Herb Essential Oils
Discover our range of functional and restorative herbal pure essential oils to bolster your aromatherapy collection. Shop our collection of refreshingly herbal essential oils below.
What are herbal essential oils?
Herbal essential oils come from a large variety of fresh and fragrant herbs and herbaceous plants grown around the world, mainly in areas such as the Mediterranean and middle east.
Many pure herbal essential oils, including popular choices such as rosemary, peppermint, and basil, are known for their restorative properties as well as their diverse list of functional benefits for the mind, the body, and the home.
Most herbaceous oils are extracted via steam distillation, ranging from fresh, invigorating decongestants to sweet and pungent scents.
The process of steam distillation involves separating the herbs and essential oils from each other using steam, allowing the oil to float on top and be collected for use. This is the most common method of extraction for almost all essential oils.
What are herbal essential oils good for?
Many of our herbal essential oils boast a variety of different and unique properties, from their abilities as insect repellents to their renowned culinary uses.
In general, herbal essential oils are known to help:
Certain mint essential oils such as peppermint and spearmint are also known for their decongestant properties, helping them to relieve a tight chest and allow for easier breathing.Discover a range of functional herbal essential oils for your mind and body with our Herb Selection Gift Set, crafted with five of the best herb garden essential oils for your health and wellbeing.
Basil (Linalool) Essential OilFrom £3.49
Bay Laurel Essential OilFrom £2.99
Bay Leaf Essential OilFrom £2.99
Coriander Seed Essential OilFrom £3.49
Dill Seed Essential OilFrom £2.99
Garden Mint Essential OilFrom £2.99
Garlic Essential OilFrom £3.49
Marjoram (Sweet) Essential OilFrom £2.99
Marjoram Wild (Spanish) Essential OilFrom £2.99
Oregano Essential OilFrom £2.99
Palmarosa Essential OilFrom £2.99
Parsley Seed Essential OilFrom £2.99
Peppermint Essential Oil (Arvensis)From £2.99
Rosemary Essential OilFrom £2.99
Sage Essential OilFrom £3.49
Spearmint Essential OilFrom £2.99
Tarragon Essential OilFrom £2.99
Thyme (White) Essential OilFrom £2.99
Which herbal essential oils are the best?
As with any category of essential oil, there are never two that are exactly the same either in properties, smells, or extraction.
However, certain herbal essential oils have risen in popularity due to their more powerful functions as well as their more potent, pleasurable scents.
Some of the best herbal essential oils include:
Each of these oils carries their own distinct set of benefits, which is what makes them so popular above other herbal oils of their kind.
Rosemary, for example, has excellent properties for hair growth and thickness, whereas peppermint is known for its ability to clear the airways as well as boost energy and circulation.
If you’re not sure which herbal essential oils work best for you, why not explore our range of herbal essential oil starter kits made with only the best aromatherapy staples?
What is the difference between herbal extracts and essential oils?
Many people wonder what the difference between a herbal extract and a herbal essential oil is, as on the surface they seem quite similar. However, the difference is really quite a simple one.
Essential oils are pure and natural substances, often extracted via steam distillation from the plant itself.
Extracts, on the other hand, are diluted, lighter versions of infusion, as they are usually made in a similar way to tea; by steeping the herb in water, alcohol, or oil.