Essential Oil and Aroma Guide

Aroma is one of the most powerful factors in determining if an essential oil is right for you or your needs. Quality essential oil aromas can provide many benefits such as reducing anxiety, elevating moods, or getting better quality sleep.

We have compiled a list of essential oil scents and organized them into familiar groups to help you make an informed decision when shopping for essential oils!

The general categories of oils you will come across will include 

  1. Citrus Based Essential Oils
  2. Floral Based Essential Oils
  3. Herb Based Essential Oils
  4. Mint Family Essential Oils
  5. Spiced Essential Oils
  6. Woody Essential Oils

Citrus Based Aromas create a feeling of alertness, positive energy, and uplifted moods. 

They include but are not limited to:

  • Blood Orange 
  • Citronella 
  • Clementine 
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Lemon Tea Tree
  • Lime
  • Mandarin 
  • May Chang 
  • Petitgrain 
  • Tangerine

Floral Aromas are sweet and light, promote a feeling of freshness and peace. They pair well with each other and a wide variety of other scents. They include:

  • Blue Tansy 
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine 
  • Lavender 
  • Magnolia 
  • Chamomile 
  • Rose

Herb based oils have a rich Earthy scent. They are extracted from a variety of locations on a given plant. They are perfect for cleansing your home, body, and mind. They may include:

  • Angelica Root
  • Basil
  • Caraway Seed 
  • Carrot Seed
  • Catnip
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Chamomile
  • Goldenrod
  • Hemp 
  • Manuka
  • Marjoram
  • Melissa 
  • Mountain Savory
  • Myrtle 
  • Oregano 
  • Rosemary
  • Sage 
  • Thyme 
  • Verbena 
  • Yarrow 

Mint-family Essential oils have medicinal properties and are used for for problems like headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching. In aromatherapypeppermint oil is promoted for treating coughs and colds, reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress. They include:

  • Mint
  • Birch
  • Cajeput
  • Camphor
  • Eucalyptus
  • Kunzea
  • Laurel Leaf
  • Peppermint
  • Ravensara
  • Rosalina
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Tea Tree
  • Wintergreen

Spiced aromas are rich and invigorating scents, typically used in seasonal blends. They are perfect for enriching your home an promoting a positive shift in energy. They may include:

  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Black Pepper
  • Cassia
  • Celery Seed 
  • Cinnamon
  • Cistus
  • Clove 
  • Coffee :)
  • Cumin 
  • Fennel 
  • Galangal Root
  • Ginger
  • Gingergrass
  • Nutmeg
  • Pink Pepper
  • Tumeric
  • Vanilla 

Woody Aromas are calming and are used to bring about stress relief and easing tension. They are strong promoters of balanced energy and are among the most peaceful scents you can put in your diffuser. They may include:

  • Balsam Peru
  • Black Spruce
  • Blue Cypress 
  • Buddha Wood
  • Cedarwood (all types)
  • Cypress 
  • Douglas Fir
  • Hemlock
  • Ho Wood
  • Jack Pine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Palo Santo
  • Pine
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Saro 
  • Silver Fir 
  • Spikenard
  • Valerian