Everyone who uses essential oils knows all about the common essential oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, etc (we just wrote an article about it! Click Here to go read it). In fact, most of you probably have the most common essential oils at home right now! But have you heard of Amyris oil? Ever tried Cardamom oil? Here’s a list of the five essential oils for 2018 that we think you should try this year and why!
This oil has a pleasant, woody aroma that smells similar to Sandalwood. In fact, it is often used to replace Sandalwood in most blends! Amyris is considered a base note so it works well for a lot of different recipes.
Why you should try it: If you like to blend using Sandalwood but can’t afford the price, try this oil instead. Great in perfumes or room fragrances for calming and relaxing.
Turmeric is very popular as a supplement but did you know there is also a Turmeric essential oil? This oil is steam distilled from the root and has a deep spicy and musky aroma. Like Amyris, it is considered a base note.
Why you should try it: When inhaled, this oil promotes stress relief. For topical use, turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Use in blends for the body like a lotion, massage oil, or body butter!
Cardamom has an interesting floral and spicy aroma that warms up any blend! This oil is steam distilled from the fruit of the plant. It is stimulating to the senses and adds an interesting twist to perfumes.
Why you should try it: Antibacterial and warming, Cardamom is both stimulating and soothing. We like it because it is invigorating to promote clarity without being overwhelming. Try diluting in sweet almond oil and use for a massage to help with circulation and relaxation.
You may have heard that carrots are good for the eyes, but did you know that carrot seed oil is wonderful for the skin as well! Just a few drops added to your skin care products can make a big difference for your skin's tone and texture.
Why you should try it: Carrot seed oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can help promote skin elasticity, help repair and tone the skin, and help prevent damage from free radicals. Try it in a face moisturizer or add to your other skin care products!
Spruce has an invigorating and refreshing aroma reminiscent of Christmas trees. This sweet smelling oil has anti-fungal properties and is said to be uplifting and deodorizing.
Why you should try it: This oil is stimulating to the senses, making it great for blends geared toward fatigue and exhaustion but it also works well in blends for muscle pain relief. Try mixing it with a carrier oil like Grapeseed oil to create your own massage blend or use it in a room spray or shoe spray to help deodorize the air.
Have you tried any of these oils already? What else do you think should have made this list? Let us know by leaving a comment below!