Essential Oil Guide

Essential Oil Guide

There is so much information on the benefits of essential oils out there, we thought you might find this little summary of the key essential oils found in Read/the/label useful.

Geranium - the geranium plant is a fragrant member of the Pelargonium species, native to South Africa. Geranium Essential Oil reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances concentration, improves cognitive function, and balances the emotions as well as the hormones. Inhaling Geranium essential oil’s sweet aroma can support emotions by creating a calming and grounding effect. The aroma of Geranium essential oil can also help lessen feelings of stress and calm nerves.

Basil oil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to help reduce anxious feelings. Basil oil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content The aroma of Basil oil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience as well as helping to create a calm, relaxed environment.

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family. Easily recognized for its sweet, rich, musky fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. The earthy aroma contributes to a grounded, balanced atmosphere.

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils – a multi-functional oil aiding relaxation and often considered to help with anxiety, insomnia, nausea and fungal infections. Several studies have tested lavender's anxiety-reducing effects as well as the role it can play in promoting sleep.


Bergamot oil has multiple benefits. A 2015 study found that inhaled bergamot oil mixed with water vapor reduced feelings of anxiety and fatigue and another 2013 study found it can relieve depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders by signaling the brain to release dopamine and serotonin.


Ylang ylang is a yellow, star-shaped flower that grows on the Cananga tree (Cananga odorata) and is used to make several types of essential oil, via steam distillation. Ylang ylang has been found in research to boost mood and self esteem, help alleviate anxiety and thanks to its natural component linalool, the oil also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.


Eucalyptus trees are tall, evergreen trees with a main chemical component of eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol, making it an ideal oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways and for creating a soothing massage experience. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus oil is effective in helping lessen tension.