Sometimes we just want something that smells good to make us feel good. Often the question is asked “Which essential oils smell best?” for that very reason. When you’re new to aromatherapy, there’s a lot to learn about essential oils and understanding how smell plays a role is important.
The first thing to understand is that what I think smells amazing may not be what you think smells amazing. A simple reason that helps us understand why that is, is that we each have different experiences and memories. Our experiences and memories are often tied to particular aromas.
For example, I grew up in Oklahoma off the lake and surrounded by Junipers, Pines, and conifers. I really love the smell of essential oils that are obtained from those plant materials. However, someone who grew up next to the ocean might really enjoy the smell of oak moss, coconut, maybe even limes and other citrus.
If you know what you absolutely love the smell of, you might be able to find it or find someone who can create a magical blend that reminds you of that aroma or even a single essential oil. You should absolutely explore the different essential oils you’re interested in, too.
Start with getting a few samples of the oils and blends you’re interested in. Getting samples rather than a full size bottle is a great way to see if you like the way an essential oil/blend smells without wasting your money and promotes conservation efforts of the plant materials.
If you’re looking for samples, you can get them here. If you need any help you can always ask our aromatherapist to help, too. So what are your favorite smells? I’d love to know!