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
Angelica Angelica archangelica
Anise Pimpinella anisum
Balsam Fir Abies balsamea
Basil Ocimum basilicum
Bergamot Citrus bergamia
Birch (Yellow Birch) Betula alleghaniensis
Black Pepper Piper nigrum
Blue Cypress Callitrus intratropica
Cajeput Melaleuca leucadendra
Canadian Red Cedar Thuja plicata
Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum
Carrot Daucua carota
Cassia Cinnamomum cassia
Cedar, Canadian Red Thuja plicata
Cedar, Western Red Thuja plicata
Cedar Leaf (Thuja) Thuja occidentalis
Cedarwood Cedrus atlantica
Chamomile, German (Blue) Matricaria recutita
Chamomile, Mixta Chamaemelum mixtum
Chamomile, Roman Chamaemelum nobile
Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum verum
Cistus (Labdanum) Cistus ladanifer
Citronella Cymbopogon nardus
Clary Sage Salvia sclarea
Clove Syzygium aromaticum
Coriander Coriandrum savitum L.
Cumin Cuminum cyminum
Cypress Cupressus sempervirens
Cypress, Blue Callitris intratropica
Davana Artemisia pallens
Dill Anethum graveolens
Douglass Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
Elemi Canarium luzonicum
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus Citriodora Eucalyptus citriodora
Eucalyptus Dives Eucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus Polybractea Eucalyptus polybractea
Eucalyptus Radiata Eucalyptus radiata
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Fir (Silver Fir or Fir Needle) Abies alba
Fir, Balsam (Canadian Balsam) Abies balsamea
Fir, Douglas Pseudotsuga menziesii
Fir, Idaho Balsam Abies grandis
Fir, White Abies grandis
Fleabane Conyza canadensis
Frankincense (Olibanum) Boswellia carterii
Galbanum Ferula gummosa
Geranium Pelargonium graveolens
German Chamomile Matriacaria 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