Common and Botanical Name Index




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Essential Oil Common and Botanical Name Index

The following chart lists the common name of each essential oil mentioned on this site along with the botanical name of the plants that these essential oils were derived from. It is important to note that while essential oils from different sources may have the same common names, they could actually be derived from varying species of plants that have different chemical constituents and therapeutic properties. Be sure to always check the botanical name to ensure that the essential oil you are getting is really the one you want.

Common Name
Botanical Name
AngelicaAngelica archangelica
AnisePimpinella anisum
Balsam FirAbies balsamea
BasilOcimum basilicum
BergamotCitrus bergamia
Birch (Yellow Birch)Betula alleghaniensis
Black PepperPiper nigrum
Blue CypressCallitrus intratropica
CajeputMelaleuca leucadendra
Canadian Red CedarThuja plicata
CardamomElettaria cardamomum
CarrotDaucua carota
CassiaCinnamomum cassia
Cedar, Canadian RedThuja plicata
Cedar, Western RedThuja plicata
Cedar Leaf (Thuja)Thuja occidentalis
CedarwoodCedrus atlantica
Chamomile, German (Blue)Matricaria recutita
Chamomile, MixtaChamaemelum mixtum
Chamomile, RomanChamaemelum nobile
Cinnamon BarkCinnamomum verum
Cistus (Labdanum)Cistus ladanifer
CitronellaCymbopogon nardus
Clary SageSalvia sclarea
CloveSyzygium aromaticum
CorianderCoriandrum savitum L.
CuminCuminum cyminum
CypressCupressus sempervirens
Cypress, BlueCallitris intratropica
DavanaArtemisia pallens
DillAnethum graveolens
Douglass FirPseudotsuga menziesii
ElemiCanarium luzonicum
EucalyptusEucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus CitriodoraEucalyptus citriodora
Eucalyptus DivesEucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus PolybracteaEucalyptus polybractea
Eucalyptus RadiataEucalyptus radiata
FennelFoeniculum vulgare
Fir (Silver Fir or Fir Needle)Abies alba
Fir, Balsam (Canadian Balsam)Abies balsamea
Fir, DouglasPseudotsuga menziesii
Fir, Idaho BalsamAbies grandis
Fir, WhiteAbies grandis
FleabaneConyza canadensis
Frankincense (Olibanum)Boswellia carterii
GalbanumFerula gummosa
GeraniumPelargonium graveolens
German ChamomileMatriacaria recututa
Ginger Zingiber officinale
Goldenrod Solidago Canadensis
Grapefruit Citrus x paradisi
Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis
Idaho Balsam Fir Abies grandis
Idaho Tansy Tanacetum vulgare
Jasmine Jasminum officinale
Juniper Juniperus osteosperma and/or J. scoluporum
Laurel (Bay or Bay Laurel) Laurus nobilis
Lavandin Lavandula x hybrida
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, CT Linalol
Ledum Ledum groenlandicum
Lemon Citrus limon
Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus
Lime Citrus aurantifolia
Mandarin Citrus reticulata
Marjoram Origanum majorana
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Melaleuca alternifolia
Melaleca Ericifolia (Rosalina) Melaleuca ericifolia
Melaleuca Leucadendron Melaleuca Leucadendra
Melaleuca Quinquenervia (Niaouli) Melaleuca quinquenervia
Melissa (Lemon Balm) Melissa officinalis
Mountain Savory (Winter Savory) Satureja montana
Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris
Myrrh Commiphora myrrha
Myrtle Myrtus communis
Neroli (Orange Blossom) Citrus aurantium bigaradia
Niaouli Melaleuca quinquenervia
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans
Onycha (Benzoin) Styrax benzoin
Orange Citrus sinensis
Oregano Origanum vulgare, CT Carvacrol
Palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii
Patchouly Pogostemon cablin
Pepper, Black Piper nigrum
Peppermint Mentha piperita
Petitgrain Citrus aurantium
Pine (Scotch Pine) Pinus sylvestris
Ravensara Ravensara aromatica
Roman chamomile Chamaemelum nobile
Rosalina Melaleuca ericifolia
Rose (Bulgarian Rose) Rosa damascena
Rosehip Rosa canina
Rosemary Cineol Rosmarinus officinalis, CT 1,8 Cineol
Rosemary Verbenon Rosmarinus officinalis, CT Verbenon
Rosewood Aniba rosaeodora
Sage Salvia officinalis
Sandalwood Santalum album
Spearmint Mentha spicata, CT Carvone
Spikenard Nardostachys jatamansi
Spruce (Black Spruce) Picea mariana
Tamanu Calophyllum inophyllum
Tangerine Citrus nobilis
Tansy, Blue Tanacetum annum
Tansy, Idaho Tanacetum vulgare
Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus
Thyme Thymus vulgaris, CT Thymol
Thyme Linalol Thymus vulgaris, CT Linalol
Tsuga (Hemlock) Tsuga canadensis
Valerian Valeriana officinalis
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides
Vitex Vitex negundo
Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata
White Fir Abies grandis
White Lotus Nymphaea lotus
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata

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