The healing and uplifting properties of herbal scents can help you relax, find inner peace, gain more focus and concentration, and treat minor ailments. Here you have suggestions for oils for different needs.
Susann Ottesen

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Oils that are invigorating

You can use these oils when you want an invigorating effect. It gives a good start to the day.

- Bergamot
- Pepper
- Lemon
- Peppermint
- Rosemary

Antiseptic oils

Oils that clean the air of bacteria.

- Benzoin
- Eucalyptus
- Juniper
- Tea tree
- Thyme

Oils that relieve headaches

Oils that relieve headaches and migraines.

- Chamomile
- Lavender
- Marjoram
- Neroli
- Rosemary

Oils that are relaxing

You can use these oils when you want a relaxing atmosphere. It makes for a cozy day or evening.

- Lavender
- Mandarin
- Marjoram
- Lemon
- Neroli

Oils for romance

These oils are sensual and create a romantic atmosphere.

- Cedarwood
- Lavender
- Patchouli
- Rose
- Ylang-ylang

Calming Oils

Oils that help with worry, anxiety and nervousness.

- Geranium
- Juniper
- Marjoram
- Rose
- Sandalwood

Choosing the right oil

Oils that are similar in scent can often have very different effects.Lemon is stimulating, while lemongrass is calming.Rosemary and peppermint, on the other hand, smell absolutely nothing alike, but both have a wonderful effect against fatigue.


A quick and easy way to take advantage of the beneficial effects of the essential oils is to add a few drops to your moisturizer and apply the cream to the affected area.

Essential oils suitable for different ages

Oils for small children

To calm young children:
Chamomile, lavender

For colic:
Chamomile, fennel

For diaper rash:

When children fall and hit themselves:
Lavender, Tea tree

Oils for teenagers

For skin problems:
Chamomile, lemon, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree.

Against emotional imbalance:
Marjoram, myrrh, sandalwood

Against exam nerves:
Grapefruit, lavender, lemon

Oils for adults

For heart problems:
Bergamot, geranium, hyssop

In menopause:
Rose, nutmeg-sage, sage, jasmine

Against work stress:
Bergamot, cedar wood, patchouli

Oils for the elderly

For swollen feet and ankles:
Grapefruit, cypress, fennel

Against varicose veins:
Cypress, geranium, hyssop

For poor memory:
Basil, ginger, cardamom, black pepper

For gout:
Black pepper, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, juniper