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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)
8. Ylang Ylang
I would be very interseted to hear what everyone elses top ten oils are?
my top ten (also in no particular order!)
3. Clary sage
6. ylang ylang
8. Lemon Verbena
- ylang ylang
- sweet almond
- 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.
My favourites in no particular order are:
1. Ylang Ylang
8. Moonflower (from the Body Shop) it's devine
My top ten are:
I like to blend tangerine, vanilla and sandalwood in a carrier oil
usually jojoaba or almond oil. It smells wonderful.
Hmmm... favourites.... I'm gonna trim it to 5, cause they are my FAV favourites:
2. Ylang ylang
Notice a common theme? :D
Ok, mine are:
- Rose (but also the great mix from Primavera which is called "Samt & Rosen")
- Rose Geranium
- Nag Champa
- Sweet grass
Arent oils such a gift!!! My favourites :)
#1: Lavender - because I use it soooo much for everything :)
#2-10 No order :)
Cant stand - gag gag gag!!! Geranium! Makes me feel sick - though Rose Geranium is fine.
I only owned a few essential oil , most of them a potpouri
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.
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.
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.
*It's been awhile since I visited here - so I am probably new to most of you*
My favorites so far are
There are many more I need to check out especially that bergamot. I am very stuffy today and my sinuses are killing me.
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.
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!
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.
2. rose mixed with a tiny amount of patcholi
7. sandlewood (only the good expensive stuff from india)
8. vanilla in tiny amounts when mixed with rose and a tiny touch of cinnamon
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.
ummmmm i dont have many essential oils.....
but i love the smell of :
any fruity fragrance........
are you talking about the tea tree oil by body shop?? its awesome......
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!
How to pick only 10 LOL
In no particular order:
2. Ylang Ylang
6. Tea Tree
7. Clove alone for acute pain or with cinnamon for smell
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. :)
I totally agree with you silmarillion. Tea tree oil smells lovely and has various uses. :-))
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.
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:
Yippeee!!!!! I did gooooood shopping today.... lol....
wow, so may of you share a passion for the oils
Thank You for sharing your favourites
My personal favorites (in no particular order) are:
Of my collection these are the ones I am always running out of!
my fav oils are:
Spikenard (Tibetan, biblical) <---- Strong number 1!!
White Sage (a sacred blend for clearing)
I dont have many oils, but some of my favs are
1. Lavander mixed with Vanilla
Those are all i can think of right now, (lol) As long as i dont have jasmine im ok
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.