6 – Clary Sage
Speaking of purification, make way for clary sage. Can’t be used at all during pregnancy, unless you are trying to bring on labour. But it’s known in all circles as having the ability to restore everything (and everyone) to their natural equilibrium.
7 – Neroli
Given that Neroli can be used to treat insomnia, is it any wonder it’s on my list for calming & relaxing essential oils? Also, as an added booster it’s an aphrodisiac. Trust me on that one.
8 – Sandalwood
Another one like Bergamot, Sandalwood is nice if you prefer that deeper, earthier tone. Really good for grounding, so if that’s what you’re looking for – this is the oil I would pick.
9 – Ylang Ylang
Known best for its ability to soothe frustration and anger, I love Ylang Ylang. Something about the smell alone sets me off to sleep. Its calming properties can’t be ignored.
10 – Jasmine
Probably the oil I would most associate with lavender (personally). Still, it can’t be denied that Jasmine has been known to “produce a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria”. Especially useful for those who are feeling indifferent or idle.
There you have it – my top 10! So next time you reach for the lavender bath salts, oil or scented candle, remember there are other essential oils out there that just might (definitely – if you were to ask me) be a better fit for your needs.