Definitely Patchouli oil.
I know it is kind of "old fashioned" however I still love the scent of this oil, and often burn it -I cannot explain why it is my favourite -merely that I love the smell of it and it fill the room with that delightful scent!
I love them all, but especially enjoy the sweet, balancing fragrances geranium and clary sage....both which are very good for women. I also burn a lot of lavender, as it's relatively cheap (compared to many) and is so versatile.
I used a blend of clary sage and lavender when in labour. The clary sage is supposed to help restart contractions if they stall (I'm not sure if the science is there to support that, but that's what it's used for). The lavender is relaxing.
It's a tie between grapefruit oil and ylang ylang, both of which I love for their fragrance. I put them in my hair. Patchouli I like as a room fragrance. I use lavender oil around the house, like putting a few drops in the toilet after I clean it so it smells nice and it's easier to clean, and tea tree oil as a disinfectant on cuts.
Has anyone else combined Ylang Ylang and Bergamot? These two oils blend beautifully - the heaviness of Ylang Ylang and the citrus tanginess of bergamot are wonderful together. I also have a "comforting blend" (don't usually by pre mixed oils but this one is special) of Ylang Ylang, Orange and Patchouli. It's fantastic. Finy I know what you mean about Patchouli - there's something about it that's almost addictive!
I absolutely adore diffusing Young Living's 'Joy' essential oil blend. It has Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Rosewood and Roman Chamomile in it. The essential oils are therapeutic grade and I always feel happy whenever I smell this one. I love this oil blend!
Lynne - OMG, I love Thieves oil and their Household Cleaner too. I just bought more in and my house smells amazing after I washing the floors with Thieves.
It's great to meet a fellow-Thieves-appreciator!
Every night we use a ready made "pillow mist" created by the amazing aromatherapy company Perfect Potion - the easy to use spray contains Roman chamomile, clary sage, lavender and petitgrain to enhance sweet dreams and a peaceful sleep.
MMM picking one isn't easy but if I must I will go with peppermint. It is refreshing, cleansing and just so uplifting when you are feeling foggy headed. You might have had a hard day, be coming down with a cold or a bit of an allergy and all you have to do is dab a couple of drops on your temples and life is instantly that much easier.