Most commonly used essential oils

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.


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