Aromatherapy oils come in many types and provide many benefits based on their combinations. By using plants and herbs, a person can create a sense of wellbeing as well as provide relief for ailments, illnesses and diseases of all kinds, alleviating their symptoms and providing a better quality of life for sufferers. The different types of oils for aromatherapy use combinations of these herbs and plants or use one at a time in order to provide necessary benefits.

There are several herbs and plants that give off an aroma that is used in perfumery such as basil and bergamot. Basil helps an individual improve concentration by making them more sharp as well as relieving migraines, depression and headaches – an amazing set of benefits. While the benefits of basil are wonderful, pregnant women should be sure not to use it as it is known to stimulate contractions. Along with being popular in perfumery, bergamot repels insects, and improves the functioning of both the digestive tract and the urinary tract. Individuals suffering from stress based ailments such as chicken pox and cold sores can rely on the aromatherapy oil of bergamot to relieve those symptoms along with some eucalyptus oil.

Circulation is stimulated with the use of black pepper, with its spicy and sharp smell. Sufferers of pains and aches in their muscles can use black pepper to sooth those discomforts. Bruises also quickly disappear when black pepper is applied to the skin. The oil of cloves in aromatherapy is used in dentistry as an analgesic, and is also used as an antiseptic, antimetic, carminative and antispasmodic. Used with peppermint, eucalyptus provides much needed relief to sufferers of flu and cold by opening and relaxing the airway, a wonderful natural remedy to use in combination with other remedies. Many people find the benefit of aromatherapy oils after they give it a try.

A person can depending on the antiseptic, diuretic and astringent benefits of geranium oil as well as the antiseptic qualities of lavender to relieve the discomfort of burns and minor cuts. There are many plants that are used as aphrodisiacs as well, such as ylang-ylang, sandalwood, rose and jasmine. If an individual's mood is low, that person can rely on the effects of lemon which has been used in a study in Japan to prove that it lowers the stress levels of mice while in the form of vapor.