Most people think that essential oils come down to “florals, mints and citrus”.
The truth is that there are 6 essential oils groups.
- Citrus (bergamot, clementine, grapefruit, lemon, mandarine, tangerine, yuzu, wild orange)
- Spices (cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, ginger, nutmeg, star anise,
- Herbs & Grasses (basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme)
- Trees (arborvitae, Hawaiian sandalwood, spruce)
- Florals (blue tansy, blue chamomile, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, melissa, roman chamomile, rose, ylang ylang)
- Mints (peppermint, spearmint)
Each essential oil group has specific constituent profiles known to elicit distinct emotional responses.
- Any of the floral oils are going to be calming.
- Any of the tree oils are going to be grounding and balancing.
- Any of the herb and grass essential oils are going to be grounding, soothing, and renewing.
- On the other end of the spectrum, any of the mint, citrus, and spice essential oils are going to be uplifting to your emotions.
- Any of the spice oils are going to be warming.
- Any of the mint oils are going to be energizing and uplifting
And by playing with all of the many different essential oils available to you within each group, just about any recipe is possible– from immunity blends to respiratory blends, digestive blends, healthy skin blends, and air purifying blends!
To learn what an essential oil is, click here.
If you’re wondering how essential oils might be applicable to your lifestyle, click here.