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February 02, 2021 3 min read

As an aromatherapist I often get asked “What essential oils do you use for what?” While there is a list of general anecdotal evidence we can pull from, there is more to it than that. To keep things simple though, in this article I’ll give you the most common concerns and the essential oils I might use for those.

Please note that because you and I are both unique individuals with very specific scent memories, you might react differently that I or even your closest friend or family member would to each one listed.

Essential oils for Sleep & Relaxation

With these oils, you can use them as singles or you can blend them to create your own personal blend that helps you to relax or deepen your sleep. My personal favorite in this mix is Buddha Wood blended with a little Sweet Orange. 

Do note that the Ylang ylang listed here can potentially lower your blood pressure. If you are on blood pressure medication or have low blood pressure, please reach out to a qualified aromatherapist to assist you in using this oil safely.

  • Buddha Wood(Eremophila mitchellii)
  • Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis)
  • Clary Sage(Salvia sclarea)
  • Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Sweet Orange(Citrus sinensis)
  • Vetiver(Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • Ylang Ylang(Cananga odorata)*This oil may affect your blood pressure, consult with a qualified aromatherapist prior to using it.*

Essential oils toSoothe or Ease Pain in Muscles

When it comes to soothing or easing the pain felt in the muscles, the best way to achieve this with essential oils is to dilute them. So below I’ll give you two lists - one for essential oils you can create a stock blend with and a second for carrier oils.

  • Black Spruce(Picea mariana)
  • Black Pepper(Piper nigrum)
  • Roman Chamomile(Chamaemelum nobile)
  • Copaiba(Copaifera officinalis)
  • Eucalyptus globulus(Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Ginger(Zingiber officinale)
  • Juniper Berry(Juniperus communis)
  • Kunzea(Kunzea ambigua)
  • Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Peppermint(Mentha×piperita)
  • Sweet Marjoram(Origanum majorana)

The Best Carrier Oils to use when creating blends to soothe your muscles include:

  • St. John’s Wort herbal oil
  • Trauma Oil - a blend of arnica, calendula and St. John’s infused oils
  • Jojoba

Essential oils to EaseStress or Tension 

These are a great starting place if you find yourself feeling stressed or feel tension in your shoulders. When using these essential oils, remember to inhale your blend deeply. Make a conscious effort to relax your jaw, lips, and shoulders feeling them fall away from your ears. 

An aromastick or cotton ball can be used quite easily with a small amount of any of these as singles or create your own blend. Again, note the concern with Ylang ylang that was mentioned above.

  • Black Spruce(Picea mariana)
  • Blood Orange(Citrus sinensis)
  • Bergamot(Citrus bergamia)
  • Ho Wood(Cinnamomum camphora ct linalool)
  • Kunzea(Kunzea ambigua)
  • Virginia Cedarwood(Juniperus virginiana)
  • Ylang Ylang(Cananga odorata)*This oil may affect your blood pressure, consult with a qualified aromatherapist prior to using it.*

Where can you get 100% pure essential oils?

Right here at Be Kind Botanicals! Owned and operated by a qualified Registered Aromatherapist, every batch is sourced direct from small batch artisan distillers, tested for quality and purity to help you elevate your wellness and feel better naturally.