Natural Wellness Solutions: The Best Smelling Essential Oils For Skin
Natural Wellness Solutions: The Best Smelling Essential Oils For Skin
Natural Wellness Solutions: The Best Smelling Essential Oils For Skin

Natural Wellness Solutions: The Best Smelling Essential Oils For Skin

Experience the fresh, clean and inviting scents of 100% pure essential oils.

Last Updated: June 22, 2022
Contributor: Kristin Rondeau

Exploring the best smelling essential oils for skin


One of the very best parts of our jobs here at Saje is the amount of time we get to be immersed in the fresh, crisp, sweet and invigorating notes of so many different flowers, herbs, fruits and trees that produce what we have come to know as essential oils. Essential oils are really the ‘essence’ of the plant, the highly concentrated final product that results from different distillation methods like steam distillation, cold expression and even CO2 extraction. We are fortunate to have access to dozens and dozens of clean, natural and plant-based products that we can use in a variety of ways to enhance the wellness of our homes and our bodies. We’re self-appointed experts when it comes to the best smelling essential oils for your skin, and the good news is we love to share!




We celebrate the widespread variety of essential oils available to us, because it supports us in another one of the best parts of our jobs: personalizing and discovering unique scents that speak to each of us individually. Exploring the countless aromas available to us in different products from skin care to body care is half the fun, and that’s before you’ve even experienced their benefits and effects!


How do you choose the best smelling essential oils for skin?


There’s an old saying in the aromatherapy community, ‘the nose knows’. What this is saying is that because we know that scent preferences are unique to each one of us, you really can trust your nose to not lead you astray. Our brilliant minds were designed to send information to our bodies, both when we enjoy and dislike the scent of a certain thing, and this is no different when it comes to essential oil based products. Because so many essential oils have similar and complementary benefits, you have the option to continue exploring until you find the one where you open the bottle, take a long sniff and say to yourself, “Yes! That’s the one!”


We’re letting you in on a little secret: here are the best smelling essential oils for skin


As mentioned earlier, we consider ourselves unofficial experts and plant-based aficionados, so when it comes to wellness products we are the first ones to jump at the chance to share our personal favorites and recommendations when it comes to the best smelling essential oils for your skin. It was hard, but we did it: we’ve put together a list of the products we believe will leave your skin not only feeling its best and looking its best, but also smelling its best. We hope you’re ready to get stopped on the street to answer the question, “can I ask what scent you’re wearing?” (And we can’t wait for you to get to tell them it’s 100% natural!)


The best smelling essential oils for skin: flowers and petals


Florals are some of the most sought after essential oils in the world, and for good reason. Their scent once distilled often very closely mirrors the scent of the fresh flower itself, so you know what to expect most of the time. Floral scents like rose, jasmine and geranium are those that are known for their ability to bring balance and harmony to both the body and mind, and they can be extra soothing and restorative to the skin.

Our top picks for when you want to stop and smell the roses - literally:

Goddess euphoric body lotion: when you want your skin to feel enveloped in richness, reach for this creamy, delicately scented body lotion that’s been formulated with skin soothers like geranium, ylang ylang and rose. Goddess is one of our ritziest product lines, and is well-loved for the way in which it evokes feelings of self nurturance and self care each and every time you use it.


goddess body lotion


Goddess euphoric roll-on: we love this roll-on as a personal fragrance. Apply to temples, wrists, along the sides of the throat and on the chest and breathe deeply to experience the comforting and harmonizing properties of jasmine, neroli and rose as they linger on the skin.

Bliss euphoric diffuser blend: this product isn’t for your skin as it’s formulated 100% pure to be used in a diffuser, but we simply couldn’t leave it off the list. If you want your home to smell like you’ve placed a fresh bouquet on your kitchen table each day, we encourage you to reach for Bliss. Blended with pure happiness, citrusy orange meets rose, geranium and rose geranium for a sweet and floral note that will leave you feeling truly blissed out.


The best smelling essential oils for skin: citruses and fruits


Sweet, crisp citruses are some of our very favorite essential oils simply because of how effective they are at lifting the mood and making you feel cheerful. It’s no surprise that many people report feeling elevated and happier when they’ve been exposed to the fresh and cheery notes of citruses like grapefruit, orange and rose.

Our top picks for when you want to smell like you spent the day in a fruit orchard:

Liquid Sunshine zesty foaming hand soap: these days, we’ve been tasked with putting our hand hygiene top of mind. If you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time ensuring your hands are freshly washed, why not treat them to this luxurious foaming hand soap? Formulated with skin softening base oils like coconut and sunflower oil, we’ve added zesty notes of lime, mandarin and grapefruit to create this sweet treat for the senses. You’ll look forward to washing your hands throughout the day!


hand soap


Liquid Sunshine cheerful diffuser blend another blend that is specifically for your diffuser vs your body care routine is this uplifting and happiness-inducing formula called Liquid Sunshine. You have the same citrusy-sweet notes including grapefruit, bergamot and lime, but this blend is designed to be added to your diffuser and then you just sit back and feel amazing. Let fresh and fun citrus notes transform your atmosphere from blah to boosted.


The best smelling essential oils for skins: leaves and trees


There is almost no one who doesn’t report feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after spending time in nature. It's wondrous what a slow, meandering walk or a brisk and challenging hike in the forest can do to support our minds and bodies, which is why tree-scent essential oils are a no-brainer when it comes to wanting to smell and feel amazing. Many essential oils that come to us from trees, like cedarwood, sandalwood and pine, help us to feel restored and refreshed, physically and mentally.

Our top picks for bringing the smells of the outdoors, indoors:


liquid sunshine soap


Rain Forest bar soap: this cleansing bar is formulated as a mild body exfoliator, with oat kernel and wheat bran. Add the purifying and freshening scents of sage, eucalyptus and cedarwood, and you’ll be excited about hopping in the shower or bath tub each day.

Peaceful Warrior soothing aftershave toner: post-shaving, this woody and earthy blend of patchouli, fennel and sandalwood can help skin feel soothed and balanced, while also helping to reduce the look and feel of minor skin irritations. Add this to your shaving routine and bask in the delicious aroma each time you apply.

Exotic deodorant: one of the most well-loved products we offer at Saje, this is a mineral-based deodorant that is free of aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium that helps keep odor at bay with the unique combination of liquified mineral salts that are blended with cleansing, deodorizing essential oils like palmarosa, ho wood and sandalwood. This deodorant is both fresh and refreshing, and can be spritzed onto the skin any time you need a touch up, or can also be misted directly to clothing as a fabric refresher.


Which of the best smelling essential oils for skin are right for you?


Scent is personal, and we celebrate the uniqueness of each one of our body’s makeup that results in us having personal preference and leanings towards certain scents. Variety really is the spice of life, and when we’re on the lookout for the best smelling essential oils for our skin, we feel excited about the limitless possibilities!


body lotion


Our best advice when shopping around for new essential oil based products that will smell amazing on your skin is to consult with a trusted healthcare professional if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or if you’re considering products to use in the home with children. Also consider that because natural products work best with our personal body chemistry, some products may smell differently than others when inhaled from the bottle, or applied to our skin. We encourage you to have fun and keep an open mind on the journey to personal scent preferences!

Kristin Rondeau
Kristin Rondeau
National Educator
Naturally curious and a passionate advocate for a plant-based lifestyle, Kristin’s goal through education is to invite us into reflection and contemplation in deciding what wellness means to each of us individually. A former Torontonian now based out of Vancouver, Kristin is an avid student of crystal energy work, breathwork, meditation and aromatherapy, with a deep-seated affinity for houseplants and exploration of the West Coast.
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