Which Essential Oil Is Right For Me?

Which Essential Oil Is Right For Me?

Here is a list of different essential oils that are used in bath and body recipes. You need to choose oils that are right for your body and ailment and skin type.

What you need

Choose an essential oil that suits your skin requirements. You can always substitute you essential oil ingredients for ones that are more suitable, more affordable or simply to one that you may already have.



Lavender Essential Oil – Headaches, stress, insomnia, minor burns, skin rashes, lowers blood pressure. Calmative. Basil Essential Oil- Anti bacterial, headaches, mental alertness, fatigue, stress, Period pains (Blends well with lemon and fennel).

Lemon Essential Oil – Cellulite, oily skin, anti bacterial, asthma and other respiratory complaints.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Tightens pores, combats wrinkles, Mobilizes cellulite, stress reliever, insomnia, relaxant, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and minor burns (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

Sandalwood Essential Oil – Calms the mind and spirit, oily skin, soothes irritated skin, and is an aphrodisiac for men. (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

Spearmint Essential Oil – Soothes the skin, calmative, and settles upset tummies.

Lemon Grass Essential Oil – Skin toner, oily skin, fatigue, muscle aches and gastric infections-(Blends well with tea tree and lavender).

Tea Tree Essential Oil– Antifungal, acne, skin toner. (Blends well with spearmint, sandalwood, lavender, and eucalyptus).

Juniper Berry Essential Oil – Cellulite, uplifting (Blends well with lavender, patchouli and sandalwood).

Fennel Essential Oil – Diuretic, circulation. Cleansing oil, indigestion and gas. (Blends well with lavender, lemon, basil and sandalwood).

Cypress Essential Oil – Diuretic, varicose veins, circulation, coughs and colds. (Blends well with lavender , sandalwood and patchouli).

You can purchase any of these essential oils via Amazon.


  1. I think I will unsubscribe to this ppl are not very nice

  2. Haha, people over-examine from a negative perspective and that reflects on their character! I’m sorry you’ve gotten some bad attitude, but its well helpful for anyone not familiar with scents and such. And the author hasn’t said LOOK! A cure all. It AIDS in the ailments. Stop being so serious, its the darn internet!!

  3. Which oil would help with a type of cycst
    On the back of head , this has spreaded
    Across the back of head and bleeds day by day.

  4. I don’t see what eucalyptus does? Otherwise great info! Thanks!

  5. I thought the whole point of rating a post was to share if there was a problem with the point of view of the post? I am happy to have my work critiqued. I see no reason why erroneous information and the detecting of same, has anything to do with whether people like the work of the writer, or not. It’s not personal. An opinion is just that. The person who works with aromatherapy has a point of view, as does the person concerned with people getting harmed. Do you know why they tell you not to drink bleach? Because someone drank bleach and found out the hard way. The proper use of oils and scents is a wonderful thing, but some person is going to read this and instead of reading possible ways the oils will interact when placed in a proper carrier and either applied to the skin in diluted amounts, or in scented candles, etc, will drink it. Then…they sue. Because many people will take no personal responsibility. Also, by not stating this is what they have been historically used for, the author appears to be making a claim of efficacy. That brings the FDA and it’s watchdogs to your door and no author wants that.

    A simple statement that this has not been certified by the FDA and all claims are fr research purposes only, would make this a credible and believable article. The FDA can fine you into non existence. No one wants that.

    • Josia Greathouse says

      Good information. If some people don’t like it or use oils irresponsibly, they should leave the site. Too many jerks out there.

  6. Pores do not open, nor close. They can get clogged and you can unclog them with good exfoliation. Pores and skin do not breathe. We breathe with our lungs. They do need to sweat and release toxins from our bodies, as well as salt, etc. Pores cannot breathe and they cannot be opened, nor closed. This is an Urban Myth that sells us many things we do not need, and may be dangerous. Use warm water to loosen the dirt in pores prior to good exfoliation and some of those things are not blackheads. They’re sebaceous filliments. Oil glands with oxidized oil on top. They are supposed to be there.

  7. This is a very helpful list – thanks for sharing it here!

  8. irishcowgirl says

    Amazing. 🙂 I really needed a list of scents that cooperate!!

  9. I wish you people would stop complaining and just walk away if you dont like it..

  10. “Not only is this incorrect but it encourages soapers to make illegal “drug” claims in violation of FDA regs.”

    Just about every beauty product out there is illegal, then.

  11. thank you, this info is helpful

  12. verrrrrry good

  13. Finally good information that is usefull.

  14. thanks this is helpfull

  15. I disagree. The author is trying to say the oils can relieve, NOT cure these ailments. As an aroma-therapist I agree with her.

  16. I know this wasn’t the intention of the author but the article reads as though essential oils in soaps can cure cellulite, varicose veins, etc. Not only is this incorrect but it encourages soapers to make illegal “drug” claims in violation of FDA regs.

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