How to Choose the Right Essential Oil For You - ECO. Modern Essentials

August 01, 2018 3

We get it, essential oils can be overwhelming! There are so many options to choose from - pure essential oils or a blend, a rollerball or a regular essential oil. There's a range of scents available - floral, woody, herbal, citrus and fruity. Then you need to consider how you plan to use them - diffuser, bath, massage and so on! At ECO we believe in modernising and simplifying aromatherapy so that we can all enjoy the amazing wellbeing benefits with ease.



Considerations

1. What are you looking for in an essential oil?

Essential oils have so many health benefits and can positively impact your wellbeing. Some of the common benefits people look for in an essential oil are:

  • Energising
  • Improved sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Stress & anxiety relief
  • Cold & flu relief
  • Improved concentration


2. How do you plan to use your essential oil?

There are a range of ways to use your essential oils. From using a diffuser, to topical application e.g. massage, adding to the bath, the way you use your essential oils will determine which oils to use.



If you are looking for a pleasant scent to use in a diffuser, you may with to shop by scent. We have a range of scents available, including floral, herbal, woody, citrus and fruity. A diffuser will disperse the scent through your room, creating a lovely, serene atmosphere.



For a topical application, for example for a massage, you will need to mix a few drops of the chosen essential oil with one of our carrier oils. This is because essential oils can be quite potent and may irritate the skin if applied directly. Diluting the oil with a carrier oil will make it safe to apply to the skin.



If convenience is what you're after, we recommend trying one of our rollerballs. These essential oils and blends have been combined with a carrier oil, so that you can easily apply to your skin while you're on the go.



If you are new to essential oils, and are having trouble picking just one, we recommend trying one of our essential oil kits. This is a great introduction to aromatherapy, and a way to try a few different scents and to get a feel for what you like. Our 6 pack Wellbeing Collection and 6 pack Bestselling Blends Collection are a great place to start. They also make a great gift idea!



Picking the right Essential oil for you

To make it really simple for you, we have categorised our oils by purpose. We have also released a pure essential oil, essential oil blend, rollerball and kit for each purpose - so all you have to do is choose what works best for you!



Shop by purpose

Energy

Pure essential oil: Peppermint essential oil

Essential oil blend: Energy Blend

Essential oil rollerball: Energy Rollerball

Kit: Scents of Summer Aroma Trio



Sleep

Pure essential oil: Lavender essential oil

Essential oil blend: Sleep Blend

Essential oil rollerball: Sleep Rollerball

Kit: Deep Sleep Aroma Trio



Calming/Stress Relief

Pure essential oil: Lavender essential oil

Essential oil blend: Calm & Destress Blend

Essential oil rollerball: Lavender Rollerball

Kit: Calm & Destress Aroma Trio



Cold & Flu

Pure essential oil: Tea Tree essential oil

Essential oil blend: Sinus Clear Blend

Essential oil rollerball: Sinus Clear Rollerball

Kit: Fight the Flu Aroma Trio



Concentration

Pure essential oil: Lemon essential oil

Essential oil blend: Clarity & Focus Blend

Essential oil rollerball: Clarity & Focus Rollerball

Kit: Clarity & Focus Aroma Trio



Diffusing essential oils

One of the main things to remember with aromatherapy is to have fun! Essential oils are incredibly powerful for our wellbeing; physically, mentally and emotionally so the sooner you incorporate them into your daily routine the sooner you can be feeling your best!



Next time you're having friends around try diffusing an aromatic oil to create a lovely atmosphere, pop a few drops of a relaxing oil into your bath and treat yourself to some down time or experiment with blending your own oils - the options are endless! You can kickstart your aromatherapy collection here.



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