Essential Oil Use Chart

Many of the projects found here at SavvyHomemade are calling for one of these oils as an ingredient. So I thought it would be a nice idea to create an essential oil use chart to help shed some light on the subject.

I also wrote the carrier oils chart, followed by a long look at the benefits of choosing quality oils and where to buy quality essential oils at the best prices.

Below you will find more than fourty of the most popular ‘essential’ oils to explore, we have listed their properties along with the essential oil description. Click each link to jump down to the specific oil, or scroll down and browse through the uses for essential oils.

 

Perfume Scents – The Piesse Scale

Top Notes

Are light and fresh smelling, they are usually the first scent that you will detect in a blended perfume, and often the most volatile.
BergamotLemonLimeMandarinSpearmintPeppermint

Middle Notes

Form the main body of the perfume. They have a lasting fragrance that becomes noticeable after the top note.
CedarwoodClary SageGeraniumLavenderLemon BalmRosemary

Base notes

Are rich and heavy, although they are the last to detect in a perfume they linger the longest and work as a fixative to the lighter top and middle notes, helping them to retain their aroma for longer.
FrankincenseJasmineNeroliPatchouliRoseSandalwoodVanillaYlang Ylang

 

Starting Your Organic Essential Oil Collection

The following are ten links to help guide you when buying your very first oils, this is based upon Valerie Worwood’s recommendations in her Complete Book of Essential Oils.

Lavender essential oil

Tea Tree essential oil

Chamomile essential oil

Eucalyptus essential oil

Clove essential oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil

Lemon essential oil

Rose Geranium essential oil

Or you could simply go for one of the essential oil starter kits or samplers available to get you started.

A to B Essential Oil Use

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery

Note: Top to middle

Angelica is wildly recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia , gastritis, flatulence, gout and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions and balancing the nervous system.

Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

In Detail: View Full Information For Angelica essential oil

Where To Buy:

Angelica Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Angelica Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice

Note: Middle

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

In Detail: View Full Information For Anise essential oil

Where To Buy:

Anise Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Angelica Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy

Note: Top

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odours, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections and ease bronchitis.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

In Detail: View Full Information For Basil essential oils

Where To Buy:

Basil Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Basil Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Bay

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal

Note: Middle

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complains and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

In Detail: View Full Information For Bay essential oil

Where To Buy:

Bay Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Bay Oil at Amazon

 

Benzoin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla

Note: Base

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with reliving anxiety and stress. It is also useful for helping to relive asthma, coughs and colds.

Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

In Detail: View Full Information For Benzoin essential oil

Where To Buy:

Benzoin Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Benzoin Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy

Note: Top

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great up lifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

In Detail: View Full Information For Bergamot essential oil

Where To Buy:

Bergamot Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Bergamot Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp

Note: Middle to top

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

In Detail: View Full Information For Black Pepper essential oil

Where To Buy:

Black Pepper Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Black Pepper Essential Oil at Amazon

 

 

C to E Essential Oil Use

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal

Note: Top

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Cajeput Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Cajeput Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones

Note: Base

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing; its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Cedarwood Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Cedarwood Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Chamomile Oil (blue)

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet

Note: Middle

For soothing just about anything; anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Chamomile Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Chamomile Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy

Note: Base to Middle

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Cinnamon Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Cinnamon Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony

Note: Top

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties.

Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent, and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, head aches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

Where To Buy:

Citronella Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Citronella Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky

Note: Middle

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative affect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labour pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Clary Sage Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Clary Sage Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odour, a slight hint of leather

Note: Middle

A well known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first rate insect repellent.

Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Clove Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Clove Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.

Note: Middle

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations.

The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce an inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil.

Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds

Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

Where To Buy:

Cypress Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Cypress Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Eucalyptus

Fragrance: Strong and woody

Note: Top

Revives and lifts the spirit, stimulates the immune system and can ease coughs, colds, headaches and sinus pain. Eucalyptus also makes an excellent insect repellent and is often sprayed on animals to prevent fleas and ticks. This oil also comes in forms that can be inhaled to break up respiratory tract infections. It is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties which make it useful for bronchitis.

Blends Well With: Cedarwood- cypress- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- juniper- lavender- lemon, marjoram- peppermint- pine- rosemary

Where To Buy:

Eucalyptus Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Eucalyptus Essential Oil at Amazon

 

 

F to L Essential Oil Use

Fennel

Fragrance: Very sweet and anise-like with a slight earthy-peppery smell

Note: Middle

A wonderful calming oil to help ease stomach cramps and other digestive problems, in fact fennel is often found in many of today’s laxative remedies. It can be extremely good when used in toiletries for mature skin and for anyone with menopausal problems.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cypress- fir- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- juniper- lavender- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- niaouli- orange- pine- rose- rosemary- sandalwood- tangerine- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Fennel Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Fennel Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Frankincense

Fragrance: a clean dry, woody aroma with fruity, pepper, and spicy tones.

Note: Base

Is one of the most expensive oils, but it is an important tissue healer with many miraculous references going way back to the Bible. Adding a few drops to your face or body cream works wonders for dry or mature skin. Frankincense also has sedative qualities that will give a feeling of inner peace helping to eliminate anxiety and aid sleep. Other benefits include relief from coughs and asthma.

Blends Well With: Basil- bergamot- black pepper- cinnamon- clary sage- coriander- cypress- geranium- grapefruit- lavender- lemon- mandarin- neroli- orange- patchouli- pine- rose- sandalwood- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Frankincense Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Frankincense Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Galbanum

Fragrance: Fresh, woody, spicy and balsamic

Note: Top

Galbanum carries an extensive tradition as incense. The actual resin can be burnt, and the oil has been utilized as a fixative within fragrances.

Medicinally it is often applied to wounds and skin conditions. For skin problems like scarring or muscle cramping, this particular oil can be used on its own or within a blend with a vegetable/carrier oil, and applied to the area.

Also beneficial for bronchitis, coughs, cuts, upset stomach, inflammations, mature skin, muscle pains, nervous tension, bad circulation, rheumatism, scarring and anxiety

Blends Well With: Benzoin – fir – geranium – ginger – lavender – oakmoss – opopanax – pine

Where To Buy:

Galbanum Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Galbanum Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Geranium

Fragrance: Sweet and floral

Note: Middle

A floral smelling scent to put a spring in your step, with its up lifting qualities to help ease mood swings, works well for both post-natal depression and pre-menstrual tension. It also makes an excellent mosquito repellent and is often found in beauty skin care products.

Blends Well With: Basil- bergamot- black pepper- clary sage- clove- cypress- fennel- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- mandarin- neroli- orange- patchouli, peppermint- rose- rosemary- sandalwood- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Geranium Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Geranium Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Ginger

Fragrance: Hot, spicy, and sweet

Note: Middle

Is well known for its warming properties helping to relive and treat muscular and arthritic pains along with sprains and strains. Ginger is thought to boost immunity helping to ease coughs and colds and is often used to treat travel sickness and nausea.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- cedarwood- clove- coriander- eucalyptus- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lemon- lime- mandarin- neroli- orange- patchouli- rose- rosewood- sandalwood- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Ginger Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Ginger Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Grapefruit

Fragrance: Citrus, floral, and fruity

Note: Top

This mouth watering oil is both refreshing and invigorating. This is a good oil to use if you are feeling depressed or exhausted. Works wonders in a tonic for oily or combination skin

Blends Well With: Bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- clary sage- clove- cypress- eucalyptus- fennel- frankincense- geranium- ginger- juniper- lavender- lemon- mandarin- neroli- patchouli- peppermint- rosemary-ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Grapefruit Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Grapefruit Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Jasmine

Fragrance: Warm, rich, deep and floral

Note: Middle

Is very hydrating so it’s lovely used in soaps, perfumes and cosmetics for dry sensitive skin. Jasmine can also be used to stimulate the memory, try adding a few drops of Jasmine to a homemade blend to use whilst studying, and see if it will help with your memory.

Blends Well With: virtually everything

Where To Buy:

Jasmine Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Jasmine Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Juniper Berry

Fragrance: Fresh, green and fruity with balsamic undertones

Note: Middle

Holds invaluable detoxification properties; it’s used to treat water retention, cellulite and hangovers by increasing circulation and generally giving the mind and body a well needed emotional clear out.

Blends Well With: Black pepper- cedarwood- clary sage- cypress- fir needle- lavender- oakmoss- rosemary

Where To Buy:

Juniper Berry Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Juniper Berry Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Lavender

Fragrance: Fresh, herbaceous and floral

Note: Middle

Well what can I say! Is there anything this oil can’t do? It can be used neat to sooth burns, scolds, sunburn and arthritis. In fact because of its cooling affect it’s good to use on anything hot. It can help alleviate eczema, acne, insect bites, stings, head lice, bruises, headaches, vertigo, migraine, fainting and just about any aches and pains you can think of. Lavender is a must for any essential oil collection.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- black pepper- cedarwood- clary sage- clove- cypress- eucalyptus- geranium- grapefruit- juniper- lemon- lemongrass- mandarin- marjoram- oakmoss- patchouli- peppermint- pine- rose- rosemary- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Lavender Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Lavender Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Lemon

Fragrance: Clean and citrusy with a hint of spice

Note: Top

Lemon is excellent for treating cold sores, verrucas, warts, spots and athletes foot. A very refreshing and uplifting detoxifying oil, that boosts circulation helping to eliminate cellulite and gout.

Blends Well With: Benzoin- chamomile- eucalyptus- fennel- geranium- juniper-lavender- neroli

Where To Buy:

Lemon Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Lemon Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Lemongrass

Fragrance: Lemony and straw like

Note: Top

An invigorating and energizing oil mainly used to treat extreme perspiration, athletes foot, muscular pain and aid poor circulation.

Blends Well With: Basil,-bergamot- black pepper- cedarwood- clary sage- coriander- cypress- fennel- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- lavender- lemon- marjoram- orange- patchouli- rosemary- tea tree-ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Lemongrass Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Lemongrass Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Lime

Fragrance: Citrus and tart, sweet with a little spice

Note: Top

A very refreshing and deodorizing with its mild antiseptic and antiviral qualities makes it perfect oil for fighting of acne and dealing with most problems caused by oily skin. Lime can also stimulate circulation so if used as a detoxification can help reduce cellulite.

Blends Well With: clary sage- lavender- neroli- rosemary- vanilla- ylang ylang- and other citrus oils

Where To Buy:

Lime Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Lime Essential Oil at Amazon

 

 

M to P Essential Oil Use

Mandarin

Fragrance: Warm, citrusy and fruity with a dense floral odour

Note: top to middle

This oil smells good enough to eat, so it’s not surprising that it’s used to treat stomach problems. Dilute with olive oil and rubbed on a childs tummy in a clock wise circular movement to calm an anxious child. This oil is very good at reducing stretch marks and scarring. However mandarin does tend increase your appetite so if you are trying to lose weight give this one a miss.

Blends Well With: Basil- black pepper- cinnamon- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- neroli- nutmeg- patchouli- petitgrain- rose- sandalwood- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Mandarin Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Mandarin Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Marigold

Fragrance:

Note:

Blends Well With:

Where To Buy:

Marigold Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Marjoram

Fragrance: Bright, sweet, balsamic

Note: Middle

Marjoram is used equally as a culinary and therapeutic herb. It’s regarded as a soothing herb, since it calms digestive, breathing and anxiety conditions. With regard to pains and aches, and also as a relaxing agent, add marjoram to your massage oil blend.

Ideal for bronchitis, bruises, common colds, bowel irregularity, coughs, dysmenorrhoea, wind, head ache, congestion, high blood pressure, sleeping disorders, leucorrhoea, menstruation issues, muscle pains and tightness, sore throats, strains, and vertigo.

Blends Well With: Basil – bergamot – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – cypress – eucalyptus – eucalyptus lemon – fennel – juniper – lavender – lemon – orange – peppermint – pine – rosemary – tea tree – thyme

Where To Buy:

Marjoram Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Marjoram Essential Oil at Amazon

 

May Chang

Fragrance:

Note:

Blends Well With:

Where To Buy:

May Chang Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Mimosa

Fragrance:

Note:

Blends Well With:

Where To Buy:

Mimosa Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Musk

Fragrance:

Note:

Blends Well With:

Where To Buy:

Musk Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Myrrh

Fragrance: Hot and smoky, herbaceous with a touch of dry wood

Note: Base

With its deep and warm woody fragrance, it is useful for dealing with grief, anger and rejection by promoting feelings of peace and tranquillity. Myrrh is a very powerful antiseptic and is especially good at treating fungal infections such as athlete’ foot. Along with helping to ease asthma, coughs, gum infections and thrush, this is also a good oil to boost your immune system.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- clove- cypress- eucalyptus- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- neroli- patchouli- pine- rose- rosemary- sandalwood- tea tree- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Myrrh Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Myrrh Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Neroli

Fragrance: Sweet, fresh and camphoraceous

Note: middle

Promotes healing of the skin, its suitable for all skin types (especially mature) and is particularly good at healing scars, stretch marks and nappy rash. Neroli is an antidepressant and aphrodisiac giving feeling of inner peace and contentment.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- eucalyptus- lavandin- lavender- lemon- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Neroli Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Neroli Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Oakmoss

Fragrance: Dry and earthy like bark

Note: Base

This oil is used within the perfume industry for its fixative properties, it is quite viscous, and will need to be heated up to aid pourability.

Blends Well With: Anise – bay – bergamot – clary sage – eucalyptus – ginger – lavender – lime – orange – palmarosa – tea tree – vetiver – ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Oakmoss Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Oakmoss Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Orange

Fragrance: Sweet, sugary, and citrus

Note: Top

As with other citrus oils is very good for the skin, and is often be found in a wide range of skin care products, perfumes and detergents, and can be especially good for dull and oily skin conditions. Can help to eliminate, stress, nerves, palpitations, water retention and toxins.

Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cinnamon- clary sage- clove- coriander- eucalyptus- frankincense- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- marjoram- myrrh, neroli- nutmeg- patchouli- petitgrain- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Orange Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Orange Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Patchouli

Fragrance: Earthy and smoky, spicy and musky

Note: Base

A good aphrodisiac that will help relive depression. Makes a first-rate skin tonic for dry flaky skin and can be used to treat eczema, acne, dandruff and athletes foot. Patchouli also makes a good insect repellent.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- black pepper- cedarwood- cinnamon- clary sage- clove- coriander- frankincense- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemongrass- mandarin- myrrh- neroli- oakmoss- orange- rose- sandalwood

Where To Buy:

Patchouli Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Patchouli Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Peppermint

Fragrance: Fresh and incredibly minty, hot, herbaceous, with a vegetative hint

Note: Middle

A stimulating oil that can be used to ease both headaches and migraines when used at the start of an attack. It can assist memory and combat fatigue. With its warming qualities peppermint is very good at easing muscle pains along with colic, stomach cramps, colds, coughs and flu symptoms.

Blends Well With: Basil- benzoin- black pepper- cypress- eucalyptus- geranium- grapefruit- juniper- lavender- lemon- marjoram- niaouli- pine-rosemary- tea tree- other mints

Where To Buy:

Peppermint Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Peppermint Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Petitgrain

Fragrance: A fresh and floral citrus scent, with a woody-herbaceous trace

Note: Top to middle

This oil has a gentle calming affect so if you are suffering with nerves, mild depressions, anxiety or stress then look no further. Often used in skin products to help control acne and oily skin problems.

Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cedarwood-clary sage- clove- cypress- eucalyptus- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- neroli- orange- patchouli- rose- rosemary- sandalwood- ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Petitgrain Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Petitgrain Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Pine

Fragrance: Strong and balsamic smells a bit like turpentine

Note: Middle

Apart from its warm woody fragrance that smells wonderful when added to a bath, this oil has great detoxification properties that can boost circulation helping to break down and reduce cellulite. And is excellent for treating colds, sore throats, chest infections, cystitis , urinal infections and excessive perspiration (try adding to washing detergent or blending in some homemade soap to combat the latter).

Blends Well With: Bergamot- cedarwood- clary sage- cypress- eucalyptus- frankincense- grapefruit- juniper- lavender- lemon- marjoram- niaouli- peppermint- rosemary- sage- sandalwood- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Pine Essential Oil at Amazon

 

 

Q to Z Essential Oil Use

Rose

Fragrance: Very rich and deep a sweet-floral and slightly spicy aroma

Note: Middle

Because of its lovely deep aroma, rose oil has been extensively used in soaps, cosmetics, toiletries, and perfumes for years. Rose oil has many more wonderful properties than just its scent; in fact it’s one of the best essential oils on the market for combating skin problems and would make a nice addition to wrinkle and dry skin creams. Being a mild antidepressant rose oil can give relief from stress, nerves, palpitations and ease headaches, hay fever and coughs.

Blends Well With: just about all oils

Where To Buy:

Rose Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Rose Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Rosemary

Fragrance: Strong and fresh, camphor-like and with a trace of woody-balsamic

Note: Middle

Is another must have oil that treats or aids just about any muscular ach or pain you can think of. Other great users include treatment of varicose veins, scabies, dandruff, lice, arthritis, rheumatism, cellulite, circulation, digestion, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu and so much more. Like I said a must have oil.

Blends Well With: Basil- bergamot- black pepper- cedarwood- cinnamon-clary sage- eucalyptus- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- lavandin- lavender- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- niaouli- oregano- peppermint- petitgrain- pine- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Rosemary Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Rosemary Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Rosewood

Fragrance: Very sweet, woody-floral, with just a hint of spice

Note: Base

A real sprit lifter to help you feel more balanced and rejuvenated. Rosewood is fine tissue regenerator so a good homemade skin tonic will do wonders for any wounds, scars, acne, wrinkles and dull dry skin. (Rosewood is being felled from the rainforests so use sparingly)

Blends Well With: most oils, in particular citrus, woods, and florals.

Where To Buy:

Rosewood Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Sandalwood

Fragrance: Deep and soft, sweet-woody balsamic

Note: Base

A very spiritual oil, it’s also a sedative and aphrodisiac oil which makes this oil a perfect choice for meditating and relaxing with. Sandalwood has many other good qualities including treatment of dry chapped skin, insomnia, urine infections, sore throats and chest infections.

Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- black pepper- clary sage- clove- geranium- grapefruit- fennel- frankincense- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- myrrh- neroli- orange- patchouli- rose- rosewood- violet -ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Sandalwood Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Sandalwood Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Spearmint

Fragrance: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty

Note: Top

Used within food and the pharmaceuticals industry, Spearmint is a good for for your digestive system and for any aches and pains. It’s not as strong as the peppermint oil so should be a better suited for any recipes intended for children.

Blends Well With: Basil – benzoin – eucalyptus – jasmine – lavender – lemon – orange – peppermint – rosemary

Where To Buy:

Spearmint Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Spearmint Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Tangerine

Fragrance: Fresh and sweet, like orange

Note: Top

A well known as a antiseptic, Tangerine is great for Acne, congested and oily skin, constipation, dyspepsia, fluid retention, hiccoughs, indigestion, insomnia, intestinal problems, nervous tension, obesity, restlessness, scars, stretch marks. Tangerine can be used in a similar way to mandarin, but it does have a much sweeter smell than the mandarin oil.

Blends Well With: Basil – black pepper – chamomile – cinnamon – clary sage – clove – frankincense – geranium – grapefruit – jasmine – juniper – lemon – myrrh – neroli – nutmeg – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – rose – sandalwood – ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Tangerine Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Tangerine Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Tea Tree

Fragrance: Warm and Fresh, a spicy -camphoraceous

Note: Middle

A well known as a antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial oil, tea tree oil is also great for fighting of fungal infections, catarrh, sinusitis, chest infections, mouth ulcers, verrucas and athletes foot. And if that wasn’t enough tea tree oil is also excellent at treating spots, boils, insect bites, cystitis and thrush.

Blends Well With: Basil- bergamot- black pepper- clary sage- clove- cypress- geranium- juniper- lavender- lemon- marjoram- nutmeg- peppermint- pine- rosemary

Where To Buy:

Tea Tree Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Tea Tree Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Thyme

Fragrance: powerful and warm a spicy herbaceous

Note: Middle

Is a wonderful oil to burn if there’s an epidemic around. It can treat colds, coughs and flu symptoms and help ease headaches, pain, sciatica and sprains.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- clary sage- cypress- eucalyptus- geranium- grapefruit- lavender, lemon- marjoram- pine- rosemary- tea tree

Where To Buy:

Thyme Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Thyme Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Vanilla

Fragrance: Rich, sweet and balsamic

Note: Base

Mainly used as a base note within the perfume industry, Vanilla oil is viscous and may need to be heated to help pourability. We do not recommended this oil in aromatherapy.

Blends Well With: Benzoin – bergamot – frankincense – jasmine – lemon – mandarin – opopanax – orange – patchouli – rose – sandalwood – vetiver – ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Vanilla Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Vanilla Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Violet

Fragrance:

Note:

Blends Well With: Benzoin – bergamot – frankincense – jasmine – lemon – mandarin – opopanax – orange – patchouli – rose – sandalwood – vetiver – ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Violet Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Yarrow

Fragrance: Dry, smooth, herbal

Note: Middle

Yarrow is recognized for its astringent attributes, and can be used as an anti-inflammatory or within cold treatments. Yarrow can also be included in skincare treatments for calming arthritis and irritations.

Good for pimples, amenorrhea, arteriosclerosis, joint inflammation, burns, bowel obstruction, coughs, cramping, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, diarrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, eczema, temperature, wind, influenza, hemroids, heartburn, inflammation, sleeping disorders, yeast infections, varicose veins, wounds.

Blends Well With: Bay – black pepper – bergamot – cedarwood – chamomile – clary sage – cypress – grapefruit – lavender – neroli – oakmoss – pine – valerian – vetiver – ylang ylang

Where To Buy:

Yarrow Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Yarrow Essential Oil at Amazon

 

Ylang Ylang

Fragrance: Extremely sweet, floral-balsamic and a little spicy, with a rich and velvety top note

Note: Base

This exotic, floral smelling oil has been used for years to improve high blood presser and ease shock and palpitations. Ylang ylang is also wildly used as an aphrodisiac and to ease stress, depression, fear and anger. To lighten its aroma, mix with citrus oils for a refreshing change.

Blends Well With: Bergamot- clary sage- clove- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lemon- mandarin- neroli- orange- patchouli- petitgrain- rose- rosewood- sandalwood

Where To Buy:

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil at Mountain Rose

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil at Amazon

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