Many have ask us, what would be our top oils are and what do we use the oils for? So, let us share with you our top 8, the ones that we always have in stock and use the most.
Let’s start with;
Lavender is our ‘megastar’ among all essential oils that we have on the shelves. The scent of lavender is very calming and soothing hence nothing can go wrong in the smell department for this oil. The oil is believed to regulate the neural that controls emotional and behavioural expressions thus promote calmness.
We constantly diffuse lavender to induce relaxing mood and promote good sleep for the household. We usually diffuse for 10 to 15 min before sleep. As it is a versatile oil and suitable even for young children, we often use it in many of our DIY formulations.
We usually use ylang-ylang more in our DIY formulation compare to diffusion.
As this oil is widely used in aromatherapy to relieve stress, to improve mood and help reduce depression, thus we usually made roll-ons and room/linen sprays formulation with this oil for friends and family especially for those who are stress with work and whose BP are on the high side. (Do consult your doctor if you have high BP and continue with your medication).
Ylang ylang essential oil as documented, may help decrease levels of cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” and thus lower blood pressure.
Try incorporate 5 drops Lavender, 4 drops Sweet Orange or Bergamot, 3 drops Ylang Ylang , 2 drops Neroli or Jasmine & 1 drop Majoram in 10ml of FCO (6% dilution). You can mix them neat, and use it for diffusion as well (1-3 drops in the diffuser).
If you follow the trending now, our top oils are mostly for reducing stress 😁 . With patchouli, we usually use it for diffusion.
In aromatherapy, it is believed that patchouli oil is able to boost the happy hormones – dopamine and serotonin.
Our fav diffuser recipe:
5 drops patchouli, 3 drops lavender and 1 drop lemongrass in the diffuser – the aroma is reminding us of spa! Tq @ombakspa for the recipe.
Try it today guys.
Other than that, we use patchouli as part of formulation to soothe inflammation such as dermatitis and eczema.
We use it as part of bugs/insects repellent formulation as well, blend it with cedarwood and other oils.
Next is, Frankincense. What else to say other than we use this oil a lot in our DIY skin care formulation.
It has anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties that are said to help in easing skin conditions for the better. It is also said to be able to stimulate blood flow and circulation.
We use it in our oil serum, face wash, body oil and body mist.
We use Vetiver for our children’s ‘focus’ roll-on as it is believed to improve alertness and brain function.
Vetiver oil may help your brain feel more awake if you’re struggling to focus on a task or remain alert to what’s happening around you. It also improves immunity.
Some people may use it to improve the mental conditions like stress, anxiety and depression
We use vetiver also in some of our formulations that intended to regulate hormones, blood circulation and joint issues such as arthritis.
We have yet to use it in DIY skin care, but we might use it as Vetiver oil has hydrating properties that can help moisturise, nourish and helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles.
Bergamot is second only to lavender in term of our daily usage. We use it most in our DIY cleaning formulations – kitchen cleaning spray, room spray, face wash (blend it with cedarwood for oily skin & acne), body wash, perfume etc. due to its aroma and cleaning properties.
In aromatherapy, this oil is said to provide a quick boost to our mental well-being. Many people use bergamot oil against stress because it is said to calm the nerves in a matter of seconds. It is also said to alleviate inflammation.
7. Clary Sage.
Clary sage is a highly effective hormone balancing oil. This oil can help balance estrogen production during all times of the month, not just only during menstruation.
Personally, we use clary sage for our special ladies’ roll-ons (Blend clary sage (8 drops) with geranium (4 drops), vetiver (2 drops) and rose otto (1 drop) for hormone balancing 10 ml roll on) and cramp/pain balm to be used during menstruation (blend it with geranium, wintergreen, peppermint, clove, bergamot and hempseed oil – use it on abdomen, lower- back and legs).
For hair loss due to hormonal issues, you can add clary sage, cedarwood and rosemary in your shampoo formulation as well.
Clary sage is also said to have anti-microbial properties and is used to treat infections and cuts, burns and pressure sores. Plus, the herbaceous warm clary sage oil is said to help against stress and anxiety, swiftly lifting a low mood.
In summary clary sage is believed to reduce stress, has anti-bacterial properties, natural anti-depressant, alleviate menopause symptoms, reduce menstrual cramps etc.
What makes us use cedarwood is because of its’ properties that can reduce anxiety, enhance concentration (we blend it with vetiver), aids sleep (blend it with lavender), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial etc.
We use the oil in our face wash (for oily and acne skin), in our insect-repellent formulation (Peppermint + patchouli + cedarwood + eucalyptus + lemon or lemongrass), we use it as well in our shampoo to control dandruff, in our carpet-cleaner powder (baking soda + Cedar wood + bergamot) as it helps to deodorize indoor environments.
Basically cedarwood improves cerebral activity, relax the body, enhance concentration, decrease hyperactivity, reduce harmful stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep and it has the ability to repel insects.
There you go… our must haves essential oils. ♥️