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Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries to benefit both body and mind - join the ancient tradition.


What are the different types of essential oil?

Our pure essential oils have a variety of uses, benefits and scents to explore. Some floral essential oils such as clary sage, geranium and ylang ylang can help to relax and calm the mind, whereas citrus essential oils such as bergamot, orange and lemon tend to help with energy levels and stimulation.

Discover the right pure essential oils for you and your needs by visiting our blog to find out more.

Detailed drop of myrrh essential oil

Which essential oils are best?

Everyone is different, and therefore has different needs and uses for their essential oils. However, certain essential oils are considered to be the ideal basics for everyone's collection. These include:

Why are these natural essential oils considered the best?

  • Lavender: Lavender essential oil is a calming remedy, popular for its delicate floral scent and incredible ability to aid sleep and relax the body. It is also an incredibly versatile oil, recently gaining more traction for its benefits towards hair growth, burn treatment, and pain relief. The natural scent of lavender oil is truly every aromatherapist's go-to.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary essential oil is a refreshing scent known to help with hair growth, as well as lowering stress and focusing the mind. Learn more about other essential oils that are good for hair growth and hair health. A herbal oil with slight floral undertones, rosemary oil has also proven effective against insects and pests such as spiders, mosquitoes, and ticks.
  • Tea Tree: Tea tree essential oil is known as one of the most therapeutic natural essential oils due to its many benefits for the skin and airways. Nicknamed "a medicine cabinet in a bottle", the tea tree has been known to clear congestion, reduce signs of acne, kill headlice and even treat infections.
  • Eucalyptus: Renowned for its powerful and purifying scent, eucalyptus essential oil is often used to help clear airways, aid respiration, and soothe sore muscles. It has also become one of the most well-loved oils for refreshing home spaces and cooling the body through inhalation.

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What's the difference between essential oils, fragrance oils and blends?

Essential oils are natural substances derived from plants, fruits, trees and herbs. Fragrance oils, on the other hand, are created by perfumers to mimic a particular scent profile.

Learn more about the differences between essential oils and fragrance oils.

All of our essential oils are 100% pure and natural, and our homemade blends combine the essential oils to create bottles packed full of benefits for your wellbeing.

Can you use any essential oil in a diffuser?

Any one of our essential oils can be considered essential oils for diffuser use.

One of the best ways to experience aromatherapy is through inhalation, and electric diffusers allow for the seamless opportunity to enjoy their many benefits.

Diffuser can also fill your home with the scents of only the best essential oils, so feel free to treat yourself with some of your all-time favourites.

How are essential oils made?

The most common way to extract essential oils is through steam distillation. This involves using cold water and steam to extract the oil from its botanical.

Steam is passed through a dome-like vessel containing the plant material necessary for the essential oil. This releases the aromatic compounds of the plant and pushes them to the top of the vessel. These vapours are then sent to a cooling chamber where they condense.

This liquid is separated and collected, making a pure essential oil. Some citrus oils can be cold pressed as opposed to steam distilled, but most common oils will use this method as standard.

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Can I pick more than one essential oil at once?

Can't decide on just one scent? Thankfully, you never have to!

Explore our range of pure essential oil gift sets and treat yourself or a friend to a variety of hand-picked scent collections. Alternatively, enjoy our range of pure essential oil starter kits for smaller aromatherapy duos and trios.

Lost on what to do with your quality essential oils? Try mixing them with our range of carrier oils to make a sleek and luxurious massage oil.

What can essential oils be used for?

Our pure essential oils have a variety of uses and benefits for the mind, body and soul. Traditionally, they are known to help with anything from hair growth to menstrual pain relief, and can even be used as effective insect repellents in the summertime. Our pure essential oils can also help to promote feelings of positivity, relaxation and focus.

You can also buy essential oils to be used in the making of candles, soaps and potpourri. Visit our blog for tailored recipes on how to get started.

Discover our range of pure essential oil blends made in-house to help target your specific needs and uses.

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Why Nikura?

All of our quality essential oils are 100% pure and natural, as well as being vegan and cruelty-free. We are proud Aromatherapy Trade Council members, and all of our oils are bottled and boxed in the UK.

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