List of Essential Oils

Looking for a list of essential oils? Here’s mine.

My list essential oils has about eighty of the more popular oils on the market. Check them out and let me know if I have left out any of your favorite oils.

I have also added their botanical names too. These names are important when buying essential oils.

Why?

Well, say you want to buy chamomile essential oil. Did you know there are a few oils that are sold as chamomile oil? Roman chamomile, German chamomile and Moroccan chamomile (blue tansy). And they each have very different properties and benefits.

So always double check botanical names when buying essential oils. This is important to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. The list of essential oils below has all the botanical names you will need.
 
List of Essential Oils
 
 

List of Essential Oils

  1. Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi or Carum copticum)
  2. Allspice (Pimenta officinalis or Pimenta dioica)
  3. Amyris (Amyris balsamifera)
  4. Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
  5. Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)
  6. Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  7. Bay (Pimenta racemosa)
  8. Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)
  9. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
  10. Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  11. Cabreuva (Myrocarpus fastigiatus)
  12. Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputi or Melaleuca leucadendra)
  13. Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  14. Caraway (Carum carvi)
  15. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
  16. Carrot seed (Daucus carota)
  17. Cedarwood Virginia (Juniperus virginiana)
  18. Celery seed (Apium graveolens)
  19. Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
  20. Chamomile German (Matricaria chamomilla)
  21. Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum prev. C. zeylanicum)
  22. Citronella (Ceylon: Cymbopogon nardus & Java: Cymbopogon winterianus)
  23. Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
  24. Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
  25. Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera officinalis)
  26. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  27. Costus root (Sassuriea costus or Saussurea lappa)
  28. Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
  29. Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  30. Cypriol (Cyperus scariosus)
  31. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
  32. Fennel (sweet) (Foeniculum vulgare dulce)
  33. Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)
  34. Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua or Ferula gummosa)
  35. Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  36. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  37. Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
  38. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  39. Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
  40. Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  41. Labdanum (Cistus ladanifer)
  42. Lavandin (Lavandula hybrid)
  43. Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
  44. Lemon (Citrus limon)
  45. Lemongrass (East Indian: Cymbopogon flexuosus & West Indian: Cymbopogon citratus)
  46. Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  47. Mandarin (Citrus reticulate)
  48. Manuka (Leptospermum)
  49. Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  50. Mugwort (Artimisia alba)
  51. Mimosa (Acacia dealbata)
  52. Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
  53. Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
  54. Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
  55. Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
  56. Orange(Citrus sinensis)
  57. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  58. Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
  59. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  60. Patchouli(Pogostemon cablin)
  61. Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  62. Petitgrain (Petitiprain bigarde)
  63. Pine (Pinus sylvesrtris)
  64. Rose Absolute (Rosa damascene)
  65. Rose Otto (Rosa –)
  66. Rosemary(Rosmarinus officinalis)
  67. Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
  68. Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  69. Sandalwood(Sandalum album)
  70. Spearmint(Mentha spicata)
  71. Sweet Birch (Betula lenta)
  72. Tarragon(Artimisia dracunculus)
  73. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  74. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  75. Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)
  76. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  77. Violet leaves (Viola)
  78. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  79. Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
  80. Zanthoxylum (Zanthoxylum alatum)

 
Don’t forget to dilute these essential oils with carrier oils before putting them on your skin. And always do a skin patch test to make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the oils.

What did you think of my list of essential oils? Am I missing any?
 
By the way, you can also check out these great books on essential oils and aromatherapy from Amazon.

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