Essential Oils Guide

Essential Oils GuideThis essential oils guide is a handy quick reference guide.

When you are searching for an essential oil to solve a particular problem  this list will give you a quick overview of the healing qualities of each essential oil.

I have listed each essential oil’s botanical name, their aroma and brief benefits and uses of each oil. For more information on each oil, please refer to the specific article on the oil. I’ll add more essential oils to the list when I come across new information.

This guide to essential oils gives you a good overview. If you have any specific questions about an essential oil, one that’s included in this list or one that’s not,  please leave a comment or email and I’ll get back to you promptly.

Essential Oil Botanical Name Aroma Plant Part Uses and Benefits
Angelica Essential Oil Angelica archangelica Peppery, Woody, Fresh Seeds/Roots Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Indigestion
Anise Essential Oil Pimpinella anisum Smells like licorice Seed Pod Coughs, Bronchitis, Indigestion
Basil Essential Oil Ocimum basilicum Sweet, herbaceous Whole Plant Fatigue, Colds, Migraines, Gout, Bronchitis, Aches and Pains
Bay Essential Oil Pimenta racemosa Spicy, Fruity, Medicinal Leaves Itching, Coughs, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative
Bergamot Essential Oil Citrus bergamia Citrusy, Fresh Peel of Fruit Fevers, Acne, Coughs, Tension, Stress, as an Antidepressant
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Mentha citrata Citrusy, Fresh Leaves Uplifting, Depression, Anxiety
Black Pepper Essential Oil Piper nigrum Peppery, Crisp Vine Aches and Pains, Colds, Influenza, Flatulence, Rheumatism
Cardamom Essential Oil Elettaria cardamomun Rich, Sweet, Woody Seeds Fatigue, Stress, Aphrodisiac, Energizing
Carrot Essential Oil Daucus carota Warm, Woody, Earthy Root, Seeds Ulcers, Gout, Eczema, Psoriasis, as a Diuretic
Cedarwood Essential Oil Cedrus atlantica Sweet, Woody Wood Bronchitis, Acne, Arthritis, as a Diuretic
Chamomile German Essential Oil Matricaria chamomila Sweet, Herbaceous, Fruity Flowers, Leaves Nerves, Migraines, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Dermatitis, Eczema, Burns, Psoriasis, Menstrual Problems
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil Athemis mnobilis Sweet, Crisp, Fruity, Herbaceous Flowers, Leaves Nerves, Migraines, Inflammation, Insomnia, Dermatitis, Menstrual Problems
Cinnamon Essential Oil Cinnamomum zaylanicum Rich cinnamon Twigs, Leaves Flu, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral Infections, Rheumatism
Citronella Essential Oil Cymbopogon nardus Fresh, Sweet, Citrusy All Parts Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant
Clary Sage Essential Oil Salvia sclarea Earthy, Herbaceous Flowering Tops Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains, as a Sedative
Clove Essential Oil Eugenia caryophyllata Spicy, Slightly bitter, Woody Flower Buds Arthritis, Nausea, Infections, Toothache, Flatulence, Rheumatism, and an Analgesic and Antiseptic
Coriander Essential Oil Coriandrum sativum Spicy, Woody, Sweet Seeds of Ripe Fruit, Leaves Indigestion, Fatigue, Influenza, Nervousness, as an Analgesic
Cumin Essential Oil Cuminum cyminum Earthy, Spicy, Masculine Seeds, Fruit Headache, Indigestion, Liver Problems, as a Stimulant
Cypress Essential Oil Cupressus sempervirens Evergreen aroma, Fresh, Herbaceous Leaves, Twigs Colds, Whooping cough, Circulatory Conditions, Nervous Tension, Rheumatism, Wounds, Hemorrhoids, as an Astringent
Dill Essential Oil Anethum graveolens Sweet, Fresh, Herbaceous Seeds, Fruit Indigestion, Constipation, Headaches, Nervousness, Flatulence
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Eucalyptus globus Medicinal, Fresh, Earthy Leaves, Twigs Sore Throats, Coughs, Skin Infections, Aches and Pains, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Sores, as an Antiseptic and Anti-inflammatory
Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil Eucalyptus citriodora Fresh, Earthy, Lemon Leaves, Twigs Sores, Dandruff, Asthma, Fever, Fungal Infections, Sore Throats, Skin Infections, as an Antiseptic
Eucalyptus Peppermint Essential Oil Eucalyptus dives Fresh, Earthy, Minty, Medicinal Leaves, Twigs Sores, Coughs, Colds, Fever, Ulcers, Viral Infections, Arthritis, Headaches, Flu, Respiratory Problems
Fennel Essential Oil Foeniculum vulgare Licorice aroma, Sweet Seeds Kidney Stones, Nausea, Digestive problems, Constipation, as a Diuretic
Frankincense Essential Oil Buswellia thurifera Spicy, Fruity, Woody, Fresh Bark Sores, Wounds, Fever, Cough, Stress, Colds, Bronchitis, Tension, Nervous conditions
Geranium Essential Oil Pelargonium graveolens Sweet, Fresh, Floral Leaves, Stalks, Flowers Depression, Diabetes, Sores, Circulatory conditions, Sore Throat, Menstrual problems, Nervous Tension, Kidney Stones, Eczema
Ginger Essential Oil Zingiber officinale Earthy, Woody, Warm Roots Muscular Aches and Pains, Nausea, Sprains, Colds, Digestive Disorders, Rheumatism
Grapefruit Essential Oil Citrus paradisi Citrusy, Sweet Rind of Fruit Tonic, Kidney and Liver problems, Obesity, Migraines, Depression
Hyssop Essential Oil Hyssopus officinalis Woody, Earthy, Fruity Leaves, Flower Buds Bruises, Coughing, Sore Throat
Jasmine Essential Oil Jasminum grandiflorum Floral, Warm Flowers Nervous Tension, Depression, Anxiety, Menstrual problems, Lethargy
Juniper Essential Oil Juniperus communis Sweet, Earthy, Crisp, Woody Berries Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Obesity, Urinary Infections, as a Diuretic
Lavender Essential Oil Lavendula officinalis Floral, Sweet, Fresh Flowering Tops Burns, Inflammation, Cuts, Eczema, Headaches, Insomnia, Migraines, Nervous Tension, Acne, Boils, Arthritis, Dermatitis, Nausea, Influenza, Rheumatism, Asthma
Lemon Essential Oil Citrus limonum Citrusy, Fresh Rind of Fruit Anxiety, Sore Throat, Nervous Conditions, Blood Pressure, Gallstones, Fever, Digestive Problems, as a Astringent and Antiseptic
Lemongrass Essential Oil Cymbopogon citratus Lemony, Citrusy, Fresh Whole Plant Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Fever, Muscle Aches, Respiratory Problems, Insect Repellent, as a Tonic
Lime Essential Oil Citrus aurantifolia Citrusy, Sweet, Fresh Rind Fever, Sore Throats, Headaches, Depression, Anxiety, Rheumatism, as an Astringent and Tonic
Mandarin Essential Oil Citrus nobilis Citrusy, Sweet, Fruity Rind of Fruit Insomnia, Nervousness, Anxiety, Digestive Problems, as a Tonic and Tranquilizer
Marjoram Essential Oil Origanum marjorana Woody, Sweet, Medicinal, Herbaceous Flowering  Tops, Leaves Sprains, Bruises, Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Insomnia, Muscular Problems, Circulatory Disorders, Menstrual Problems, Intestinal Cramps
Melissa Essential Oil Melissa officinalis Lemony, Fresh, Herbaceous Leaves Bacterial Infections, Nervousness, Fungal Infections, Eczema, as a Sedative
Myrtle Essential Oil Myrtus communis Spicy, Camphor-like Entire Plant Asthma, Coughs, Sore Throats
Nutmeg Essential Oil Myristica fragrans Sweet, Woody, Spicy Seed Nausea, Muscular Aches and Pains, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Rheumatism
Orange, Bitter Essential Oil Citrus aurantium
Sweet, Bitter, Citrusy Rind of Fruit Dull Skin, Flu, Colds, Stress, Constipation, Anxiety
Orange, Sweet Essential Oil Citrus sinensis Citrusy, Sweet Rind of Fruit Depression, Anxiety, Nervous Conditions, Muscular Spasms, Constipation, as a Sedative and  Antiseptic
Oregano Essential Oil Origanum vulgare Sharp, Herbaceous Leaves, Flowering Tops Bronchitis, Viral Infections, Muscular Pain, Respiratory Problems, Rheumatism
Palmarosa Essential Oil Cymbopogon martini Sweert, Fresh, Floral Leaves Skin Infections, as a Tonic
Parsley Essential Oil Petroselinum sativum Woody, Herbaceous Seeds Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, as a Sedative and Diuretic
Patchouli Essential Oil Pogostemon patchouli Earthy, Woody, Rich Leaves Skin Inflammations, Fungal Infections, Acne, Eczema, Dandruff, Insecticide, as an Antiseptic and Diuretic
Peppermint Essential Oil Mentha piperata Minty, Strong, Medicinal Whole Plant Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fever, Headaches, Migraines, Arthritis, Liver Problems, as a Stimulant
Pine Essential Oil Pinus sylvestris Earthy, Fresh, Woody Needles, Twigs Colds, Sore Throats, Bladder and Kidney Problems, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Circulation Problems, as a Diuretic
Rose Essential Oil Rosa damascena Floral, Sweet Flowers, Petals Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, as an Antiseptic
Rosemary Essential Oil Rosmarinus officinalis Sweet, Fresh, Herbaceous Flowers, Leaves Headaches, Fatigue, Skin Infections, Muscle Aches and Pains, Sprains, Dandruff, Alopecia, Gout, as a Nerve Stimulant, as an Analgesic
Rosewood Essential Oil Aniba rosaeodora
Woody, Sweet, Fruity Wood Acne, Dull Skin, Fever, Headaches, Stress, Oily Skin, Colds
Sage Essential Oil Salvia officinalis Fresh, Fruity, Herbaceous Flowers, Leaves Sores, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Sprains, Rheumatism, as an Astringent
Sandalwood Essential Oil Santalum album Sweet, Rich, Woody, Floral Wood Acne, Depression, Skin Infections, Fungal and Bacterial Infections, Menstrual Problems, as a Sedative
Spearmint Essential Oil Mentha spicata Minty, Medicinal Leaves, Flowering Tops Indigestion, Fevers, Nausea, Intestinal Cramps, Flatulence, Colic
Spruce Essential Oil Picea mariana
Earthy, Sweet, Fresh Needles Coughing, Depression, Sore Throat
Tea Tree Essential Oil Melaleuca alternifolia Medicinal, Woody, Earthy Leaves Fungal Infections, Viral and Bacterial Infections, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts, Inflammation, Acne, Burns
Thyme Essential Oil Thymus vulgaris Fresh, Herbaceous, Medicinal Leaves, Flowering Tops Bacterial Infections, Urinary Infections, viral Infections, Wounds, Sores, Rheumatism, as a Stimulant, to Raise Immunity
Tobacco Essential Oil Nicotania tabacum Rich, Wark, Earthy Leaves Mainly used in Perfume
Vanilla Essential Oil Vamilla planifolia Sweet, Warm, Rich Seeds Not a true essential oil. The essence is mainly used in perfume
Vetiver Essential Oil Vetiveria zizanoides Woody, Earthy and Spicy Root Acne, Depression, Insomnia, Muscle Aches, Stress, Oily Skin
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Cananga odorata Floral, Sweet, Fresh Flowers Anxiety, Depression, High Blood Pressure, as a Sedative

If there are any essential oils that you are interested in, that are not listed here, please get in touch. I will do my best to add details to this essential oils guide until every essential oil and their properties are listed here for you.

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