I was recently looking for a lilac essential oil to add to my collection because I love the scent of lilacs. If you have also been looking and landed here I can help save you some time by telling you that it isn’t easy to find lilac essential oil, you are better off with lilac fragrance oil.
Much like some other oils I’ve looked at, like pineapple, strawberry, and blueberry, essential oils cannot be extracted from lilac plants. At least not easily, I have read some information that states it’s possible but I’ve not been able to find a quality essential oil I’d trust.
The main difference between essential oils and fragrance oils is that fragrance oils do not carry any of the therapeutic and health benefits that essential oils do. They are still fun to use however, if you enjoy the fragrance you can beat how easy the oils are to use.
Medicinal Uses of Lilac Essential Oil
Lilac oil has been used for its medicinal benefits for hundreds of years. It was realised that lilac oil was effective at reducing symptoms of fever, helped with digestive issues, and ward off colds and flu viruses.
Today aromatherapists and herbalists use lilac essential oil primarily to treat skin conditions such as rashes, sunburn, and minor scrapes and cuts. It’s the aroma of lilac that really resonates with most people, it’s such a lovely, floral scent.
Lilac Fragrance Oil Benefits and Uses
Lilac oil is commonly found is a lot of beauty products like soaps, lotions, conditioners, shampoos, and such because it’s scent is so calming and lovely smelling. It’s also found in some cleaning products, so I’m sure you are more than familiar with the scent.
If you’re picking up some oil to use yourself here are some ways you can make use around the home:
Making Your Own Perfume
If you’re buying a fragrance oil you love the scent I’m sure. While some people only want to use it around the home, you can also use lilac oil to make perfumes. This post here covers how to make perfume at home if you need direction.
Making Your Own Scented Soaps
Making scented soap is fun and rewarding. Lilac is a lovely scent for soap because it has a fresh and clean smell, and is a fragrance that freshens up a bathroom. Here is a video that will take you through the steps how to make soap at home easily:
Making Scented Candles
Is there a better personal gift you can give someone than a scented candle you’ve made? How about a lilac scented candle! I love making candles, check my post here on how to make candles with essential or fragrance oils.
Having a Scented Bath
Being such a relaxing and fresh scent lilac makes for a good choice when having a bath. It couldn’t be easier too, just add a couple of drops into the hot water.
Diffusing around the Home
There are various ways to use oils around the home to add the fragrance. Diffusing is probably the easiest and most fun way. Just add a couple of drops to some water and leave your diffuser to do the rest.
Check out my review of the Anton Pilgrim Diffuser I’m currently using.
How to Make Lilac Oil: The Natural and Organic Way
If you want to make some lilac oil this video shows you the simplest method. All you need are the following items:
- Organic Lilac flowers
- A Bottle
- Organic Sunflower Oil
Side Effects and Precautions of Lilac Fragrance Oil
It’s possible to have s skin sensitivity or allergic reaction to lilac oil. Always test a small amount on an area of skin first to see if you have any form of reaction. Never ingest the oil or allow it to come into contact with sensitive areas such as you mouth, ears, nose, and eyes.
Used properly and in moderation lilac oil is perfectly safe. Dilute with a carrier oil if it’s coming into contact with your skin. As with essential oils, pregnant or breastfeeding women shouldn’t use the oil without clearance from their doctor.
If you like the scent of lilacs you’re going to love experimenting the oil. Lilac essential oil and fragrance oil is fun and easy to use, and as per the video above it’s easy to make the fragrance oil if you want to make your own.
It really brings a fresh and enjoyable scent into the home. Give it a try and let me know how you get on. If you have any other blends or uses I haven’t covered please let me know and I’ll update them in the post. Thanks.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.