Last week, I wrote about the essential oils that you can use in aromatherapy practice if you are on a budget; this week I am going to look at those essential oils that are not the cheapest to use in aromatherapy practice but they are also not the most expensive to use. There are many essential oils that are “averagely” priced but here are some of the most popular and most useful essential oils.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is probably one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy practice. However, there are many different species of lavender – and several types of lavender essential oil too. The most common lavender essential oils in aromatherapy practice are true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) and lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia).
If you are just starting out in aromatherapy, I would recommend true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). True lavender essential oil is priced at about $10 for 10ml; the reason I say “about” is because there are different types of true lavender too, and it depends on the country of origin and various other factors as to the exact pricing.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a popular essential oil for beginners in aromatherapy. However, there are various chemotypes of rosemary essential oil and you will need to undertake further study in aromatherapy to understand the different properties of the various chemotypes of rosemary essential oil (a good place to start your study in aromatherapy is the Sedona Aromatherapie Foundation Course in Aromatherapy)
Rosemary is a floral oil and the plant is very aromatic. It has been used for centuries in medicinal practice. It is also a versatile oil, with many different properties. Rosemary essential oil is usually priced at around $8 to $10 for 10ml
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils because, it also, is a very versatile oil and a great oil for beginners. It is a little more expensive than lavender and rosemary essential oil but is not what I would describe as an expensive essential oil (unlike rose and jasmine essential oils). Geranium essential oil is priced around the $15 mark.
Geranium essential oil is a favorite oil of women and is a great substitute for the more expensively priced rose essential oil. It is one of the essential oil featured in the Sedona Aromatherapie Foundation Course in Aromatherapy.
Other Essential Oils
These are just three essential oils that are moderately priced in for true aromatherapy practice. Others include ginger (Zingiber officinale), Eucalyptus smithii (Eucalyptus smithii), basil (Ocimum basilicum) and more. More information about these particular essential oils can be found in the Aromatherapy Library or by studying the Sedona Aromatherapie Foundation Course in Aromatherapy.