Top 150 List of Essential Oils With Free Cheat Sheet - Updated 2020

Top 150 List of Essential Oils With Free Cheat Sheet - Updated 2020

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 included 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.

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.

Features we added to the printable essential oil 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

You can get access to the FREE PRINTABLE at the end of the list of essential oils below.

1. Agarwood (Oud, Aloewood)

  • Aquilaria crassna
  • Common Uses: Grounding, relaxing, natural perfume, muscle spasms, healthy digestion.

2. Allspice (Pimento Berry, Jamaica Pepper)

  • Pimenta dioica, Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Allspice Oil Spotlight

3. Amyris (Torchwood, West Indian Sandalwood)

  • Amyris balsamifera, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Coughs, chest congestion, restlessness, stress, tension; a generally relaxing tonic, skincare (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 566).

4. Angelica Root

  • Angelica archangelica, Phototoxic Buy Here
  • Common 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).

5. Anise (Aniseed)

  • Pimpinella anisum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation
  • Common Uses: Coughs, bronchitis, catarrh, 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).

6. Anise Star (Star Anise)

  • Illicium verum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, colds (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 38).
  • DIY Recipes: Star Anise Oil Blends

7. Arborvitae (Western Red Cedar, Western Arborvitae)

  • Thuja plicata, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, calming, cancer, repellent (from Modern Essentials by Aromatools 8th edition, page 37).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Arborvitae Oil Spotlight

8. Balm Mint Bush

  • Prostanthera melissifoliOK for Kids 2+
  • Common Uses: Uplifting, cleansing, skin issues, air purifying, headaches, chest congestion, respiratory health.

Balsam Peru - see Peru Balsam

9. Basil (Sweet Basil, Basil Linalool)

  • Ocimum basilicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Basil Oil Spotlight

10. Basil Holy (Holy Basil, Tulsi, Basil Tulsi)

  • Ocimum sanctum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Muscular spasm and contraction, respiratory conditions, cystitis, intestinal spasm, parasitic infections, cramp, menstrual cramp, menstrual problems, headache, migraine, mental and physical fatigue (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 569).

11. Basil Lemon (Lemon Basil)

  • Ocimum citriodorum, OK for Kids 2+

Bay Leaf (see Laurel Leaf)

12. Bergamot

  • Citrus bergamia, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

13. Bergamot Mint

  • Mentha Citrata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Respiratory support, clearing mucus & congestion, sore muscles, digestion, nausea, motivation, inspiration (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 36).

14. Birch (Sweet Birch)

  • Betula lenta, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).

15. Black Pepper

  • Piper nigrum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

Black Spruce (see Spruce, Black)

16. Blue Cypress

  • Callitris intratropica, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Arthritis, asthma, skincare, fragrance fixative (from 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols by Jeanne Rose, page 51)

17. Blue Tansy (Moroccan Blue Chamomile)

  • Tanacetum annuum, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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.
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Blue Tansy Oil Spotlight

18. Buddha Wood (Desert Rosewood)

  • Eremophila mitchellii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Stress, muscle tension, insomnia, bug repellent. Great for meditation and perfumery. Properties: Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative, Immune System Tonic.

19. Cajeput (Cajuput, White Tea Tree)

  • Melaleuca cajuput, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

20. Camphor (White Camphor, Camphor Laurel)

  • Cinnamomum camphora, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).

Cannabis - see Hemp

21. Caraway (Caraway Seed)

  • Carum carvi, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

22. Cardamom

  • Elettaria cardamomum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Indigestion, intestinal cramp, flatulence, dyspepsia, nausea, gastric migraine, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn'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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Cardamom Oil Spotlight

23. Carrot Seed

  • Daucus carota, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).

24. Cassia (Cinnamon Cassia, Chinese Cinnamon)

  • Cinnamomum cassia, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Arthritis, cold a& flu, colic, diarrhea, digestive issues, fever, flatulence, nausea (from Essential oils & Aromatherapy: An Introductory Guide by Sonoma Press, page 243).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Cassia Oil Spotlight

25. Catnip

  • Nepeta cataria, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Diarrhea, stomach cramp, internal gas, congestion, colds, mosquito repellent (from The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils by Nerys Purchon & Lora Cantele, page 44).

26. Cedarwood Atlas

  • Cedrus atlantica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

27. Cedarwood Himalayan

28. Cedarwood Texas

  • Juniperus mexicana, OK for Kids 2+
  • Common Uses: Acne, dandruff, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, oily skin, psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cystitis, leucorrhoea, nervous tension, stress-related disorders (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 67).

29. Cedarwood Virginian

  • Juniperus virginiana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

30. Celery Seed

  • Apium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

31. Chamomile German (German Chamomile, Blue Chamomile)

  • Matricaria chamomilla, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

32. Chamomile Roman (Roman Chamomile)

  • Anthemis nobilis /Chamaemelum nobile, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Muscular spasm and contraction, rheumatism, menstrual cramp, rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin irritations, sunburn, dental and teething problems, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, depression, stress-related conditions, insect bites and stings (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 578).

33. Cilantro (Coriander Leaf)

  • Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Anxiety, cleanser, detoxifier, soothing to the skin, aids digestion, stress relief.

34. Cinnamon Bark

  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Airborne bacteria, bacterial infections, bites/stings, breathing, diabetes, diverticulitis, fungal infections, general tonic, stimulates immune system, infection, low libido, mold, pancreas support, physical fatigue, pneumonia, typhoid, vaginal infection, vaginitis, viral infections, warming to body (from Modern Essentials by Aromatools 8th edition, page 48).

35. Cinnamon Leaf

  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

36. Cistus (Labdanum, Rock Rose)

  • Cistus ladanifer, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

37. Citronella

  • Cymbopogon nardus/Cymbopogon winterianus, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

38. Clary Sage

  • Salvia sclarea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Clary Sage Oil Spotlight

39. Clementine

  • Citrus clementina, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Helps to reduce insomnia, depression, colds, stress, digestive issues, naturally cleansing.

40. Clove (Clove Bud)

  • Eugenia caryophyllata/Syzygium aromaticum, Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Clove EO Spotlight

41. Coffee

  • Coffea arabica/Coffea robusta, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Low mood, nausea, gas, cellulite.
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Coffee EO Spotlight

42. Cognac

  • Vitis vinifera
  • Common Uses: Aphrodisiac, natural perfume, uplifting.

43. Copaiba (Copaiba Balsam)

  • Copaifera officinalis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Copaiba Oil Spotlight

44. Coriander Seed

  • Coriandrum sativum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Coriander Oil Spotlight

45. Cumin

  • Cuminum cyminum, Phototoxic Buy Here
  • Common 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).

46. Cypress

  • Cupressus sempervirens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Diffuser Blends: Cypress Oil Recipes

47. Davana

  • Artemisia pallens, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

48. Dill (Dill Weed or Dill Seed)

  • Anethum graveolens, OK for Kids 2+, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).

Douglas Fir - see Fir Douglas

49. Elemi

  • Canarium luzonicum, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

50. Eucalyptus Dives (Peppermint Eucalyptus)

  • Eucalyptus Dives, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Eucalyptus Dives oil Spotlight

51. Eucalyptus Globulus

  • Eucalyptus globulus, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

52. Eucalyptus Lemon (Lemon Eucalyptus)

  • Eucalyptus citriodora, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

53. Eucalyptus Radiata

  • Eucalyptus radiata, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

54. Eucalyptus Smithii

  • Eucalyptus smithii, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Similar to other eucalyptus oils.

Everlasting - see Helichrysum

55. Fennel (Sweet Fennel)

  • Foeniculum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).

56. Finger Root

  • Boesenbergia rotunda, OK for Kids 2+

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

  • Abies balsamea, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

58. Fir Douglas (Douglas Fir)

  • Pseudotsuga menziesii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Respiratory support, muscle spasms, spastic cough, cold, flu, immune support, improves self-esteem, lack of focus, stress and tension.

59. Fir Needle (Siberian Fir)

  • Abies sibirica, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

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

  • Abies alba, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 588).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Silver Fir Oil Spotlight

61. Fragonia

  • Agonis fragrans, OK for Kids 2+
  • Common Uses: Cuts, bites, stings, general skincare, aching muscles and joints, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, cough, colds, influenza, sinusitis, tonsillitis, thrush, menstrual pain and breast tenderness, vaginitis, anxiety, emotional blockages, grief, insomnia, mood swings, and stress (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 94).

62. Frankincense Carterii (Olibanum)

  • Boswellia carterii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

63. Frankincense Frereana

  • Boswellia frereana, OK for Kids 2+

64. Frankincense Sacred

  • Boswellia sacra, OK for Kids 2+

65. Galangal Root (Greater Galangal, Siamese Ginger)

  • Alpinia galanga, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Supports healthy digestion, fatigue, joint & muscle stiffness, travel sickness.

66. Galbanum

  • Ferula galbaniflua, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

67. Geranium

  • Pelargonium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

German Chamomile - see Chamomile German

68. Ginger

  • Zingiber officinale, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

69. Gingergrass

  • Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Respiratory support, swelling, sore muscles and joints, stiff joints, poor circulation, stress, tension (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 59).

70. Goldenrod

  • Solidago canadensis, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

71. Grapefruit

  • Citrus paradisi, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Grapefruit Oil Spotlight

72. Helichrysum (Everlasting, Immortelle)

Helichrysum italicum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

73. Hemlock (Spruce Hemlock, Tsuga)

  • Tsuga canadensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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)
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Hemlock Oil Spotlight

74. Hemp (Cannabis)

  • Cannabis sativa, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Skin conditions, over-exertion, aging, stress, anxiety, pain, sleep, loss of appetite.

Ho Leaf - see Ravintsara

75. Ho Wood

  • Cinnamomum camphora, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Ho Wood Oil Spotlight

76. Hyssop

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

Immortelle - see Helichrysum

77. Jasmine Absolute

  • Jasminum grandiflorum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

78. Juniper (Juniper Berry)

  • Juniperus communis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Juniper Oil Spotlight

79. Kumquat

  • Fortunella japonica, OK for Kids 2+

80. Kunzea

  • Kunzea ambigua, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Respiratory support, mucus, congestion, sinus headaches, colds, flu, sore muscles, repel insects (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 69)

Labdanum - see Cistus

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

  • Laurus nobilis, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

82. Lavandin

  • Lavandula intermedia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

83. Lavender (True Lavender)

  • Lavandula angustifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

84. Lavender (Spike Lavender)

  • Lavandula latifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

85. Ledum

  • Ledum groenlandicum, OK for Kids 2+

86. Lemon

  • Lemon Expressed - Citrus limon, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Lemon Distilled - Citrus limon, Not phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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)

Lemon Balm - see Melissa

Lemon Eucalyptus - see Eucalyptus Lemon

87. Lemongrass

  • Cymbopogon flexuosus, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Lemongrass Oil Spotlight

88. Lemon Myrtle

  • Backhousia citriodora, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

89. Lemon Tea Tree

  • Leptospermum petersonii, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

90. Lime

  • Lime Expressed - Citrus aurantifolia, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Lime Distilled - Citrus aurantifolia, Not Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Digestive problems, loss of appetite, detoxifying, cellulite, throat infection, tonsillitis, sore throat, influenza, lethargy, chronic fatigue, mental exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 600).

91. Key Lime

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

Litsea - see May Chang

92. Magnolia

  • Michelia alba
  • Common Uses: Scars, wounds, muscular aches, abdominal cramp, intestinal spasm, fear-induced anxiety, insomnia, inability to communicate, stress-related tension, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 601).

93. Mandarin

  • Citrus reticulata /citrus nobilis, Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Digestive conditions, nervous spasm, intestinal spasm, IBS, stomachache, constipation, cellulite, insomnia, sleep disorders, nervous tension, irritability, stress, convalescence, problem skin (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 602).

94. Manuka (New Zealand Tea Tree)

  • Leptospermum scoparium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Acne, abscesses, athlete's foot skin, bedsores, 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).

95. Marjoram (Sweet Marjoram)

  • Origanum majorana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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). 
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Marjoram Oil Spotlight

96. May Chang (Litsea)

  • Litsea cubeba, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Acne, dermatitis, excessive perspiration, greasy skin, insect repellent, skin spots, flatulence, indigestion.

Melaleuca - see Tea Tree

97. Melissa (Lemon Balm)

  • Melissa officinalis, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common 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). 
  • Recipes, Benefits and Uses: Melissa Oil Spotlight

98. Moldavian Dragonhead

  • Dracocephalum moldavic

99. Myrrh

  • Commiphora myrrha, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

100. Myrtle

  • Myrtus communis, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Bronchitis, sinus infection, laryngitis, bronchial infection, coughs, colds, cystitis, urinary tract infection, heavy legs, insomnia, skin disorders, psoriasis, acne, pimples, boils, parasitic infection, head lice, mite bites, emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 606-607).

101. Neroli (Orange Blossom)

  • Citrus aurantium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

102. Niaouli

103. Nootka Tree

  • Cupressus nootkatensis, OK for Kids 2+

104. Nutmeg

  • Myristica fragrans, Buy Here
  • Common 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).
  • Recipes, Uses and Benefits: Nutmeg Oil Spotlight

105. Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh, Opopanax)

  • Commiphora guidottii /Commiphora erythraea, Buy Here

106. Orange (Blood Orange)

  • Citrus sinensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

Orange Blossom - see Neroli

107. Orange (Sweet Orange, Wild Orange)

  • Citrus sinensis, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

108. Oregano

  • Oreganum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

109. Palmarosa

  • Cymbopogon martinii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

110. Palo Santo

111. Patchouli

  • Pogostemon cablin, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

112. Peppermint

113. Peru Balsam (Balsam Peru)

  • Myroxylon pereirae, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

114. Petitgrain

  • Citrus aurantium, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

115. Pine (Scotch Pine, Scots Pine)

  • Pinus sylvestris, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

116. Pink Pepper

  • Schinus molle, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

117. Plai

  • Zingiber cassumunar, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

118. Ravensara

119. Ravintsara (Ho Leaf)

120. Rhododendron

  • Rhododendron anthopogon

Rock Rose - see Cistus

Roman Chamomile - see Chamomile Roman

121. Rosalina (Lavender Tea Tree)

  • Melaleuca ericifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Respiratory support, allergies, sinus congestion, mucus, sore throat, coughs, infections, inflammation (from The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, page 102)

122. Rose (Rose Otto, Bulgarian Rose, Damask Rose)

  • Rosa damascena, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

123. Rose Absolute (Provence Rose, Cabbage Rose)

  • Rosa centifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Broken capillaries, 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).

124. Rose Geranium

  • Pelargonium roseum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

125. Rosemary

  • Rosmarinus officinalis, Buy Here
  • Common 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).

126. Rosewood (Bios de Rose)

  • Aniba rosaeodora
  • Common Uses: Bronchial infections, tonsillitis, coughs, stress headache, convalescence, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, insect bites and stings, nervousness, depression, anxiety, stress-related  conditions, tonic (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood, page 618).

127. Sage (Dalmatian Sage, Common Sage)

  • Salvia officinalis, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Acne, cuts, dandruff, dermatits, eczema, excessive sweating, hair loss, gingivits, gum infections, skin sores, arthritis, fluid retention, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, coughs, laryngitis, jaundice, liver congestion, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, colds, fever, flu, headaches, nervous exhaustion, stress-related conditions (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, page 178).

128. Sandalwood Australian

  • Santalum spicatum

129. Sandalwood Hawaiian

  • Santalum paniculatum

130. Sandalwood East Indian

  • Santalum album, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Coughs, sore throats, urinary infection, cystits, vaginal infections, heavy legs, scarring, insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, nervous exhaustion, depression (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood, page 620).

131. 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).

132. Savory Summer

  • Satureja hortensis

133. Savory Winter (Mountain Savory, Winter Savory)

Siberian Fir - see Fir Needle

Silver Fir - see Fir Silver

134. Spearmint

  • Mentha spicata / Mentha cardiaca, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 622). 

135. Spikenard (Nard, Jatamansi)

  • Nardostachys jatamansi, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 623). 

136. Spruce Black (Black Spruce)

  • Picea mariana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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).

Spruce Hemlock - see Hemlock

Star Anise - see Anise Star

Sweet Myrrh - see Opoponax

137. Tangerine

  • Citrus reticulata, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 625). 

138. Tarragon

  • Artemisia dracunculus, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 625). 

139. Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

  • Melaleuca alternifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 626). 

140. Thyme (Thyme Linalool, Thyme Thymol)

  • Thymus vulgaris, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 627). 

Tsuga - see Hemlock

141. Turmeric

  • Curcuma longa, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 628). 

142. Valerian

  • Valeriana wallichii, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 628). 

143. Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Oleoresin)

  • Vanilla planifolia, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 629).

144. Verbena (Honey Verbena, Wild Verbena)

  • Lippia javanica, Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Skin care.

145. Vetiver

  • Vetiveria zizanoides, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 629-630). 

146. Vitex

White Fir - see Silver Fir

147. Wintergreen

  • Gaultheria procumbens, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here
  • Common Uses: Inflammation, pain management, rheumatoid arthritis (from The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia, page 324).

Winter Savory - see Savory Winter

148. Yarrow (Blue Yarrow)

  • Achillea millefolium, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 631). 

149. Ylang Ylang

  • Cananga odorata, Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, page 631). 

150. Yuzu

  • Citrus junos, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here
  • Common 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 Worwood, 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 recommended to start no earlier than 2 years old because of the high potency of essential oils. 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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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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