Deanne Kalda is visiting here today and sharing with from her experience and knowledge of aromatherapy. She’s a special lady I hope to see visiting here often. 

6 Essential Oils I Can’t Live Without

When Corinne asked me to write an aromatherapy guest post for her beautiful blog I thought it would be nice to talk about some essential oils I couldn’t possibly live without…easier said than done, I’m not sure I can live without any of them as they are such a big part of my life.

I use essential oils everyday to help ensure the well-being of my mind body and soul. I have oil burners scattered throughout the house and of course in my treatment studio. I also use essential oils in my face and body products, room sprays, in compresses, bathing and massage and body care.

I can’t imagine a day without my essential oils so it was hard to choose which ones to talk about, but after much thought I managed to narrow it down to 6 that I love and use regularly at the moment…


I love lavender for its balancing, calming & relaxing properties. It is excellent to fight stress and anxiety and bring comfort to your soul. Perfect in your bedroom oil burner or a drop on your pillow for insomnia as it sedates and stills the mind.

It is also a must-have for it’s antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties making it great for treating cuts, abrasions, bites and skin irritations. It’s also an excellent antispasmodic for headaches & muscular aches & pains.

Lemon Myrtle
I absolutely adore this native Australian essential oil. Anoint on your solar plexus to nurture your entire being! It enhances openness, compassion and positive happy energy. It helps reduce depression, fatigue and promotes optimism.

Lemon Myrtle also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it is great for stimulating the immune system and very cleansing on all levels.

Rose is beautiful for it’s comforting & soothing properties in times of emotional stress It is very healing for the heart, helping to relieve depression, loneliness and self-doubt. It assists in times of grief and change. It promotes self-esteem, femininity, motivation and compassion. Rose has an overall effect of promoting love and happiness throughout all aspects of your life.

Rose also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and promotes hydration, making it perfect for skincare. It also makes an enchanting perfume!

When I think ginger I think warm ~ my favourite thing to be! Ginger is not only warming but grounding, calming and strengthening. It increases vitality, mental clarity and confidence. It is also good in times of sadness, loneliness or confusion.

Ginger also soothes sore muscles, fights colds and flus, eases nausea and travel sickness.

Sandalwood is possibly my all time favourite essential oil…I’ve loved it since my passion with aromatherapy began! It is centring, grounding, harmonising and comforting. It promotes tranquility and heals the soul, enhancing spirituality and inner wisdom. Perfect for the busy lifestyle most of us live today.

Sandalwood also has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for soothing the skin, especially if dry , itchy or dehydrated.

Another warming spicy aromatherapy treat! Cinnamon is excellent for exhaustion & low vitality. It eases depression, tension fear and mental fatigue. It also enhances awareness, spirituality and is healing on all levels.

Cinnamon is one of the strongest antiseptic oils. It also has antispasmodic properties. It aids digestion and helps relieves muscular aches and pains.

These are just 6 of my favourites right now…next week they might be different. That’s one of the many beautiful things about Aromatherapy, there is a different essential oil for every occasion and every person. If you love the aroma of one then that’s the one for you to enjoy and enhance your day! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these ones as much I love using them!

Be happy, healthy and inspired by life,

Deanne Kalda, a Natural Therapist, who has a passion for essential oils, aromatherapy,   massage and skin care is based in Australia. Please visit her blog, Dee’s Dialogue and connect  with her on Facebook and Twitter.