9 essential oils that make you feel luxurious

 

Looking to indulge in some of the world’s finest fragrances and most beautiful botanicals? This list of our nine most luxurious essential oils showcases what makes each one oh-so worth the investment. Take your day from blah to ooh la la with a drop or two of indulgence from Mother Nature’s finest!

1. Rose Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Roses have stood as symbols of love, romance, and beauty for thousands of years. Richly perfumed Rose essential oil is made by steam distilling crushed flower petals, resulting in an elixir that can be used in everything from fine perfumes to skin care products. Did you know that 22 pounds of flower petals go into every 5-ml bottle of our Rose essential oil? Imagine filling your whole bathtub with fresh, fragrant rose petals!

How to indulge

You may not be able to bathe in a tub full of rose petals, but just a drop or two of Rose essential oil in a hot bath will have you looking through rose-colored glasses. Whip up your own signature rosy perfume, or stop and smell the roses by diffusing a little Rose oil with Bergamot, Lavender, or Neroli.

2. Melissa Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Melissa—also known as lemon balm—has a cheery lemon scent with grassy undertones. Melissa essential oil is made from the leaves and buds harvested from the Melissa officinalis plant, which only blooms in the summer. Melissa essential oil is rare because the melissa plant is not commonly grown in North America. However, Young Living grows and distills melissa right on our farm in St. Maries, Idaho.

How to indulge

Melissa is bright and fresh and pairs well in essential oil blends with Lemon and other citrus oils. Capture its happy aroma in a custom perfume, or indulge each evening by adding it to your facial moisturizer and other beauty products.

3. Neroli Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Neroli essential oil is extracted from orange blossoms, which are picked by hand to preserve the delicate petals for steam distillation. This process creates a striking combination of floral and citrus in a scent that’s both playful and sophisticated. Rich and intoxicating, yet summery and cheerful, Neroli’s scent has been prized since ancient times for its bright and uplifting notes.

How to indulge

Drift away on a coastal-inspired dream by diffusing Neroli with Sacred Sandalwood, Citronella, and Citrus Fresh™. Put a few drops of the delicate, honeyed scent in your moisturizer, lotion, or shampoo for a daily pick-me-up.

4. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil | Young Living

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil is steam distilled from sandalwood trees that have reached maturity, which is when the oil concentrates are at their highest. This produces an oil with a gentle, calming, woodsy aroma that deepens with a nutty richness when applied topically. Our Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood comes from the Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project on the island of Hawaii, making our harvesting and distilling a sustainable practice.

How to indulge

Use Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood as part of your anti-aging skin care regimen to promote the appearance of younger-looking skin, or support your spiritual practice of meditation or yoga by adding a few drops to your diffuser. Add a drop or two of this silky oil to your DIY lotions and hair masks to quench dryness—and your appetite for an island getaway.

5. Blue Tansy Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Known mostly for its use in luxury beauty products, Blue Tansy essential oil is made from thousands of small yellow flowers harvested off the coast of the Mediterranean. With skin-cleansing benefits and an aroma that deepens over time when worn on the skin, Blue Tansy has an earthy, hay-like scent reminiscent of chamomile.

How to indulge

Blue Tansy makes your nightly bath routine a steamy extravagance with its calming scent and extra dose of moisture. However, it can dye your skin blue if undiluted.  After a workout, combine Blue Tansy and Copaiba with a carrier oil and massage onto tired muscles. Diffuse Blue Tansy with Geranium, Lavender, and Jade Lemon to encourage a rejuvenating and positive atmosphere.

6. Frankincense Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Frankincense essential oil has long been prized for its empowering aroma, especially for use during religious ceremonies. Mentioned in the Bible and the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE, Frankincense has been traded on the Arabian Peninsula for over 5,000 years.

How to indulge

Bring some pampering to your quiet moments with this sweet, earthy, honey-like scent. Diffuse its rich, stimulating fragrance during your morning routine, or add it directly to your face serum to promote youthful, healthy-looking skin.

7. Myrrh Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Popular anciently in Middle Eastern incense and perfumes, Myrrh essential oil is now widely prized for its beautifying properties and inspiring fragrance. Known most commonly for its prevalence in the Bible and other religious texts, Myrrh oil comes from the resin of the Commiphora plant, a fragrant, flowering bush that is found in Madagascar, India, Vietnam, and on the Arabian Peninsula.

How to indulge

Don your finest eye mask and create a spa-like experience by whipping up our DIY essential oil-infused foot bath with a few drops of Myrrh essential oil. Its earthy, calming aroma makes for a sweet end to a stressful day. You can also add a few drops of Myrrh to your shampoo or conditioner for added moisture.

8. Helichrysum Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Helichrysum essential oil comes from small, delicate flowers native to the Mediterranean. Its warm and woodsy scent offers a welcoming and uplifting environment. Known to some as the “Immortal Flower,” Helichrysum is a common ingredient in skin care regimens.

How to indulge

Harness Helichrysum’s power by applying 2-4 drops directly onto your skin during your morning or evening skin care routine. Diffuse the oil with Frankincense or Clary Sage to capitalize on its rich and complex aroma. The soothing fragrance is sure to become a regular part of your self-care routine.

9. Cistus Essential Oil

What makes it luxurious

Cistus essential oil comes from the resin of the fragrant rockrose bush, which is believed to be the biblical Rose of Sharon. The sweet yet herbaceous aroma has been used as incense and in perfumes for centuries.

How to indulge

Make your own perfume featuring Cistus and essential oils such as Sandalwood and Frankincense, or apply the oil directly to your wrists and temples before meditation to support feelings of clarity. Our Beginner’s Guide to Meditation will start you off on the right path.

Ready to take your pampering to the next level? Whip up one of our 5 facial care DIYs with your own collection of luxurious oils, or check out this list of our 5 essential oil picks for recharging.

What oils do you use when you need pampering? Share in the comments!