The world of essential oils is a complex one. There are so many oils and they each have several different uses. Many ancient cultures have used aromatherapy throughout history, and recently it has become an increasingly popular practice in our society. We’ve broken down some of the many essential oils and their uses, although this is not an exhaustive list because these oils have seemingly endless properties. We always use sustainably sourced essential oils in our candles, and many of them are even listed here! If you’re going to apply essential oils to your skin, use a carrier oil such as jojoba oil (used in our Soleil Roller Parfum), and make sure to consult a doctor before using.
Concentration: Rosemary, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Sage
Need help focusing? These essential oils are thought to help concentration, and are perfect for that paper you’ve been dreading to write, or that big exam coming up. Pick up one of our limited edition Cannon Beach and Lovers Beach candles, with notes of eucalyptus, for extra help concentrating.
Stress and anxiety: Lavender, Patchouli, Spearmint, Bergamot, etc.
There are endless essential oil scents that are on the market to help combat stress and anxiety, but these are few of our favorites. Many people find them very useful for relaxation, whether they’re diffusing them into the air or burning them in a candle. Our Formentera candle has notes of patchouli that are shown to reduce stress and anxiety. It will also transport you to the Mediterranean with notes reminiscent of the native, fragranced figs.
Sleep: Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, etc.
Have trouble sleeping? There’s an essential oil for that. Again, there are so many options out there, but one of our faves is Cedarwood, found in our Soleil Roller Parfum.
Sandalwood is a great addition to your meditation, for when you need to unwind. It’s common in ancient Buddhist tradition to help with relaxation, amongst other things. If you’re in need of some zen for your meditation, our Cap-D’Ail candle has notes of sandalwood for extra relaxation.
Headaches: Peppermint, Rosemary, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Always finding yourself popping Advil whenever your head hurts? Essential oil scents like chamomile and peppermint are great for relieving headaches. There is even research showing that menthol, the active ingredient in peppermint oil, can relieve migraines. Plus, our scents are formulated for a great scent throw that isn’t too overpowering for those who like candles but struggle with headaches or migraines.
Allergies: Lemongrass, tea tree, peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, frankincense, etc.
It’s springtime which means its allergy season! If you struggle with puffy eyes or a stuffy nose from the changing seasons, essential oils could help. Some oils can work as an antihistamine and help calm inflammation. Our Cayman candle has notes of lemongrass, which is helpful for keeping allergy symptoms at bay.