Agar – From Agarwood (a large evergreen from southeast Asia); also known as “Oud” oil. Agar oil has a complex odour and has had cultural and religious significance since ancient civilizations.
Ajwain – From Carum Copticum fruits. Has been used in India since ancient times for culinary and medical purposes (works as a stimulant and as an anti-nauseant).
Allspice – From allspice berries. Similar aroma to clove and cinnamon. Known for its effectiveness as a fragrance, massage oil, aphrodisiac, some anti-viral properties and aid for muscle and/or joint pain.
Ambrette – From the ambrette seed. Used for aromatherapy and perfumes, may have effects on muscle aches, circulation, and mood regulation.
Amyris – From the amyris tree. Used for aromatherapy and perfumes, specifically to induce relaxation and pleasant moods. May also work as a sedative and has antiseptic properties.
Angelica root – From the angelica root. Often used for medicinal purposes, including dull skin, low energy, and bloat.Also effective as an aromatic oil.
Anise – From the anise seed. Commonly used in its spice form for flavouring and digestive agent. Also useful for several health purposes, including epilepsy, rheumatism, congestion, and indigestion. Can also be used for aromatherapy, as an antiseptic, insecticide, and stimulant.
Balsam of Peru – From the Myroxylon tree. Often used for flavouring or as a fragrance. Also often used as an antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal. Used as a medical ingredient in several different treatments, including ointments, cough suppressants, and dentistry.
Basil – From the basil herb. Often used as a treatment for stress-related ailments, and as an intellectual stimulant. Medicinally, basil oil is used to treat respiratory tract difficulties, nausea, skin conditions, and menstrual problems. Can have a negative effect on pregnant women and children under sixteen.
Bay – From the bay tree. Works effectively as an antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, and analgesic. Incredibly effective at treating nerve pain. May also contribute to fever reduction, a sedative effect, and an increased appetite. Has a definitively masculine aroma.
Beeswax Absolute – From Beeswax, making it one of the only oils used in aromatherapy that is animal based. Honey-like aroma. Used primarily for its scent in perfumes, fragrances, and diffusion.
Benzoin Absolute – From the Benzoin tree. Works as a deodorant, disinfectant, and antiseptic substance. Has additional health benefits as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-rheumatic. Has been used in medical and religious properties since ancient times.
Bergamot – From the bergamot orange fruit. Best known for the taste that it adds to Earl Grey Tea, but is commonly used in perfumes, as it has a light floral note. Has been used in Chinese medicine to influence the body’s energy and the digestive system.
Black Pepper – From black pepper. Used often for food flavouring, but also for its energizing aroma. Supports the functioning of the digestive system and soothes muscle discomfort.
Blue Cypress – From the blue cypress tree. Aids the body in its natural response to injury and irritation, as well as providing a positive influence on the respiratory system.
Boronia Absolute – From the flower of the Boronia plant. Its strong aroma and expensive price tag mean that it is most commonly used as a fragrance, but it can also have some decongestant effects.
Buchu – From the Buchu tree. This essential oil has many health benefits as an antidote to joint pain, a diuretic, and an antiseptic oil. The Buchu oil is often toxic, so caution, medical advice, and a large amount of research should be exercised before its use.
Birch – From the Birch tree. Many medicinal benefits, including as a disinfectant, analgesic, and diuretic. Has psychological benefits as well, with its stimulant and antidepressant properties. Also a great option for cleansing, as it has excellent effectiveness as a disinfectant, germicide, and antiseptic.
Cajeput – From the Cajeput tree or paperbark tree. Pungent odour prevents its use from many aromatic uses. May be used medically as a decongestant or as a topical analgesic/anti-inflammatory.
Calamus – From the calamus root. Has been used medicinally since ancient times, but can be toxic if used improperly, so please only do so with medical advice. Has been used successfully to battle joint pain, nerve spasms, and nerve pain.
Camphor – From the Common Camphor tree. Several health uses as a decongestant, anti-neuralgic, and anaesthetic. Can work therapeutically as a sedative, and for cleaning purposes as a disinfectant and insecticide.
Cananga – From the Cananga tree. A non-toxic essential oil that is incredibly useful as a topical application for irritated or dull skin. Useful therapeutically to relieve depression, anxiety, and irritability. Medical uses include blood pressure regulation, and slowing heart rate and breathing when anxious.
Caraway – From Caraway seeds. An incredible number of medicinal uses, including: the increase of milk production for nursing mothers, anti-histamine effects, digestive aid, and various infections. Also useful therapeutically for relieving depression and fatigue.
Cardamom – From Cardamom seeds. Commonly used as a spice in many culinary situations, but also effective for non-toxic cleaning solutions as it has antiseptic and antimicrobal properties. Medical uses include the calming of muscular spasms and weight loss. Therapeutically used as an aphrodisiac and a stimulant.
Carrot seed – From carrot seeds. An incredible antioxidant that can easily repair many bodily tissues. This essential oil also works effectively as a disinfectant, antiviral and antiseptic. Health effects include the clearing of toxins from the body, stress relief, and the prevention of infection.
Cassia – From the bark of the cassia plant. Used most often to fight infection and to activate the immune system. Can be used in food as a substitute for cinnamon, and its aromatic effects are energizing and stimulating. Historically used for spiritual purposes in ancient times.
Catnip – From the catnip leaf and flower. Commonly used as an insect repellant. Aromatically pleasing due to its rich floral odour. Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Cedarwood – From the cedar tree. Useful medically for many skin conditions, as an anti-fungal, and as an anti-inflammatory. Often used as a general health tonic with many beneficial health results. May also have positive influences on the respiratory system.
Chamomile – From the flowers of the chamomile plant. Has many therapeutic effects as a calming agent, combatting depression, and aiding in sleep. Commonly used as an analgesic medically, and may also aid in reducing bloating and improving the digestive process.
Cinnamon – From the cinnamon shrub. Boosts brain activity and increases blood circulation. Often used for its healing properties, and may have positive effects on indigestion, heart disease, and diabetes.
Citronella – From the citronella grass. Has antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Also useful medicinally for improving circulation and muscle spasm relief. A very effective insect repellent.
Clary Sage – From the buds and leaves of the Clary Sage plant. Effective as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent. Medicinally, has many positive effects on skin health, and helps to maintain the strength of the stomach. Can create feelings of euphoria and positivity.
Clove Leaf – from the clove leaf. Has antiseptic properties, which can be helpful in treating many skin conditions. Is also commonly used in dental care.
Coffee – from the coffee seed. Used primarily for aromatherapy purposes, as it is helpful for rejuvenating the mind and energizing the body.
Coriander – from the coriander plant. Supports digestive and circulatory functions. Also used as an aphrodisiac, in weight loss, and to provide relief from muscle and joint pain.
Cranberry Seed – cold pressed from cranberry seeds. Can protect skin from sun damage and from exposure to other skin-damaging conditions. Also effective as an anti-oxidant.
Cubeb – From the piper cubeb shrub. Useful to clear up skin rashes and sore throat. Difficult to find at an adequate quality for therapeutic use.
Cumin/Black Seed – From cumin seeds. Many health benefits including its effects as a digestive, diuretic, anti-spasmotic, and detoxifier. Also effective therapeutically as a stimulant.
Cypress – From the twigs, stems, and needles of the cypress tree. Effective in healthcare as an astringent and antiseptic. Also has positive influences on the respiratory system, the kidneys, and as a sedative for the nervous system.
Cypriol – From the roots of the cyperus plant. Should be avoided by pregnant women, elders, and young children. Used primarily for aromatherapy purposes, due to its leathery and masculine scent.
Curry leaf – From the curry leaf. Primarily used for its ability to reduce iron deficiency and nourish the skin. Also helpful in preventing indigestion and improving hair growth.
Davana – from the flowers of the davana plant. Numerous therapeutic benefits as an anti-depressant and relaxant. Also used medicinally as an antiviral, decongestant, and pain relief for menstrual symptoms.
Dill – From the dill plant. Most effective medically as an antispasmotic and digestive aid, preventing against heartburn and indigestion. Also useful therapeutically for its calming influence on the mind and body.
Elecampane – from the elfwort plant. Used primarily in a medical context as a treatment for respiratory conditions, to boost the immune system, and to speed up metabolism.
Elemi – from the elemi tree. Medicinal properties include its uses as an analgesic, a decongestant, and immune system booster.
Eucalyptus – from the eucalyptus tree. Effective as a cough suppressant, and decongestant. Also commonly used to reduce joint pain, treat cold sores, and repel insects.
Fennel Seed – From the seeds of the fennel plant. Used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, and laxative. May boost health overall, and is used to treat insect bites. Should not be used by pregnant women or those with epilepsy.
Fenugreek – Obtained from fenugreek seeds. Has powerful benefits for your health and body, including its positive effects as a neuroprotectant, antispasmotic,and antioxidant. Also promotes lactation in nursing mothers.
Frankincense – from the bark of the Boswellia tree. Has a calming and relaxing scent, and is often used for its spiritual properties. Can also be used to improve skin health, strengthen hair and gums, and to encourage the healingof minor injuries.
Galangal – from the galangal root. Scent is thought to act as an aphrodisiac and build courage. Its gingery scent combines well with several other essential oils.
Galbanum – from the galbanum plant. Has been used for thousands of years for the pleasure associated with its earthy aroma. Used medically as an anti-arthritic, anti-rheumatic, decongestant, and anti-parasitic.
Geranium – from the stems and leaves of the geranium plant. Used as an astringent, antibacterial, and diuretic. Can also be effective in the healing and removal of scars.
Ginger – from the ginger root. Renowned for its energizing scent, but also for its health benefits. Applied topically, it can be very effective as a method of pain relief. Ginger oil can also be ingested for its positive influence on the digestive process.
Goldenrod – From the goldenrod flower. Has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and mind. Also used medically to aid in circulatory, urinary, and liver functions.
Grapefruit – from the grapefruit fruit. Contains limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Often used for skin nourishment or to aid in the weight loss process.
Henna – From the henna plant. Most often used for perfumes, as the scent has a positive influence on your confidence and overall mood. Also has some medicinal properties as an antibacterial, and can be used as a stimulant for hair growth.
Helichrysum – From the helichrysum flower. Incredibly effective as an anticoagulant, anti-spasmotic, and antiallergenic. Also helps to maintain the health of your respiratory system, circulatory system, spleen, and liver.
Hyssop – from the hyssop plant. The scent of hyssop oil has a purifying and clarifying effect on the body and mind. Should be avoided by those with epilepsy or pregnant women. Few proven medical uses.
Idaho Tansy – From the leaves and stems of the tansy plant. Used medicinally as a boost for the immune system, or added to a bath as a treatment for joint pain and rheumatism. Also widely used as an insect repellent.
Jasmine – From the jasmine flower. Has a strong, sweet fragrance that is commonly used as a perfume. Used therapeutically for its antidepressant and aphrodisiac properties, as well as for its benefits as a sleep aid.
Juniper Berry – From the berries of the juniper tree. Has a cleansing, calming scent that is often used for stress relief. Used medicinally to aid in the cure of colds and the flu, and may also be effective in the weight loss process.
Kanuka – from the leaves and stems of the kanuka tree. Has great antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The scent can promote relaxation and good sleep quality.
Lavender – From the flowers of the lavender plant. Best known for its therapeutic uses as a calming and sedating agent, as well as for its effectiveness as a sleep aid. Can also be used as a pest repellent, for pain relief, and to relieve respiratory distress.
Lavandin – From the lavandin plant. Has similar, but more intense, scent and properties to lavender. Effective therapeutically as an antidepressant, stress reliever, and to boost self-esteem and confidence. Used medically to cure wounds, provide relief from sinusitis, and as an analgesic.
Ledum – from the leaves of the lebum plant. Used therapeutically for its ability to harmonize, cleanse, and balance the mind and body. Medically most effective as a strengthener for the body’s immune system.
Lemon – from the peel of the lemon fruit. Has refreshing and cooling therapeutic properties that can give mental clarity, decrease stress, and increase energy. Can be used medicinally for skin care, to improve the immune system, and aid in weight loss.
Lemongrass – from dried lemongrass. Effective as an analgesic, antiseptic, diuretic, and digestive aid. May also provide relief from high fevers. Used therapeutically for its antidepressant properties. May increase milk production in lactating mothers.
Lime – from the fruit of the lime tree. Used extensively as an antiseptic, bactericidal, and disinfectant. Also used therapeutically for its restorative properties, and medicinally for its effectiveness as an overall health tonic.
Litsea Cubeba – from the fruit of the cubeba plant. Has a lemon-like scent and so is often used in perfumes and aromatherapy. May be used medicinally as an antibiotic, anti-infectant and antiseptic properties. Can also aid in digestion.
Linaloe Wood – from the Linaloe bush. Has a clean, pleasant scent making it popular in perfumery. Has relaxing, soothing, and uplifting therapeutic effects.
Mandarin – from the peel of the mandarin fruit. Acts medically as an antiseptic, digestive, antispasmodic, and purifier. Can be used therapeutically to relieve stress and depression, and to create an uplifting effect on the mind.
Manuka – from the leaves and twigs of the manuka plant. Has been used extensively in perfumery, and has a calming and uplifting therapeutic effect. Can be used medicinally (but should not be ingested) to work as an analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, immune stimulant, nervine, and sedative.
Marjoram – from the leaves of the marjoram plant. Many medical uses, as it is an antiviral, antiseptic, digestive, laxative, and analgesic. Can be used therapeutically for its calming influence on the nervous system and spirit.
Mountain Savory – from the mountain savory plant. Is used medicinally as an immune stimulant and as a general tonic. Has a stimulating, energizing, and motivating therapeutic effect.
Mugwort – from the leaves, buds, and flowers of the mugwort tree. Has medicinal effects as an anti-epileptic, diuretic, and as a treatment for menstrual problems. Has therapeutic uses as a calming influence on the nerves, and as a stimulant.
Mustard – from the mustard seed. Works therapeutically as a stimulant. Has medical uses as a treatment for bacterial or fungal infections, provides relief from joint pain, and aids in digestive processes.
Myrrh – from resin of the myrrh plant. Best known for its positive skincare properties. Powerful antioxidant, and its warm and woody aroma has uplifting properties and can relieve stress.
Myrtle – from the myrtle plant. Has many healing properties, and supports the respiratory system, skin health, and hair growth. Therapeutically used to lift one’s spirits and improve meditation.
Neem – from the seeds of the neem tree. Can improve overall skin health and support the growth of healthy hair. Used medicinally as an anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral.
Neroli – from the neroli flower. Has many therapeutic uses as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and sedative. Can also be used medicinally as an antiseptic and may improve digestive health.
Nutmeg – from the nutmeg fruit. Used therapeutically for its energizing and soothing properties. Also used medicinally for supporting the digestive system, a laxative, and stimulant.k here to edit text
Orange – From the rind of the orange fruit. Used commonly in perfumes and household cleaners because of its fragrance. Can be used for pest control. Additionally, the scent has numerous therapeutic effects and can alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression.
Oregano – From the leaves and flowers of the oregano plant. When applied topically can treat fungal infections and other forms of infection. May also be used to treat sinus infections and colds.
Orris – From the root of the Iris plant. Has a warm, floral odor, and is primarily used in perfumery. May also be used to treat coughs and digestive issues.
Palo Santo – Also known as holy wood, from the Palo Santo tree. Similar properties to frankincense, but less irritating for the skin. Caution should be taken, as holy wood trees are protected and so many commercial Palo Santo oils are not legitimate.
Parsley – from the parsley herb. Effective medicinally as an anti-arthritic, antiseptic, hypotensive, and laxative. Can also help with digestive properties and increase appetite. Avoid use during pregnancy. [See today’s best price]
Patchouli – from the patchouli herb. Known for its fragrance, which is uniquely musky and earthy. Often used in skincare for conditions such as acne, eczema, and irritated skin. Can also be used therapeutically to reduce tension,insomnia, and anxiety.
Perilla – From the leaves of the perilla plant. Known for its use as a cough suppressant and for other positive respiratory effects. Is also used to reduce cholesterol, and to reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke.
Peppermint – From the peppermint plant. Has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties! Also an effective treatment for many minor health concerns such as headaches, PMS symptoms, and congestion.
Petitgrain – From the flowers of the orange tree. Works medically as an antiseptic, and anti-spasmodic. Can also strengthen the nervous system and aid in curing coughs, cramps, and congestion.
Pine – From the needles of the pine tree. A very important oil because of its ability to treat multiple skin conditions, reduce inflammation, improve metabolism, and as a remedy for urinary tract infections. Often used in making perfumes and scented products, and can help to relieve stress.
Ravensara – From the leaves of the ravensara tree. Has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries as an analgesic, allergenic, antibacterial, and antiseptic. Can be used therapeutically as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and relaxant.
Rose – Extracted from rose petals. Most commonly used in perfume, but also used for its therapeutic properties as an antidipressant and aphrodisiac. May be used therapeutically as a laxative, antispasmodic, and to maintain and improve digestive function.
Rosehip – From the seeds of the rose bush. Commonly used in skin care products for its moisturizing properties to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, and eczema, and sunburn.
Rosemary – From the rosemary herb. Has numerous healthcare abilities and may boost hair growth, improve mental activity, and relieve respiratory problems. May also work as an analgesic. Has had many religious and spiritual uses over the centuries.
Rosewood – From the rosewood tree. Has many health benefits as an analgesic, antiseptic, and antibacterial. May be used therapeutically for its stimulating, aphrodisiac, and antidepressant properties.
Sage – From the sage plant. Was considered sacred in ancient times, and has been used to treat many health conditions including digestive problems, menstrual difficulties, and respiratory problems. Can also be used as a hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, and stimulant.
Star Anise – From the seeds of the star anise plant. Has an aroma that is similar to black licorice. Can be used medically to ease respiratory distress, and to aid in digestion and muscular aches and pains.
Sandalwood – from the sandalwood tree. Used most commonly in fragrance, and because of its pleasing scent has had many uses in religious and spiritual traditions. Used to treat infections, in skincare, and to provide relief from coughs and colds.
Sassafras – from the roots of the sassafras plant. Commonly used for its pleasing scent, but not considered safe for medicinal or therapeutic use by the FDA, and especially should never be used by pregnant women.
Savory – From the savory herb. Often used in perfumes, but also known for its medicinal effects on the digestive system, as an antispasmodic, and as an astringent. Should be avoided while pregnant.
Schisandra – From the schizandra berry. Well known for its therapeutic properties that relieve stress, and relax the body and mind. Also works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
Spearmint – From the flower of the spearmint plant. Used medically as an antiseptic, muscle relaxant, and to provide relief from headaches. Therapeutic effects include increased concentration and stress relief. May also be used as an insect repellent.
Spruce – From the needles of the spruce tree. Traditionally used as an effective treatment for muscle soreness, and can also be used to improve immune system functioning. Has a grounding and relaxing therapeutic effect.
Tangerine – From the tangerine fruit. An effective antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. Also used to boost the immune system and metabolism, and can be applied topically to maintain healthy skin.
Tarragon – From the leaves of the tarragon plant. Commonly used to help fight the pain of arthritis, improves circulation of the blood, and can aid in digestion. Used therapeutically as a stimulant.
Tea Tree – from the leaves of the tea tree. Best known for its effectiveness against skin conditions such as acne, scabies, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. May also be used to aid in toothache, sore throat, and ear infections.
Thyme – from the herb thyme. Common home remedy for arthritis, respiratory problems, hangovers, and skin conditions. Used therapeutically for improving concentration and memory, and can also be used as an insect repellent.
Tsuga – from the twigs and needles of the Canadian hemlock tree. Has an uplifting and grounding therapeutic effect, which has been used for thousands of years. Few medicinal uses.
Turmeric – from the turmeric root. Has many medical benefits, including effects against inflammation and muscle pain. Can also aid in digestion, maintain and improve skin health, and help to prevent hair loss.
Valerian – from valerian root. The scent of valerian is calming and grounding, and the perfect antidote to restlessness. The scent tends to be divisive, as some love the musty and woody aroma while others do not. Few medical uses.
Vanilla – from fermented vanilla beans. Commonly used as an antioxidant, fever treatment, and anti-inflammatory. Also used therapeutically to fight depression, elevate move, and relax the mind and nerves.
Vetiver – from the root of the vetiver grass. Used therapeutically for its calming influences, especially after trauma. Also very useful medically as relief for rheumatism, arthritis, and strained or sprained muscles.
Western Red Cedar – from the leaves of the red cedar tree. Has strong anti-bacterial properties, and is also used to treat coughs and rheumatism. Its scent is very strong and can aid in focus, balance, and meditation.
Yarrow – from the yarrow herb. Has many medical uses as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, and anti-spasmodic. Also aids in curing cold and fever and can assist in digestive functioning.
Ylang-ylang – from the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree. Used medicinally as an antiseptic, and therapeutically to provide relief from stress, anger, and anxiety. May also help in maintaining skin health.
Zedoary – From the root of the zedoary plant. Has a spicy odor similar to that of ginger, so is often used for perfumery. Has been known to aid in digestion and to help treat anemia.