Essential Oils Guide
Refer to AromaWeb's extensive Essential Oil Guide to learn about essential oils, how to safely use them and to view profiles for over 120 essential oils, CO2s and absolutes. In addition to the Essential Oil Guide, be sure to also read the articles within the Aromatherapy Guide area.
Profiles for several Absolutes that have applications within holistic aromatherapy and natural fragrancing are included, and are denoted as such.
Essential Oils Directory Sections:
Clicking on one of the below essential oil area names will take you to corresponding section on this page:
Introductory Essential Oil Information
If you're brand new to essential oils and holistic aromatherapy, start by reading the below definitions, information and guides:
Be sure to also read the other articles and guides within the Aromatherapy Articles & Guides area.
Essential Oil and Absolute Profiles
For each profiled oil, you will find information on its botanical name, common method of extraction, oil color, oil consistency, perfumery note, strength of the initial aroma, aromatic description, uses, constituents, and safety information. For most information provided, the data is based on the review of particular samples and could differ from your personal experience. As the uses, constituents and safety information data are subjects requiring research, specific references are provided.
Essential Oil Guides, Tips and Info
Essential oils can play a part in enhancing your emotional outlook on life. See which essential oils can assist with particular emotional states.
View which essential oils are generally considered favorites amongst men.
Citrus Essential Oils are often thought of for their light, summery aromas, but I love using citrus oils all year round. My use of the citrus oils increases during the colder months as I find them energizing and help to uplift the spirits. They are the perfect complement to blends that fight off the winter blues, "cabin fever" and depression. Read about the aromatic properties of each of the citrus essential oils.
Seasonal Essential Oil Lists
Spring: Enjoy browsing this list of essential oils chosen with springtime use in mind. Blends are also provided.
Summer: The warmer summertime months are the perfect time to diffuse and blend with light, energizing, herbaceous, floral, and cooling essential oils.
Autumn / Fall: Autumn brings forth its cooler temperatures and richly colored falling leaves, it's a good time to enjoy diffusing and blending with warming essential oils.
Winter / Holidays / Christmas: Enjoy diffusing and blending these essential oils to help get into the spirit of the season.
Additional Essential Oil Articles and Guides
For additional guides and detailed information, read the articles and guides located within the Aromatherapy Articles & Guides area.
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
Important Information About the Profiles
The essential oil information provided on AromaWeb is intended for educational purposes only. The references to safety information, constituents and percentages is generalized information. The data is not necessary complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The essential oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, essential oil color can vary based on harvesting, distillation, age of the essential oil and other factors. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.
Essential Oil Book Suggestions
Click on a book's title to view details and read a full review for the book. Visit AromaWeb's Books area to find details about many other essential oil and aromatherapy books.
Own Safety Profiles for 400 Essential Oils and 206 Constituents:
Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
Authors: Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
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Author: Valerie Ann Worwood
The Encyclopedia Of Essential Oils (Updated Edition)
Includes 182 Essential Oil Profiles
Author: Julia Lawless
The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
Includes 85 Essential Oil Profiles
Author: Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele