Top 150 List of Essential Oils With Free Cheat Sheet

Top 150 List of Essential Oils With Free Cheat Sheet

    Looking for a list of essential oils? Here we have compiled 150 of the top essential oils available on the market, in our opinion ;)

    This list is organized alphabetically by the common essential oil name. We have include other useful information, like other names the essential oil may go by and the botanical names of each oil. Also lists if the oil is safe for use on kids and which oils to avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding.

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    List of Essential Oils

    You will find the most common name of the essential oil in bold, other names the oil is called in parenthesis, and the botanical names are in italics. Additional notes have been added in purple, as well as where to buy the essential oil if you don't have it and want it.

    1. Allspice (Pimento Berry, Jamaica Pepper)

    Pimenta dioica,  Buy Here

    -Uses: Arthritis, fatigue, muscle cramp, rheumatism, muscle/joint stiffness, chills, congested coughs, bronchitis, stomach cramp, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, tension and stress (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 34).

    2. Amyris (Torchwood, West Indian Sandalwood)

    Amyris balsamifera, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Coughs, chest congestion, restlessness, stress, tension; a generally relaxing tonic, skin care (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 566).

    3. Angelica Root

    Angelica archangelica, Phototoxic Buy Here

    -Uses: Coughs, sinus infection, viral infection, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, physical fatigue, stress-related conditions; fortifying and strengthening (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 566).

    4. Anise (Aniseed)

    Pimpinella anisum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation

    -Uses: Coughs, bronchitis, catarrah, digestive-linked migraines and headaches; calms nervous digestive tract conditions (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 567).

    5. Arborvitae (Western Red Cedar)

    Thuja plicata, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, calming, cancer, repellent (from Modern Essentials by Aromatools 8th edition, page 37).

    6. Balsam Peru (Peru Balsam)

    Myroxylon pereirae, Buy Here

    -Uses: Skin conditions, rashes, wounds, pruritis, scabies, ringworm, bedsores, cuts, ulcers, hemorrhoids, coughs, bronchitis, head lice, dandruff, coughs, respiratory conditions (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 568).

    7. Basil (Sweet Basil, Basil Linalool)

    Ocimum basilicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular spasm and contraction, rheumatism, digestive problems, nausea, flatulence, menstrual cramp, dysmenorrhea, headache, migraines, tension, stress, physical and mental exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 568). Read more about Basil Essential Oils Uses & Benefits.

    8. Bay Leaf (see Laurel Leaf)

    9. Bergamot

    Citrus bergamia, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Infections, fevers, indigestion, cystitis, wounds, acne, herpes sores, depression, stress, tension, insomnia, fear, emotional crisis, convalescence; emotional strengthening (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 571).

    10. Bergamot Mint

    Mentha Citrata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory support, clearing mucus & congestion, sore muscles, digestion, nausea, motivation, inspiration (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 36)

    11. Birch (Sweet Birch)

    Betula lenta, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular injury, skeletal inflammation, lumbago, neuralgia, circulatory conditions, edema, heavy limbs (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 572).

    12. Black Pepper

    Piper nigrum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: General aches and pains, stomach cramp, digestive problems, rheumatism, circulatory conditions,  cold limbs, chills, exhaustion, convalescence; general nerve tonic (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 572).

    13. Black Spruce (Spruce)

    Picea mariana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Bronchial infection, catarrh, sinus congestion, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, overexercised muscles, stiff joints, muscular strain, tendonitis, cellulite (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 624).

    14. Blue Cypress

    Callitris intratropica, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Arthritis, asthma, fragrance fixative (from 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols by Jeanne Rose, page 51)

    15. Blue Tansy (Moroccan Blue Chamomile)

    Tanacetum annuum, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Helps encourage relaxation, may promote uplifting thoughts, and calms an over worried mind. Blue Tansy has a thick, ink-like viscosity. The oil has a strong blue color and can potentially stain clothes, porous material, and skin.

    16. Buddha Wood (Desert Rosewood)

    Eremophila mitchellii, Buy Here

    -Uses: Stress, muscle tension, insomnia, bug repellent. Great for meditation and perfumery. Properties: Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative, Immune System Tonic.

    17. Cajeput (Cajuput, White Tea Tree)

    Melaleuca cajuput, Buy Here

    -Uses: Arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular spasm and contractions, sciatica, sore throat, sinusitis, bronchitis, coughs, colds, parasite-induced skin problems, skin infection, head lice, insect bites, fatigue (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 573).

    18. Camphor (White Camphor, Camphor Laurel)

    Cinnamomum camphora, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, muscular injury, chesty cough, bronchitis, colds, sinus problems, acne, rashes, parasitic skin infections, contusions, bruises; stimulating, insect repellent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 573).

    19. Cannabis (see Hemp)

    20. Caraway Seed

    Carum carvi, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Gastrointestinal conditions, dyspepsia, abdominal spasm, colic, flatulence, intestinal cramp and spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis, gastric ulceration, allergic rhinitis, bronchitis, coughs, nervousness (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 574).

    21. Cardamom

    Elettaria cardamomum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Indigestion, intestinal cramp, flatulence, dyspepsia, nausea, gastric migraine, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Chrohn's disease, muscular cramp and strains, muscular spasm, bronchial congestion, exhaustion and mental fatigue; strengthening, fortifying (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 575).

    22. Carrot Seed

    Daucus carota, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Detoxifying, arthritis, rheumatism, indigestion, water retention, genitourinary infection, urinary tract infection, eczema, ulcers, psoriasis, acne, pimples (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 576).

    23. Cassia (Cinnamon Cassia, Chinese Cinnamon)

    Cinnamomum cassia, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Arthritis, cold a& flu, colic, diarrhea, digestive issues, fever, flatulence, nausea (from Essential oils & Aromatherapy: An Introductory Guide by Sonoma Press, page 243).

    24. Catnip

    Nepeta cataria, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Diarrhea, stomach cramp, internal gas, congestion, colds, mosquito repellent (from The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils by Nerys Purchon & Lora Cantele, page 44).

    25. Cedarwood Atlas

    Cedrus atlantica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Chest infection, catarrh, congestion, acne, scalp disorders, cellulite, anxiety, stress, tension, physical exhaustion; detoxifying (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 576).

    26. Cedarwood Himalayan

    Cedrus deodara, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory support, balance oily skin, emotional support, stress.

    27. Cedarwood Virginian

    Juniperus virginiana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory infections, decongestant, catarrh, bronchitis, coughs, urinary tract infections, cellulite (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 576).

    28. Celery Seed

    Apium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Varicose veins, heavy legs, congestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, stress-related digestive conditions, nervousness, depression; detoxifying (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 577).

    29. Cilantro (Coriander Leaf)

    Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses:

    30. Cinnamon Bark

    Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    31. Cinnamon Leaf

    Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Buy Here

    -Uses: Bacterial and viral infection, parasitic infection, intestinal infection, fungal infection, respiratory infection, fevers, coughs, flu, muscular injury, aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, cold limbs, general physical debility, exhaustion, fatigue, tired all the time (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 579).

    32. Cistus (Labdanum, Rock Rose)

    Cistus ladanifer, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Viral infection, influenza, bronchial conditions, joint aches and pains, muscular pain, arthritis, cuts, wounds, pimples, acne, scarring, nervousness, tension, stress (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 580).

    33. Citronella

    Cymbopogon nardus/Cymbopogon winterianus, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, infectious skin conditions, fevers, heat rash, excessive perspiration, fungal infections, fungal foot infections, fatigue, insect bites; insect deterrent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 580).

    34. Clary Sage

    Salvia sclarea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Menstrual problems, menstrual cramp, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal problems, hot flashes, muscular aches and pains, muscular fatigue, muscular spasm, excessive perspiration, headaches, loss  of concentration, memory, insomnia, nervousness, depression, anxiety stress, psychological stress (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 581).

    35. Clementine

    Citrus clementina, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: helps to reduce insomnia, depression, colds, stress, digestive issues, naturally cleansing.

    36. Clove Bud

    Eugenia caryophyllata/Syzygium aromaticum, Buy Here

    -Uses: Pain relief, bacterial infection, fungal infection, viral skin infection, warts, verrucas, toothache, gum disease, muscle pain, rheumatism, flu, bronchitis, tired limbs, nausea, flatulence, stomach cramp, abdominal spasm, parasitic infection, scabies, ringworm (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 581).

    37. Coffee

    Coffea arabica/Coffea robusta, Buy Here

    -Uses: Improves mood, eases nausea and gas, reduces appearance of cellulite.

    38. Copaiba (Copaiba Balsam)

    Copaifera officinalis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Bronchitis, sore throats, tonsillitis, varicose conditions, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, cystitis, intestinal cramps and spasms, stomachache, stomach discomfort, Helicobacter pylori, muscular pain, bacterial and inflammatory skin conditions, fungal skin infections, onychomycosis, foot candida nail infections, athlete's foot (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 582).

    39. Coriander Seed

    Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Digestive problems, flatulence, dyspepsia, bloating, indigestion, abdominal spasm, abdominal discomfort, irritable bowel syndrome, detoxifying, nervous tension, muscular fatigue, muscular aches and pains, mental fatigue, tired all the time, emotional exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 582).

    40. Cumin

    Cuminum cyminum, Phototoxic Buy Here

    -Uses: Accumulation of fluids and toxins, poor circulation, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence/gas, indigestion, spasm, debility, headaches, migraine, nervous exhaustion (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 80)

    41. Cypress

    Cupressus sempervirens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Varicose veins, fluid retention, hemorrhoids, congestive conditions, heavy and tired legs, edema, rheumatism, menstrual cramp, menopausal fatigue, hot flashes, cellulite, dry coughs, bronchial spam, asthma, respiratory conditions (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 583).

    42. Davana

    Artemisia pallens, Buy Here

    -Uses: Bacterial infection, bronchial congestion, coughs, colds, influenza, nervous stomach, indigestion, nausea, menstrual cramp, menopausal symptoms, general debility, anxiety, stress, irritability, tension (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 584).

    43. Dill Weed/Dill Seed

    Anethum graveolens, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Colic, indigestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, gastrointestinal spam, intestinal cramp, gastric spasm, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, constipation, detoxifying, headaches, nervous stomach, menstrual pain, digestive stimulant, nervousness (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 584).

    44. Douglas Fir

    Pseudotsuga menziesii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory support, muscle spasms, spastic cough, cold, flu, immune support, improves self-esteem, lack of focus, stress and tension.

    45. Elemi

    Canarium luzonicum, Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory tract infection, chronic cough, catarrh, stress-related bronchial conditions, muscular fatigue, overworked muscles, infectious skin conditions, wounds, cuts and grazes, tiredness; soothing and calming (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 585).

    46. Eucalyptus Dives

    Eucalyptus Dives, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory infection, sinusitis, sinus headache, influenza, fever, headache, migraine, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, leg cramp, abdominal cramp. menstrual cramp, neuralgia, inflammatory conditions, candida, cellulite, parasitic infections, head lice, fatigue, exhaustion, acne, pimples (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 587).

    47. Eucalyptus Globulus

    Eucalyptus globulus, Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory infection, bronchitis, infectious disease, fever, catarrh, sinusitis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, urinary infection, cystitis, parasitic infection (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 585-586).

    48. Eucalyptus Radiata

    Eucalyptus radiata, Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, rhinitis, colds, influenza, fever, asthma, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, abdominal cramp, menstrual cramp, headaches, mental exhaustion, fatigue, insect stings and bites, general stimulant and tonic (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 587).

    49. Eucalyptus Smithii

    Eucalyptus smithii, Buy Here

    50. Everlasting (see Helichrysum)

    51. Fennel (Sweet Fennel)

    Foeniculum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Digestive disorders, colic, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasm, flatulence, nausea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal spasm, menstrual problems, menstrual cramp, premenstrual syndrome, fertility, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, detoxifying, cellulite, fluid retention, heavy legs, bronchitis, respiratory conditions, parasitic infection (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 588).

    52. Fir Balsam (Balsam Fir, Canadian Fir Needle)

    Abies balsamea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Burns, cuts, hemorrhoids, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, sore throat, cystitis, genitourinary infections, depression, nervous tension, stress-related conditions (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 41-42)

    53. Fir Needle (Siberian Fir)

    Abies sibirica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    54. Frankincense (Olibanum)

    Boswellia carterii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Coughs, colds, bronchitis, nervous asthma, skin infection, scars, wounds, urinary tract infections, mental fatigue, depression, nervousness, stress, tension, inability to communicate (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 589).

    55. Galangal Root (Greater Galangal, Siamese Ginger)

    Alpinia galanga, Buy Here

    56. Galbanum

    Ferula galbaniflua, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Abscesses, acne, boils, cuts, heals scar tissue, inflammations, tones the skin, mature skin, wrinkles, wounds, poor circulation, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic coughs, abdominal cramp, flatulence, indigestion, nervous tension and stress related complaints (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 98-99).

    57. Geranium

    Pelargonium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Female reproductive disorders, menstrual cramp, infertility, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, circulatory disorders, Raynaud's disease, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, neuralgia, nervous skin disorders, depression, fatigue, emotional crisis, stress-related conditions (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 591).

    58. Geranium Bourban

    Pelargonium asperum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    59. German Chamomile (Blue Chamomile)

    Matricaria chamomilla, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, chilblains, dermatitis, earache, eczema, hair care, inflammations, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin, teething pain, toothache, wounds, arthritis, inflamed joints, muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, dyspepsia, colic, indigestion, nausea, dysmenorrhagia, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, migraine and stress related complaints (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 70).

    60. Ginger

    Zingiber officinale, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Arthritis, muscle fatigue, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, diarrhea colic, abdominal cramp, flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, travel sickness, debility, nervous exhaustion (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 102)

    61. Gingergrass

    Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia, Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory support, swelling, sore muscles and joints, stiff joints, poor circulation, stress, tension (The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 59)

    62. Goldenrod

    Solidago canadensis, Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, cuts, inflammations of the skin, insect bites, sores, wounds, catarrh, chills, coughs and colds, hay fever, allergies, laryngitis, respiratory congestion, sinus infection, sore throat, flu, liver congestion, hepatitis, fatty liver, urinary tract and bladder condition (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 104).

    63. Grapefruit

    Citrus paradisi, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, congested and oily skin, promotes hair growth, tones the skin and tissues, cellulitis, exercise preparation, muscle fatigue, obesity, stiffness, water retention, chills, colds, flu, depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion, performance stress (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 105).

    64. Helichrysum (Everlasting, Immortelle)

    Helichrysum italicum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    65. Hemlock (Spruce Hemlock, Tsuga)

    Tsuga canadensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, respiratory weakness, colds, flu, infections, anxiety, stress-related conditions (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 186)

    66. Hemp (Cannabis)

    Cannabis sativa, Buy Here

    67. Ho Leaf (see Ravintsara)

    68. Ho Wood

    Cinnamomum camphora, Buy Here

    -Uses: Influenza, colds, chills, bacterial and viral respiratory infection, menstrual cramp, vaginal infection, parasitic skin infection, wounds, cuts, grazes, eczema, acne, stress and stress-related conditions, anxiety, tension (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 594).

    69. Hyssop

    Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Coughs, colds, influenza, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma, bronchial infection, contusions, bruising, wounds, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, digestive problems (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 595).

    70. Immortelle (see Helichrysum)

    71. Jack Pine (Grey Pine)

    Pinus banksiana, Buy Here

    72. Jasmine Absolute

    Jasminum grandiflorum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Infertility, menstrual cramp, abdominal spasm, nervous tension, nervousness, stress-related conditions, lethargy, apathy, fatigue, insecurity, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 596).

    73. Juniper Berry (Juniper)

    Juniperus communis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Fluid retention, cystitis, urinary tract infection, abdominal bloating, menstrual cramp, heavy legs, detoxifying, cellulite, obesity, gout, rheumatism, arthritis, acne, ulceration, eczema, mental exhaustion, chronic fatigue, anxiety, tension (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 596). Read more about Juniper Berry Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes.

    74. Key Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia var. swingle OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    75. Kunzea

    Kunzea ambigua, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    76. Labdanum (see Cistus)

    77. Laurel Leaf (Bay Leaf, Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay)

    Laurus nobilis, Buy Here

    -Uses: Influenza, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, arthritis, circulatory conditions, candida, respiratory and bronchial infections, digestive problems, flatulence, colds, flu, skin rash, spots, sores, dental infections, fungal foot conditions, nervousness, general fatigue (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 570).

    78. Lavandin

    Lavandula intermedia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Skin infection, wounds, menstrual cramp, muscular cramp and contraction, muscular spasm, muscular injury, migraine, stress, tension, respiratory tract infection, pimples, acne, pain relief (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 597).

    79. Lavender

    Lavandula angustifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: inflammatory conditions, skin infection, wounds, cuts, grazes, rashes, itching, stress-related eczema, nervous psoriasis, sunburn, burns, muscular spasm, muscular contraction, abdominal cramp, headache, migraine, insomnia, nervousness and related conditions, acne, pimples, insect bites, stress, tension, anxiety, tension, panic, insect deterrent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 598).

    80. Lavender (Spike Lavender)

    Lavandula latifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Skin infection, wounds, cuts, grazes, muscular spasm, muscular contraction, abdominal cramp, headache, migraine, acne, pimples, insect bites, insect deterrent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 598).

    81. Lemon

    Citrus limon, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here or Lemon Distilled - Citrus limon, Not phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, anemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, varicose veins, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh, dyspepsia, colds, flu, fever and infections (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 123)

    82. Lemon Balm (see Melissa)

    83. Lemon Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus citriodora, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular injury, fungal skin infection, bacterial skin infection, sores , wounds, respiratory tract conditions, asthma, fever, candida, insect bites, insect repellent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 586).

    84. Lemongrass

    Cymbopogon flexuosus, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, gastrointestinal disorders, indigestion, colitis, diuretic, detoxifying, cellulite, fever, nonspecific infection, physical and mental exhaustion, acne, pimples, insect bites, insect repellent (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 599). Read more about Lemongrass Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes.

    85. Lemon Myrtle

    Backhousia citriodora, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    86. Lemon Tea Tree

    Leptospermum petersonii, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    87. Lime Expressed

    Citrus aurantifolia, Phototoxic Buy Here

    -Uses: Digestive problems, loss of appetite, detoxifying, cellulite, throat infection, tonsillitis, sore throat, influenza, lethary, chronic fatigue, mental exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 600).

    88. Lime Distilled

    Citrus aurantifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    89. Litsea (see May Chang)

    90. Mandarin

    Citrus reticulata /citrus nobilis, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses:

    91. Manuka (New Zealand Tea Tree)

    Leptospermum scoparium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, abscesses, athlete's foot skin, bed sores, blisters, boils, burns, carbuncles, cold sores, cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, oily skin, pimples, ringworm, sores, sunburn, coughs, colds, flu, congestion, asthma, hay fever, muscular tension, aches and pains, joint stiffness (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 133).

    92. Marjoram (Sweet Marjoram)

    Origanum majorana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscle relaxant, muscular spasm, muscular pain, general aches, numbness, bodily stiffness, abdominal pain, menstrual cramp, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, contusion, bruises, headache, gastrointestinal disorders, abdominal spasm, indigestion, intestinal spasm, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, insomnia, stress-related conditions, anxiety (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 603). 

    93. May Chang (Litsea)

    Litsea cubeba, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    94. Melaleuca (see Tea Tree)

    95. Melissa (Lemon Balm)

    Melissa officinalis, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Insomnia, sleep disorders, indigestion, nausea, fungal infections, candida, viral skin infections, herpes, menopausal symptoms, detoxifying, nervousness, stress and anxiety-related symptoms, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 605). Read more about Melissa Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes.

    96. Mountain Savory (Winter Savory)

    Satureja montana, Buy Here

    -Uses:

    97. Myrrh

    Commiphora myrrha, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    98. Myrtle

    Myrtus communis, Buy Here

    99. Neroli (Orange Blossom)

    Citrus aurantium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    100. Niaouli

    Melaleuca quinquenervia, Buy Here

    101. Nutmeg

    Myristica fragrans, Buy Here

    -Uses: Gastrointestinal spasms, nausea, upset stomach, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, muscular injury, menstrual cramp, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, tension (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 609). Read more about Nutmeg Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes.

    102. Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh, Opopanax)

    Commiphora guidottii /Commiphora erythraea, Buy Here

    103. Orange (Blood Orange)

    Citrus sinensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    104. Orange Blossom (see Neroli)

    105. Orange (Sweet Orange, Wild Orange)

    Citrus sinensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    106. Oregano

    Oreganum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    107. Palmarosa

    Cymbopogon martinii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    108. Palo Santo

    Bursera Graveolens, Buy Here

    109. Patchouli

    Pogostemon cablin, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    110. Peppermint

    Mentha piperita, Buy Here

    111. Petitgrain

    Citrus aurantium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    112. Pine (Scotch Pine, Scots Pine)

    Pinus sylvestris, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    113. Pink Pepper

    Schinus molle, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    114. Plai

    Zingiber cassumunar, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    115. Ravensara

    Ravensara aromatica, Buy Here

    116. Ravintsara (Ho Leaf)

    Cinnamomum camphora, Buy Here

    117. Rock Rose (see Cistus)

    118. Roman Chamomile

    Anthemis nobilis /Chamaemelum nobile, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    119. Rosalina (Lavender Tea Tree)

    Melaleuca ericifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Respiratory support, allergies, sinus congestion, mucus, sore throat, coughs, infections, inflammation (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 102)

    120. Rose Absolute (Rose Otte, Bulgarian Rose, Damask Rose)

    Rosa damascena, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses:

    121. Rose Absolute (Provence Rose, Cabbage Rose)

    Rosa centifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Broken cappillaries, dry skin, eczema, wrinkles, palpitations, poor circulation, asthma, coughs, hay fever, nausea, irregular menstruation, uterine disorders, depression, insomnia, headache, nervous tension, stress-related complaints (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 172).

    122. Rose Geranium

    Pelargonium roseum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    123. Rosemary

    Rosmarinus officinalis, Buy Here

    -Uses: Acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, promotes hair growth, regulates seborrhea, scabies, stimulates scalp, lice, varicose veins, fluid retention, gout, muscular pain, palpitations, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, jaundice, dysmenorrhoea, colds, flu, debility, headaches, hypotension, neuralgia, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion and stress-related disorders (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 174).

    124. Rosewood (Bios de Rose)

    Aniba rosaeodora

    -Uses:

    125. Sage (Dalmatian Sage, Common Sage)

    Salvia officinalis, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    126. Sandalwood

    Santalum album/Santalum spicatum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    127. Saro (Mandravasarotra)

    Cinnamosma fragrans, Buy Here

    -Uses: Bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, colds, influenza, sinusitis, muscular pain, muscular injury, cellulite, wounds, abscesses, physical exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 621).

    128. Siberian Fir (see Fir Needle)

    129. Silver Fir (Silver Fir Needle, Silver Spruce, White Fir)

    Abies alba, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Catarrh, sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial tract discomfort, dry cough, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, feverishness, anxiety, tension; general tonic (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 588). Read more about Silver Fir Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes.

    130. Spearmint

    Mentha spicata / Mentha cardiaca, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Colic, dyspepsia, nausea, flatulence, digestive upset, stomachache, neuralgia, lumbago, muscular ache, nervous migraine, nervous fatigue (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 622). 

    131. Spikenard (Nard, Jatamansi)

    Nardostachys jatamansi, Buy Here

    -Uses: Insomnia, menstrual problems, muscular spasm, muscular contractions, neuralgia, sciatica, bodily congestion, aging skin, physical tension, stress-related conditions, anxiety, nervous tension, soothing, calming (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 623). 

    132. Spruce Hemlock - (see Hemlock)

    133. Star Anise

    Illicium verum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, colds (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 38).

    134. Sweet Myrrh (see Opoponax)

    135. Tangerine

    Citrus reticulata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Stress-induced insomnia, nervous exhaustion, mild muscular spasm, cellulite, digestive problems, detoxifying, flatulence, constipation, bodily congestion, tires all the time, irritability, general dispirited, overly anxious (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 625). 

    136. Tarragon

    Artemisia dracunculus, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation

    -Uses: Dyspepsia, flatulence, indigestion, intestinal spasm, gastrointestinal problems, constipation, nausea, ,muscular cramp, muscular spasm, rheumatism, abdominal congestion and swelling (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 625). 

    137. Tea Tree

    Melaleuca alternifolia, Safe for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Bacterial skin infection, parasitic skin infection respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, wounds, ulceration, pimples, acne, abscesses, head and body lice, fungal infection, athlete's foot, warts, verrucas (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 626). 

    138. Thyme (Thyme Linalool, Thyme Thymol)

    Thymus vulgaris, Buy Here

    -Uses: Influenza, coughs, colds, bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, sore throat, bronchial chest infection, mucous congestion, viral and bacteria skin infections, circulatory problems, cold limbs, numbness, muscular pain, muscular debility, tendonitis, arthritis, rheumatism, general debility, chronic fatigue, acne, warts, verrucas (plantar warts), lethargy, inability to concentrate (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 627). 

    139. Tsuga (see Hemlock)

    140. Turmeric

    Curcuma longa, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Gastrointestinal conditions, indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach cramp, intestinal spasm, general aches and pains, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 628). 

    141. Valerian

    Valeriana wallichii, Buy Here

    -Uses: Gastrointestinal infections, insomnia, nervousness, stress, tension, tension headache, stress-induced migraine, muscular spasm, cramps, restlessness, inability to relax, restless leg, trembling disorders, pimples, acne, problematic skin (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 628). 

    142. Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Oleoresin)

    Vanilla planifolia, Buy Here

    -Uses: Stress-induced conditions, nervous anxiety, nervousness, insomnia and restlessness, unexplained painful limbs, nervous stomach, nausea, inability to relax (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 629).

    143. Verbena (Honey Verbena, Wild Verbena)

    Lippia javanica, Buy Here

    -Uses:

    144. Vetiver

    Vetiveria zizanoides, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Stress-induced conditions, nervous tension, stress-related menstrual problems, muscular spasm, muscular pain, menstrual cramp, premenstrual syndrome, restlessness, workaholism, physical exhaustion, irritability, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 629-630). 

    145. White Fir (see Silver Fir)

    146. Wintergreen

    Gaultheria procumbens, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    -Uses: Inflammation, pain management, rheumatoid arthritis (from The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia, page 324).

    147. Winter Savory (see Mountain Savory)

    148. Yarrow (Blue Yarrow)

    Achillea millefolium, Buy Here

    -Uses: Rheumatism, arthritis, inflamed or injured muscles, muscular cramp, menstrual cramp, scarring, acne (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 631). 

    149. Ylang Ylang

    Cananga odorata, Buy Here

    -Uses: Hypertension, circulatory conditions, muscular cramp, menstrual cramp, intestinal spasm, insomnia, nervous tension, stress, nervousness, physical exhaustion, chronic fatigue, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 631). 

    150. Yuzu

    Citrus junos, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    -Uses: Nervous stomach cramp, cellulite, neuralgia, influenza, colds, convalescence, stress-induced skin conditions, devitalized skin, nervous tension, nervous exhaustion, chronic fatigue; general tonic (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 632). 

    Essential Oil Safety

    There is some controversy about what age to start using essential oils on children. This involves personal preferences of parents, as well as known safety risks with some oils.

    Overall, it is recommend to start no earlier than 2 years old because of the high potency of essential oils. Well diluting essential oils with children is a must. A dilution level of 1% or less is recommended for topical use (1% equals a total of 6 drops of essential oils for every 1 oz of carrier oil).

    Some essential oil companies will actually label essential oils that are safe to use on kids (when diluted). I think this is a great idea, especially for new essential oil users.

    Plant Therapy labels their kid friendly oils they sell as "KidSafe" and Edens Garden labels theirs "OK For Kids". These brands were referenced for this list of essential oils that are recommended for kids 2+.

    Please note that even if the oil is listed as safe for kids, every child is different so oils should still be used cautiously.

    The essential oils listed to avoid during pregnancy or lactation are referenced from the book Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young (Tisserand and Young pg. 152-153).

    There are also essential oils that should be restricted during pregnancy and lactation. These were noted "caution with pregnancy/lactation" on the PDF and list above but here they again with the suggested daily maximum dermal dose:

    • Lemongrass (0.7%)
    • Lemon Myrtle (0.7%)
    • Lemon Tea Tree (0.8%)
    • May Chang (0.8%)
    • Melissa (0.9%)

    (Tisserand and Young pg. 156)

    For additional safety information, read more on the topic from NAHA

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