Essential Oils Reference Chart

There are countless essential oils and hydrosols that can be used in aromatherapy, DIY bath, body, and facial products, and for healing. Each essential oil has its own unique properties and benefits. Choosing the right oil to achieve the desired effect is important.

Here is a quick reference chart to use when trying to decide which oils  to use, or to combine. Keep in mind, this is only a partial list; however, it features some of the most popular and most commonly used essential oils.

ESSENTIAL OIL

AROMA

COMPLIMENTS

BENEFITS

Anise Spicy, licorice-like Citrus-orange, Lime, Vanilla, Cedarwood Energizing, balancing, comforting
Atlas Cedar Sweet, woodsy Cypress, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood Balancing
Balsam Fir Woodsy, light Frankincense, Myrrh, Pine Empowering, balancing
Basil Spicy and warm Bergamot, Citrus oils, Hyssop Energizing, empowering, purifying
Bergamot Sweet and fruity Lavender, Nutmeg, Citrus Oils Energizing, uplifting
Camphor Penetrating, medicinal Cinnamon, Frankincense, Rosemary Purifying, energizing, invigorating.
Cedarwood Warm, woodsy Cypress, Juniper, Rose, Sandalwood Stress relief, empowering
Chamomile Intense, sweet, nice Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Tea Tree Relaxing, calming, revitalizing
Cinnamon Bark Spicy and warm Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, Vanilla Warming, comforting, energizing
Cinnamon Cassia Spicy and warm Clove, Ginger, Orange Warming, stimulating, balancing
Citronella Pungent, musky, citrus Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass Clarifying, freshening, purifying
Clary Sage Herbaceous, lavender-like Frankincense, Patchouli, Lime, Pine Focusing, stimulating, balancing
Clove Warm, pungent Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon Warming, soothing, comforting
Cypress Sweet, warm, pine/juniper berry Cedarwood, Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Ylang Balancing, clarifying, centering
Eucalyptus Strong aromatic, camphoraceous Cedarwood, Cypress, Rosemary, Thyme Revitalizing, invigorating, clarifying
Frankincense Mid camphor and citrus Balsam Fir Needles, Myrrh, Orange, Sandalwood Relaxing, focusing, centering
Geranium Subtly sweet, floral Clary Sage, Peppermint, Rose Purifying, soothing, normalizing
Ginger Spicy and warm Clove, Citrus Oils, Eucalyptus, Patchouli Balancing, clarifying, stabilizing
Hyssop Camphor-like Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Sage Clarifying, refreshing, purifying
Juniper Berry Floral Cypress, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Sage Restoring, empowering, balancing.
Lavender Floral Lemongrass, Peppermint, Marjoram, Tea Tree Soothing, relaxing, calming
Lemon Fresh lemon peel Chamomile , Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender Refreshing, invigorating, uplifting
Lemongrass Strong lemon-like Citrus Oils, Geranium, Marjoram, Thyme Purifying, stimulating, cleansing
Lime Fresh citrus lime Citrus Oils, Sage, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove Uplifting, refreshing, elating
Marjoram Camphoraceous, slightly medicinal Basil, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Thyme Normalizing, comforting, warming
Myrrh Musky and warm Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla Focusing, centering, meditative
Nutmeg Spicy, nutty, sweet aroma Cinnamon, Clove, Orange. Vanilla Energizing, stimulating, warming
Orange Fresh citrus orange peel Citrus Oils, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg Refreshing, comforting, invigorating
Oregano Camphoraceous, spicy Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Spearmint Purifying, comforting, invigorating
Patchouli Earthy, musky, warm Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass Romantic, soothing, stimulating
Pennyroyal Fresh and minty Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree Invigorating
Peppermint Fresh, strong mint Eucalyptus, Juniper, Pine, Rosemary Revitalizing, invigorating, cooling
Pine Fresh pine needles Balsam Fir Needle, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Rosemary Purifying, cleansing, refreshing
Rosemary Camphoraceous, warm Bergamot, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Thyme Purifying, uplifting
Sage Camphoraceous, warm Citrus Oils, Hyssop, Lavender, Rosemary Normalizing, balancing, soothing
Spearmint Refreshing and minty Bergamot, Lavender, Limes, Rosemary Cooling, invigorating, stimulating
Tangerine Pleasant, citrus-orange Cinnamon, Citrus Oils, Nutmeg, Vanilla Cheerful, invigorating
Tea Tree Potent, warm, spicy Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Thyme Cleansing, purifying, renewing
Thyme Pleasant, pungent Basil, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram Uplifting, empowering, clarifying
Wintergreen Warm, sweet Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Tangerine Stimulating, Refreshing, uplifting
Ylang Ylang Peasant, floral Citrus Oils, Clove, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose Soothing, romantic, comforting