Essential oils have many uses from stress relief, energy boosts, fighting colds, calming nerves, improving moods, cleaning, and just smelling good. While all the above benefits can be derived from many different essential oils, it’s also important to know which oils smell the best. Smell is one of the most powerful human senses and is linked to the sense of taste. Our sense of smell is also connected with the pleasure receptors in our brain which is why a pleasant smell can make anyone’s mood better. Good smells can also help to eliminate the unpleasant odors that can crop up.
Of course, determining the best smell is a subjective question that is different from person to person and thus cannot be definitively answered. But it is possible to find a common consensus that certain essential oils do smell better than others. It is for that reason that this article will provide a list of what are regarded as the best smelling essential oils, broken down into categories. The oils will not be ranked in any particular order and this list not completely comprehensive as there are thousands of types of essential oils, but this list is there to help give ideas for some of the best smelling oils. Another essential tip to remember is that with any essential oil it is important to test yourself for allergies before diffusing the oil into the air.
Best smelling essential oils
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There are thousands of great smelling essential oils, but some of the best smelling results can come from essential oil blends. There are nearly infinite combinations of essential oil blends, but the following are some of the best. The great thing about blends is new blends can be discovered through experimentation, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find new blends that work best for you!
Smooth Citrus Blend
Three drops of lavender, three drops of Ylang Ylang, and three drops of Orange.
Splash of Spring
Four drops of vetiver, three drops of lemon, three drops of peppermint
Journey to the Woods
Four drops of frankincense, three drops of white fir, two drops of cedarwood
Three drops of rosemary, three drops of peppermint, three drops of lemon, one drop of pink grapefruit
A Gentle Nights Breeze
Four drops of Lavender, one drop of Rose, two drops of Ginger
Two drops of Frankincense, two Drops of Myrrh, one drop of Rose
Four drops of Melaleuca, one drop of Lime, three drops of peppermint
Finding the best smelling essential oils is impossible since everyone has different senses of smell, but the above lists can be a great starting point for taking your sense to new heights. Don’t settle for anything less than amazing scents because with all the essential oil combinations that exist there is something perfect for everyone!