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Essential Oils and Their Uses

This guide is ideal for finding out what to use your aromatherapy essential oils for. It gives the aromatic, color, viscosity qualities, and the aromatherapy uses of each oil as well as ideal essential oils you can use to make blends. Use essential oils in your massage oils and lotions, or a diffuser to create an atmosphere in your spa or resort. See our oils.

 

Essential Oil

Oil Qualities

Aromatherapy Uses

Blends With

Basil

Aroma: Herbal Sweetness, Floral, Spicy, and Warm Clarifying, Energizing, Refreshing, Improves Concentration Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lime 

Black Pepper

Aroma: Pungent and Spicy, Peppery Stimulating and Warming  Ginger

Bergamot

Aroma: Fresh, Lively, Fruity, Sweet, Delicate, Balsamic Overtones; Color: Light Greenish-Yellow Refreshing, Cheering and Uplifting; Expands and opens heart chakra which aids in radiating loving energy, Gives confidence Basil, Lavender, Geranium, Ginger, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Mandarin, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Thyme

Cajeput

  Energizing and Clarifying  

Cedarwood

Aroma: Soft, Almost Sweet, Warm, Dry Balsamic Woodiness, Honey Overtones; Color: Pale Yellow  Soothing, Clarifying, Calming Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Patchouli, Rose, Cedarwood

Chamomile Blue

Aroma: Sweet, Tobacco-Like, Fruity, Mild; Warm and Long-Lasting, Rich Undertones; Color: Deep Blue Calming, Relaxing and Soothing  

Chamomile Moroccan (Wild)

Aroma: Fresh, Herbal Notes, Rich, Balsamic, Sweet Undertones; Color: Dark Brown Soothing Woody oils, Citruses and Musks, Lavender, Rose

Chamomile Roman

Aroma: Warm, Fresh Notes, Mild; Not as long-lasting as Chamomile Blue; Color: Lighter Blue Calming, Soothing and Relaxing; Gives patience and peace Bergamot

Cinnamon Leaf

Aroma: Reminiscent of Cloves, Sweet, Spicy, Smoky, Warm   Clarifying, Refreshing, Vitalizing  Ginger, Mandarin

Citronella

Aroma: Fresh, Grassy, Warm, Woody Purifying, Vitalizing, and Clarifying  

Clary Sage

Aroma: Nutty, Pervasive, Heady, Herbaceious, Bittersweet, Long-lasting; Color: Colorless or Pale Yellow/Green  Soothing, Relaxing, Uplifting, Sensual Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Pine Needle

Clove Leaf

  Stimulating, Clarifying, Uplifting, Revitalizing Ginger, Mandarin

Cypress

Aroma: Fresh, Woody, Clear, Light, Slightly Spicy, Clean, Similar to Juniper or Pine Needle, Masculine; Color: Colorless or Pale Yellow; Viscosity: Watery Calming, Soothing, Purifying, Balancing, Clarifying Cedarwood, Citruses, Clary Sage, Lavender, Mandarin, Spruce

Eucalyptus

Aroma: Powerful, Penetrating, Sharp, Fresh, Warming, Menthol-Like; Color: Pale Yellow; Viscosity: Watery Invigorating, Clarifying and Stimulating, Aids Concentration Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Rosemary

Fir Needle

  Soothing Spruce 

Frankincense

Aroma: Lasting and Resinous, Woody, Spicy with a hint of Lemon, Balsamic, Peppery, Modifies Sweetness of CitrusesLong-Lasting; Color: Pale Yellow to Green; Viscosity: Fairly Fluid Calming, Soothing, Mood-Lifting and Meditative; Brings peace, Strengthens beliefs, Cleans aura Clary Sage, Citruses like Orange and Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Rose

Geranium

Aroma: Sustaining, Penetrating, Floral, Powerful, Leafy-Rose, Fruity and Mint Undertones Soothing, Balancing, Mood-Lifting and Restoring Tea Tree, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Citruses, Juniper Berry, Rose

Ginger

Aroma: Peppery and Sharp, Fresh, Pungent, Earthy, Warm, Spicy Woodiness  Warming, Grounding, Stimulating Spice and Citruses, Mandarin

Grapefruit

Aroma: Sharp, Clear, Citrus, Refreshing, Sweet, Bitter; Color: Pale Yellow; Viscosity: Watery Refreshing, Reviving and Mood-Lifting; Gives Confidence Citruses, Cypress, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Mandarin, Rose

Jasmine

Aroma: Heady, Honey-Like Sweetness, Rich, Floral; Color: Deep Orange-Brown  Soothing, Uplifting, Improves Confidence, Sensual Clary Sage, Rose

Juniper Berry

Aroma: Clear, Fresh, Woody, Similar to Cypress but sharper, Fruity, Spicy, Balsamic; Color: Colorless or Pale Yellow but will grow darker and thicker over time  Purifying, Soothing, Refreshing, Calming  Cedarwood, Citruses, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Pine Needle, Rosemary, Sandalwood

Lavender

Aroma: Clear, Light, Flowery, Fresh, Sweet, Balsamic, Floral; Color: Clear; Viscosity: Watery Relaxing, Balancing, Soothing and Calming Clary Sage, Citruses, Cypress, Patchouli, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Bergamot, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Thyme

Lemon

Aroma: Refreshing, Cool, Sharp, Fresh; Color: Pale Greenish-Yellow; Viscosity: Watery; Shelf-Life: 8-10 months Clarifying and Stimulating, Aids Concentration; Promotes spiritual awareness,  Citruses, Cypress, Bergamot, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Mandarin, Rose, Thyme

Lemon Grass

Aroma: Powerful, Lemony and Grassy; Citrus, Smoky Refreshing, Purifying, Vitalizing, Uplifting   

Lime

Aroma: Sweet, Sharp, Citrus Peel, Fruity, Rich; Color: Pale Yellow to Light Olive Uplifting, Cheering, Stimulating, Energizing and Invigorating Basil, Citruses, Cypress, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Mandarin, Rose

Mandarin

Aroma: Fruity, Tangy, Citrus, Delicate, Warm, Floral Tones Calming  Citruses, Cypress, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Spices, Rose

Marjoram

Aroma: Warm, Slightly Spicy, Hint of Nutmeg; Color: Colorless to a Pale Yellow/Amber; Viscosity: Medium Balancing, Soothing, Calming, Warming Thyme 

Nutmeg

Aroma: Aromatic, Oily, Spicy  Rejuvinating, Energizing  Ginger, Mandarin

Orange

Aroma: Lively, Fruity, Sweet Uplifting, Energizing and Refreshing; Encourages energy, Gives courage, Counters worry Citruses, Cypress, Peppermint, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Mandarin, Rose

Palmarosa

Aroma: Floral, Rosey, Grassy, Enhances Rose Notes; Viscosity: Medium to Watery Soothing, Clarifying, Calming and Refreshing Rose,  

Patchouli

Aroma: Deep Earthy, Musky, Lingering, Sweet, Strong, Intense, Rich, Balsamic, Woody, Spicy; Color: Reddish-Brown; Viscosity: Viscous Uplifting, Sensual, Calming and Soothing; Aids dreams Cedarwood, Geranium

Peppermint

Aroma: Penetrating, Piercing, Menthol, Sweet, Fresh, Sharp; Color: Pale Yellow; Viscosity: Watery Uplifting, Mood-Lifting and Stimulating; Acts on ego, Dispels pride Orange 

Pine Needle

Aroma: Fresh and Resinous  Energizing, Uplifting, Purifying, Clarifying  Clary Sage, Juniper Berry, Spruce, Thyme

Rose

Aroma: Deep and Luxurious, Floral, Rich and Sweet  Soothing, Uplifting, Sensual  Cedarwood, Citruses, Florals, Chamomile, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rosewood

Rosemary

Aroma: Refreshing, Strong, Camphor, Herb, Woody; Color: Clear;  Stimulating, Clarifying and Invigorating Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Citruses, Juniper Berry, Spruce, Thyme

Rosewood

Aroma: Sweet, Woody, Soft, Underlying Rose Scent, Floral-Nutmeg, Slightly Spicy Soothing, Grounding, Calming, Balancing  Rose 

Sandalwood

Aroma: Heavy, Sweet, Woody, Fruity, Warm, Balsamic, Bitter Top Note, Improves with Age; Color: Pale Yellow to Brownish Yellow; Viscosity: Extremely Thick Sensual, Soothing, Calming and Relaxing; Quiet obsessions, past ties, grief, feelings of isolation and aggression and ego-centric behavior Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Rose

Spruce

Aroma: Balsamic and Sweet  Clarifying, Vitalizing  Cedarwood, Rosemary, Pine Scents 

Tangerine

Aroma: Sweet, Citrus, Fresh; Color: Orange  Soothing, Uplifting  Cypress, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Mandarin, Rose

Tea Tree

Aroma: Warm, Fresh, Spicy, Camphor, Medicinal; Color: Pale Yellow-Green or Clear Uplifting, Stimulating and Purifying Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Geranium, Spice Oils

Thyme

Aroma: Rich, Green, Powerful, Sweet, Warm, Spicy; Color: Clear to Pale Yellow  Stimulating, Refreshing, Purifying  Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine Needle, Rosemary

Ylang Ylang

Aroma: Sweet, Heady, Floral, Smooth, Not Overly Strong, Intense, Jasmine-Like Sensual, Calming, Relaxing and Balancing  

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