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What to Pair with Rosé

What to Pair with Rosé

Perfect meals for a summertime favorite wine

The wine world is suddenly catching on; there’s nothing wrong with drinking rosé.

In my time, I’ve heard people talk down rosé more than any other style of wine. I believe that in some regions (especially New World), rosé has been the red-headed stepchild of many winemakers. Recently, we are seeing a significant rise in quality across the board.

Whatever the reason, rosé is making a comeback in a very big way. As I delved into the world of rosé, I found rosé from some of the most respected names in the business, and in some cases, winemakers that only make rosé and are very proud of it. Funny, when I think back only a few years, the chances of someone requesting a rosé were tiny, now it happens regularly. And why not? Rosé is the perfect balance between a red and white wine. It pleases on both levels and bridges the gap for a lot of wine drinkers. It’s the perfect summertime wine. What’s more, due to its diversity and multitude of styles, it’s excellent with a variety of cuisines from around the world.

The real challenge is that the category is huge, with rosé being made from more grape varieties than I could possibly recount. In France, rosé is often closer to the white spectrum, while Italian Rosato drinks more like a red. In Spain, they are racier and fuller, and in the States, the styles vary from producer to producer. The only way to tackle this is to jump right in. So, I started cooking and popping open bottles. What follows are the wines that I enjoyed the most and the recipes that were a perfect fit.

Click to see the perfect rosé pairings for summertime.

— Eric Guido, Snooth


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


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Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


Click each link to jump further down to the properties of a specific oil, or scroll down and browse through all the information on using essential oils.

Angelica

Fragrance: Sharp and peppery
Note: Top to middle
Blends Well With: All citrus oils – Clary sage- Oakmoss – Opopanax – Patchouli – Vetiver

About:

Angelica is widely recommended for treating various digestion problems such as stomach ulcers, anorexia, gastritis, flatulence, gout, and indigestion. Other main benefits include the reduction in the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and colds. Angelica is also good for detoxifying the body, healing various skin conditions, and balancing the nervous system.

Anise

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet and spicy smells a bit like licorice
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Lavender- orange- spice oils- pine- rose

About:

Extremely good for relaxing muscles, clearing the mind, and generally making you feel more balanced and tranquil. Anise is also an antiseptic and is often used to treat headaches, respiratory problems, and aid digestion. Avoid using this oil outdoors as it often attracts insects.

Basil

Fragrance: Fresh, warm and spicy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot- citronella- citrus oils- clary sage- geranium- hyssop- rosemary

About:

Mainly known for its fresh, warm and spicy aroma that’s perfect for expelling unwanted odors, basil can also actually help to stimulate hair growth when added to a hair tonic. Basil also has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities that can combat mouth ulcers, gum infections, and ease bronchitis.

Fragrance: Strong, spicy and medicinal
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot- ginger- orange- patchouli- rosemary- ylang-ylang- pine- cypress- juniper- lavender- frankincense- clary sage-citrus oils- spice oils

About:

Bay is a fantastic and uplifting oil that can stimulate the memory, help concentration, and increase confidence. It’s also good for stomach complaints and will help to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Benzoin Resin

Fragrance: Soft, sweet and warm, smells a bit like vanilla
Note: Base
Blends Well With: coriander- cypress- frankincense- jasmine- juniper- lemon- myrrh- rose- sandalwood- spice oils.

About:

Its sedative qualities are great for dealing with general sleep problems along with relieving anxiety and stress.

It is also useful for helping to relieve asthma, coughs, and colds.

Bergamot

Fragrance: Fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Chamomile- citrus oils- coriander- cypress- geranium- jasmine- juniper- lavender, melissa- neroli- nutmeg- rose- sandalwood- vetiver- violet- ylang ylang

About:

Produced from orange rind and has a lovely refreshing citrus scent. This is a great uplifting effect so it’s a good one for relieving stress and anxiety.

Black Pepper

Fragrance: Dry, spicy, woody and sharp
Note: Middle to Top
Blends Well With: Cardamom- clary sage- clove- frankincense- geranium- lavender- juniper- marjoram- myrrh- orange- nutmeg- rosemary- sage sandalwood- tea tree- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Black pepper not only helps to strengthen the nerves and mind, because of its warming qualities it helps to reduce the discomfort of any muscular aches and pains along with easing arthritis and sprains.

Cajeput

Fragrance: Strong and slightly sweet, a bit medicinal
Note: Top

Blends Well With: Clary sage- geranium- lavender- marjoram- oakmoss- pine- rosemary- spice oils- ylang ylang

About:

With its painkilling properties this oil will help to ease most muscular aches and pains. Adding cajeput to a diffuser will disinfect the air, clear congestion and ease headaches, catarrh, and sinusitis infections.

Cardamom

Fragrance: Warm, green, spicy, balsamic
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay – bergamot – black pepper – caraway – cedarwood – cinnamon – cloves – coriander – fennel – ginger – grapefruit – jasmine – lemon – lemongrass – mandarin – neroli – orange – palmarosa – patchouli – petitgrain – sandalwood – ylang ylang

About:

Cardamom oil is used heavily in perfumes and is added to many soaps, cosmetics, and body care recipes.

Carrot Seed

Fragrance: Dry, sweet-woody, root-like, earthy
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – cinnamon – clove – geranium – grapefruit juniper berry – frankincense – lavender

About:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is your go-to for dark spots as it’s absolutely amazing at evening out skin tones. Its high beta-carotene content reduces pigmentation in the skin by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme produced in our melanocytes that is responsible for the production of melanin.

Cedarwood

Fragrance: Woody and balsamic, with rich dry overtones
Note: Base
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang

About:

Cedarwood is a superb skin refresher particularly if your skin is dry or cracked. This oil is extremely relaxing its scent is popular with both men and women and makes an excellent aphrodisiac. Can be used to relieve a persistent dry cough or to lift depression when mixed with citrus oils.

Chamomile Oil

Fragrance: Strong, warm and sweet
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- citrus oils- clary sage- frankincense- geranium- jasmine- labdanum- lavender- marjoram- neroli- patchouli- rose- rosemary- tea tree- ylang ylang

About:

For soothing just about anything anxiety, sleep disorder, anger, arthritis, neuralgia, headaches, migraine and stomach problems.

Cinnamon Oil

Fragrance: Warm, dry and spicy
Note: Base to Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin- bergamot- cardamom- clove- frankincense- ginger- grapefruit- lemon- mandarin- marjoram- nutmeg- orange- peppermint- petitgrain- rose- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A mild antiseptic that gently warms and relaxes, it can make a mild and calming aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is a very good addition to a blend that’s to be used for disinfecting the air.

Citronella

Fragrance: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Note: Top
Blends Well With: Bergamot – cedarwood – citrus oils – geranium – pine – sandalwood.

About:

Citronella is used within fragrances and also medicinally to help with fevers and rheumatic pain. It’s also been useful for menstrual and digestion difficulties. Citronella is broadly identified as a bug repellent and may be utilized to create your own outside candles for all those late summer evenings. It’s also good for pimples, joint inflammation, bruises, common colds, fatigue, abnormal sweating, high temperature, influenza, headaches, infections, bites and stings, neuralgia, greasy skin, rheumatism and abdominal spasms.

Clary Sage

Fragrance: Nutty, warm, light and musky
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- black pepper- cardamom- cedarwood – coriander- cypress- frankincense- geranium- grapefruit- jasmine- juniper- lavender- lemon- verbena- lime- mandarin- patchouli- petitgrain- pine- rose- sandalwood- tea tree

About:

Although clary sage is well known for its sedative effect, it can also be used to treat pre-menstrual tension and stomach cramps along with labor pains and nightly sweats. It can also make a first-rate skin conditioner.

Clove

Fragrance: Warm and spicy with a woody odor, a slight hint of leather
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Bay- bergamot- clary sage- geranium- ginger- grapefruit- jasmine- lavender- lemon- mandarin- palmarosa- rose- sandalwood- vanilla- ylang ylang

About:

A well-known antiseptic regularly used to relieve tooth and gum pain. Treats colds and flu symptoms along with warts, verrucas, acne, cuts and bruises, also makes a first-rate insect repellent.

Cypress

Fragrance: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Note: Middle
Blends Well With: Benzoin – black pepper – cedarwood – chamomile – citrus oils – clary sage – ginger – lavender – pine – ylang ylang.

About:

Cypress was used for centuries as the cleansing incense for many Nepalese and Tibetan civilizations. The anti-inflammatory as well as antispasmodic attributes of cypress helps asthma when breathed in, and will also reduce inflammation when used in your blend. You can even make use of cypress in your home as an alternative to pine oil. Additionally beneficial for respiratory disease, cellulite, coughing, dysmenorrhoea, water retention, insect bites and repellent, the symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, greasy skin, anxiety, inflammation, wounds


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