101 Essential Oil Profiles

Essential oil profiles are a bit like the profiles of people – they all have much in common, yet at the same time, each has characteristics that distinguish it from others.

Part of the Secret Is in the Proportions

Until more recently, many nutritional supplements were made from compounds which were manufactured by man. They were manufactured according to specific proportions that researchers believed to be ideal.

Contrast this with essential oils, whose plants are manufactured by the Creator. The compounds contained in the oil and their proportions were set in place by the Creator so that the plants can not just live, but also thrive. These proportions may vary from year to year and from climate to climate.

Hundreds of Compounds in Each Drop!

Most essential oils contain anywhere from around 100 compounds to several hundred compounds. The larger the number of compounds, the more likely it is that a complete chemical profile is not even available. What is available is a list of most of the compounds or a list of the most active compounds.

What the Profiles Contain

The profiles for the 101 essential oils listed below contain a combination of scientific data for readers who are more left-brain oriented and usage stories to help the more right-brain oriented reader remember each oil.

As this page went up, it began with one profile. Gradually more are being added. As new essential oils from South America become available, their profiles will also be added.

What Is Not Included

When I am not confident of the quality of an oil, I typically exclude it from this page. White lotus is one example. Lilac is another. To distill an excellent quality lilac essential oil would be prohibitively expensive.

Here Is the Current List of Essential Oil Profiles!

If the link is live, its profile has been completed. If the link is not live, that means that its profile is forthcoming.

  • Angelica
  • Anise
  • Balsam fir (Idaho)
  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Black pepper
  • Blue cypress
  • Blue tansy
  • Blue yarrow
  • Canadian Fleabane
  • Cardamom
  • Carrot Seed
  • Cassia
  • Cedarwood
  • Celery seed
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Cistus
  • Citronella
  • Citrus Hystrix/Combava
  • Clary sage
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Copaiba
  • Cumin
  • Cypress
  • Dill
  • Douglas fir
  • Elemi
  • Eucalyptus blue
  • Eucalyptus dives
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Eucalyptus polybractea
  • Eucalyptus radiata
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Galbanum
  • Geranium
  • German chamomille
  • Ginger
  • Goldenrod
  • Grapefruit
  • Helichrysum
  • Hyssop
  • Idaho tansy
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Lavandin
  • Lavender
  • Ledum
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lilac
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Manuka
  • Marjoram
  • Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Melaleuca cajeput
  • Melaleuca ericifolia
  • Melaleuca quinquenervia
  • Melissa
  • Mountain savory
  • Myrrh
  • Mugwort
  • Myrtle
  • Neroli absolute
  • Naiouli
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Palmarosa
  • Palo santo
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Ravensara
  • Roman chamomile
  • Roslina
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Spanish sage
  • Spearmint
  • Spikenard
  • Spruce
  • St. Maries lavender
  • Tamanu
  • Tangerine
  • Tarragon
  • Tea tree
  • Thyme
  • Tsuga
  • Valerian
  • Vetiver
  • Western red cedar
  • White fir
  • White lotus
  • Wintergreen
  • Ylang ylang

If you have successful and memorable stories about one of the essential oils mentioned above, I invite you to contact me and share your story.


If you have questions or comments about any of these essential oil profiles, please contact me.