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A Guide to the Best Essential Oils

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The Essential Oil Edit

Essential oils can be the ultimate way to relax and unwind. From fragrancing your home to skincare formulas, there are multiple ways to use them. Discover our edit of the best essential oil fragrances and how to incorporate them into your current beauty routine.

As they are highly concentrated and highly potent, pure essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin. It’s important to dilute essential oils yourself or select products that have been blended with a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond, Avocado or Jojoba. When fragrancing the home, use an essential oil diffuser which distributes the scent quickly and effectively.


Apply this Aromatherapy Associates Roller Ball for a quick-fix method to ease feelings of anxiety.


A luxurious blend of Neroli, Sandalwood and Sage, this nourishing serum keeps the skin conditioned with a healthy glow.


The ideal way to fragrance your home with relaxing essential oils, the This Works Scent Well Portable Diffuser is an easy way to boost your mood.


A trio of three indulgent massage oils, Omorovicza have curated the ultimate aromatherapy collection.


Ellia is one of our go-to brands for aromatherapy essentials.


Treat your skin to this luxury bath oil from ESPA, delivering energising and restorative benefits.

What is the Best Essential Oil?

Tea Tree Oil

Both anti-bacterial and clarifying, tea tree oil is one of the best topical treatments to soothe active blemishes. Apply a small amount to the blemish-prone area and allow to dry. Our top pick is the Australian Bodycare Pure Tea Tree Oil.


A botanical essential oil that we’d describe as energising and invigorating, eucalyptus is often used to scent bath and body products. Often recommended to revive the senses when suffering from a cold, eucalyptus is a wonderful scent that’s even found in the cult Eve Lom Gel Cleanser.

Clary Sage

A key essential oil in aromatherapy, Clary Sage can provide stress relief and improved circulation when applied to the skin. The Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Roller Ball is an expert blend of Clary Sage, Cardamom and Frankincense Oils, working in synergy to promote a greater sense of balance and inner strength.


Not just a type of tea, Chamomile is one of the best essential oils to ease negative feelings and reduce anxiety, instead encouraging calmness. Acting as a way to help soothe you to sleep and fight insomnia, we love using the Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque along with the Darphin Chamomile Aromatic Care Oil (a blend of Chamomile and Sage Essential Oils, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil)


Sourced from the Bitter Orange Tree, Neroli is created after steam-distilling its flowers. Providing multiple benefits for the skin and an energising scent, Neroli makes an ideal ingredient in skincare products such as the iconic Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. As two of the key benefits, Neroli is highly anti-inflammatory and can help to heal minor skin conditions.


A naturally citrussy scent, lemon essential oil can be used to combat fatigue and boost your mood. The ESPA Invigorating Face Wash is a nourishing blend of essential oils and fruit extracts to keep the skin clear and refreshed with moisture.

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