My Current Essential Oil Collection

I never set out to have an essential oil collection, it just happened. I received my first essential oils a couple years ago as part of a PR sample. The brand sent over several items including a few of their essential oils: Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Chill Pill, & Lemon Tea Tree. 


They sent me some of their classics, which I continue to use even today. Inspired by the amazing scents & the multitude of uses, I slowly but surely grew my essential oil collection over the last couple years. Since they're literally a part of my daily life, I figured it'd be fitting to write a post!

This is my updated & current collection. Some are classics that I'll continue to repurchase whereas others are hit & miss. I like to mix & match scents by adding a few drops into my mini diffuser. I can create my own perfumes, body scrubs, bath bombs, & more with essential oils. Woohoo!


My Top Favorite Essential Oils 

Eucalyptus - I use this as aromatherapy to invigorate my senses, open the sinuses, & improve mental focus. Great for use in massage oils & muscles rubs to give off a cooling effect. Makes a fantastic scent for a room or car freshener.
Peppermint - I use Peppermint in the same way I use Eucalyptus, but it smells different enough that I buy both.
Lavender - I love to use lavender as aromatherapy to calm me down or aid in sleeping.
Lemon - Great for cleaning since it's a natural disinfectant.
Tea Tree - My #1 favorite. I use this for blemishes, bug bites, cuts, scrapes,  cleaning & also for aromatherapy.  I add some drops to my shampoo to decrease dandruff. Natural disinfectant.

Other Favorites

Bergamot - Smells like Earl Grey tea. Enough said.
Sweet Orange - One of my favorite citrus scents other than Lemon.
Rosemary - I adore the scent for aromatherapy to help with alertness.


Not Favorites But Would Repurchase Occasionally

Lemongrass - An acquired scent that not everyone loves.
Grapefruit - Citrus scent that is slightly similar to Sweet Orange, depends how many citrus essential oils you want.
Blood Orange - Another great smelling citrus option, but not vital if you have Sweet Orange.
Cinnamon - Not as powerful/cinnamon-y as I wanted. May repurchase from other brands.
Nutmeg - Not as powerful/nutmeg-y as I wanted. May repurchase from other brands.
Chill Pill - Relaxing, but you can create a similar mix from ones you have on hand.
4 Thiefs - Can mix & match essential oils on hand to create a similar scent.
Lemon Tea Tree - Just mix lemon + tea tree & make this at home.

Would Not Repurchase

Patchouli - An acquired scent that not everyone loves.
Sage - Not as powerful/sage-y as I wanted. Might try scent from another brand.
Anise Star - An acquired scent that not everyone loves.


Essential oils have so many uses, but that's for another post. 
What are your favorite essential oils? :]

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31 comments

  1. Lovely post! I need to try them out! X

    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

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  2. I use lavender to aid sleeping too. I need to try eucalyptus for my sinuses!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Oh love this post! I have been really wanting to try essential oils but it seems a little overwhelming at the start, also a bit of investment but ive heard it's worth it :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. wow...they look great...
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  5. My boyfriend HATES Patchouli haha. Looks like you have quite the collection - I love essential oils because they have so many great uses! I love using the Lemon essential oils on my counter to disinfect and make it smell a little better. Also nothing beats lavender for calming and relaxing :)

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  6. I haven't really gotten into essential oils much, although I do have an essential oil pillow spray that I love! It's lavender and definitely is perfect for calming and sleeping. Thanks for sharing your favorites here!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  7. LoL yes my bf also hate patchouli and it's in the men's deodorant formula we have made, so he gets the women's which the only difference is the patchouli. I can totally tell if even a small amount is in perfume and won't go near it lol. But I love my essential oil collection too. :D

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  8. This is really useful as I'm starting to get into essential oils. I will definitely try some of these out.

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  9. As an Aromatherapist myself I have a large collection but always use my core 4-5 (my favourite being Lemon!)

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  10. Love this blog post - I really want to get in to oils as I feel I'm missing out! Very helpful blog post. Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia // Patricia Stelmach

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  11. This was such a helpful guide! I've slowly been getting into using essential oils. I love tea tree oil too!
    Neelofar
    www.theloveliestlily.com

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  12. I know nothing about essential oils and wow, I had no idea there were so many kinds! Thanks for the guide!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  13. I've always wanted to get into essential oils, but never really knew how to use them. Excited to see your future post on their uses!

    xo, Taylor
    http://www.taylorashleyblog.com

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  14. Chill Pill is one of my favorites as well as Bergamot. Like you said, the Bergamot smells like Earl Grey! I like using Chill Pill when I have a migraine--I think the chamomile and peppermint together help.

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  15. I haven't heard of this brand before but sounds nice :)

    xoxo
    STYLE VANITY

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  16. What's your favorite essential oil? :]

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  17. Yes! Oooh that's a great use for Chill Pill. :]

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  18. I love using them as a room spray or even a body scrub. Here's a quick DIY scrub: http://www.itscarmen.com/2016/11/diy-cinnamon-sugar-body-scrub-recipe.html :]

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  19. There are sooo many! I'm still experimenting to find a favourite! :]

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  20. That's a good one. Tea tree is incredible! :]

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  21. Thanks for reading! I'd say your best bet is to start with Lavender, Tea Tree, & Eucalyptus! :]

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  22. What are your core 4-5? I'd love to hear! I love Lemon as well! :]

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  23. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading. :]

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  24. Yeah, I thought I'd like patchouli but no such luck. I don't blame your boyfriend! :]

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  25. I make a room spray & spray it everywhere. It's so nice because I can mix & match essential oils. :]

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  26. Haha, I can't blame him! Yes Lemon & Lavender are amazing!!! :]

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  27. It's certainly an investment! They are pricey. However, I've had some of the larger ones for 3+ years, so they do last! :]

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  28. Eucalyptus & peppermint might be good. :]

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  29. I don't have any particular favorite brand, but I like peppermint and vanilla scents, and something powdery scent :)

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