Essential Oil Chart For Uses

Welcome to Essential Oil Chart, we’ve researched and compiled a very detailed Essential Oil chart for uses. Our chart lists 117 of the most popular essential oils.

Uses for essential oils vary, so this chart will help you find the oil that suits your needs best. No need to spend hours searching for information on which essential oil you require, you’ll find all the information here on our Essential Oil Chart for uses.

 

See below for our entire list of essential oils, click on any of the names below to be taken straight to it, or scroll down through our entire chart:

 

– Allspice

– Amyris

Angelica Root

– Anise

– Arborvitae

– Basil

– Bay

– Bergamot

– Birch

Black Pepper

– Blood Orange

– Blue Tansy

– Cajeput

– Caraway

– Cardamom

– Carrot Seed

– Cassia

– Cedarwood

– Cedarwood (Himalayan)

– Celery Seed

– Chamomile (German)

– Chamomile (Roman)

– Cilantro

– Cinnamon Bark

– Cinnamon Leaf

– Cistus

– Citronella

– Clary Sage

– Clementine

– Clove

– Cocoa

– Coffee

– Cognac

– Copaiba

– Coriander

– Cumin

– Cypress

– Davana

– Dill Weed

– Elemi

– Eucalyptus (Radiata)

– Fennel

– Fir Needle

– Frankincense (Carterii)

– Frankincense (Frereana)

– Frankincense (Serrata)

– Galbanum

– Geranium

– Ginger

– Goldenrod

– Grapefruit

– Helichrysum (Italicum)

– Helichrysum (Splendidum)

– Hyssop

– Jasmine

– Juniper Berry

– Key Lime

– Laurel Leaf

– Lavender (from Bulgaria)

– Lavender (from France)

– Lemon

– Lemongrass

– Lime

– Litsea

– Mandarin

– Melissa

– Mountain Savory

– Muhuhu

– Myrrh

– Myrtle

– Neroli

– Nerolina

– Niaouli

– Nutmeg

– Opoponax

– Oregano

– Palmarosa

– Palo Santo

– Parsley

– Patchouli

– Pennyroyal

– Peppermint

– Peru Balsam

– Petitgrain

– Pine

– Plai

– Ravensara

– Ravintsara

– Rose – Bulgarian, Absolute

– Rose Geranium

– Rose – Moroccan, Absolute

– Rosemary – Moroccan

– Rosemary – Spanish

– Rosewood

– Sage

– Sandalwood – Australian

– Sandalwood – East Indian

– Spearmint

– Spikenard

– Spruce

– Sweet Marjoram

– Tangerine

– Tea Tree

– Thyme

– Turmeric

– Valerian

– Vanilla Oleoresin

– Verbena

– Vetiver

– Vitex

– Wintergreen

– Yarrow

– Ylang Ylang

– Ylang Ylang Complete

– Yuzu

 

 

Allspice
Pimenta dioica

Supports digestive, muscular, and respiratory function. May increase circulation. May also aid in the relief of stress and tension.

To avoid adverse reactions such as blood thinning, sensitization, or mucous membrane irritation dilute to 0.15% when using topically. Due to methyleugenol content, may be potentially carcinogenic. Do not use internally.

 

Amyris
Amyris balsamifera

Supports the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems. May aid in a more restful nights sleep. May smooth the appearance of wrinkles.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Angelica Root
Angelica archangelica

Supports healthy circulatory, immune and digestive function. A calming oil that may help relieve tension and anxiety. Aids in respiratory health.

Dilute to 0.8% when using topically to avoid sensitivity to sunlight.

Anise
Illicium verum

Encourages healthy circulatory function. Supports the gastrointestinal systems. With estrogen-like properties, this essential oil may aid in feminine wellness.

When using topically dilute to 1.75% to avoid adverse reactions such as blood thinning. Potentially carcinogenic – always follow maximum dilution guideline. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children under age 5. Avoid if you have endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers. Do not use internally.

 

Arborvitae
Thuja plicata

Deters insects.

Dilute to 0.25% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid using if you have a seizure disorder. Do not use internally.

Basil
Ocimum basilicum

Supports healthy digestive function. May improve circulation. Aids in clear breathing and can be used to ease sore muscles.

Dilute to 3.3% when using topically to avoid skin sensitization.

Bay
Pimenta racemosa

May improve the appearance of hair and skin. Also supports respiratory, digestive, and circulatory function.

Dilute to 0.9% when using topically to avoid adverse reactions. Do not use internally.

Bergamot
Citrus bergamia

Diffuse for its uplifting citrus scent. May help support healthy digestive function. May improve the appearance of skin.

Phototoxic, so avoid direct sunlight after applying.

Birch
Betula lenta

Promotes relaxation and may assist in proper circulatory function.

Dilute to 2.5% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children. Avoid if you are on blood thinners, are about to have surgery, have bleeding disorders, if you have a salicylate deficiency, seizure disorder, or have ADD/ADHD. Do not use internally.

Black Pepper
Piper nigrum

This warming and invigorating essential oil can promote mental clarity. Supports digestive and muscular health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Blood Orange
Citrus sinensis

With its warm citrus scent, this essential oil may support digestive health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary (not a phototoxic citrus oil).

Blue Tansy
Tanacetum annuum

This rare essential oil, with its herbaceous and peaceful aroma, is prized for its contribution to skin health.

Avoid using if taking medication metabolized by CYP2D6.

Cajeput
Melaleuca cajuputi

May support immune function. Also can be used to deter insects.

Do not use with children under the age of 10 due to high 1,8-cineole content.

Caraway
Carum carvi

Used to support digestive health and feminine wellness.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Cardamom
Elettaria cardamomum

Loved for its warm spicy aroma and diffused for digestive and reproductive support.

Do not use with children under the age of 10 due to high 1,8-cineole content.

Carrot Seed
Daucus carota

Provides a variety of benefits to skin and hair care. May also support lymphatic and circulatory function.

Avoid using if pregnant, as it can interfere with gestation. As a precaution, you may also want to avoid using if breastfeeding .

Cassia
Cinnamomum cassia

This warm, cinnamon-like essential oil supports digestive and circulatory health.

Dilute to 0.05% when using topically, unless you have sensitive or damaged skin, then avoid using altogether. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use topically with children under age 2. Do not use internally.

Cedarwood
Cedrus atlantica

Diffused for meditation and appreciated for its calming, woody scent. Used in skin products and masculine colognes. Supports respiratory function. Deters insects.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Cedarwood – Himalayan
Cedrus deodora

Belonging to the same botanical family as the Cedrus atlantica variety, this essential oil has a similar woody aroma that some have described as slightly sweeter. Also supports respiratory and skin health. Deters insects.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Celery Seed
Apium graveolens

Supports digestive health and restful sleep. Also may be used in massage oils to help ease menstrual cramps.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Chamomile (German)
Matricaria chamomilla

This dark blue essential oil is recommended for its calming, herbaceous aroma and associated with relaxation and restful sleep. Also beneficial in skin and hair care.

Avoid using if taking medications metabolized by CYP2D6.

Chamomile (Roman)
Anthemis nobilis

Promotes peace and relaxation. Used in a variety of skin and hair care products. May support feminine health.

Dilute to 0.07% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cilantro
Coriandrum sativum

Supports digestive function, skin health, and may be beneficial in anger management. Similar in properties to coriander.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Fills the room with a spicy, sweet aroma and aids in mental clarity. Supports digestive and muscular health. Slightly sweeter than cinnamon leaf essential oil, it makes a pleasant addition to homemade cleaning sprays.

When using topically heavily dilute (0.07%). Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cinnamon Leaf
Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Loved for its comforting aroma. Supports digestive health. Can provide relief to achy muscles when properly diluted.

Dilute to 0.6% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cistus
Cistus ladanifer

This rare essential oil is prized for its support of skin health. Also promotes immune and respiratory function.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Citronella
Cymbopogon winterianus

Commonly used for its ability to deter insects. Also can be used to eliminate odors and to support the immune system.

Dilute to a maximum of 18.2% when using topically. Using more than the recommended dilution can cause adverse reactions such as skin sensitization.

Clary Sage
Salvia sclarea

May support feminine wellness and respiratory health. Used in many high end perfumes.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Clementine
Citrus clementina

Beautiful citrusy aroma. Supports digestive health. May be beneficial in skin care.

Possibly phototoxic. Take precautions when using topically on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.

Clove
Eugenia caryophyllata

Spicy, woodsy aroma that blends well with citrus scents. Promotes circulatory, digestive, and respiratory function. Supports the immune system and skin health.

Dilute to at least 0.5% when using topically. Do not use if you have sensitive skin. Due to methyleugenol content, may be potentially carcinogenic – always follow maximum dilution guideline. Do not use topically with children under age 2.

Cocoa
Theobroma cacao

Chocolate enthusiasts will love this aroma. Lovely addition to room sprays or skin care products. Considered a natural aphrodisiac. Cocoa is solvent extracted and therefore not soluble in a carrier oil.

Dilute with alcohol and use in room sprays or in very low dilution when used topically.

Coffee
Coffea arabica

This revitalizing, mood-boosting aroma blends well with cocoa and vanilla. May support digestive and skin health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary. Contains a small amount of caffeine.

Cognac
Vitis vinifera

With its wine-like aroma, cognac is considered a top note in elegant perfumes.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Copaiba
Copaifera officinalis

Mild honey-like aroma. May support digestive, respiratory, muscular, and skin health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Coriander
Coriandrum sativum

With its herbaceous and sweet aroma, coriander can have a calming effect when diffused. Supports digestive, immune, and skin health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Cumin
Cuminum cyminum

Spicy aroma true to the cumin used in cooking. Supports digestive health and may be used in massage oils to improve circulatory function.

Phototoxic, dilute to 0.4% when using topically.

Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens

Enjoy the smell of the great outdoors. Supports respiratory, circulatory, skin and feminine wellness.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Davana
Artemisia pallens

This rare essential oil is coveted for its luxurious fruity aroma. May also support digestive, respiratory, and muscular health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Dill Weed
Anethum graveolens

Promotes digestive health. Dilute as generally recommended.

No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Elemi
Canarium luzonicum

Supports respiratory function with its tangy, clean aroma. Also promotes skin health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Eucalyptus – Radiata
Eucalyptus radiata

Has a slightly more milder sent than the Globulus variety. Supports respiratory and immune function. Add to homemade cleaning products. Deters insects.

Dilute to a maximum of 20% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children under age 10, as it can cause slowed respiration due to high 1,8-cineole content. Do not ingest.

Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare

Supports digestive health. May promote feminine wellness. Add to skincare products. Sweet, licorice aroma.

Dilute to 2.5% when using topically. Due to estragole content, may be potentially carcinogenic – always follow maximum dilution guideline. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children under age 5. Avoid if you have endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers.

Fir Needle
Abies sibirica

Fresh evergreen aroma. Supports respiratory function. Consider incorporating into masculine skincare products.

Avoid use during pregnancy.

Frankincense – Carterii
Boswellia carterii

Incorporate into beauty and skincare products. Grounding aroma beneficial in meditation. Slightly more deep, resinous scent than the other varieties of frankincense.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Frankincense – Frereana
Boswellia frereana

Prized for its support of skin health and respiratory support. The aroma is a hint spicier than the other varieties of frankincense.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Frankincense – Serrata
Boswellia serrata

Added to natural beauty products. Diffused during meditation. Exquisite aroma, slightly more citrusy than the other varieties of frankincense.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Galbanum
Ferula galbaniflua

This calming essential oil provides respiratory support and can be incorporated into massage oils for achy muscles.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens

A versatile oil that is beneficial in skincare products, immune support, and feminine wellness.

Dilute to 17.5% when using topically. Do not use internally.

Ginger
Zingiber officinale

May aid with nausea and digestive support. Also promotes circulatory, immune, and muscular function.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis

This calming oil may support the circulatory system and promote liver wellness and libido.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Grapefruit
Citrus paradisi

When diffused this citrusy scent is uplifting and curbs appetite to discourage overeating. May be beneficial in skincare products and promote hair growth.

Phototoxic, dilute to at least 4% when using topically.

Helichrysum – Italicum
Helichrysum italicum

Coveted for use in beauty and skincare products. May also support circulatory, immune, and respiratory function. Slightly more musky scent than the Splendidum variety.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Helichrysum – Splendidum
Helichrysum splendidum

Prized for its efficiency and versatility, this essential oil supports skin health, circulatory wellness and muscular function.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis

Its camphoraceous aroma, similar to eucalyptus, provides support to respiratory and immune function. May also promote circulatory and digestive health and relief for menstrual cramps.

Dilute to 0.3% when using topically. Due to potential methyleugenol content, may be carcinogenic – always follow maximum dilution guideline. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children under age 2.

Jasmine
Jasminum officinale

With its divine aroma, this potent essential oil may promote mental wellness, respiratory function and skin health. Also may be beneficial during childbirth.

Dilute to 0.7% when using topically.

Juniper Berry
Juniperus communis

Promotes respiratory, circulatory and skin health. Its piney aroma is a nice addition to cleaning sprays.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Key Lime
Juniperus communis

Uplifting sweet, lime aroma. Supports circulatory, digestive and skin health. Consider adding to bathroom sprays.

Phototoxic, dilute to 0.7% when using topically.

Laurel Leaf
Laurus nobilis

Promotes respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic function with its medicinal aroma.

Dilute to 0.5% when using topically. Avoid if you have sensitive or damaged skin. May be carcinogenic (methyleugenol) so always follow maximum dilution guideline. Do not use with children under age 10.

Lavender (from Bulgaria)
Lavandula angustifolia

Its calming aroma and versatility makes this essential oil a favorite for many. Supports skin health, promotes sleep, and freshens textiles such as carpets and bedding.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Lavender (from France)
Lavandula angustifolia

Also loved for its tranquil scent and gentle support of skin care and respiratory health. Lavender from France is considered more effective because it is cultivated at a higher elevation and requires lower temperatures during the extraction process.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Lemon
Citrus limon

This essential oil is loved for its cheery aroma, usefulness and price. Add to natural cleaning products or use a few drops to remove sticky residues. Add to water when soaking fresh produce.

Phototoxic, dilute to at least 2% when using topically.

Lemongrass
Cymbopogon flexuosus

Clean, refreshing aroma. Add to cleaning products and soaps. Promotes respiratory function. Deters insects.

When using topically dilute to 0.7%. Avoid using if you have sensitive or broken skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2. Avoid using if you are taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.

Lime
Citrus aurantifolia

With an uplifting aroma loved by most everyone, this essential oil is a pleasant addition to cleaning sprays, soaps and hair care products. Supports respiratory, digestive, circulatory and immune function. When cold-pressed this essential oil is phototoxic.

Dilute to 2% when using topically and take extra precautions in sunlight.

Litsea
Litsea cubeba

Supports respiratory and skin health. Has a lemony, camphorous aroma that acts as a good air freshener. Also known as May Chang.

Dilute to 0.8% when using topically. Avoid if you have sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2. Avoid using if you are taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.

Mandarin
Citrus reticulata

Has a delightfully sweet citrus aroma. Promotes digestive function, skin health and relaxation.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Melissa
Melissa officinalis

Coveted throughout history for its perceived health benefits. Promotes digestive and nervous system function. Calming lemony, floral aroma.

Dilute to 0.9% when using topically. Avoid use if you have sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2. Avoid using if you are taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.

Mountain Savory
Satureja montana

Energizing peppery aroma. Supports the immune, nervous and respiratory systems.

Dilute to 1.2% when using topically. Avoid use if you have sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2.

Muhuhu
Brachyleana hutchinsii

Its calming aroma is reminiscent of freshly cut wood. May promote skin and respiratory health.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Myrrh
Commiphora myrrha

Coveted throughout history for use in perfumes and perceived healing properties. An excellent addition to skincare products. Also promotes digestive and circulatory wellness.

Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding. May be fetotoxic due to B-elemene and furanodiene content.

Myrtle
Myrtus communis

Supports respiratory health. Add to home cleaning sprays.

Dilute to 1.9% when using topically. Due to estragole and methyleugenol content, may be potentially carcinogenic. Do not use internally, especially if you are taking diabetes medication.

Neroli
Citrus aurantium

Delightful aroma used in perfumes and colognes. Supports digestive and circulatory health. Promotes feminine wellness. Beneficial addition to skincare products.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Nerolina
Melaleuca quinquenervia

Supports immune and respiratory systems. Use in massage oils for achy muscles. Pleasant, uplifting aroma.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Niaouli
Melaleuca quinquenervia

Medicinal aroma with similarities to Euculyptus. May support respiratory and immune function. May also be used to promote circulatory and skin health.

Do not use with children under age 10, as it can cause slowed respiration due to high 1,8-cineole content.

Nutmeg
Myristica fragrans

With an aroma true to the nutmeg used in baking, this essential oil promotes circulatory, digestive, and muscular wellness.

When using topically dilute to 0.8%. Take care to dilute properly, may be carcinogenic due to methyleugenol and safrole content.

Opoponax
Commiphora erythraea

Earthy, woody aroma with properties similar to Myrrh. May promote digestive, immune and respiratory health. Deters insects.

When using topically dilute to 0.8%. Take care to dilute properly, may be carcinogenic due to methyleugenol and safrole content.

Oregano
Origanum vulgare

Supports digestive and immune health. Promotes skin wellness and may be beneficial in treating warts.

When using topically dilute to 1.1%. Avoid using if you have sensitive or broken skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2.

Palmarosa
Cymbopogon martinii

Promotes digestive and immune health. Supports feminine health. Beneficial addition to skincare products.

When using topically dilute to 6.5%.

Palo Santo
Bursera graveolens

Sharp aroma may support respiratory health and relieve tension aches. Also promotes circulatory and muscular wellness.

When using topically dilute to 3.4%.

Parsley
Petroselinum sativum

May promote digestive, circulatory and skin wellness.

When using topically dilute to 14.6%. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Patchouli
Pogostemon cablin

Beneficial addition to skincare products. Diffuse for its uplifting sweet, musky aroma. Also supports digestive and immune health.

Do not use internally.

Pennyroyal
Mentha pulegium

Promotes digestive health. Its minty, green aroma deters insects.

When using topically dilute to 1.3%. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Peppermint
Mentha piperita

Refreshing aroma promotes mental clarity. Aids in digestive wellness. May also support circulatory, immune and respiratory function. Deters insects. When using topically dilute to 5.4%. Do not use with children under age 6, because the high menthol content can slow respiration. Avoid if you have cardiac fibrillation or G6PD deficiency.

Peru Balsam
Myroxylon pereirae

Soothing woodsy aroma. Supports circulatory and respiratory function. May promote skin wellness.

When using topically dilute to 0.4%. Avoid using if you have sensitive or broken skin. Do not use topically with children under age 2.

Petitgrain
Citrus aurantium

Uplifting peppery citrus aroma. Supports digestive and respiratory health. Beneficial addition to skincare products and deodorants. Also known as Orange Leaf, Orange Petitgrain and Bitter Orange Leaf.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Pine
Pinus sylvestris

Delightful woodsy aroma, making it a nice addition to cleaning sprays and potpourri. Supports circulatory, immune and respiratory function. May promote reproductive wellness. Beneficial addition to massage oils.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Plai
Zingiber cassumunar

Camphorous aroma similar to Eucalyptus. Promotes circulatory, digestive and immune wellness. Add to massage oils for achy muscles.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Ravensara
Ravensara aromatica

Use at the first sign of illness to support the immune system and promote respiratory function. Camphorous aroma similar to Eucalyptus. Not to be confused with Ravintsara essential oil.

Dilute with care, handle with caution and do not ingest. Dilute carefully to 1% when using topically. Potentially carcinogenic due to estragole content.

Ravintsara
Cinnamomum camphora

Its clean, medicinal aroma is similar to Eucalyptus and supports respiratory function. May also benefit the immune system. Also known as Ho Leaf or Ho Wood, but distinct from Ravensara.

Dilute to 11% when using topically. Do not use with children under age 10, as it can cause slowed respiration due to high 1,8-cineole content.

Rose – Bulgarian, Absolute
Rosa damascena

One ounce of true essential oil requires 60,000 roses. An “absolute” oil uses a solvent such as alcohol to extract fragrant components and essential oil from the plant. This Rose absolute oil has a beautiful, uplifting rose fragrance. May aid reproductive and feminine wellness. Add to skincare products.

When using topically dilute to 0.6%.

Rose Geranium
Pelargonium roseum

Rose and Geranium are steam distilled together to produce this essential oil with a sweet, floral aroma. May aid reproductive and feminine wellness. Add to skincare products.

Dilute to 17.5% when using topically. Do not use internally.

Rose – Moroccan, Absolute
Pelargonium roseum

One ounce of true essential oil requires 60,000 roses. An “absolute” oil uses a solvent such as alcohol to extract fragrant components and essential oil from the plant. This Rose absolute oil has a rich, sweet rose fragrance. May aid reproductive and feminine wellness. Add to skincare products.

Dilute to 2.5% when using topically.

Rosemary – Moroccan
Rosmarinus officinalis

May increase focus. Used throughout history to promote immune health. Supports circulatory and digestive wellness. Use in massage oils or bath salts to help relieve aches and pains. Add to cleaning products. Beneficial addition to skincare and hair care products.

Do not use with children under age 10, as it can cause slowed respiration due to high 1,8-cineole content.

Rosemary – Spanish
Rosmarinus officinalis

May increase focus. Used throughout history to promote immune health. Supports circulatory and digestive wellness. Use in massage oils or bath salts to help relieve aches and pains. Add to cleaning products. Beneficial addition to skincare and hair care products.

Dilute to no more than 16.5% when using topically. Avoid using if you have a seizure disorder.

Rosewood
Aniba rosaeodora

Sweet, woody aroma. in skincare products. May benefit the immune system.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Sage
Salvia officinalis

Herbaceous, sweet aroma. Add to skincare products. May support feminine wellness.

Dilute to 0.4% when using topically. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid using if you have a seizure disorder.

Sandalwood – Australian
Santalum spicatum

This rare essential oil has a musky aroma that appeals to many men and women. Supports the immune system. Add to skincare products. May promote feminine wellness.

Dilute as generally recommended. No extra safety precautions are necessary.

Sandalwood – East Indian
Santalum album

This precious essential oil is steam-distilled from trees that are usually 20-60 years old. Its exotic, woody aroma is a favorite in perfumes. Supports circulatory, digestive and respiratory health. Add to skincare products.

Dilute to 2% when using topically.

Spearmint
Santalum album

Uplifting minty aroma with a warming affect. May promote digestive, immune, limbic and respiratory wellness. May provide relief to achy muscles or headaches.

Dilute to 1.7% when using topically.

Spikenard
Nardostachys jatamansi

Grounding, woody aroma. Used throughout history to annoint people of honor, including Jesus as recorded in John 12:3. Beneficial addition to skincare products.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Spruce
Picea mariana

Uplifting, cleansing aroma of the forest. Add to cleaning sprays, bath salts, and massage oils. Supports respiratory wellness.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Sweet Marjoram
Origanum majorana

Also known as “joy of the mountains, this essential oil has a revitalizing, medicinal aroma.

Dilute and massage into sore muscles. Add to bath salts. Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Tangerine
Citrus reticulata

Pleasingly delicate citrus aroma. Mood boosting and calming, this essential oil is perfect for bath salts, room sprays and body lotions. Consider blending with clove or another spicy essential oil.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Tea Tree
Melaleuca alternifolia

This popular essential oil is commonly used in homemade first aid kits and skincare products. It has a clean, medicinal aroma.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Thyme
Thymus vulgaris

Used throughout history for muscular, immune, and skin support, as well as pest control. Some reviewers have noted a decrease in snoring.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Turmeric
Curcuma longa

Warm, spicy aroma. Add to homemade pain relief products and skincare regimen.

Dilute well to prevent staining. Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Valerian
Valeriana wallichii

For decades, in spite of its unpleasant aroma, valerian has been treasured for its tranquilizing qualities and nervous system support.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Vanilla Oleoresin
Vanilla planifolia

Delightful, mood-boosting aroma. Add this absolute (not technically an essential oil) to perfumes, linen sprays, and dryer balls. May decrease food cravings.

Dilute with alcohol, not a carrier oil.

Verbena
Lippia javanica

Provides support for the body’s respiratory and immune systems.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care.

Vetiver
Vetiveria zizanioides

Grounding aroma perfect for emotional support and meditation. Diffuse or add to bath salts or massage oils. May enhance sensuality. Pipettes or droppers are helpful when using this thick essential oil.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children under 2 years of age.

Vitex
Vitex agnus castus

Consider applying at bedtime for sleep support. May also aid in feminine wellness and menstrual support.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. Not for use with children.

Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens

Fresh, minty aroma. Provides respiratory support and is beneficial when added to massage oils for achy muscles.

Dilute well. Use caution if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid if on blood thinners, are about to have surgery, have bleeding disorders or have salicylate sensitivity. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin. Avoid use if epileptic.

Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

Woody aroma with a balancing effect on the mind. Supports feminine wellness.

Dilute and do not use on broken skin. If sensitivity occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult a physician If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, especially due to potential medication interactions .

Ylang Ylang
Cananga odorata

Wonderful floral aroma. Used throughout history to enhance sensuality. Add to bath salts, massage oils, beauty products, and perfumes.

Dilute well. Limit use if you have low blood pressure.

Try This Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Complete
Cananga odorata

Essential oils with unique properties can be extracted from the Ylang Ylang plant at different points in the distillation process. Ylang Ylang Complete is the combination of all of these. Its beautiful floral aroma enhances sensuality. Add to bath salts, massage oils, beauty products, and perfumes.

Dilute well. Limit use if you have low blood pressure.

Yuzu
Citrus junos

Mood-boosting and bright citrus aroma. Add to bath products. May provide immune support and promote overall wellness.

Phototoxic, so avoid direct sunlight after applying topically.