition to any home
Citrus, uplifting, sweet, calming
Improves mood and immune system. Relieves depression, infection, inflammation, fungus, and insomnia.
How to Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Add 2-3 drops of sweet orange to 3 teaspoons of jojoba oil and apply to skin to decrease wrinkles.
- Add 5-6 drops of sweet orange to your diffuser to enhance mood and improve digestion.
- Gently inhale sweet orange straight from the bottle or a soaked cotton ball to relieve nasal itchiness associated with allergies.
Essential oils have many uses as you can see here. Determining which ones work for you will take some trial and error. Have fun with it and be safe! Essential oils are highly concentrated so be sure to always dilute them before applying them directly to your skin. We recommend visiting our website or clicking on the product links above to further explore essential oils and how to use them.
Skin sensitivity may occur. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Keep out of reach from children. If pregnant or breastfeeding please ask your doctor before use.
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