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.

    We have created a PDF download of this list that can be printed out so you can keep your essential oils organized. You can get access to it at the bottom of the list.

    Features we added to this printable list:

    • Common names of oils
    • Botanical names of oils
    • Checkbox to mark if you have the oil
    • Date opened column
    • Checkbox for wish list oils
    • Kid safe oils for ages 2+
    • Essential oils to avoid when pregnant or lactating

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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

    2. Amyris (Torchwood, West Indian Sandalwood) - Amyris balsamifera, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    3. Angelica Root - Angelica archangelica, Phototoxic Buy Here

    4. Anise (Aniseed) - Pimpinella anisum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation

    5. Arborvitae (Western Red Cedar) - Thuja plicata, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    6. Balsam Peru (Peru Balsam) - Myroxylon pereirae, Buy Here

    7. Basil (Sweet Basil, Basil Linalool) - Ocimum basilicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    8. Bay Leaf (see Laurel Leaf)

    9. Bergamot - Citrus bergamia, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    10. Bergamot Mint - Mentha Citrata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    11. Birch (Sweet Birch) - Betula lenta, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    12. Black Pepper - Piper nigrum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    13. Black Spruce (Spruce) - Picea mariana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    14. Blue Cypress - Callitris intratropica, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    15. Blue Tansy (Moroccan Blue Chamomile) - Tanacetum annuum, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    16. Buddha Wood (Desert Rosewood) - Eremophila mitchellii, Buy Here

    17. Cajeput (Cajuput, White Tea Tree) - Melaleuca cajuput, Buy Here

    18. Camphor (White Camphor, Camphor Laurel) - Cinnamomum camphora, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    19. Cannabis (see Hemp)

    20. Caraway Seed - Carum carvi, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    21. Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    22. Carrot Seed - Daucus carota, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    23. Cassia (Cinnamon Cassia, Chinese Cinnamon) - Cinnamomum cassia, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    24. Catnip - Nepeta cataria, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    25. Cedarwood Atlas - Cedrus atlantica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    26. Cedarwood Himalayan - Cedrus deodara, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    27. Cedarwood Virginian - Juniperus virginiana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    28. Celery Seed - Apium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    29. Cilantro (Coriander Leaf) - Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    30. Cinnamon Bark - Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    31. Cinnamon Leaf - Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Buy Here

    32. Cistus (Labdanum, Rock Rose) - Cistus ladanifer, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    33. Citronella - Cymbopogon nardus/Cymbopogon winterianus, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    34. Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    35. Clementine - Citrus clementina, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    36. Clove Bud - Eugenia caryophyllata, Buy Here

    37. Coffee - Coffea arabica/Coffea robusta, Buy Here

    38. Copaiba (Copaiba Balsam) - Copaifera officinalis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    39. Coriander Seed - Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    40. Cumin - Cuminum cyminum, Phototoxic Buy Here

    41. Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    42. Davana - Artemisia pallens, Buy Here

    43. Dill Weed - Anethum graveolens, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    44. Douglas Fir - Pseudotsuga menziesii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    45. Elemi - Canarium luzonicum, Buy Here

    46. Eucalyptus Dives - Eucalyptus Dives, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    47. Eucalyptus Globulus - Eucalyptus globulus, Buy Here

    48. Eucalyptus Radiata - Eucalyptus radiata, Buy Here

    49. Eucalyptus Smithii  - Eucalyptus smithii, Buy Here

    50. Everlasting (see Helichrysum)

    51. Fennel (Sweet Fennel) - Foeniculum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    52. Fir Balsam (Balsam Fir, Canadian Fir Needle) - Abies balsamea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    53. Fir Needle (Siberian Fir) - Abies sibirica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    54. Frankincense (Olibanum) - Boswellia carterii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    55. Galangal Root (Greater Galangal, Siamese Ginger) - Alpinia galanga, Buy Here

    56. Galbanum - Ferula galbaniflua, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    57. Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    58. Geranium Bourban - Pelargonium asperum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    59. German Chamomile (Blue Chamomile) - Matricaria chamomilla, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    60. Ginger - Zingiber officinale, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    61. Gingergrass - Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia, Buy Here

    62. Goldenrod - Solidago canadensis, Buy Here

    63. Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    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

    66. Hemp (Cannabis) - Cannabis sativa, Buy Here

    67. Ho Leaf (see Ravintsara)

    68. Ho Wood - Cinnamomum camphora, Buy Here

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

    70. Immortelle (see Helichrysum)

    71. Jack Pine (Grey Pine) - Pinus banksiana, Buy Here

    72. Jasmine Absolute - Jasminum grandiflorum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    73. Juniper Berry (Juniper) - Juniperus communis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    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

    78. Lavandin - Lavandula intermedia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    79. Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    80. Lavender (Spike Lavender) - Lavandula latifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    81. Lemon - Citrus limon, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    82. Lemon Balm (see Melissa)

    83. Lemon Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus citriodora, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    84. Lemongrass - Cymbopogon flexuosus, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    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

    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

    91. Manuka (New Zealand Tea Tree) - Leptospermum scoparium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    92. Marjoram (Sweet Marjoram) - Origanum majorana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    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

    96. Mountain Savory (Winter Savory) - Satureja montana, Buy Here

    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

    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

    120. Rose Absolute (Rose Otte, Bulgarian Rose, Damask Rose) - Rosa damascena, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    121. Rose Absolute (Provence Rose, Cabbage Rose) - Rosa centifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    122. Rose Geranium - Pelargonium roseum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    123. Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis, Buy Here

    124. Rosewood (Bios de Rose) - Aniba rosaeodora

    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

    128. Siberian Fir (see Fir Needle)

    129. Silver Fir (Silver Fir Needle, Silver Spruce, White Fir) - Abies alba, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    130. Spearmint - Mentha spicata / Mentha cardiaca, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    131. Spikenard (Nard, Jatamansi) - Nardostachys jatamansi, Buy Here

    132. Spruce Hemlock - (see Hemlock)

    133. Star Anise - Illicium verum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    134. Sweet Myrrh (see Opoponax)

    135. Tangerine - Citrus reticulata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    136. Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation

    137. Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia, Safe for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    138. Thyme (Thyme Linalool, Thyme Thymol) - Thymus vulgaris, Buy Here

    139. Tsuga (see Hemlock)

    140. Tumeric - Curcuma longa, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    141. Valerian - Valeriana wallichii, Buy Here

    142. Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Oleoresin) - Vanilla planifolia, Buy Here

    143. Verbena (Honey Verbena, Wild Verbena) - Lippia javanica, Buy Here

    144. Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    145. White Fir (see Silver Fir)

    146. Wintergreen - Gaultheria procumbens, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

    147. Winter Savory (see Mountain Savory)

    148. Yarrow (Blue Yarrow) - Achillea millefolium, Buy Here

    149. Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata, Buy Here

    150. Yuzu - Citrus junos, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

    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 pregancy/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

    Free "Ultimate" List of Essential Oils PDF

    Download our printable essential oil list full of useful information and checkboxes to help you organize your inventory!

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