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
GingerZingiber officinale
GoldenrodSolidago Canadensis
GrapefruitCitrus x paradisi
HelichrysumHelichrysum italicum
HyssopHyssopus officinalis
Idaho Balsam FirAbies grandis
Idaho TansyTanacetum vulgare
JasmineJasminum officinale
JuniperJuniperus osteosperma and/or J. scoluporum
Laurel (Bay or Bay Laurel)Laurus nobilis
LavandinLavandula x hybrida
LavenderLavandula angustifolia, CT Linalol
LedumLedum groenlandicum
LemonCitrus limon
LemongrassCymbopogon flexuosus
LimeCitrus aurantifolia
MandarinCitrus reticulata
MarjoramOriganum majorana
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)Melaleuca alternifolia
Melaleca Ericifolia (Rosalina)Melaleuca ericifolia
Melaleuca LeucadendronMelaleuca Leucadendra
Melaleuca Quinquenervia (Niaouli)Melaleuca quinquenervia
Melissa (Lemon Balm)Melissa officinalis
Mountain Savory (Winter Savory)Satureja montana
MugwortArtemisia vulgaris
MyrrhCommiphora myrrha
MyrtleMyrtus communis
Neroli (Orange Blossom)Citrus aurantium bigaradia
NiaouliMelaleuca quinquenervia
NutmegMyristica fragrans
Onycha (Benzoin)Styrax benzoin
OrangeCitrus sinensis
OreganoOriganum vulgare, CT Carvacrol
PalmarosaCymbopogon martinii
PatchoulyPogostemon cablin
Pepper, BlackPiper nigrum
PeppermintMentha piperita
PetitgrainCitrus aurantium
Pine (Scotch Pine)Pinus sylvestris
RavensaraRavensara aromatica
Roman chamomileChamaemelum nobile
RosalinaMelaleuca ericifolia
Rose (Bulgarian Rose)Rosa damascena
RosehipRosa canina
Rosemary CineolRosmarinus officinalis, CT 1,8 Cineol
Rosemary VerbenonRosmarinus officinalis, CT Verbenon
RosewoodAniba rosaeodora
SageSalvia officinalis
SandalwoodSantalum album
SpearmintMentha spicata, CT Carvone
SpikenardNardostachys jatamansi
Spruce (Black Spruce)Picea mariana
TamanuCalophyllum inophyllum
TangerineCitrus nobilis
Tansy, BlueTanacetum annum
Tansy, IdahoTanacetum vulgare
TarragonArtemisia dracunculus
ThymeThymus vulgaris, CT Thymol
Thyme LinalolThymus vulgaris, CT Linalol
Tsuga (Hemlock)Tsuga canadensis
ValerianValeriana officinalis
VetiverVetiveria zizanoides
VitexVitex negundo
Western Red CedarThuja plicata
White FirAbies grandis
White LotusNymphaea lotus
WintergreenGaultheria procumbens
YarrowAchillea millefolium
Ylang YlangCananga odorata