20 Of The Most Versatile Essential Oils That You Should Own

For beginners, it can be hard to determine which essential oils you should start off with. To help, we have put together a list of the most versatile essential oils that you should own. We thought carefully while deciding which essential oils to include in our list. As a result, the chosen 20 are based on essential oils that have the most useful and valuable properties.

We hope that with this list, you can decide on the most versatile essential oils to include in your personal collection. 

20 Of The Most Versatile Essential Oils ─ Plus, Their Scents and Therapeutic Properties:

    •  Bergamot Essential Oil: 

      Bergamot's scent is citrusy, but light. Therapeutically, bergamot can help to reduce tension and stress.


    • Chamomile Essential Oil:

      Chamomile's scent is woody with fruity undertones. It can help to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. Furthermore, chamomile essential oil can reduce pain, heal skin and improve digestion which indeed makes it one of the most versatile essential oils to own. 


    • Citronella Essential Oil:

      Citronella is citrusy with a lemony undertone. It is a must-have as an insect repellent. Citronella can also help reduce fevers and aid in digestion issues.


    • Clary Sage Essential Oil:

      Clary sage is sweet and spicy mixed in one. It's a calming oil and can help to improve sleep. It is uplifting, can relieve muscle fatigue, is a tension tamer and is an aphrodisiac. 


    • Cypress Essential Oil:

      Cypress has a light and woodsy aroma. This EO has calming properties but is perfect for uplifting the spirit, as well. Cypress can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite.


    • Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

      Eucalyptus essential oil has a camphoraceous aroma. Because of the camphor, eucalyptus is useful for relieving pain in sore joints and muscles. It's also great for reducing congestion when you have a cold. Eucalyptus can also aid in mental clarity. You can see why this EO made our "most versatile essential oils" list.


    • Frankincense Essential Oil:

      Frankincense is warm, sweet and spicy while having a bit of exoticness to its scent. It's a calming EO and is great for aging skin. 

    • Geranium Essential Oil:

      Geranium has a floral aroma with a spicy undertone. It promotes well-being and emotional balance. Therefore, it is ideal for relieving tension and stress. Geranium is also good for treating cellulite. 


    • Ginger Essential Oil:

      Ginger has a strong scent with spicy undertones. It is a stimulating EO and helps to improve mental clarity. Ginger is a natural pain-reliever and can aid in relieving nausea as well. 


    • Grapefruit Essential Oil: 

      Grapefruit has a citrusy scent. It's great as a memory and mental clarity boost when used in Aromatherapy. Grapefruit EO blends well with most other oils, especially all of the citrus oils. 


    • Juniper Essential Oil:

      Juniper is fresh, woodsy and a bit fruity. It's perfect for reviving the mind and fighting mental exhaustion. It can help relieve water tension when massaged onto the abdomen. 


    • Lavender Essential Oil: 

      Lavender essential oil has a woodsy, floral aroma. It blends well with most other essential oils. It is a must-have EO and deserves to be at the top of any "most versatile essential oils" list. Lavender EO promotes relaxation, can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and is an excellent sleep aid. Lavender also promotes well-being and tranquility. It's a natural anti-inflammatory and can aid in relieving aches and pains. Lavender EO is excellent for the skin and can treat eczema, rashes, bug bites, cuts, acne, plus much more.


    • Lemon Essential Oil:

      Lemon EO has a lemony citrus scent. It's ideal for cleaning, keeping bugs away and is uplifting. This must-have oil improves mental clarity and blends well with most other scents. 


    • Lemongrass Essential Oil:

      Lemongrass has a distinct lemony tea-like aroma and has a multitude of uses. It relives pain, calms the mind, improves circulation, and is used in skincare and haircare products. 


    • Patchouli Essential Oil:

      Patchouli EO has an earthy, spicy, exotic scent. It's many uses include being a natural aphrodisiac, antidepresent, deodorant and insecticide. Patchouli has also been found to be very effective at inhibiting infections and funal growth. 


    • Peppermint Essential Oil:

      Peppermint has a minty scent. This is another EO which deserves to make the "most versatile essential oils" list. It mixes well with most other oils to add a minty pleasure to the blend. It's a stimulating, uplifting and awakening EO. It aids in digestion and can relieve nausea along with morning sickness and car sickness. It can clear the senses and your mind. Peppermint EO is a warming oil and an anti-inflammatory, so it makes a great muscle rub for sore or tired muscles. Also worth mentioning, bugs hate the scent of peppermint. 


    • Rosewood Essential Oil:

      Rosewood has a slightly sweet, woody aroma. Known for its calming and grounding properties, Rosewood is good for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. It is also indicated for use in skincare regimes, being effective and gentle for all skin types. 


    • Rosemary Essential Oil:

      Rosemary essential oil has an earthy menthol scent. This EO is another favorite on the "most versatile essential oils" list. Rosemary is a natural warming oil because of the menthol and it is an anti-inflammatory. Both the warming and anti-inflammatory properties make rosemary great for relieving tired, stressed, strained, sore and achy muscles. Great EO to add to massage oil and to use for creativity and awakening the inner spirit. It boosts memory and stimulates the mind by eliminating fatigue. Rosemary is also perfect for fast relief of anxiety. 


    • Sweet Orange Essential Oil:

      Sweet orange has a light, sweet, citrusy aroma. It is both calming and uplifting and is good for reducing stress, anxiety, tension and boosts immunity. 


  • Tea Tree Essential Oil:

    Tea tree essential oil has a camphoraceous scent. It is anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antibiotic. Tea tree made the "most versatile essential oils" list because it should have a place in every home's medicine chest. It's not only ideal for 1st-aid but as a household cleaner, as well. There are so many uses for tea tree EO that it needs its own article and we will get that to you soon. 

     We hope this list of the most versatile essential oils that you should own helps you get a good start on your collection of the most common and commonly used essential oils.

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