How To Use Essential Oils

How To Use Essential Oils

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are oils extracted from plants through distillation or cold-pressing. These oils contain the plants’ unique aromatic compounds, and therefore the plants’ scent and essence.

Essential oils are typically used in aromatherapy, a complementary therapy. Aromatherapy uses essential oils and other plant extracts to promote overall wellbeing through inhalation or absorption. Various methods include using a diffuser and applying it on your skin with a carrier oil. 

Please note that essential oils should never be ingested. They are not safe to consume and can cause significant damage even if small amounts are ingested.

Bergamot bright, uplifting aroma of citrus and spice

  • Traditionally used to relax and de-stress
  • Antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative

Black Pepperwarm, woody and spicy aroma with soft floral tones

  • Traditionally used for its warming properties
  • Antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive, tonic

Brain Power Blendan inspiring blend of lemon, rosemary, basil and eucalyptus

  • Designed to stimulate the mind and boost mental clarity

Cardamomsweet, spicy and balsamic aroma with camphorous undertones

  • Traditionally used to calm and soothe the mind and body
  • Digestive, expectorant

Cedarwoodearthy, sweet and woody aroma

  • Traditionally used for its relaxing properties
  • Anti-asthmatic, astringent, detoxifying, expectorant, sedative

Chamomile Bluesweet, herbaceous mellow scent with apple undertones

  • Traditionally used for its relaxing and calming effects
  • Anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, digestive

Chamomile Moroccanrich, warm, fruity, sweet scent with apple-like undertones

  • Traditionally used to produce feelings of calm
  • Anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, digestive

Cinnamon stimulating and uplifting, sweet and spicy aroma

  • Traditionally used for its warming and stimulating properties
  • Anaesthetic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac

Citronellafresh lemony, zesty scent with floral notes

  • Traditionally used to repel insects
  • Antifungal

Clary Sagerelaxing and uplifting herbaceous and floral aroma

  • Traditionally used to promote emotional balance
  • Antidepressant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, relaxing, sedative, tonic

Clovespicy, woody, warm yet stimulating scent that blends well with other spicy oils

  • Traditionally used by ancient healing systems all over the world to help relieve muscle pain and toothache
  • Anti-asthmatic, anaesthetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, digestive, expectorant

Coriander fresh, spicy, green and herbaceous scent

  • Traditionally used for mental concentration and uplifting qualities
  • Detoxifying, digestive

Emotional Balance Blenda harmonising blend of geranium, lavender, fennel and bergamot

  • Designed for use during times of emotional upset and grief

Erotic Spice Blenda seductive blend of ylang ylang, bergamot, cinnamon and black pepper

  • Designed to evoke sensuality and intimacy

Eucalyptus fresh, clean and minty aroma with a hint of honey

  • Traditionally used for mental clarity and breathing easy
  • Anti-asthmatic, antiviral, decongestant

Fennel calming and distinctive spicy sweet aroma

  • Traditionally used to aid digestion and soothe muscle aches
  • Digestive, expectorant

Frankincensesweet, rich, woody and intense scent with hints of spice and fruit

  • Traditionally used to promote healthy skin
  • Anti-asthmatic, antiseptic, astringent, sedative, tonic

Geranium calming and uplifting aroma of roses and green leaves

  • Traditionally used to promote healthy skin and to enhance circulation
  • Astringent, relaxing, tonic

Get Well Stay Well Blenda therapeutic blend of lavender, lemon, cedarwood, rosemary and eucalyptus

  • Designed to boost immunity and support recovery from illness

Ginger sweet, spicy, woody and warm scent with deep earthy undertones

  • Traditionally used for its warming and stimulating properties
  • Aphrodisiac, digestive, tonic

Grapefruit stimulating and refreshing aroma of sharp, tangy citrus

  • Traditionally used to energise and revitalise
  • Detoxifying

Intimate Bliss Blenda luxurious blend of ylang ylang, bergamot, fennel and myrtle

  • Designed to create a mood of sensuality, intimacy and eroticism

Jasmineunique, delicate, sweet, floral and uplifting scent

  • Traditionally used for its calming and uplifting properties
  • Antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, sedative

Joy Blendan uplifting blend of lemon, bergamot and grapefruit

  • Designed to evoke feeling of joy, positivity and happiness

Juniper Berryfresh, crisp, green, woody and spicy balsamic scent

  • Traditionally used to purify and stimulate
  • Astringent

Lavender fresh, uplifting, sweet floral aroma

  • Traditionally used for its calming properties to relieve stress
  • Anti-asthmatic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, relaxing, sedative

Lemon zingy, clean and refreshing aroma

  • Traditionally used for its uplifting properties
  • Antiseptic, astringent, detoxifying, digestive, tonic

Lemongrassbright, fresh, invigorating, uplifting citrus and lemony scent

  • Traditionally used of its zingy, uplifting properties
  • Antidepressant, digestive, tonic

Mandarincheerful, sunny, light citrus aroma

  • Traditionally used as an emotional comforter
  • Antispasmodic, astringent, sedative

Melissa fresh, lemony, green and slightly herbaceous scent

  • Traditionally used to create feelings of peace, warmth and wellbeing
  • Anti-allergic, sedative

Monthly Moontime Blenda nurturing blending of fennel, clary sage and geranium

  • Designed to naturally soothe, balance and provide relief from PMT

Muscle Ease Blenda penetrating blend of black pepper, cedarwood, grapefruit, rosemary and eucalyptus

  • Designed to soothe and relax sore or tired muscles

Myrrh woody, warm, earthy and slightly balsamic evocative scent

  • Traditionally used for spiritual and meditative practices, tonic
  • Anti-microbial, astringent, expectorant

Myrtle light, fresh, green, uplifting and slightly camphorous aroma

  • Traditionally used to calm the mind

Neroli exotic, uplifting, intensely floral and sweet scent with a citrus tang

  • Traditionally used for its uplifting properties
  • Antidepressant, antispasmodic, astringent, relaxing, sedative, tonic

Palo Santosweet, woody, citrus scent with a hint of mint

  • Traditionally used for clearing negative energy

Patchouli earthy, rich and woody scent with a slight fruity note

  • Traditionally used to uplift mood

Peppermintrefreshing and invigorating intense menthol aroma

  • Traditionally used to boosts energy, mental clarity and aid digestion
  • Anaesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, digestive, expectorant

Postnatal Care Blenda calming blend of clary sage, grapefruit, fennel and bergamot

  • Designed to nurture the body and soothe the mind whilst caring for a young baby

Pregnancy Care Blenda soothing blend of mandarin, lavender and geranium

  • Designed for use in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy to promote calmness, serenity and wellbeing

Relax and Unwind Blenda calming blend of basil, geranium, grapefruit and peppermint

  • Designed to revive the body and mind from tension due to stress

Rose de Mai – a hybrid rose, which has a sweet, intensely fresh, floral and soothing scent

  • Traditionally used to calm the emotions and to nurture mature skin, and improve mood and reduce anxiety
  • Antiseptic, astringent, sedative, tonic

Rosemary refreshing, uplifting herbaceous aroma

  • Traditionally used for its uplifting and stimulating properties, aids in mental clarity and concentration
  • Astringent, detoxifying

Sage fresh, fruity, herbaceous, camphorous scent

  • Traditionally used to purify and cleanse

Super Cleanse Blenda revitalising blend of lemon, fennel, rosemary and grapefruit

  • Designed to aid the body and mind during detoxification and weight loss programs

Sweet Basiluplifting, fresh and herbaceous aroma

  • Traditionally used for its calming properties
  • Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, tonic

Sweet Marjoramwarming, woody, herbal scent with a hint of spice

  • Traditionally used for its relaxing, soothing properties

Tea Treerefreshing herbaceous, green aroma

  • Traditionally used to fight infections and boost immunity
  • Antibiotic, antiviral

Thyme strong, penetrating, herbaceous and freshly medicinal scent

  • Traditionally used for its cleansing properties
  • Anti-microbial, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, expectorant

Tummy Tamer Blenda soothing blend of fennel, grapefruit and peppermint

  • Designed to support digestion and calm anxiety

Valerian - pungent, woody, balsamic, musky scent

  • Traditionally used for its calming and relaxing properties

Vetivert - woody, earthy, smoky, herbaceous scent with a hint of spice

  • Traditionally used to promote balance, to soothe and to calm

Yarrow fresh green, sweet herbaceous, slightly camphorous scent

  • Traditionally used for its soothing qualities
  • Astringent, digestive

Ylang Ylang seductive and uplifting heady aroma of exotic flowers

  • Traditionally used to treat headaches, nausea, and skin conditions and overall wellbeing
  • Aphrodisiac, relaxing, sedative

How to Diffuse Essential Oils

Diffusing essential oils allows you inhale the essential oils and therefore receive their benefits in a simple and easy way. The benefits of diffusing essential oils include:

  • reduced stress and anxiety
  • relaxation, improved sleep
  • boosted immune system, pain relief
  • insect repellent
  • air purification, improved respiratory health
  • increased energy, memory and concentration
What you'll need
  • a diffuser
  • 10 drops of essential oils

As all diffusers are different, please follow the instructions that accompany the one you have. If you don't have a diffuser, another way to inhale essential oils is by added a few drops to your warm bath.

How to Apply Essential Oils on your Skin

  • Applying essential oils to your skin allows you to calm the body as a whole and soothe specific areas. 
  • Add essential oils to a carrier oil and massage onto your skin - click here for the many carrier/body oils available
  • Add a few drops of essential oils to your warm bath
  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a cloth in hot or cold water, adding a few drops of essential oils and applying this compress to the area on your body

Some tips

  • Apply essential oils with carrier oil all over your body - this is especially good for people with sensitive skin
  • If you feel you need a bigger boost and your skin isn't too sensitive, try adding a drop or two to the soles of your feet, the crown of your head, your neck, or behind your ears