Essential oils have been around for over 5,000 years, but for years people have seemed reluctant to use them.  As an Aromatherapist, I feel that the tide is changing and more of my clients are looking for natural solutions.  Many individuals have become concerned about the effects of chemical-filled products and the increasingly dangerous side-effects of medications. Now more than ever people are choosing a more holistic approach to healing both their body and mind. Essential oils when properly administered, produce no harmful side-effects. When we use essential oils we work in accordance with holistic principles by awakening and strengthening vital energies and self-healing capabilities.


5 of My Favorites


The Essential Oil of Cypress is obtained through steam distillation of young twigs, stems, and needles of the cypress tree.

Astringent(excellent for oily skin)
Eases Menstrual Cramping
Balances Hormones

Helps Strengthen Gums

Wound Care Antiseptic

Blends Well With:

Clary Sage




DIY Recipe:

Add a 5 to 6 drops to an 8oz bottle of witch hazel to create an effective acne fighter.



This essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the roots of vetiver tropical grass.




Eases Stress

Improves Focus

Immune Booster

Calms Nervous System

Blends Well With:



Lemon Verbena


DIY Recipe:

Get Grounded Diffusing Blend:

4 Drops Vetiver

2 Drops Clary Sage

3 Drops Lemon



This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation using the fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree. These trees can be found in the rainforests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Comoro, and Polynesia.



Eases PMS


Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure


Hydrates Skin

Blends Well With:




DIY Recipe:

PMS Buster

Diffuse or add to your bath/massage oil

14 Drops Ylang-Ylang

6 Drops of Clary Sage

5 Drops Neroli



This essential oil is distilled from the Cymbopogon flexuosus and the Cymbopogon citratus grass.


Mood Booster

Bacteria Fighter

Fever Reducer


Supports Digestion

Soothes Sore Muscles

Blends Well With:

Swiss Pine




DIY Recipe:

Great morning and afternoon pick-me-up add 2 to 3 drops to 4oz of distilled water two to three times a day.



This essential oil is produced by cold pressing the skin of the grapefruit.


Curbs Sugar Cravings

Immune Booster

Supports Healthy Metabolism

Purifies and Cleanses


Eases Fatigue

Blends Well With:





DIY Recipe:

Circulation Boosting Massage Oil

6 oz Fractionated Coconut Oil

6 to 8 drops of Grapefruit

3 to 4 drops of Rosemary


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8 thoughts on “Five of My Favorite Essential Oils and Their Benefits

  1. That’s an interesting selection of oils. I love ylang ylang, as well. Grapefruit is a favourite food for me, so I really ought to try experimenting more with its essential oil. I would definitely try it mixed with lavender (another favourite!)

    Posted on 11/19/2017 at 9:37 pm
  2. I’m just starting to get into essential oils so I will have to check some of these out.

    Posted on 11/20/2017 at 1:40 am
  3. It’s amazing the benefits these oils provide. I have many friends that swear by them, Very informative.

    Posted on 11/20/2017 at 4:54 pm
  4. I’ve recently been thinking about getting into essentials oils for my health and this has been really helpful! I think I want to add grapefruit to my stash.

    Posted on 11/20/2017 at 10:58 pm
  5. The scent of lemon grass reminds me of a relaxing vacation in the farm and enjoying mango trees. And lemon grass is very inviting.

    Posted on 11/21/2017 at 2:47 am
  6. Lemongrass is my favorite for keeping mosquitos away!

    Posted on 11/21/2017 at 3:37 am
  7. OMG I love them all.. my favorite is actually lemongrass

    Posted on 11/21/2017 at 4:11 pm
  8. Essential oils are great. They help with my overall health and I love it!

    Posted on 12/01/2017 at 11:59 am