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Best Smelling Essential Oils

Apr 25, 2019, 8:20:00 AM / by Josh Wilford

 

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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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Citrus

Lemon
Pink Grapefruit
Orange
Tangerine
Bergamot

 

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Floral

Lavender
Jasmine
Juniper Berry
Chamomile
Geranium
Rose
Ylang-Ylang
Sage

 

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Tree oils

Cedar
Sandalwood
Frankincense
Myrrh
White Fir

 

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Other Plant-Based Oils

Peppermint
Garden Mint
Eucalyptus
Spikenard
Vetiver
Cinnamon
Melaleuca
Ginger
Rosemary

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!

Blends

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

Sunny Day

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

The Gift

Two drops of Frankincense, two Drops of Myrrh, one drop of Rose

Winters end

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!

Topics: smell

Josh Wilford

Written by Josh Wilford

Josh Wilford, of Tampa Florida, is a senior PR student at BYU Provo who enjoys sports, film and spending time with his friends and family. He hopes to start a career in digital marketing after he graduates in April.