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mollykins74
24-11-2005, 02:16
Just wondering, as everyone has such different opinions of the smells of essential oils, what are you favorite ten?
My favortie ten (in no particular order) are:

1. CItrus oils ( have to list these as a set as they are all great)

2. Grapefruit (this is such a fab oil it deserves a mention of its own)

3. Rosemary

4. Frankincense

5. Lavender

6. Bergamot

7. Marjoram

8. Ylang Ylang

9. Geranium

10.Roman Chamomile


I would be very interseted to hear what everyone elses top ten oils are?

Chronata
24-11-2005, 03:25
my top ten (also in no particular order!)

1. Sandalwood

2. Cedar

3. Clary sage

4. Violet

5. Juniper

6. ylang ylang

7. Pine

8. Lemon Verbena

9. Spearmint

10. Myrrh

Guiding Cauldron
24-11-2005, 04:08
- ylang ylang
- lavendar
- orange
- spearmint
- cinnamon
- bergamont
- sweet almond
- violet
- orchid
- amber

Sophie
24-11-2005, 04:54
my favourite:

- rose (sigh - so very expensive...only afford a weeny bit at a time)
- jasmine - oh, for the bath, the hair, the pillow
- ylang-ylang: another sensual delight
- lavender: my all-purpose. I make toner out of it.
- juniper: tonic!
- rosemary: lovely as hair rinse or for a wake-me-up bath or shower
- sandalwood: mainly to burn, though nice in the bath too
- cedar: those days I'm full of flegm
- mandarin: of all the citrus, my favourite

Carrying oils: sweet almond (often use that on its own as well), orange blossom, jojoba. When I've nothing else I use olive oil, which smells strong but is very good on stretch-marks.

Favourite book: my all-time old-timer, Maggie Tisserand - Aromatherapy for Women.

Emeraldgirl
24-11-2005, 08:38
My favourites in no particular order are:

1. Ylang Ylang
2. Jasmine
3. Vanilla
4. Rose
5. Sandalwood
6. Frankincense
7. Geranium
8. Moonflower (from the Body Shop) it's devine
9. Cinnamon
10. Opium

Leleii
24-11-2005, 08:51
My top ten are:
Rose
Jasmine
Lavender
Peppermint
Myrrh
Frankincense
Sandalwood
Patcholi
Tangerine
Vanilla
I like to blend tangerine, vanilla and sandalwood in a carrier oil
usually jojoaba or almond oil. It smells wonderful.

Princess_Lucy
24-11-2005, 09:00
Hmmm... favourites.... I'm gonna trim it to 5, cause they are my FAV favourites:

1. Patchouli
2. Ylang ylang
3. Vetiver
4. Neroli
5. Sandlewood

Notice a common theme? :D

catlin
24-11-2005, 18:36
Ok, mine are:

- Rose (but also the great mix from Primavera which is called "Samt & Rosen")
- Rose Geranium
- Lavender
- Rosemary
- Sandalwood
- Nag Champa
- Jasmine
- Lilac
- Sweet grass
- Cinnamon

Elven
24-11-2005, 19:47
Arent oils such a gift!!! My favourites :)

#1: Lavender - because I use it soooo much for everything :)

#2-10 No order :)

Lime
Orange
Grapefruit
Rose Otto
Jasmine
Rose Geranium
Tangerine
Cedar
Ylang-Ylang


Cant stand - gag gag gag!!! Geranium! Makes me feel sick - though Rose Geranium is fine.

Blessings
Elven x

wisteria
24-11-2005, 23:45
I only owned a few essential oil , most of them a potpouri

Mint
lavendar
mandrine orange
geranium
sea mist

rainstarhorizon
27-11-2005, 13:18
My Top Ten
1. Boronia- essence of a really delicious Ozzie Wildflower.
2. Bergamot- particularly wonderful in Winter to banish stuffiness.
3. Sandalwood- shame it's so expensive.
4. Rose
5. Lavender
6. Jasmine
7. Rose Wood- also excellent added to hand/foot cream for skin care.
8. Cedar-funny but always reminds me of the ocean breeze.
9. White Musk-smells like the musk lollies lol.
10.Peppermint.

I also have 2 girlfriends called Rose who both adore Ylang Ylang! So much so that it's come to be associated for me to their homes especially!

I also find Frankincense and Vanilla good if I want to concentrate clearly on studying something but I wouldn't put them in my faves.

chrestomancie
27-11-2005, 14:08
*It's been awhile since I visited here - so I am probably new to most of you*

My favorites so far are

rosemary
sandalwood
vanilla
tangerine

There are many more I need to check out especially that bergamot. I am very stuffy today and my sinuses are killing me.

Naudia
27-11-2005, 14:45
Hello everyone;

My top ten are:
01.Amber: Great base resin.
02.Lavender: Wonderful all-purpose oil. I recommend that everyone should keep it in stock in their cabinets
03.Chamomile: This is a very relaxing and mood-stabilzing oil.
04.Mango: I've had beautiful results using this oil for maternal and fraternal love.
05.Moonflower: A fabulous sleep aid.
06.Fruta Bomba[Papaya]: In my Cuban culture, fruta bomba is considered a fertility fruit and an aphrodisiac.
07.Jasmine: Wonderful in dream pillows even for the most sensitive type of people.
08.Sweet Almond: A great carrier oil. It does wonders on the skin.
09.Blackberry: Wonderful for protection and money spells.
10.Eucalyptus: Great in a steam bath to clear up headaches and the like.

These are my ten cure-for-all, fall-backs, basics and what have you when I can't find a specific item I need.

May the Gods bless you and yours.

Naudia.

Guiding Cauldron
28-11-2005, 23:29
What essential oils are good to use during pregnacy? I'd love to add to my wash routines during this time to help me not feel blah! :) All my warming ones I loe are no nos now, basil, sage, cinnamon, etc SO i need to find new winter fun ones. thanks a bunch!

catlin
28-11-2005, 23:55
@sunshineluvr:
You have to be extremely careful with using essential oils during your pregnancy not only because several oils may be abortive but also you may not like the smells you used to love before.

silmarillion
29-11-2005, 00:05
1. rose
2. rose mixed with a tiny amount of patcholi
3.bergamot
4.cederwood
5.peppermint
6.frangipani
7. sandlewood (only the good expensive stuff from india)
8. vanilla in tiny amounts when mixed with rose and a tiny touch of cinnamon
9.musk
10.apple oil

silmarillion
29-11-2005, 00:14
tea tree oil is the most practical oil i know. i always keep some in my medicine cabinet. its good for antiseptic, the treatment of minor rashes, pimples, tinea, thrush, dandruff and other minor ailments of the skin. its also a good general disinfectant, put a few drops in the water you are washing your hardwood floors with and the smell is lovely. always dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil, in a bath or its good to put in a moisturising cream base or petroleum jelly.try not to put it directly on the skin in its concentrated form. its also good to mix up in some plain shampoo as it gets rid of dog fleas when applied liberally to your mutts coat.

a_shikhs
29-11-2005, 01:24
ummmmm i dont have many essential oils.....
but i love the smell of :

lavender
rose
ylang ylang
eucalyptus
sandalwood
oceanus
any fruity fragrance........

a_shikhs
29-11-2005, 01:26
hi silmarillion,
are you talking about the tea tree oil by body shop?? its awesome......

silmarillion
29-11-2005, 02:15
the trees themselves (ie tea trees) are very common in australia as are eucolyptus trees. these oils are quite commonly used over here and you can buy the stuff in pharmacies and all over the place. i believe they also sell it in the body shop. such a great oil with so many uses!

Equusgirl
29-11-2005, 02:42
How to pick only 10 LOL

In no particular order:
1. Rose
2. Ylang Ylang
3. Myrrh
4. Frankencense
5. Lavender
6. Tea Tree
7. Clove alone for acute pain or with cinnamon for smell
8. Spearmint
I've also made up a few mixtures for myself that include some of the above and some others, one is cranberry breeze and the other is Mystical Pear.

What essential oils are good to use during pregnacy? I'd love to add to my wash routines during this time to help me not feel blah! All my warming ones I loe are no nos now, basil, sage, cinnamon, etc SO i need to find new winter fun ones. thanks a bunch!

During pregnancy it is crucial you do some reading up on safe oils to use. For instance, never, use Sage as it is an abortificant. Lavender is nice rubbed on the temples for headaches and on the back for backaches or use Lavender with Neroli in a carrier oil to prevent stretch marks (olive oil or jojoba works well for that). If you have any other questions about oils you can use, just let me know and I can make you up a quick list. :)

a_shikhs
29-11-2005, 04:50
I totally agree with you silmarillion. Tea tree oil smells lovely and has various uses. :-))

Moonbow
29-11-2005, 05:25
Favourite smells are definately the citrus ones, particularly Melissa :)

But.. most useful are, Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. Infact they are my first aid kit.

Moonbow*

a_shikhs
30-11-2005, 23:10
Hey i just went shopping today and picked up a few more bottles of essential oils. hehe... They smell lovely and i guess i can add them to my favourite list of oils. i picked up:

Lily
Gardenia
Hyacinth
Sea weed
Sea breeze
Lavender
Sandalwood
Apple cider
Vanilla
Fresh Mint

Yippeee!!!!! I did gooooood shopping today.... lol....

mollykins74
10-12-2005, 23:31
wow, so may of you share a passion for the oils

Thank You for sharing your favourites

anion-
30-12-2005, 17:35
My personal favorites (in no particular order) are:
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Ylang Ylang
Lavender
Bergamont
Juniper
Geranium
Peppermint

Of my collection these are the ones I am always running out of!

jules
20-01-2006, 15:15
my fav oils are:

sandalwood
lavender
neroli
bergamot
rose
vanilla
chamomile
clary sage
patchouli
grapefruit

SongDeva
03-03-2006, 01:04
Hmmmmmm....

Spikenard (Tibetan, biblical) <---- Strong number 1!!
Peppermint
Lavender
Grapefruit
Tea Tree
White Sage (a sacred blend for clearing)
Pine
Lemon
Orange
Olive :)

penguinsandtigers
04-03-2006, 11:43
I dont have many oils, but some of my favs are

1. Lavander mixed with Vanilla
2. Tangerine
3. Mint

Those are all i can think of right now, (lol) As long as i dont have jasmine im ok

michelle

Red Emma
04-03-2006, 12:43
tea tree oil is the most practical oil i know. i always keep some in my medicine cabinet. its good for antiseptic, the treatment of minor rashes, pimples, tinea, thrush, dandruff and other minor ailments of the skin. its also a good general disinfectant ...

Tea tree is one of my two favorites for the reasons, truncated above, stated by Silmarillion. Add "kills fungus spores" to her list.

Lavender is far and away my favorite, but it ignores the fungus things. Here in the Pacific Northwest of the USA where we see lots and lots of rain, fungus and mildew are a constant problem.

Mint, eucalyptus, and rosemary are useful for banishing colds, or at least the infected sinuses, stuffed up noses and like that. I put a pan of water on the stove with drops of either mint and rosemary or eucalyptus and rosemary. Then whoever in the house has a cold, stands over it and breathes the steam for 3 1/2 minues. If they do it three times a day, their nose/sinus problems are a thing of the past in a day or so.

One of my aromatherapy books says that to kill the kind of airborne bacteria, germs, etc. which spread colds from one family member to another, to put some mint or eucalyptus in a spray bottle with water. Then spray the rooms in which cold infested family members spend their time. Be careful about spraying wooden furniture as the drops can damage the finish.