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8 essential oils every aromatherapist needs

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Over the years our essential oils line has grown exponentially, and we now offer over 200 essential oils. And while each one has its own unique properties, not everyone has the shelf space for hundreds of essential oils. 

You could just buy an essential oils kit complete with a basic selection of oils - but where’s the fun in that? 

So the question is, which ones are featured in the best essential oil kits?

We believe every aromatherapist’s kit should contain these eight oils. Disagree? Leave a comment below with your personal recommendations. 


Uplifting, yet calming, orange essential oil is excellent for balancing your mood. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, this citrus scent can lessen the brain funk. If you want to build the best essential oil starter kit, you can’t do it without orange oil. 

It mixes beautifully with florals such as jasmine and lavender, and is a staple in expensive soaps and bath products. Rival the high-end brands, and try a few drops in your own homemade body products. 


With anti-inflammatory properties that are already used in modern decongestants, eucalyptus oil can help soothe sore throats and strained nasal passages. We recommend using an inhalation method with this oil for maximum benefit. 

Topically applied, the anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties of eucalyptus oil can be particularly helpful in managing minor skin conditions. Just make sure you dilute it to 1% concentration. This oil also repels bugs, who can’t stand the fragrance. Fortunately, we love it! 

Tea tree

There’s a reason why tea tree oil has been used in acne treatments for years. Like eucalyptus oil, this natural extract is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal, so it can be useful in treating all manner of minor skin conditions. 

This oil is best used in a carrier oil, otherwise it can be quite drying on the skin. Tea tree oil also happens to be a natural deodoriser, and you can rely on the fresh fragrance to last all day. 


We love peppermint oil, because it mixes so well with other oils. In some cases, it boosts the effects of other oils as well.  Take eucalyptus, as an example. Paired together, these oils provide cooling and soothing relief from congestion and tension headaches. 

If you’re not a fan of peppermint tea, using an inhalation method with this essential oil can provide similar stomach soothing sensations.  This oil can be relaxing or energising, depending on how it's used. It only takes a few drops in your morning shower to feel refreshed and recalibrated. 


In aromatherapy, frankincense oil stimulates feelings of tranquility with its warming, woody scent. Topically, frankincense oil is believed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It makes skin feel smooth, supple, and youthful. Take our word for it, customers rave about our frankincense cream

Frankincense featured heavily in ancient Chinese medicine, and is still used to relieve joint and muscular aches and pains to this day. 


Bugs be gone! Lemongrass has been shown to repel bugs and insects, so you’ll want to keep some close by this summer. Lemongrass can naturally clarify your complexion, while providing many of the vital vitamins and nutrients that are critical to healthy, radiant looking skin. 

As with all topical essential oil use, lemongrass needs to be diluted before applying. In the diffuser, lemongrass feels energising and revitalising. We recommend using it as the seasons change, to promote feelings of renewal and rejuvenation. 


No full essential oils kit is complete without it, but did you know lavender oil has been proven to lower cortisol levels? When we say lavender oil can actually lower stress levels, we mean it (and so does the science!) This is part of the reason why lavender oil is an excellent sleep aid; feelings of stress often keep us up late at night. 

Not to mention, who doesn’t love this green, floral fragrance? It’s the ideal oil to fragrance a room or beauty product. It can induce feelings of calmness, relaxation, and serenity. 


There’s something about the fragrance of lemon essential oil that makes everything feel clean and fresh. So it’s no wonder this essential oil is added to many store bought cleaning products. 

Lemon oil pairs well with lavender, orange, and peppermint, and the uplifting aroma works beautifully in soaps and bath products. If you find yourself hitting that mid morning slump, a few drops of lemon essential oil in your diffuser should be enough to recharge your spirits.


Would these essential oils have made your top eight? We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, and make sure you’re signed up to our monthly newsletter for exclusive aromatherapy advice and offers. 

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