Essential Oil Guide
Below is a list of Essential Oils and their uses. Clicking on the name of each oil will take you to the product page of that oil. If you are looking for Oils for a specific ailment that is not listed you can search for the ailment on the website, For example if you want oils to help you sleep type "Sleep Oils" into the search box and a list of all oils for that purpose will show. If your looking for something we do not have on our siteplease email email@example.com for advice. We can also create oil blends if you require a mix of oils.
Relieve symptoms of mild anxiety, Help maintain emotional wellbeing,
Promote body relaxation, Enhance body adaptation to stress, Increase vitality, Improve sleep quality
Benefits/Uses: Uplifting, relaxation
Aroma: Herbaceous, slightly spicy
Benefits/Uses: Add to a diffuser during study time to help your child focus on homework. Increases concentration. Known to help with respiratory issues. Antiviral may assist with symptoms of colds and headaches.
Aroma: Citrus, sweet, floral
Benefits/Uses: Use aromatically or topically if you’re feeling stressed, (may help lower blood pressure) or need some extra self-confidence. Appetite stimulant.
Aroma: Spicy, woodsy
Benefits/Uses: Black Pepper assists in digestion, supports healthy breast tissue in women, and promotes a healthy colon. Assists with energy and motivation and muscle aches and pains.
Benefits/Uses: May help with muscular aches and pains, Can help treat respiratory complaints and blocked sinuses, Soothing for skin irritation, anti inflammatory. Insect repellent (not for use in pregnancy)
Aroma: Woody, Vanilla Floral
Benefits/Uses: Great for meditation, May help relieve stress, Promotes sleep,
May reduce the appearance of blemishes, antimicrobial and immune stimulating properties and would benefit an unproductive cough and a dry sore throat, aching muscles and joints.
Benefits/Uses: Calm the mind and body, promotes relaxation
Benefits/Uses: A skin care powerhouse, Cedarwood is great for improving the appearance of blemishes, and keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy. Calming and grounding, reduces stress and heart rate. May help lower blood pressure. Antiseptic and diuretic, Decongestant, Great insect repellent
Benefits/Uses: Comforting and relaxing, Re-energising, Antiseptic properties, great for colds and flu, Relaxing and re-energising, great for combating exhaustion, feelings of depression and weakness.
Benefits/Uses: Diffuse Clary Sage to reduce feelings of anxiousness or stress and promote calm and relaxation. May help to lower blood pressure. It also helps promote healthy-looking hair and scalp when added to shampoo or conditioner. Or, apply Clary Sage to the abdomen during your menstrual cycle for a soothing massage.
Benefits/Uses: Soothes and calms skin inflammation, Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial. May be helpful for pain and inflammation, Calming during times of stress and nervous tension, may help with sedation and sleep
Benefits/Uses: may calm tense muscles. Clove is also an energizing oil that can help you wake up or stay alert, great for toothache, kills mould naturally, anti septic, anti bacterial, anti fungal
Benefits/Uses: Copaiba is a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from damage, and can help calm and soothe your nervous system.* It can also be applied topically to promote feelings of clear breathing.
See also Australian Eucalyptus (Blue Mallee)
Benefits/Uses: Diffuse Eucalyptus or apply it to your chest to encourage feelings of clear breathing and open airways. Inhale the aroma of Eucalyptus to diminish feelings of tension and promote feelings of relaxation.
Aroma: Herbaceous, licorice
Benefits/Uses: combat any sweet tooth cravings ,support the overall health of your digestive tract.Traditionally, Fennel was used to relieve monthly discomfort during menstruation. Today, emerging scientific evidence supports this.
- Aroma: Resinous
- Benefits/Uses: Frankincense possesses a variety of internal benefits, some of which are supporting cellular health, digestive health, healthy lung and respiratory function, and healthy joint function. Used topically it has the power to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and soothe. The aroma gives you feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Benefits/Uses: A major skin-and-haircare hero, Geranium helps beautify, smooth, and keep your skin and hair looking healthy. Beyond this, you can diffuse or wear it to naturally repel insects. It also supports healthy blood pressure already in the normal range.Helpful for wounds, ulcers and burns.
Can treat inflammation & reduce fatigue, May help alleviate stress & anxiety.
Benefits/Uses: It can help reduce gas, bloating, or occasional indigestion. Great for morning and motion sickness.
Benefits/Uses: The uplifting scent can help motivate you to stay on track with your fitness goals, supports a healthy metabolism,may reduce appearance of cellulite.
Benefits/Uses: Apply directly to skin to balance mood throughout the month, and help inspire feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. It’s highly useful in skin care as it protects the skin and promotes a glowing complexion. Great for eczema and dermatitis.
Benefits/Uses: Juniper Berry will support your kidney and urinary tract function, and also use it as an excellent internal cleanser and detoxifier. Used in skin care, it is a natural toner.
Cleanse, detoxify and soothe body and mind with the Juniper Essential Oil. Juniper berries are widely used by native Americans to cleanse and purify the air. The refreshing, woody scent is wonderful for calming the nerves and can help with reducing anxiety and nervous tension.
Aroma: Spicy, Camphorous
Skin & Hair: Can be used to treat eczema, dermatitis and general skin irritation. Helpful to oily and congested skin that is prone to acne and blemishes.
Body: Effective treatment for arthritic pain and sore muscles from strains, sprains and after exercise. Can help with the treatment of respiratory infections as well as blocked noses and sinuses.
Wellbeing: Refreshing and uplifting to the spirits, yet calming and comforting at the same time. It has been suggested that Kunzea can help with a melancholy mood.
See Also Australian Lavender Oil
Aroma: Floral, powdery
Benefits/Uses: Restful is the defining characteristic of Lavender—it provides qualities that relax you and promote a peaceful sleep. Diffuse it to ease feelings of tension or anxious feelings. Use it on occasional skin irritations or in your shampoo to keep hair looking healthy, use it for relief of coughs and colds, respiratory issues
Benefits/Uses: Highly useful to improve mood, Lemon is also a great oil to use internally for seasonal respiratory discomfort. It also is a great surface cleanser when added to homemade cleansing sprays.
Aroma: Citrus, Herbaceous
Benefits/Uses: When diffused or worn on the skin, Lemongrass can repel insects, or heighten your awareness and help you feel positive. It can also be used with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage on joints and muscles.
The fresh and uplifting scent of lemon myrtle adds joy and enthusiasm to any situation. Prized for its anti-microbial and astringent qualities, lemon myrtle is an excellent choice for acne prone skin. Also useful for treating throat infections and blocked sinuses, can be used as a powerful surface disinfectant.
- May help clear acne prone skin
- Antibacterial; great to use in cleaning products
- Assist in treating symptoms of cold & flu
Benefits/Uses: Used internally, Lime may support cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels already in the normal range.It also can support healthy metabolism and weight management.
Benefits/Uses: Marjoram supports a healthy immune system, and may have a positive effect on the nervous system.* Can be applied topically to lessen feelings of stress.
- Aroma: Camphoraceous
- Benefits/Uses: Tea Tree protects the body against seasonal or environmental threats and supports a healthy immune system.* It also possesses reinforcing and rejuvenating properties for the hair, skin, and nails.
- Aroma: Herbaceous
- Benefits/Uses: Melissa supports heathy cellular function—particularly in the breast, ovaries, blood, epithelial tissues, brain tissue, and colon tissue.* It is an oil well-known for its ability to calm nervousness and promote emotional well-being.
Benefits/Uses: From the flowers of the bitter orange tree, Neroli is emotionally uplifting and may help to reduce feelings of anxiousness. It also has the ability to soothe skin and support a youthful-looking complexion.
- Aroma: Herbaceous
- Benefits: Oregano possesses significant immune-boosting properties and may be relaxing to the musculoskeletal system.* It can also be used as a powerful cleansing or purifying agent.
- Aroma: Earthy, musky-sweet
- Benefits/Uses: The unique aroma of Patchouli helps to balance your emotions. When it comes to skincare, Patchouli is a triple-threat: it reduces skin imperfections, blemishes, and the appearance of wrinkles.
- Aroma: Both herbaceous and camphoraceous
- Benefits/Uses: The minty aroma of Peppermint very clearly helps with two issues: the occasional upset stomach and healthy respiratory function.* Apply it topically to relieve feelings of tension.
Benefits/Uses: The “manly Lavender”, Petitgrain is primarily a calming and relaxing oil that can ease feelings of tension, calm the nervous system, and promote restful sleep.* It may also support the cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems.
Benefits/Uses: Adding Rose to your skincare routine will help balance moisture levels and contribute to producing an even skin tone. It is also a romantic personal fragrance that can turn around a gloomy day. Comforting in times of grief, antidepressant.
Aroma: Herbaceous, Camphoraceous
Uses/Benefits: The energizing nature of Rosemary can help reduce occasional fatigue and nervous tension. Diffusing it can help you maintain concentration on any task or naturally repel insects. Finally, it supports the healthy functioning of a variety of internal organs.
Benefits/Uses: Both species of Sandalwood oil help to restore moisture to hair and give it a silky shine. They also help to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and prepare you for a restful night’s sleep.
Aroma: Herbaceous, sweet
Benefits/Uses: Similar to Peppermint, Spearmint can help reduce the occasional upset stomach and promote healthy digestion.
Benefits/Uses: Diffusing Tangerine helps to purify and cleanse the air, or using it in a homemade cleaner also cleanses and purifies surfaces. The delicious flavor of Tangerine is made all-the-sweeter with some amazing internal benefits: supporting a healthy digestive system and metabolism.
Benefits/Uses: Thyme is an excellent internal cleanser for the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive system. It can be massaged into the abdomen to ease normal symptoms of menstruation in women.
Benefits/Uses: Vetiver is considered an anti-infectious oil that can be used as tonic for the liver, pancreas and blood vessels. A stimulating oil for the immune system that is useful for treating skin infections, lowered immunity and improving the condition of blood vessels, liver congestion and sluggish digestion. The true value of Vetiver is its sedative effect on the mind and spirit. A beautifully grounding oil that helps us manage perfectionist tendencies and encourages us to nurture ourselves rather than dissipating all our energy on unnecessary concerns.
Sweet Orange oil
Uses/Benefits: When the weather gets cold outside, Wild Orange is a great go-to to keep your healthy immune system supported. Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants to maintain overall health and protect from oxidation. Great for uplifting the mood. Great for cleaning and refreshing a room.
Benefits/Uses: Wintergreen is a useful massage oil when you need to unwind, relieve tension, or reduce occasional stress. You can add a drop or two to your facewash to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Ylang Ylang oil
Uses/Benefits: Use Ylang Ylang on your scalp to help with the appearance of healthy and shiny hair. The aroma alone is helpful for promoting a positive outlook and, at the same time, a night of restful sleep. Said to be the oil for love, an aphrodisiac. May help decrease levels of cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” and thus lower blood pressure.