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It can be difficult to know where to begin with essential oils but your perfect match is out there, waiting to be discovered.

Essential oils have been used in aromatherapy for thousands of years to help enhance wellbeing and our mood1. But with so many individual characteristics – from calming and relaxing, to energising and uplifting2 – it can be difficult to know where to begin in choosing an essential oil and how to use them. At Jurlique, we’re passionate about the power of nature and want you to experience the benefits of essential oils. Discover our guide below which focuses on positive outcomes for body, mind and spirit.

To Calm and Relax

Following a busy day, turn to essential oils such as Lavender, Rose or Geranium to help promote a sense of unity and grounding. Mix a couple of drops with water in a spray bottle and mist over furniture or bed linen in preparation for a bedtime ritual. Inhale by adding a couple of drops to tissue and breathing in deeply.



To Balance and Restore

With our memory and emotions connected to scent, essential oils including Tea Tree, Frankincense and Orange help promote a sense of harmony and clarity. Diffuse essential oil with a diffuser or vaporiser to fill your space. Or, apply to the wrist, temples, feet or behind ears whenever you need pause in your day - making sure it’s diluted with a carrier oil first.

To Relieve and Hearten

Whether we are at odds with ourselves or others, essential oils such as Geranium, and Orange can help us to achieve peace and intimacy with our inner world. Remembering to mix with a carrier oil, add a few drops to a warm bath to soak away the day and negative thoughts. Or, use with a carrier oil to massage limbs with long, gentle strokes in gratitude for all you are.

To Refresh and Energise

The ultimate pick me up from nature, Bergamot, Orange essential oils help to uplift and promote a sense of alertness. Add to a bowl of boiling water, covering your head and bowl with a towel, for an energizing steam inhalation. Or treat heavy or aching feet to a foot soak, adding two drops to a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes. Remember to always mix with a carrier oil, never use neat.

Did you know?

Essential oils are never applied directly to the skin. They must always be diluted with a carrier oil3. For a vaporiser or burner, add 5-7 drops (0.3 mL) to water. For use in massage or when adding to a bath, add 10 drops (0.5 mL) to 15-25 mL of carrier oil.

Try our Jojoba Carrier Oil with your favourite essential oil

From essential oils to essential oil blends, discover how Jurlique’s aromatherapy collection may help you relax, unwind, and enjoy a relaxing spa experience.


  1. 1 Hedaoo SA, and Chandurkar PA. 2019. A Review on Aromatherapy, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 8;7:625-651. DOI: 10.20959/wjpr20197-15023
  2. Ali B, Al-Wabel NA, Shams S, et al. 2015. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systematic review, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5;8:601-611. DOI: 10.1016/j.apjtb.2015.05.007
  3. Uter W, Schmidt E, Geier J, et al. 2010. Contact allergy to essential oils: Current patch test results (2000–2008) from the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK). Contact Dermatitis, 63:277–283. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2010.01768