So many florals, so little time! When it comes to a floral essential oil, there are more options than petals on a rose. With a garden—or cupboard—full of blooms, how do you know which floral oils to try?
To make the task a tad easier, we pruned the list of our floral favourites. We also included a few fun facts and different ways to use each floral scent to round out this botanical blog post.
Fun fact:Blue Tansy is often used in high-end, luxury beauty products.
What sets it apart: Though the flower is bright yellow, Blue Tansy oil is an exquisitely rich shade of sapphire. Keep this in mind when using this floral essential oil—its colour may stain surfaces, fabric, and skin. Unless you want the colour to blossom on your bed linens, always dilute Blue Tansy when using it topically.
How to use Blue Tansy essential oil:
Battle those blemishes. Add a drop of this floral essential oil to your face wash.
Transport yourself. Diffuse a blend of Blue Tansy, Orange, and Patchouli and imagine you’re walking through an orchard in bloom.
Fun fact: Chamomile has been used since ancient times. The word chamomile is derived from the Greek words khamai (“on the ground”) and melon (“apple”).
What sets it apart:Roman Chamomile essential oil has a sweet, fruity aroma with a hint of apple. Its crisp, bright scent is a favourite for creating a cheerful space in children’s play areas.
How to use Roman Chamomile essential oil:
Refresh your skin care ritual. Make a DIY toner with 3 ounces witch hazel and 10-15 drops Roman Chamomile. For the ultimate skin-smoothing trifecta, combine 5 drops each Roman Chamomile, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™, and Frankincense.
Give wee ones a warm welcome. Diffuse this floral oil in kids’ rooms or playrooms. Sweeten things up with a touch of Grapefruit.
Kick up your feet.Apply to the bottoms of feet and pair with a soothing foot rub before bedtime.