Aniseed oil , , India, Spain, China, Italy, Morocco - Added to perfumes for its rich, sweet fragrance. Aromatherapy: cheering, sense enhancing, mildly euphoric. PG
Sweet Basil oil , , India, France, United States, Egypt - Floral, spicy, green odor is excellent for use in perfumes. Aromatherapy: clarifying, uplifting, energizing, strengthening, refreshing. PG , SKIN
Benzoin resinoid , , Samoa, Java, Sumatra, Borneo - Used for centuries as incense. Today Benzoin is widely applied in perfumes and in potpourri mixtures. Aromatherapy: purifying, warming, penetrating, energizing. SKIN
Bergamot Oil , , Italy - From an uncommon citrus fruit. Its lively, fruity scent is excellent when used as a room spray. WARNING: Bergamot oil used undiluted on exposed skin can cause severe burning. Aromatherapy: uplifting, Norma ling, confidence building. SUN
Black Pepper oil , , India, Indonesia, Malaysia - One of the oldest known spices. Particularly interesting effects when used in perfume blends. For example a blend of black pepper and ylang ylang will produce a carnation-like aroma. Aromatherapy: warming, vitalizing, invigorating.
Cedarwood oil , , India - woody, balsamic aroma used in soaps and perfumery to lend a warm, well-rounded quality. Cedarwood oil can be used in aromatherapy lamps to scent rooms.
Aromatherapy: grounding, meditative, relaxing. PG
Cinnamon Leaf oil , , Indonesia, Sri Lanka - The aroma is more reminiscent of cloves than cinnamon. Aromatherapy: refreshing, vitalizing. SKIN
Citronella oil , , India,Sri Lanka, Java - Lemony, grassy aroma. Used for scenting room and outdoor sprays, as well as household products. Aromatherapy: purifying, vitalizing. PG
Clove Bud oil , , Madagascar, Indonesia, Comoro Islands - Used in mouthwash, toothpaste, chewing gum and dental preparations. The oil has a powerful, spicy, fruity aroma. WARNING: Clove oil is highly irritating - avoid contact with your skin . Aromatherapy: warming, sense enhancing. SKIN , PG
Eucalyptus Lemon oil , ,India, Brazil - Fresh and grassy with a camphorous, lemony aroma and sweet, balsamic undertone. It's used with other eucalyptus oils to scent household products. Aromatherapy: purifying, relaxing.
Eucalyptus oil , , India, Spain, Portugal, Australia, France, China - Often used to scent topical preparations such as liniments and salves. It also serves as an ingredient in cold-care products like inhalants, cough drops and syrups. Aromatherapy: purifying, invigorating, cooling.
Geranium oil , , India, France, Morocco, China - Delightfully sweet scent. An important ingredient in many types of fragrances, it has a powerful, leafy-rose aroma with minty undertones. It's also used in skin care products for both its fragrance and astringent cleansing properties. Aromatherapy: balancing, normalizing. PG
Ginger oil , , India, China, Jamaica - earthy, lemony aroma. A wonderful modifier in blends containing Vetiver and citrus oils. Aromatherapy: warming, strengthening, anchoring.
Jasmine Absolute , , India, Morocco, France, Italy, Egypt - A very powerful fragrance with a full, rich, honey-like sweetness. The fragrance of jasmine is a component in so many perfumes that there is an old saying, "No perfume without jasmine." A small amount goes a long way. Aromatherapy: calming, relaxing, sensual, exotic, romantic.
Lavender oil , , France, Bulgaria, Croatia - The most essential oil. Lavender has a classic scent for perfume and a wide array of skin and hair products. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma.
Aromatherapy: balancing, relaxing, soothing, gently clarifying, normalizing.
Lemon oil , , United States, Spain, Italy - widely used in beauty care, soaps and cleaners. This oil is cold-pressed from the rind; three dozen lemons are used to produce each 15 grams. Aromatherapy: uplifting, refreshing, cheering. SKIN , SUN
Lemongrass oil , , India, Guatemala, Haiti, Sri Lanka - Great for oily skin and hair. It has a powerful, lemony aroma and is a preferred fragrance in room and outdoor sprays, soaps and detergents. Aromatherapy: vitalizing, cleansing. SKIN
Orange oil Sweet , , Brazil, Israel, United States - One of the most popular oils in the world. In perfumery, sweet orange is often used as the heart of a floral blend. Aromatherapy: cheering, refreshing, uplifting. SUN
Palmarosa oil , , India, Brazil - Like its relatives citronella and lemongrass, Palmarosa has a grassy, lemony scent, yet is tinged with a floral-rose tone. Effective in skin care products and often used to scent cosmetics. Aromatherapy: vitalizing, cleansing.
Patchouli oil, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia - a widely used fixative in perfumes. The very rich aroma is earthy, sweet and balsamic. Popularized during the Flower Power movement of the Sixties. Aromatherapy: romantic, soothing, exotic, sensual.
Peppermint oil , , United States, England, Italy - Strong, cool and minty. Peppermint oil has a strikingly refreshing aroma. Aromatherapy: vitalizing, refreshing, cooling. SKIN , PG
Peru Balsam , , El Salvador - Blends well with ylang ylang, patchouli, Petitgrain, sandalwood and rose absolute. Creates a relaxing, balsamic, vanilla-like scent in perfumes, soaps and lotions. Aromatherapy: meditative, warming, comforting. SKIN
Petitgrain oil , , France, Italy, Morocco, South America - Made from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. This oil has a fresh, sweet fragrance with a woody undertone. An important ingredient in perfumery, Petitgrain blends well with citrus and flower oils. Aromatherapy: relaxing, soothing, stabilizing.
Rose Absolute , , Morocco, France - A sweet, deep, long-lasting aroma. Rose absolute is an economical alternative to rose otto essential oil. Used extensively in medium- and high-priced perfumes of all types for its aroma and fixative qualities. Aromatherapy: romantic, supportive, gently uplifting. PG
Rosemary oil , , France, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia - Used in hair care, fragrance and cosmetics. Use on dark hair to condition and bring out color highlights. Aromatherapy: clarifying, warming, invigorating. PG , BP , EP
Sandalwood oil , , India - Rare perfume used in ancient rituals as a spiritually purifying ointment. Sandalwood is a valuable fixative, which blends well with many other oils. Aromatherapy: relaxing, centering, exotic, and sensual.
Spearmint oil , , India,United States, China - energizing to the mind and body. Use a few drops in bath water for its refreshing effect. Make a facial steam of spearmint oil in a pot of boiling water to help cleanse and refine pores. Aromatherapy: refreshing, cooling, gently vitalizing. Tea Tree oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, Australia - Delivers a warm, spicy, medicinal aroma. It's used in colognes and aftershaves, and as a scent in room sprays, antiseptics, shampoo, acne creams, soaps and other SKIN care products. Aromatherapy: cleansing, purifying, uplifting. SKIN
Thyme Red , , Spain - an intense, herbaceous aroma and flavor. Thyme is used to scent soaps, colognes and aftershaves. WARNING: Can irritate the skin; use with caution. Aromatherapy: cleansing, purifying. SKIN , PG , BP
Vetiver oil , , Reunion, India, Indonesia, Philippines - A rich, earthy scent. It's used as a perfume fixative, like sandalwood. Aromatherapy: soothing, calming, relaxing, anchoring.
Ylang Ylang oil , , Comoro Islands, Reunion, Madagascar, Indonesia - Distilled from the flowers of the cananga tree. Ylang Ylang has an intense, floral, jasmine-like aroma and is used in exotic and floral perfumes. Aromatherapy: romantic, alluring, exotic, relaxing.