One of the most widely known oils, Lavender is famed for its soporific properties and its ability to aide a sleep routine. It is also an antiseptic that can be used in cleaning products. It has a distinctive smell that is fresh and soothing and is excellent in diffusers.
Sandalwood Unsurprisingly having a woody fragrance, Sandalwood has a myriad of properties. It is an excellent oil for those who have issues with sleep as it encourages a restful mind and promotes a healthy sleep space. It is thought to be libido stimulating and therefore considered useful to couples experiences issues in the bedroom.
Vanilla The smell of vanilla is a distinctive but sweet fragrance. It has a powerful effect on the mind and helps overcome feelings of stress and anxiety. It stimulates the happy hormones and brings about feelings of relaxation and an invisible hug. It is used in many room fragrance products.
An easily recognisable fragrance, Peppermint is a refreshing and uplifting oil. It is a great decongestant as it contains the all-important menthol which is perfect for clearing the sinuses and the mind. Peppermint is a fantastic oil to use in emergency sunburn treatment and is also great for taking the edge of insect bites.
A garden of roses is a truly incredible sight, and rose fragrance offers that fantastic imagery without leaving the room. Used in a diffuser this light scent creates a delicate but cosy feel to a room. It invokes memories of childhood and is often linked to grandparents and older relatives.
Typically associated with flu season, Eucalyptus is a powerful decongestant when diluted in hot water and inhaled. A sharp, distinctive smell eucalyptus certainly has the power to clear the nasal passages even when badly congested. It is antibacterial and antiseptic so also makes a powerful cleaning product ingredient.
A delicious smelling fragrance oil again popular in soap making and candle crafting. The smell of coconuts can transport the mind to warmer climates and is particularly appealing in the cold winter months. It can be added to skin care products but take care to dilute well.