Which essential oil to use for what…

In some ways, using essential oils is like cooking without a recipe (my favourite kind of cooking). You need to consider the favour that each ingredient brings to a dish and balance them.

Some flavours work well together and some do not. Importantly, using one ingredient may enhance another, and that is how essential oils work best. 

Coming to know the various properties – and how they may work best in tandem with each other is the first step.

These drop down boxes show you general categorisation of essential oils by ‘need’.

STRESS, MILD TENSION, HEADACHES & MIGRAINE

When diffusing essential oils for high tension, headaches & stress, set your diffuser to the blue colour similar to the stripe above.


HIGH STRESS LEVELS (GENERAL):

  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Lavender

WORKPLACE RELATED PRESSURE & ‘POLITICS’

  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Lime
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Orange

HEADACHES & MIGRAINE

(Pulsepoint massaged onto the neck & shoulders is recommended, and relax for 15 mins with oils diffusing)

  • Mandarin
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense

FEELINGS OF LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lime
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense.

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HYPERTENSION, MENTAL CONFUSION, BURNOUT, MEMORY

When diffusing essential oils for hypertension, burnout, fatigue, lack of focus or productivity and mental confusion, set your diffuser to the cherry red colour similar to the stripe above.


HYPERTENSION

  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Frankincense

CONFUSION & LACK OF FOCUS

  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Sweet Orange

FORGETFULNESS

  • Lime
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon

MENTAL FOCUS

  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Lemon
  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary

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SADNESS, MELANCHOLY, DEPRESSION, GRIEF

When diffusing essential oils for feelings of sadness, general melancholy, mild depression & grief, set your diffuser to the yellow colour similar to the stripe above.


MELANCHOLY (GENERAL):

  • Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Sweet Orange
  • Mandarin

DEPRESSION

  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Ginger
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Orange

GRIEF OR FEELINGS OF LOSS

(Pulsepoint massaged onto the neck & shoulders is recommended, and relax for 15 mins with oils diffusing)

  • Ginger
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Mandarin
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense

Please seek professional support if these feelings continue or if they become overwhelming.

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EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTERING, HYPER SENSITIVITY, LACK OF SELF ESTEEM

When diffusing essential oils for emotional balance, self-esteem or hypersensitivity, set your diffuser to the green colour similar to the stripe above.


EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS (ROLLERCOASTERING):

  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Sweet Orange
  • Lavender

HYPER SENSITIVITY

  • Lavender
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Tea Tree (where getting upset is involved)

SELF ESTEEM

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Geranium
  • Bergamot
  • Ginger

SELF DOUBT

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lime
  • Lavender
  • Ginger
  • Sweet Marjoram

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INSOMNIA, NIGHTMARES, RESTLESSNESS

When diffusing essential oils for insomnia, restlessness and worrying, set your diffuser to the violet colour similar to the stripe above.


SLEEP/INSOMNIA

  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Orange

NIGHTMARES

  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Mandarin

RESTLESSNESS/RACING MIND

  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Ginger
  • Lavender

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ANXIETY, WORRYING, FRETTING OR LETTING GO

When diffusing essential oils for anxiety, nervousness or worry, set your diffuser to the pink colour similar to the stripe above.


WORRY (GENERAL):

  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Lime
  • Mandarin

MILD ANXIETY:

  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Lavender

NERVOUSNESS:

  • Lime
  • Ginger
  • Mandarin

LETTING GO:

  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Marjoram

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COUGHS, COLDS, GENERAL UNWELLNESS

When diffusing essential oils for bacteria and viral infections, you can select any colour, use the light or have no light on.


CHEST CONGESTION:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea Tree
  • Add a drop of an aroma oil of your choice (we recommend lavender), to enhance the smell, these are strong essential oils.
    Do not leave diffusing in an infant’s room overnight – diffuse for 30 minutes before bedtime, then shift the diffuser to another area of the house.
    Always use half doses for children 2 – 12 and do not use essential oils in close proximity to young babies (keep bottles well out of reach of toddlers, these oils can be toxic if swallowed, but are fine as inhaled in low doses).
  • An alternative: lavender essential oil.

GENERAL UNWELLNESS

  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Ginger
  • Sweet Marjoram

GENERAL LACK OF ENERGY

  • Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Ginger

GENERAL POSITIVITY

  • Bergamot
  • Sweet Orange
  • Rosemary
  • Geranium
  • Frankincense

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