Essential Oils for Aromatherapy: The Basics & Tips for Beginners

Sep 27, 2022Contributing Editor

Essential oils have been used for centuries in aromatherapy for their various wellness properties. Keep reading to learn more about making the most of your favourite essential oils.

Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils for a variety of different purposes. Essential oils are plant-based compounds that are extracted from the flowers, leaves, roots, and other parts of a plant. They are usually highly concentrated and have a strong aroma.

Many different essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, each with its own unique set of properties. Some essential oils are best used topically, while others are used through inhalation. In this blog post, we will explore the various essential oils that can be used in aromatherapy and their specific uses.


Essential Oils for Aromatherapy: The Basics & Tips for Beginners

There seems to be an essential oil for every situation imaginable. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming.

You may know these oils are beneficial, but what exactly are they and what makes them so helpful? Let's take a closer look at how essential oils for aromatherapy are made and used.


What are Essential Oils?

The "essential" in essential oils has nothing to do with their use and everything to do with their construction. Essential oils are simply the concentrated essence of a plant.

These essences are removed from a plant's flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots. The oils can then be used for a variety of different purposes.


Essential Oils Safety Information


It's important to note that essential oils are not for oral use. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil.

Additional safety information includes the following:

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center if accidental ingestion occurs.
  • Consult a health care professional if symptoms persist or worsen.
  • Consult a health care professional before use if you have epilepsy or asthma.
  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Stop use if you experience nausea, dizziness, headache, an allergic reaction, or skin irritation.

Please note that certain essential oils may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label and consult a healthcare professional for more information.


Popular Essential Oils

Some of our favourite essential oils include the following:


Aromatherapy Diffusers and Other Essentials

Below are some products that can enhance your aromatherapy experience.


Lasting Naturals Wood Aromatherapy Diffuser

This colour-changing diffuser will blend in and liven up your décor while filling your space with your favourite essential oils.

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Relaxus Shower Aroma Diffuser Kit

This kit includes a hangable volcanic pumice stone, grapefruit, and wild orange essential oil blend. Add a few drops of the blend or your favourite scents to the pumice and hang it from your showerhead. The steam from your shower will activate the fragrance and turn your routine into a spa experience.

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Now Essential Oils Let There Be Peace and Quiet Kit

This essential oil kit helps you relax and unwind after a long day. It contains Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint essential oils as well as a peaceful sleep oil blend.

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See our full range of aromatherapy products here.


Final Thoughts

Aromatherapy may help with a range of issues thanks to its special properties. Some staples include lavender, chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oil.

What are your favourite essential oils? Comment below!



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