My top 5 favourite essential oils

My top 5 favourite essential oils

Which are my top 5 favourite essential oils?

This question always gets me thinking, as it can change from day to day and season to season!

Some essential oils are cooling and great for those hot, summer days when you need to cool off. Others are great for lifting low mood, or for helping you relax enough to drift off to sleep.

Whereas essential oils like bergamot give you a boost when you most need it, to take you from a busy day at work to an evening social event, without keeping you awake all night! 

There are essential oils that are reasonably priced and great value for money and others that cost £50 for half a teaspoonful! (I’m not even joking!) 

In my list I’ve included some of the more reasonably priced essential oils as well as a couple of premium ones. 

favourite essential oils lavender spike-  image of a field of lavender spike with a woman brushing her arm across the lavender. the woman is wearing a white dress

Lavender Spike (lavendula latifolia)

My all time favourite essential oil has to be Lavender Spike.

Now this is a relation to traditional lavender that you’re probably all-too familiar with, but it packs a way more meatier punch.

I always call it the daddy of all essential oils as it has quite a strong, almost masculine feel to it. It feels like it should belong in a really nice aftershave.

Its main properties include being

  • good for relieving pain,
  • good for lifting low mood. 
  • Antiseptic,
  • Antiviral 
  • Decongestant. If you have a migraine or a stuffy nose, Lavender Spike is what you need! 

Top Tip: Read my article about the best essential oils for headaches and migraines

My favourite essential oil sweet orange essential oil, image of cut and whole oranges on a white background with a bottle of orange essential oil in the middle

Sweet orange (citrus sinensis)

Whenever I think of oranges I get instantly transported somewhere warm and sunny, with blue skies and perpetual sunshine. A sunny, warm, positive environment. This is definitely reflected in sweet orange essential oil.

If you’re looking for an uplifting, mood enhancing essential oil that’s also very versatile and inexpensive – sweet orange is what you need.

The main properties of sweet orange essential oil are:

  • uplifting
  • good for calming the digestive system so good for irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ache and constipation/diarrhoea.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Clears complexion* 
  • Good for immunity
  • Lowers BP and helps reduce oedema 

Top Tip: Read my article on the benefits of sweet orange essential oil 

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Neroli – (Citrus Aurantium)

Neroli essential oil is such a calming oil. If you’re nervous and need a hug or feeling anxious or stressed and need to calm down, this is the oil you need. Neroli is made from the blossom of the orange tree and shares many similar properties to orange,  and has a delicate, floral aroma.

Main Properties of Neroli include

  • Great for easing palpitations
  • Good for mature skin and for reducing stretch marks
  • Great for lifting low mood
  • A good antispasmodic so good for tension and IBS
  • Relaxing
  • Reducing insomnia
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Soothing the nerves

 Top Tip: Read my article Top 3 blends for stress and anxiety


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Geranium  (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium is wonderful for balancing the emotions and soothing ruffled feathers. It has a delicate floral smell. 

Geraniums main properties include:

  • Helping to balance hormonal imbalances including those associated with menopause and PMT
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps reduce heavy periods
  • Helps lift low mood
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Good astringent
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Bergamot  (Citrus Bergamia)

Bergamot has that ‘Earl Grey tea’ aroma . A fresh, fruity smell which is enlivening and great for giving you a mid-afternoon boost to get you through your evening. Great for lifting low mood and for giving you strength to carry on! 

Bergamots main properties include being

  • Antiviral
  • Antiseptic
  • Analgesic
  • Laxative
  • Uplifting
  • Relaxing
  • Cooling 
  • Good for anxiety and stress
  • Good for easing colds and coughs
  • Eases inflammation


 Where to buy essential oils

Knowing where to buy good quality oils is really useful. I normally use the following two shops *

 * I will receive a small amount of commission from sales via this link

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7 easy ways to get yourself out of a funk

7 easy ways to get yourself out of a funk

Easy ways to get yourself out of a funk

What is a funk? A funk is one of those low level moods that cause us to feel that we cannot be bothered doing anything. It may be accompanied by a feeling of sadness, boredom or burnout. I’m talking about those times when it feels like your internal fire has gone out.

That you’re stuck in a mundane, humdrum life of paying bills, working and doing boring household chores.

Those times when you’re feeling unmotivated, like you really can’t be arsed! When adulting has lost its appeal* and you really wish you could get stop the world for a while to get off!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be a replacement for medical advice. If you’re clinically depressed or have thoughts of harming yourself or another person please seek help from your GP or contact one of the organisations listed here 

* If adulting ever actually HAD any appeal, haha

easy ways to get yourself out of a funk wrap yourself in a blanket. Image of woman wrapped in white blanket

How do you get yourself out of a funk?


Cocoon yourself for a while

If you are feeling a bit down, it can sometimes help to cocoon yourself from the world for a day or so. Not too long, mind. Just for a short time you could

  • Acknowledge how you feel without judgement
  • Wrap yourself in a blanket,
  • Drink some hot chocolate,
  • Watch a box set on the tv or put on a movie.
  • Listen to your favourite podcast
  • Listen to uplifting music on a streaming service like spotify
  • Put your phone on silent so you’re not having to deal with anyone else’s stuff!
  • Have a nap.
  • Eat some soup (my favourite soup recipes are here
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Take Action

Once you’ve allowed yourself time to cocoon for a while, it’s time to take some action. 

  • Make a list of the things you CAN do, especially if you feel overwhelmed or feel you have little or no control of the situation. There is normally something you can have control over in every given situation. 
  • Get wet! Have a shower, bath or go for a swim. Alternatively, splash cold water on your face and pat dry.
  • Put some sweet orange essential oil into the diffuser and diffuse intermittently throughout the day. 3 drops of essential oil should be enough! To buy your diffuser and essential oil shop here.
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Get a move on!

Once you feel ready to face the world again, try having a change of scenery. Getting some fresh air and exercise can be hugely beneficial. So try going for a walk or a run if you prefer. Take along a friend or relative, or go on your own. Or borrow someone’s dog if you don’t have one of your own. 

Alternatively, put on some lively music you can dance to and have a dance around your house. If you’ve got a games console with a game like Just Dance on it, try using that! Exercise is good for increasing feel good endorphins and improving your circulation. 

easy ways to get yourself out of a funk notice things. An image of a lady sniffing sunflowers whilst sat on a blue chair

Slow down! Notice things

Often we’re so busy that we miss the things that make us happy. So take time to slow right down. If you’re outdoors really notice the sights and sounds around you. Feel the grass between your toes or the warmth of the sun on your arms.

Or if it’s raining, the sweet smell of petrichor or the sound of the rain blashing the window pane.

Even sounds of traffic whizzing past or the smell of your neighbour cooking fried onions can help awaken your senses! 

7 easy ways to get yourself out of a funk cook something

Change things up!

As creatures of habit, it’s perfectly possible for us to go through life doing the same old things on repeat! We tend to find our favourite things, like a cosy coffee shop that we love getting our cappuccino from, or a certain car park to park in.  Or we might always get the same thing from the takeaway every time we get a take out.

Whilst there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with having a favourite or not making new choices every time, sometimes we need to try something new. It can get a bit boring drifting through life doing what we always do! Maybe it is time to live a little and try something completely new!

Shake things up by parking in a different part of town. Go to a different coffee shop/pub/restaurant or order something completely different to usual.

If you’re at home cook something completely different. Experiment with a different style of cooking, some new ingredients or if you’re feeling brave, create a whole new dish using what you have available to you.

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Start a project or do something fun or creative

Often as adults we don’t get time to have fun. One of the easiest ways to get yourself out of a funk is to find something fun to do! If you’ve been meaning to start a project, whether it is a craft project, a work-based project or updating the decor in your home, now would be a good time to get it underway! The excitement of planning the project can easily be enough to put a smile back on your face. 

If you don’t fancy starting a new project, maybe try getting some art materials. lego or stickers and just playing for an hour or two.

Or you could upcycle some furniture,  or move some of your existing furniture around to give your home a fresh look. 

If you have access to a trampoline and your pelvic floor can stand it, having a good bounce on that can lift your mood!

Other things you can try include

  • Baking
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Organising/ decluttering
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Learning something new like a language
  •  Anything that gives you a sense of achievement!
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Do something nice for someone else

A very quick and easy way to get yourself out of a funk is to do something nice for someone else.

This could be

  • Writing a handwritten letter or card to someone you’ve not spoken to for a while
  • Baking someone a cake or cookies
  • Donating time, money or stuff to a charity
  • Mentoring someone 
  • Calling a relative or friend to see if they’re ok
  • Helping a friend or neighbour run errands 

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Over to you!

What do what easy ways have you found to get yourself out of a funk? Please let me know in the comments below


Which are the best 7 essential oils for sleep?

Which are the best 7 essential oils for sleep?

Which 7 essential oils are best for sleep?

When thinking about essential oils to help you sleep, you may instantly think of lavender and chamomile. They usually appear in sleep sprays and pillow mists and nighttime essential oil blends. They are very effective but there are other essential oils worth considering. Here are my 7 Best Essential oils for sleep 

First of all, consider WHY you’re not sleeping

When choosing the best essential oils for sleep it is worth considering WHY you’re not getting to sleep and what wakes you up if you do get to sleep ok.

Often people suffer from three main issues – stress, anxiety, and stuffed-up noses. If you’re stressed and anxious choose a relaxing, calming, sedative essential oil that is good to soothe the nervous system.  Many of the essential oils featured in this article are great for both relieving stress and anxiety and calming the nerves, all of which will help you fall asleep and hopefully stay asleep once you are asleep!

Using essential oils to unblock a stuffed up nose can be really helpful, but care should be taken not to wake yourself up too much as often those who have clearing properties also have stimulating properties and the last thing you want is to be wide awake with a runny nose!

essential oils to aid sleep neroli. Image of a bottle of neroli essential oil on a neroli flower and leaf

Neroli Essential Oil

The one of the best essential oils to use for sleep if you’re anxious is neroli. It has a gentle, delicate, floral aroma and is made from the blossoms of the orange tree.

It calms, soothes, eases anxiety and insomnia, and is overall a very supportive oil. It also lifts low mood and depression, so if you’re feeling a bit down and in need of a boost, try neroli.

Top Tip: Add a couple of drops of essential oil onto a cotton wool circle and pop between your pillow and your pillowcase.


This way it is easy to swap fragrances and you don’t get annoying essential oil drip marks on your pillow! 


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Bergamot Essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is also great for sleep, especially if you’re feeling anxious and in need of being uplifted.

This essential oil has a fruity, Earl Grey aroma and is great for soothing frayed nerves, giving you a bit of a pep up as well as making you feel more joyful.

It’s also great for helping shift colds on their way. So if a cold is keeping you awake try using bergamot essential oil! 

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Ylang Ylang  Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil has an exotic, floral aroma that is deeply relaxing and calming. Again, best for soothing frayed nerves and calming the nervous system this essential oil will have you off to sleep in no time! It has a sedative effect, perfect for helping you drift off.

Ylang ylang also has an uplifting effect but care should be taken when using ylang ylang as in large quantities it can induce headaches and nausea.

Top Tip: Pop a couple of drops of ylang ylang essential oil into a diffuser with the recommended amount of water as per manufacturers instructions and diffuse in your bedroom for a couple of hours before bed.

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Vetiver Essential oil

The deeply grounding, heady, rather woody smelling aroma of vetiver is great for helping you feel tranquil.

It helps you feel calm, easing worries and tensions of the day. It is also good for reducing stress and anxiety as well as easing muscle aches and pains.

So if you’ve had a busy week and have tired, aching legs try using vetiver in a little carrier oil to massage into your legs before bed. If you’re not keen on the smell of vetiver, it does blend nicely with ylang ylang or lavender.

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Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage has a herby aroma and is great for reducing any feeling of panic or stress. It has a relaxing, sedative effect which makes it great for bedtime but not so great for concentration or when you’re having to drive somewhere or otherwise deeply focus! It blends well with lavender and rosemary. It’s also good for reducing muscle cramps and spasms.

It should not be used in pregnancy until labour is underway (and then only with caution!) 

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Chamomile Essential oil

Chamomile is a super relaxing essential oil, made from a beautiful flowering plant with a daisy-like appearance. 

It can be helpful for sleep as it relaxes, eases indigestion and other digestive issues and relieves tension, anxiety and stress. Roman Chamomile is the best type to choose. Be careful of German Chamomile as it tends to be bright blue and stains anything in its path! 

Chamomile blends well with bergamot, lavender, neroli and ylang ylang. 

Drinking chamomile tea before bed can also help you to sleep! 

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender I’ve saved until last as most people know about lavender and how great it is for helping you to sleep. It can be wonderfully calming if you like the smell of it (not everyone does!) Try adding 2-3 drops of lavender oil to 10 ml of unfragranced carrier oil and swish it in your bath. Just watch out as it may make your bath a bit slippery.

If you like you can add the carrier oil/ lavender blend to a couple of handfuls of epsom salts and stir. 

Lavender can be diffused in a diffuser before bed, or popped onto a cotton wool circle in your pillowcase. 

You could make a room spray by blending a little cooled boiled water with 2-3 drops of chamomile and lavender essential oils, gently mixing together to blend and then spraying the room.

If you’re not keen on the smell of lavender you can choose marjoram essential oil in its place. It has similar properties without that ‘old lady’ kind of smell! 

Effective bedtime rituals to help you sleep

Effective bedtime rituals to help you sleep

What is a bedtime ritual or routine for adults?

A bedtime ritual or routine is a collection of calming activities to help you completely unwind from the day just gone and to prepare you for the day ahead.

How does a bedtime ritual help you sleep?

A bedtime ritual can help you sleep as you go to bed relaxed in the knowledge that everything you need has been laid out for tomorrow, your worries and to-do list has been taken care of, you’re calm and ready to drift off to sleep!

You’re not having to lie awake tossing and turning, wondering where you put your work bag or whether you’ve got something for tomorrows packed lunch as you’ll have all this prepared ahead of time.  Your evenings will be filled with calming activities and low lighting and soft music to help your body start to relax.

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Things to include in your bedtime ritual:

Creating a calming environment right from when you come home from work/university/ school etc. Start early.

Timing is everything!

Have dinner early enough on so that you have time to properly digest it before bed. Having a heavy meal just before bed plays havoc with both your digestion and your sleep. Try to avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and tobacco before bed.

Try to have a distinct clocking off time for work/studying

Aim to finish doing work/homework/studying at least 1-2 hours before you go to bed. This gives your brain time to begin to unwind and shift down a gear.

Otherwise you could easily be doing work related, stressful stuff right up to bed which can massively impair your sleep.

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Have a set bedtime/getting up time

Having a set bedtime/ getting up time can also be very useful. Even at weekends try to go to bed at around the same time and get up at around the same time as weekdays.

Each of us have a different optimum time to go to bed/get up. For me, between 10.30pm and 11pm works well for bedtime and I normally get up between 7am and 7.30 am. Do whatever works for you and your body clock.

Set the scene

Dim the lights, put on soft music and avoid screens for at least 1-2 hours before bed. If you do use a screen, try having it on dark mode in the run up to bed as this will give off less light.

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Prepare for tomorrow.

Gather up what you need for tomorrow, including your outfit, your work stuff, any paperwork, documents etc. Have that all ready to go in the hallway so you’re not having to lie awake all night wondering where you’ve put the stuff you need for tomorrow.

A place for everything

Have a set place to put your phone, keys, shoes etc so you can get straight out of the door quickly.

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Do not disturb!

Put your phone, ipad and other technology onto silent or do not disturb early on in the evening unless you’re expecting an urgent call. Turn work emails off after work if you can. If you need to send an important email schedule it to send tomorrow after 8am.

Have a light snack if you like

If you find that you get a little peckish before bed have a light snack. and have a milky drink or a night time tea (there are various ones on the market that have soothing herbs and are caffeine free

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Reset the room

Before you go to bed do a very quick room reset of the sitting room. This can be as simple as fluffing up the cushions, tidying away any glasses and mugs, putting the tv remote control in a safe place.

So when you come down in the morning it looks nice. This doesn’t need to take more than about 5-10 mins but can make all the difference in the morning.

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Try journaling

Before going to bed try brain dumping any worries you might have, any items that need adding to your to-do list and anything else you’re conscious of trying to remember. This way your brain can switch off without having to make a mental note of everything you need to remember.

Some people find it helpful to write down 3 things they’re grateful for in a separate gratitude journal. Try it and see if it works for you!

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Take a little light exercise

If you work primarily at a desk, you might benefit from doing a little light stretching before bed. Avoid any strenuous forms of activity as these will likely rev you up again, but gentle exercise like yin yoga or calming meditation or yoga nidra may help you to drift off. 

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Have a bath or shower, clean your teeth, do your skincare routine.

Treat yourself to a bath or shower to wash away any stresses of the day. Imagine all the stress of the day draining through the plughole.

If you’re having a bath try adding 2 drops of a calming essential oil like lavender into some fragrance free bubble bath and swish under running water

When you’ve finished, try drying your feet on a fluffy towel and then massage in a good quality body lotion or foot cream.  This will help keep your feet soft as well as help to soothe you ready for a good night’s sleep.

Take time to do your skin care. You can calm yourself down by using smoothing massage moves on your face and can help your complexion by doing gentle raindrop style tapping on your face.

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Your bedroom, your sanctuary

Make your bedroom a cosy sanctuary which has comfy pillows and cushions, calming heavy blankets, the right low lighting, and is a soothing environment to relax in. if possible keep your bedroom only for sleeping, reading and other bed-based activities *cough*.

Remove clutter, children’s toys, other people’s stuff, laundry, and work-related items if possible (or at least screen them off so you don’t have to look at them!)

Adding a few leafy pot plants and some calming crystals like rose quartz or amethyst can aid restful sleep. Make your room your sanctuary away from the stresses and strains of every day life

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Snuggle up with a good book 

Unwind in bed with a good book. If you struggle to switch the light off once you’re comfortable try setting a table lamp up to your Alexa or Google home (or similar!) and use voice commands or a routine to switch it off!






Top 10 Essential Oils to relieve Headaches and Migraines

Top 10 Essential Oils to relieve Headaches and Migraines

Here are my top 10 essential oils to relieve headaches and migraines

The following essential oils are great for relieving headaches and migraines. In no particular order

  1. Basil
  2. Eucalyptus Globulus
  3. Lavender Spike
  4. Lavender
  5. Peppermint
  6. Rosemary
  7. Thyme
  8. Cardamom
  9. Clary Sage
  10. Lemon

How do essential oils relieve headaches?

Some of the essential oils listed like basil, eucalyptus globulus, lavender spike and rosemary help relieve headaches and migraines by clearing the sinuses, dilating the blood vessels and opening your airways to make it so you can breathe more freely.

These are generally good for easing congestion associated with sinusitis and for relieving headaches associated with colds and flu.

Others like clary sage, lavender and cardamom are relaxing and great for relieving tension headaches and having a calming effect.

Some of them like rosemary, lavender, marjoram and clary sage also have an analgesic (pain relieving) effect. 

Which essential oils to pick to relieve headaches and migraines

Essential oils like marjoram are a good all-round essential oil, with calming and pain-relieving properties. Marjoram has similar properties to lavender essential oil, but without the ‘old lady’ smell.

The more stimulating essential oils like rosemary and basil are great for relieving migraines and sinus headaches

If you have a range of essential oils to choose from try sniffing several off the list and pick the one you are most drawn to on the day.

Ways to use essential oils to relieve headaches

Use in a compress. 

In a bowl of ice cold water add a teaspoon of sweet almond or olive oil and 2 drops of lavender spike essential oil and 1 drop of rosemary essential oil. Stir gently to mix.

Dip a flannel into the scented cold water and squeeze out the excess water. Place on either the back of your neck or your forehead until your headache subsides. As the water warms up add more ice too cool and repeat if neccesary.

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Use as an inhalation

In a bowl of very hot, almost boiling water add a couple of drops of eucalyptus globulus essential oil. Gently stir. Pop a towel over your head to form a tent over the bowl (being very careful not to spill the contents of the bowl) and take some deep breaths for up to 15 mins.


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Create a massage blend to use to massage into the back of your neck and your occipital area

Add 3 drops of basil essential oil and 3 drops of orange essential oil into 15 ml of sweet almond carrier oil and stir gently to mix.

Massage this into the shoulders, back of the neck and the back of the head/scalp. Alternatively use as a massage medium for Indian Head Massage

Do not use Basil Essential oil if pregnant, have liver problems, or are a child under 15 years of age

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Use in a diffuser

In a diffuser add 3 or 4 drops of your favourite essential oil from the list and diffuse intermittently throughout the day. Be careful if you have pets. Ensure it is out of their direct reach

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Use in a foot bath

Another great way of relieving headaches using essential oils is to pour a washing up bowl or foot spa full of hot water – as hot as you can stand it without hurting yourself. Add a couple of handfuls of epsom salts and swish around until the epsom salts dissolve.

Add 2 or 3 drops of your favourite essential oil to 5 ml of sweet almond or olive oil and stir.

Swish this into the water. Soak your feet for 15-20 mins and then pat dry with a towel

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Uses and Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Uses and Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Uses and Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil 

Sweet Orange Essential oil is a sunny, uplifting essential oil with a fresh, citrusy aroma.

If you are feeling a little bit run-down and lethargic this essential oil is what you need!


Properties of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • Antidepressant – great for lifting low mood
  • Antiseptic – good for sanitising and useful for cleaning
  • Antispasmodic – eases muscle spasms
  • Detoxifying- aids detoxing
  • Refreshing 
  • Cooling
  • Good for concentration and focus
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good for reducing acne
  • Tones skin, helps skin look brighter and more youthful
  • Good for digestion, including easing constipation, reducing flatulence, indigestion etc.
  • Calming – good for nervous tension and calming lively children
  • Good for easing insomnia and sleep problems
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How to use Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet Orange oil can be used to ease digestive discomfort.

Add 3 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil and 2 Drops of Ginger essential oil to 15 ml of a carrier oil such as sweet almond or olive oil and stir well. Use for massage. To relieve constipation massage onto stomach area in a clockwise motion. Do NOT do this if you are pregnant.

Use as a room spray 

Add a couple of drops of sweet orange oil to a spray bottle of cooled boiled water and use as a room freshening spray. Or use in children’s rooms to ‘keep monsters at bay!’ The aroma is wonderfully calming especially for young children and for teenagers suffering from pre-exam nerves.

Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil to ease insomnia

If you can’t sleep, try adding a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil onto a cotton wool round and pop in your pillow case. Or tuck your scented cotton wool round in between the cover of your hot water bottle and the hot water bottle itself. 

Related Article: How to get a good night’s sleep


Sweet Orange essential oil can be used to help you concentrate

If you need to concentrate, add a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil into a diffuser and diffuse intermittently. It should help improve your focus and help calm any pre-exam nerves.

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Use Sweet Orange Oil as a facial oil to ease acne and tone the skin

Add a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil to 10 ml of jojoba carrier oil to help rebalance your skin and keep it looking radiant or youthful.

Sweet orange essential oil helps brighten the skin and helps to tone it. Use upward sweeping motions to help keep the skin looking at its best.

Avoid bright sunlight and sunbeds if using sweet orange oil on the skin as it is phototoxic.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil blends well with

Other citrus essential oils like Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Bergamot.

Frankincense, Geranium, Cardamom, Basil, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Ginger, Clove, Vetiver, Rose, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain, Cypress.

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