Fragrant Essential Oils

woman smelling everyday oils Exquisite fragrances and scents are among the many pleasures of high-quality essential oils. But truly high-quality oils go far beyond fragrance alone. In addition to scent, they have physical, emotional and/or spiritual effects on our bodies and energy field. This is what makes them great.

I've made a list of some of my favorite fragrant essential oils. It is not inclusive, by any means, as there are many more wonderfully fragrant oils. But I had to draw the line somewhere or this list would be miles long.

Please understand that fragrance, like everything else, is subjective. What smells wonderful to one person may be quite dissagreable to another. And an oil that smells simply wretched today, may smell lovely a couple of years later. Many things can affect out sense of smell — from any strong odors we just smelled or ate, our level of pre-ocupation, where we are at that time and place, etc., that determines how we react to the oil.

That adds to the difficulty of creating a list of fragrant oils. Nonetheless, these are the oils I have been drawn to repeatedly over the years. Many, I wouldn't want to live without.

I love these oils for their extraordinary fragrances which I use at different times for different reasons. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a top favorite. All of these oils are exceptional — its difficult to put one above others.

The Essential Oil Diva's List of Favorite Fragrant Essential Oils:

lavender essential oil

  • Lavender Essential Oil — The most universally loved essential oil. Young Living's lavender oil is not just any lavender. The high-quality of Young Living's lavender oil provides a most wonderfully disarming bouquet and depth of complexity.

  • Calming, refreshing, cleansing, balancing, nourishing; lavender has too many different applications to list here. Just to smell it is pure luxury — pure heaven.

    sandalwood essential oil
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil — This deeply complex, wood scent is amazingly calming, satisfying and pleasing... and wonderfully scented! Even a whiff instantly improves my outlook on life and mellows my mood.

  • I consider it one of the finer things of life.

    white-angelica essential oil
  • White Angelica Essential Oil Blend — The best way to describe Angelica is by saying it is simply divine.

  • This combination of oils was used during ancient times to increase the aura around the body, bringing a delicate sense of strength and protection while creating a feeling of wholeness in the realm of one's own spirituality.

    Diffuse it, or wear it on top of the shoulders, along the spine, on the crown of the head, wrists, behind your ears and on the back of the neck. It's also excellent to soak in when taking a relaxing bath (mix with bath salts first).

    abundance essential oil
  • Abundance Essential Oil Blend — This is a very special oil that they say attracts abundance and activates "The Law of Attraction!"

  • I can't really vouch for that, but the complex, luscious fragrance smells very expensive!

    cedarwood essential oil

  • Cedarwood Essential Oil — A deep, complex fragrance, cedarwood is recognized for its calming, purifying properties. It was used by the ancient Egyptians for many purposes. The wood is mentioned in the Bible numerous times.

  • It's powerful applied on the head, as it was worn in ancient Egyptian and Biblical days.

    peppermint essential oil

  • Peppermint Essential Oil — Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. Peppermint vitality is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support.

  • Peppermint vitality is also fabulous for flavoring tea, candy, and anything minty (think chocolate and mint).

    purification essential oil

  • Purification Essential Oil Blend — This formula, based on citronella, lemongrass and lavandin (plus others) is so bright and pleasing, I have never met a person who didn't love it!

  • Purification Essential Oil Blend is lovely as a perfume and wonderful diffused — its a fantastic way to keep your home smelling fresh and clean!

    dreamcatchert essential oil

    Dreamcatcher Essential Oil Blend — What a scent this is! With lingering citrus scents, grounding accents of Juniper and Blue Cypress, and floral notes of Ylang Ylang and Jasmine, this complex aroma is ready to support you in your daily quest to catch your dreams.

    This exotic formula and divine fragrance smells like ambrosia and sends me into a sweet, blissful state of mind. I like to use it when I want an environment where ideas flow and my imagination takes off.

    into the future essential oil Into the Future Essential Oil Blend — The deep, complex blend of the fragrances of frankincense, jasmine, cedarwood, ylang ylang, Jasmine, spruce, fir and more blended with orange inspires me to look toward my life's goals and dreams.

    Into the Future helps one leave the past behind in order to go forward with vision and excitement. When you find yourself settling for mediocrity and sacrificing your own potential and success because of fear of the unknown and the future, bring out "Into the Future." Wear it, smell it and allow determination and a pioneering spirit to come through. It will help you move forward.

    brain power essential oil

  • Brain Power Essential Oil Blend — I love oils that are high in sesquiterpenes - Sacred Sandalwood, Blue Cypress, and Frankincense. There's a certain complexity to the fragrance that's indescribable and quite extraordinary.

  • I keep a bottle on my desk for when I want a mini-break that transports me out of the mundane.

    autralian blue essential oil

  • Australian Blue Essential Oil Blend — A powerful aromatic essence that uplifts and inspires. The complex blend of Blue Cypress (produced from the distillation of the highly prized Callitris intratropica wood in Australia), ylang ylang, cedarwood, blue tansy, white fir, citrus, spearmint, jasmine and more is unmatched.

  • Simply fabulous!

    peace & calming oil
  • Peace and Calming Essential Oil Blend — This comforting, fresh aroma is a wonderful addition to meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. So nice in a relaxing bath, applied on the bottoms of the feet or for diffusing in the evenings. It's a wonderful scent to fill the house with!

  • valor essential oil

  • Valor — Jump-start your busy day with Valor's uplifting, affirming scent. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. It also great for unwinding before bed with a relaxing foot or back massage.

  • valor-rollon essential oil

    NOTE: This is a top-selling product and is difficult to keep in stock. Orders are limited to two bottles per account per month.

    It also comes in a convenient, take-anywhere roll-on applicator that can't be beat!

    cinnamon bark essential oil

  • Cinnamon Bark — For being such a powerful oil, cinnamon bark has a surprisingly sweet, delightful fragrance that's warm and comforting. Perfect for fall and holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • I find the scent similar to sweet almond, but sweeter — and, of course, more cinnamon—like. It's so nice to diffuse Cinnamon Bark in your kitchen and living room to create a warm, comforting, and inviting environment for your family and guests. When I'm not diffusing it, I love to open the bottle and catch a whiff!

    thieves essential oil

  • Thieves — Always a favorite, the delicious blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon and rosemary is warm, spicy, and oh-so-nice! I love to diffuse it so the whole house smells inviting!

  • Do be careful when diffusing Thieves, however. Being a "hot" oil, it's best to leave the diffuser on for only five or ten minutes every hour.

    lavender oil

  • Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend — There is no match for this superb blend of evergreens and spices for the holidays. Smelling it brings me feelings of joy, happiness and security... and reminds me of the mountains. Diffused throughout the house, it adds immeasurable Christmas cheer for the season. Great off-season as well.

Oils With Citrus Notes:

  • Lemon Essential Oil — Lemon is such a basic oil, it may hardly seem significant enough to list here. Yet, Young Living's lemon oil is so bright and joyful - so refreshing, and so invigorating that it defies description. It hits my nose with such exuberance that music starts playing in my ears.

  • lemon oil

    I find lemon oil the essence of yellow… of the sun… of life. The fragrance is invigorating, warming and enhancing.

    Lemon oil is wonderful anywhere — in a potpourri, spritzed into the air, diffused, or rubbed on furniture to clean and polish (how wonderful the house smells after polishing)!

    Add some lemon to your life today!

    orange oil

  • Orange Essential Oil — Delightful! This essential oil has a fruity, juicy, scent that smells just like the fruit! Its sweet, peaceful aroma can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.

    If you like orange essential oil, you'll also love tangerine. Like orange, it smells like the real thing at its very best!

  • bergamot oil

  • Bergamot Essential Oil — An exotic citrus scent used for hundreds of years in the Middle East, but practically unknown in the Western world, the bergamot fruit is becoming all the rage in the West these days.

  • A lovely fragrance to cheer or lift your mood.

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