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 Essential Oil Glossary

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Basil, Sweet: Warm, fiery scent. Blends specially well with Lavender.  Blends well with bergamot, lavender, and neroli .

Benzoin: Benzoin is the gum resin that is tapped from the tree, yellowish at first, it later hardens and becomes brown with red tones. This resin smells strongly (similar to vanilla) and is cleaned before being produced as oil. Scent: Sweet, vanilla like.

Bergamot: Uplifting, spicy, sweet scent; like orange and lemons with floral overtones.  Blends well with chamomile, lavender, neroli and geranium. Bergamot is a photosensitizer (increases the skin reaction to sunlight and makes it more likely to burn) and the photosensitizing effect can last for several days.

Birch, sweet: A powerful oil which could irritate sensitive skin. Best used with caution or not at all. Has an invigorating, even rousing effect on the spirits.  Blends well with chamomile, frankincense, and lemon .

Blood Orange: Blood Orange essential oil has a warm, fresh citrus scent, radiant, fruity and tangy. More intensely aromatic than the sweet orange we are familiar with, Blood Orange adds a sparkling citrus note to blends. The blood orange has streaks of red in the fruit, and when squeezed the juice is often reddish.   Blends well with lavender, lemon, clary sage, myrrh and spicy oils such as cinnamon and clove.

Calamus: Calamus Root refreshing scent of cinnamon.  In Korea, it is an ingredient in a type of moonshine called Immortals' Booze.  Blends well withlavender, tea tree, rosemary, clary sage, geranium, marjoram .

Cassia: Cassia oil has a pungent, warm smell. Cassia contains 1% to 2% volatile oil (cassia oil), which is mainly responsible for the spicy aroma and taste. Like other bark materials, it also contains tannins, sugars, resins, and mucilage, among other constituents.   Blends well withbenzoin, clove, coriander, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary and thyme.

Cedarwood Himalayan: Sweet woody aroma with improves as the oil ages; it is a dark, amber viscous liquid.  Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, and rosemary.

Chamomile Roman: Has a fruity, apple-like aroma. Contains Azuline.  German has slightly more and is a deeper blue color.  Blend well with bergamot, jasmine, palmarosa, rose and ylang ylang.

Spicy, sharp, and sweet aroma. Very powerful, should be used with extreme care, skin irritant. Blends well with clove, frankincense, lavender, orange and thyme.

Clary Sage: Heavy, herbal, nutty fragrance.  Blends well with bergamot, lavender, lime, and geranium.

Clove: Clove has a spicy and penetrating aroma. Highly irritant to the skin, must be diluted.  Blends well with basil, cinnamon, and orange.

Coriander: Slightly pungent, sweet and spicy aroma.  Blends well with bergamot, lemon and jasmine.

Cypress French: Cypress has a woody and slightly spicy aroma.  Blends well with bergamot, lavender, lemon, pine and sandalwood.


Eucalyptus: Camphorous, woody undertones.  Blends well with peppermint and clary sage.

Fennel: Floral, herby and slightly spicy aroma.  Blends well with lavender, lemon,  and sandalwood.

Frankincense: Woody, spicy, incense-like.  Blends well with basil, geranium, lavender, orange and sandalwood.

Galbanum:  Uses - It was used by the ancient civilizations as an incense, and in Egypt for cosmetics and in the embalming process.
Geranium Bourbon: Also called Réunion ‘Geranium’oil. Most of the world’s supply comes from this area, formerly called Bourbon which is an island east of Madagascar. Very strong roselike odor with a high Citronellol content.

Ginger: Spicy, woody, warm, with a hint of lemon. I Blends well with  cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, and orange.

Grapefruit, Pink: Has a sweet, sharp, citrusy aroma.  Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, and lavender.

Jasmine: Sweet, flowery, exotic aroma. Called the "king of flower oils" has always had a reputation as an aphrodisiac.  Blends well with bergamot, frankincense, orange and sandalwood.

Juniper Berry: Refreshing and slightly woody aroma. Blends well with bergamot, cypress, frankincense, and sandalwood.

Lavender: It would take many pages to outline all the benefits and properties of lavender.  Blends well with
bergamot, chamomile, lemon, and pine.

Lemon Oil:
Fresh, sharp citrus aroma.  Blends well with chamomile, eucalyptus, and lavender.

Lemongrass: Sweet and lemony aroma.  Blends well with cedarwood, basil, lavender, neroli, and tea tree.

Lime: Sharp, bittersweet aroma.  Blends well with bergamot, geranium, lavender, and ylang ylang.

Mandarin: The mandarin tree is botanically related to the orange tree, growing slightly smaller, still sporting the similar glossy leaves. The fruit of the Mandarin tree is similar to an orange, however it is flattened at both ends and has a loose skin and segmented fruit that easily comes apart. Oil: The oil of the mandarin has a golden hue, with undertones of a blue-violet color, and is taken from the oil rich rind of the fruit.
Scent: Sweet and tangy.

Marjoram, Spanish: Warm, penetrating and slightly spicy aroma.  Blends well with
bergamot, cedarwood, orange, and rosewood.


Myrrh: Smoky and slightly musky aroma. I Blends well with clove, frankincense, lavender and sandalwood.

Neroli: Beautiful floral fragrance.  Blends well with bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lime, and ylang ylang.

Orange, Sweet: Zesty, refreshing citrus fragrance.  Blends well with cinnamon, coriander, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender.

Oregano: Herby, woody, yet slightly spicy.  Blends well with basil, fennel, geranium and pine.

Palmarosa: Floral, slightly dry fragrance with a hint of rose.  Blends well with bergamot, jasmine, and

Patchouli: A strong, earthy fragrance, sweet and spicy also.  Blends well with black pepper, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender and myrrh.

Pepper, Black: Sharp, spicy aroma.  Blends well with basil, bergamot
, cypress, grapefruit, lemon, and sandalwood.

Peppermint: Sharp, menthol fragrance.  Blends well with cedarwood, cypress, lavender, and pine.

Pine, Scotch: Fresh, forest aroma.  Blends well with cedarwood and clove.

Ravensara: Clove/eucalyptus-type odor, a mild version of Rosemary fragrance.  Blends well with chamomile, lavender and pine.

Rosemary: A refreshing herbal fragrance.  Blends well with basil, cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, orange and peppermint.

Rosewood : Sweet, woody, floral and slightly spicy aroma.  Blends well with cedarwood, coriander, frankincense, and sandalwood.

Sandalwood: Woody, sweet and exotic aroma.  Blends well with basil, black pepper, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, and neroli.

Fresh pine, bitter orange peel aroma.  Blends well with Lavender and Clary sage.

Tangerine: Sweet and tangy aroma. I Blends well with basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, neroli, and orange.

Tea Tree (Ti-Tree): Fresh and sanitary, rather pungent aroma. Like lavender, it would take five pages to list all the redeeming qualities of this oil.  Blends well with cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, and thyme.

Thyme: A rather sweet and strongly herbal fragrance.  Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, lemon, and tea tree.

Ylang Ylang 1st: Sweet, floral, heavy aroma. The grades (I, II , III and Complete) indicate from which part of the steam distillation process the oil was obtained, with grade I being of the highest quality, Complete being made up of all fractionations of the oil and grade III being an excellent ingredient for soapmaking. Ylang Ylang Complete is the complete, total product without any fractionation; it has a finer, more intense creamy-sweet nuance.  Blends well with bergamot, jasmine, lavender, lemon, and sandalwood.



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