Guide to essential oil groups

All essential oils have special properties, but most fall under one of the seven main groups.If you cannot find the oil you want, another from the same group can be used.In this way, you get more freedom to try new oils that you might not otherwise want to try.

Essential oil groups

Tea Tree är en antiseptisk eterisk olja


These oils have a camphor-like scent and have powerful antiseptic and cleansing properties. They can be used to disinfect the air, as well as for small wounds and scratches. For example.

Tea Tree
- Cajuput
- Lemongrass

Pepparmynta har frisk doft och har stimulerande virkning på kropp och själ

Fresh scent

These oils have a stimulating effect on body and soul. They have a natural disinfecting effect and are also effective in relieving digestive and urinary tract problems. For example.

- Peppermint
- Cypress
- Spearmint

Kardemumma har en kryddig doft och är avslappnande

Spicy scent

These oils have warming properties that are excellent for treating respiratory infections, tired muscles and joint pain. Their relaxing scent improves mood and removes stress. For example.

- Ginger
- Cinnamon
- Cardamom
- Cloves
- Nutmeg
- Pepper

Ylang-ylang har en träaktig doft och har en beroli

Woody scent

The scent of these oils has a very calming effect on the senses and promotes a state of calm and well-being. This relaxing effect is useful when you're feeling stressed or anxious, and some of the oils also help lower high blood pressure and reduce heart palpitations. They are also good for the skin – especially very dry skin – due to their nourishing and moisturizing properties. For example.

- Ylang-ylang
- Myrrh
- Sandalwood
- Cedarwood
- Vetiver
Cedar Atlas

Rosmarin har en uppfriskande och uppiggande effekt

Herbal scent

These oils have a refreshing and invigorating effect. They can stimulate blood circulation and warm up tired and sore muscles. They also act as an antiseptic. For example.

- Fennel
- Bay berries
- Marjoram
- Clary sage
- Oregano
- Sage
- Thyme
- Anise

Citrus scent

These oils have a stimulating effect on body and mind, especially the immune system. They can perk up tired brains or muscles and are also good for skin care. For example.

- Lemon
- Citronella - Lemongrass
- Lemon

Warming scents
Some citrus oils have a warmer and more floral scent. These often have the same properties as flower oils and also have a stronger citrus scent.

- Mandarin
- Neroli

Geranium - Dessa oljor har en avslappnande och lugnande effekt. De hjälper till att lindra stress och spänningar i musklerna och balansera känslorna. Deras uppfriskande doft hjälper mot depression, huvudvärk och humörsvängningar.

Floral scent

These oils have a relaxing and calming effect. They help relieve stress and tension in the muscles and balance the emotions. Their refreshing scent helps with depression, headaches and mood swings. For example.

- Juniper
- Geranium
- Chamomile

"Intoxicating" oils
The following oils have a stronger, floral scent and also have the same properties as the woody oils. They are often more expensive than other oils, but because the scent they give off is more intense, they can be used in smaller quantities. The scent can last for hours or even days. For example.

- Neroli
- Rosenträ
- Jasmin

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Important to know

- Essential oils you should avoid when pregnant:
Oregano essential oil
Cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamon Bark)
Rosemary essential oil
Jasmine essential oil
Wintergreen essential oil
Clary sage essential oil

-Calming essential oils with a pleasant and distracting scents that are suitable when you feel sick during pregnancy are: Lavender, Peppermint and Ginger.
Other safe oils during pregnancyare: Frankincense, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Neroli, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Chamomile, Peppermint.

- Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin
- Keep essential oils out of the reach of children and animals
- Do not use around or in eyes, inside the ears and mucous membranes
- Do not overdose (Less is more)
- Children are extra sensitive. It is important that you follow the dosing instructions extra carefully.

Guide to the scent notes

Aromatherapy oils can be divided into top, middle and base notes. Generally speaking, essential oils with the same scent note have the same healing or mood-creating properties.

Bergamot är en typisk toppnota innom aromaterapi

Aromas categorized as top notes are usually fresh and light with a sharp scent.They evaporate very quickly and have antiseptic properties.They have an uplifting effect on mood and emotions.Which makes them ideal to use when you need a quick energy boost.

Top note oils usually come from yellow and green plants, flowers or fruits, reflecting their freshness.

Typical top notes

Middle notes

Aromas categorized as middle notes are usually warm, musty and powerful. Their fragrance lasts for two to three days. The body is very receptive to these scents, making them ideal for healing and relaxation. They are good for treating e.g. muscle aches, breathing problems, migraines, PMS and menstrual cramps.

Most middle note oils are extracted from plants, herbs or flowers from trees.

Typical middle notes

Base notes

Aromas categorized as base notes are usually heavy and soothing. They evaporate slowly, and the scent can last up to a week. They have a very powerful effect on the mind and emotions, making them ideal when you need mental and emotional calm.

Essential oils can heal the body from the inside out and treat a wide range of ailments, from dry or oily skin to circulatory or digestive problems. They can also strengthen a poor immune system and are also sexually stimulating.

Typical base notes