There are hundreds of different aromatherapy oils, all of which have different benefits. An aromatherapist may recommend a single oil for the treatment, but it is likely they will use a combination.
Some of the most common essential oils include:
Ginger – Ginger can help ease digestive problems. The scent is known for revitalising the body.
Lavender – The ultimate relaxer, lavender is recommended for those who find it difficult to sleep.
Clary sage – This oil is believed to manage labour pains and relieve menstrual cramp. It is also known for its stress relieving properties.
Eucalyptus – This oil is known for relieving respiratory congestion, so it can be helpful if you are suffering from a cold.
Peppermint – Mint is an energising oil which may help ease migraines and relieve nausea.
Lemon – An uplifting and detoxing scent, lemon can help energise you and lift your mood.
Fennel – Fennel is thought to help the digestive system and encourage menstrual regulation.
Mandarin – A calming oil with a warming citrus scent. It is often combined with lavender oil to help children relax.