Aromatherapy is fantastic, but knowing which oils go together and what effects they can have can be a little intimidating for beginners. Here are 5 great essential oil blends for you to try!
1. Geranium + neroli + eucalyptus
what it does: lifts mood, boosts vitality
when to use: while you’re having a bath
This soothing and restorative blend would not smell out of place at a luxury spa!
2. Lavender + clary sage + peppermint
what it does: relieves anxiety, promotes healing and helps you sleep
when to use: at the end of a long hard day
This blend has a clean, herbal smell that will refresh and soothe you.
3. Peppermint + lemon + ginger + eucalyptus
what it does: cleanses and energises
when to use: in the morning
This zingy blend will invigorate you and provide a brilliant start to your day.
4. Ylang ylang + patchouli + jasmine + rose
what it does: aphrodisiac
when to use: on a quiet (or not so quiet!) evening with your significant other…
A sweet and heady scent like this is ideal for creating a sensual atmosphere.
5. Sandalwood + orange + bergamot + lemon
what it does: uplifts you and improves your mood
when to use it: when you’re feeling down
This combination is brilliant cleanser and depression-fighter.
Note: the amounts are in ratios rather than drops to make things easier — if you’re using a tea light incense burner, a couple of drops of each oil will be fine. On the other hand, if you have a large sonic diffuser, you might have to use as many as 5 drops per oil for a good effect.