First decide which essential oil properties you need for your particular use or problem.
It may seem at first that there are many choices that you could make - and this is one of the wonderful aspects of aromatherapy.....there are!
Each essential oil has a unique aroma and set of therapeutic properties......yet some of the qualities can be quite similar.
Lavender is well known for its relaxing properties, but so are chamomile and frankincense. It will probably depend on your exact need and which other oils you are going to use in the blend as to which you would choose.
Geranium and rose, beautiful smelling and feminine, both have wonderful and similar qualities for 'female problems'. For an aromatherapy massage I would probably lean towards using geranium for younger women and rose for the more mature lady - I have found this works for me!
As you use your essential oils more and more you will discover your favourites that have particular qualities and therapeutic effects. You will also work out, with a little experimenting, blends that work well for you.
It is important to get to know your essential oils and their therapeutic properties, uses and precautions.
These are some of the more common aromatherapy oils that are easy to find....but please keep coming back as I will be adding to this list on a regular basis!
Included in each profile is a choice of other oils which are known to blend well with the essential oil chosen
Click on the oil of your choice below to find out more. For explanations of some of the terms used to describe the properties please have a look at the glossary.
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So which is your favourite essential oil......
Found an essential oil that you absolutely love? Don't keep it a secret! Tell us what it is and how you use it.
Click on the links below to see favourite essential oils and their uses. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Patchouli Essential Oil
I didn't know it was also used for depression and I had been feeling very low lately. I had put some oil on my face and loved the smell and hours later …
I'm new to essential oils and, to be honest, I'm a huge skeptic and really thought I'd only use them for making my house smell nice even though that would …
Have a wood stove and hands do not work so well any more...burn my self all the time...Put lavender on neat...no more pain...does not blister ...does not …
Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia)
I love the tenderness of this gentle giant. Very soothing but with very similar properties of Lavender and Melaleuca.
it is an antidepresssant and a gentle sedative.
This oil is so warm, soothing and provocative that even my husband likes it when diffused or in soap.
I love it because it reminds me of being outdoors mulching with cedar mulch in my garden. It's a very grounding scent to me. I use it in a spray bottle …
Lavender Oil is my favourite one. I just love the smell of the plant. I use it a lot for my kids when they get stung or fall in to nettles. It is also …
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