Love This? Try That! Our Guide To Uncommon Essential Oils
Everyone loves classic oils like Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint. Their aromas are familiar and therapeutic benefits well documented. If you haven’t tried an oil that isn’t in our Top 6 Set, it may be time to expand your aroma palette. To help you get the most out of essential oils, we at EG have compiled a list of some the most popular oils in aromatherapy, and comparable oils you need to try. Here are our top picks.
Lavender loves Lavandin: Lavender is one of the most popular oils in aromatherapy, but its less expensive cousin Lavandin often gets overlooked. With high amounts of linalool and linalyl acetate, Lavandin helps heal skin, relax the mind, induce sleep and soothe aches. Its aroma is sweet, floral and true to Lavender.
Peppermint loves Saro: Those who love Peppermint for its energizing, uplifting and fresh aroma will love Saro. Its high level of 1,8 cineole gives it the ability to enhance breathing, boost the immune system, soothe aches and cool the body. Like Peppermint, Saro offers a refreshing wake-up.
Lemon loves Yuzu: Often used as an ingredient in expensive, high-end beauty products, Yuzu is deliciously citrusy and clean. If you love Lemon, you’ll adore Yuzu for its tart and sunny citrus aroma. High in limonene and other monoterpenes, Yuzu can be used in natural cleaning products, to aid the immune system and to uplift one’s mood. Try pairing Lemon and Yuzu together.
Frankincense- Carterii loves Opoponax: Being from the same family, it’s no wonder why Frankincense Carterii and Opoponax pair well together. Both distilled from resins, Frankincense and Opoponax are similar in that they each help to relax, aid in immunity, relieve aches and increase meditation. These two oils were a match made in heaven.
Tea Tree loves Rosalina: Tea Tree fans are sure to love Rosalina. Sometimes referred to as “Lavender Tea Tree,” Rosalina is a softer version of Tea Tree. Rosalina is commonly used to relieve bug bites, skin irritations and blemishes. Its aroma is camphorous and leafy, much like Tea Tree’s.
Ylang Ylang loves Magnolia: Ultra floral, sweet and luxurious, lovers of Ylang Ylang will appreciate Magnolia for its aroma and numerous therapeutic benefits. Magnolia has a bubbly, sweet, champagne-like aroma, making it highly desired in perfumes and colognes. With relaxing and sedative attributes, Magnolia is also a great oil to diffuse when you’re feeling overwhelmed or in need of sleep.