Bergamot has a wonderfully refreshing, unique citrus aroma with a fresh floral quality. If you've never smelled bergamot essential oil, you may recognize the aroma from Earl Grey tea.
Analgesic essential oils are noted for their ability to help the user manage pain, often by exhibiting a nerve-numbing effect.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a top note with a very strong aroma. It is described as fresh, crisp, camphoraceous, woody, and medicinal with a slight peppermint undertone.
Frankincense has a spicy, woody, resinous aroma that is reminiscent of incense. It can smell fresh and occasionally fruity, like citrus. Much like wine made from grapes in a specific region, frankincense’s fragrance is characteristic of the soil in which it is grown. Frankincense essential oil adds depth and a stable, grounded quality to aromatherapy blends.
Ginger’s aroma ranges from warm, spicy, woody, and earthy to bright and mildly sweet. Essential oils made from fresh ginger tend to have a fresher, spicier fragrance, while oils made from dried ginger are usually earthier in aroma.
Lavender has a fresh, herbal, floral aroma that many people associate with old-fashioned soap. Different varieties of lavender have different aromatic profiles, with some smelling more sharp and herbaceous, others more floral, and others more soft and honey-like.
Marjoram has a spicy, herbal, slightly camphoraceous aroma.
Black pepper has a warm, spicy, peppery aroma, very much like sniffing your pepper grinder! However, the essential oil is more woody than the fragrance of freshly ground pepper, and may be a bit more earthy as well.
Peppermint offers a pleasant and familiar aroma, uplifting and fresh in its mint-based scent. It can be a strongly fragrant oil, as peppermint essence is highly concentrated.
Rosemary essential oil has a slightly medicinal smell somewhat like camphor. Depending on the variety, it can be reminiscently herbaceous like pine trees, woody, or even minty.
Tea tree oil has a strong, medicinal, herbal aroma. Although the oil has a wide variety of useful properties, most people find the scent unpleasant.