When I first started getting into aromatherapy and essential oils I didn’t really know which to get first. They can be quite expensive so I didn’t want to go and buy a big stash of them, I decided to buy a few that I could mix to get different smells and some that had medicinal properties as well.
Some places offer starter kits with a few different types they select for you or you can select them individually yourself. I chose to hand pick mine and just bought a couple or one at a time and built up my collection over time. My first choices were:
Lavender essential oil (Lavandula augustifolia)
Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alfernifolia)
Orange(sweet) essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiate ssp.Radiata)
Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)
From these starter essential oils add a new one every now and then. It doesn’t take long to build up your own collection and can enjoy making your own blends.