With so many essential oils to choose from, you may be wondering which oils you should get your hands on. Each oil is uniquely different. Just like the plant it came from, essential oils have different scents, colours, uses, effects, shelf lives and more. There are also different ways essential oils are extracted such as steam distillation or cold press which can affect the quality of essential oils.
To figure out which essential oil is right for you, ask yourself these questions:
What do I need essential oils for?
Essential oils can help with so many things. Really, the possibilities are endless!
While some are antiseptic, others can calm your nerves and relax your mind. Some promote sleep while others help you concentrate on the task at hand. Some regulate and balance your emotions while others can nurture passion.
So, by focussing foremost on what you want essential oils to do for you, you can more easily shop for the right oil.
What scent do I like?
The scent of essential oils is also important. Many people are looking for a natural air freshener for the home or office, or a natural perfume when going out. Our roll-ons and aromatherapy jewellery allow you to carry your favourite aroma around anywhere. So, for some essential oil lovers, the aroma may become the priority when choosing the right oil.
Essential oils are categorised according to their aromas. The eight categories are as follows:
- Citrus e.g. grapefruit
- Floral e.g. geranium
- Herbaceous e.g. tea tree
- Camphoraceous e.g. eucalyptus
- Minty e.g. peppermint
- Spicy e.g. basil
- Musky e.g. patchouli
- Woody e.g. cedarwood
You might find that you prefer some of these scents over others. In that case, you could invest in oils that blend best with your favourite scents.
How will I be using the oil?
There are so many ways to use essential oils, all with their own advantages. However, some methods of application are more suitable depending on the type of oil. For example, some essential oils may be irritating to skin, or are photosensitive. These oils would be more suitable for diffusing or inhalation. Thus, you can choose essential oils based on your preferred method of aromatherapy.
Oftentimes, essential oil lovers will start off with one or two versatile oils, such as lavender, or lemon, and branch out towards other oils. As each oil is so unique in its chemical makeup and properties, many essential oil lovers like yourself, have dozens of oils in their collection. This means that you’ll have an oil for every occasion, no matter what life throws at you!