Essential Oils From A-Z And Therapeutic Uses

list of essential oils

A is for…

Allspice:  Use for chest infection, colds, cough, digestive aid, muscle pain and toothache.

Amyris:  Use for aging skin, relaxation, to ease nerves, stress and tension, improve mental clarity, intensify breathing and loosen tight muscles.

Anise Seed:  Use for asthma, breath freshener, bronchitis, colds, coughs, digestive aid, flatulence, flu, hiccups, menopausal discomforts, migraine, muscle aches, nausea, pleasant dreams, rheumatism sneezing, stomach cramps, vertigo, whooping cough.

Angelica Essential Oil:  Use for water retention, clearing toxins in body, dull skin, tiredness, gout and psoriasis.

Arnica Oil:  Use for healing bruises, treating osteoarthritis, improving carpal tunnel, relieving sprains, muscle pain and soreness and stimulating hair growth.

Atlas Cedar:  Use for acne, agitation, air purifier, anger, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bladder disorders, bronchitis, dandruff, eczema, fluid retention, hair loss, immune system, insect repellent, meditation, oil hair and skin, skin fungus, skin ulcers, stress, vertigo.

B is for…

Basil Oil:  Use for arthritis, anxiety, colds and flu, concentration, depression, headaches and migraines, mental and physical fatigue, muscular spasm, respiratory disorders, stress, weak nervous conditions.

Bay Leaf Oil:  Use for pain reliever, arthritis aches, back pain, ear aches, sore muscles, cleaning, insect repellent and to minimize cellulite.

Benzoin:  Use for circulation, minimizing cellulite, breathing improvement, relaxes tight muscles, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing of skin.

Bergamot: Use for acne, appetite regularity, anxiety, colds and flu, cystitis depression, digestive system fatigue, fever, flatulence, halitosis, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis, urinary tract

Birch (Sweet):  Use for gout, inflammation, pain numbing, muscles spasms, and joint discomfort.

Bitter Almond Essential Oil:  Use for bacterial and fungal infection, inhibiting growth of cancer cells, killing intestinal worms and increasing frequency of urination.

Black Pepper:  Use for pain and strains, treating muscle aches and promoting a healthy digestive system.

Buchu Essential Oil:  Use for arthritis, rheumatism, UTI, kidneys, flatulence, infections, wounds, flies and mosquitoes, fleas, lice and bed bugs.

C is for…

Cajeput Essential Oil:Use for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, and sore throat.

Calendula Oil:  Use for treating rashes, wounds, base for slaves, natural cosmetics, facial crams, dry or damaged skin, diaper rash, skin inflammations, sensitive skin ulcers, bed sores, bruises, insect bites, eczema and varicose veins.

Camphor Oil:  Use for bronchitis, bruises, chills, colds and flu, coughs, insect repellent, muscle pain, sprains.

Caraway Seed Oil:  Use for adding flavor to foods, making mouthwash, and toothpaste.

Cardamom Essential Oil:  Use for disinfectant, antiseptic, curing muscular and respiratory spasms, encouraging sweating, impotence, weight loss, lower blood pressure and insect bites.

Carrot Seed: Use to rejuvenate skin cells on lips, body and hair and to heal and moisturize dry chapped skin.

Cassia, also known as Chinese Cinnamon Oil:  Use for Arthritis, colds, diarrhea, germicide, kidney issues, nausea, rheumatism, vascular disorders.

Cedarwood Oil:  Use for acne, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, congestion, coughs, dandruff, insect repellent, oily skin, psoriasis, urinary tract infection.

Catnip Essential Oil:  Use for insect repellent, stimulating cats, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, curing cramps, promoting urination, ulcers, menstrual regulation, gas, indigestion, insomnia, anxiety, relaxation, removing toxins, convulsions, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and vertigo.

Chamomile:  Use for colic, colitis, headache and migraine, irritability, insomnia, menopause, and sensitive skin.

Cinnamon:  Use for arthritis, bronchitis, chills, colds, diarrhea, flu, intestinal infections, libido, menstrual pain, poor circulation, sneezing, and stress-related conditions.

Citronella: Use for digestive issues, extreme perspiration, fatigue, cat and insect repellent, fleas, headache, and oily skin

Clary Sage: Use for anxiety, back pain, low libido, digestive pain, insomnia, inflammation, muscle pain, PMS, respiratory challenges and skin problems.

Clove:  Use for airborne bacteria, asthma, bad breath, bronchitis, burns and cuts, chest infections, colds and chills, diarrhea, exhaustion, flu, muscle pain, nausea, toothache, tired bones and warts.

Cocoa Absolute:  Use for relaxing muscles, loosening elasticity of skin, stress relief, depression and to elevate mood.

Coffee:  Use for clearing colds and congestion, controlling appetite, calming a headache or migraine, unclogging an ear, and enhancing mood.

Copaiba Essential Oil:  Use for relieving muscle and join pain, inflammation, headache, migraines, wound infection, healing the skin, athlete’s foot, respiratory ailments, nail fungus skin, hair, bladder control, wrinkles, blisters, pimples and lowering blood pressure.

Cornmint Oil:  Use for headaches, digestive challenges, circulation, sore throat, colds, energy, nausea and mood enhancement.

Coriander Seed Oil: Use for easing the mind, fighting fatigue, rheumatism, and arthritis.

Cumin Essential Oil:  Use for diarrhea, bacterial infections, digestion aid, immune system, antiseptic, flatulence, removing toxins, muscle and skin toner, regulating menstrual cycle, anxiety, convulsions, relaxation and stress.

Cypress Oil:  Use for healing wounds and infections, treating cramps, muscle sprains, preventing acne, cleanse the liver, promote blood clotting, clear up congestion, natural deodorant, relieve anxiety, treat varicose veins and reduce cellulite.

D is for…

Davana Oil:  Use for anxiety and depression, protecting against infections and tetanus, healing wounds quicker, headaches, coughs, congestion, menstrual pain, fatigue, nausea, cramps, and insect repellent.

Dill Seed Oil:  Use for constipation, diarrhea, diabetes, liver issues, headaches, ADHD, nervousness, stimulate the nerves and strengthen the body.

Douglas Fir Oil:  Use for relaxation, nervousness, sore muscles and joints after exercise.

E is for…

Elemi Essential Oil:  Use for relieving pain, colds, chills, sinusitis, fever, earache, headache, respiratory ailments, joint pain, digestive challenges, mumps, infections and boosting immune system.

Eucalyptus:  Use for asthma, arthritis, chicken pox, coughs, decongestant, fever, insect repellent, measles, migraines, muscle pain, rheumatism, shingles, sinus conditions, upper respiratory infections and sore throats.

F is for…

Fennel Seed Oil:  Use for relieving gas and indigestion, purifying the blood, stimulating brain and neural activity, menstrual relief, killing intestinal worms and treating chronic coughs.

Fenugreek Oil:  Use for reducing inflammation caused by acne, eliminating boils, skin irritations, massage, expelling mucus, reducing high blood pressure and kidney health.

Fir oil (Balsam):  Use for arthritis pain, bronchitis, cold, flu, muscle pain, sinusitis, reduce fatigue, improve bone health, boosts respiratory, reduce body odor, detox body, and increase metabolism.

Frankincense Oil:  Use for stress relief, household cleaner, prevent tooth decay, reduce acne, prevent wrinkles, indigestion, heal wounds, decrease appearance of scars, eczema, relieve inflammation and pain.

G is for…

Galbanum Essential Oil:  Use for arthritis, rheumatism, fading acne scars, acne, boils, improving blood circulation, cramps, muscle spasms, congestion, anti-aging and expedites healing of wounds.

Garlic Essential Oil:  Use for acne, colds, bronchitis, decongestant, flu symptoms, sinusitis, reduce fever, to prevent infections, control high blood pressure and protect against heart disease.

Geranium Oil: Use for treating acne, sore throats, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain reliever, menstruation and menopause symptoms and reduce inflammation.

Ginger Oil:  Use for respiratory conditions, menstrual symptoms, inflammation, nausea and upset stomach.

Grapefruit Oil: Use for aromatherapy, clear toxins, burn fat, remove excess fluids, prevent oily skin, appetite suppressant, air freshener, deodorizer, muscle and join pain, menstrual cramps and headaches.

H is for…

Helichrysum Oil:  Use for spasm relief, allergic reactions, clearing blood clots, reducing inflammation, consistent coughing, anxiety and stress, wound healing, moisturizing cracked skin, fading scars and digestive problems.

Hyssop Essential Oil:  Use for arthritic pain, sores, bruises, healing wounds, toothaches, ear pain, fatigue, menstrual pain, fever, skin problems, spasms in the respiratory and nervous system, muscles and intestines.

J is for…

Jasmine Oil: Use for antiseptic, spasms, fading scars, fighting depression, cough, insomnia & snoring, treating eczema & dermatitis, regulating menstrual cycle, lactation, anxiety & stress, and labor pains.

Juniper Berry:  Use for relieving stress and anxiety, cleansing and purifying the air, pain relief, arthritis, muscle and joint pain, hair loss, dandruff, oily skin, acne dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.

L is for…

Lavender:  Use for Acne, Alopecia (loss of hair), Anxiety, Asthma, Bee and Wasp Stings, Bronchial Problems, Depression, Eczema, Dermatitis, Flu, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Hay Fever, Headaches, PMS, Migraines, Minor Cuts and Burns, Mood Swings, Nervous Tension, Nightmares, Psoriasis, Rashes, Sleep Aid, Stress, and Sunburn.

Lemon Essential Oil: Use for cleaning and purifying, oral health, halitosis, digestion, thirst quencher, stomach pain, coughs, relieving nausea, digestion challenges, nourishing the skin and weight loss.

Lemongrass:  Use for headaches, stomach aches, muscle pain, killing germs, reducing fever, boosting energy, natural deodorizer, skin and hair health, bug repellent, relieving stress, sleep aid, relaxing muscles, detoxifying, lower cholesterol, flu and colds, menstrual cramps, killing bacteria, digestive disorders and immune system support.

Lime Essential Oil: Use for reducing pain in muscles & joints, anti-aging, increasing hunger & appetite, restoring energy, fighting viral infections, treating food poisoning & typhoid.

M is for…

Marjoram:  Use for strengthening the nervous system, anxiety and stress, chronic coughs, spasms, bacterial and viral infections, protecting wounds from septic, pain associated with fever, cold & toothaches, healthy brain, lower blood pressure, healthy heart, improve circulation and a digestion aid.

Melissa (also known as Lemon Balm):  Use for antidepressant, enhancing mood, digestive system, respiratory system, bacterial infections, nervous disorders, inflammation, anxiety, trauma, shock, menstrual complications, relief from spasms and promoting perspiration.

Mugwort:  Use for relieving epileptic and hysteric attacks, eliminating roundworms and tapeworms, treating nervousness, proper health of uterus, digestive disorders, increasing frequency of urination, menstrual problems, promoting discharge of bile and gastric juices into  the stomach and fighting infections.

Myrrh Oil: Use for inflammation, infections such from fever and food poisoning, immune system support, blood circulation, healing wounds quickly, hair loss and strengthening gums.

Myrtle Essential Oil:  Use for congestion, expectorant, respiratory ailments, wounds, inflammation, anxiety, stress, wrinkles, impotency, eliminating bad odors and stomach and intestine infections.

N is for…

Neroli Essential Oil:  Use for nervousness, grief and despair, inflammation, pain, stress, menopause, lowering blood pressure, skin repair, seizures, purifying the air, acne treatment, colon problems, and minimizing stretch marks.

Niaouli Oil:  Use for aches and pain, acne, bronchitis, colds, coughs, cuts, improving dull skin, flu, oily skin, sore throat and whooping cough.

Nutmeg:  Use for bladder and urinary tract inflammation, kidney stones, bad breath, flatulence, impotence, insomnia, skin conditions, muscle pain, hormonal imbalance, low blood pressure, colds and asthma.

O is for…

Oakmoss Essential Oil:  Use for relieving inflammation, skin irritations, maintaining moisture and oil balance in skin, relieving chest congestion, asthma, coughs and breathing challenges.

Onion Oil:  Use for prevention of colds and infections, strong bones, blood cleanser, healing earache and stimulating hair growth. Very Strong!

Orange Oil:  Use for relieving inflammation, relaxing muscular and nervous spasms, disinfecting wounds. boosting immunity. anxiety, anger, depression, acne, dermatitis, constipation, eliminating toxins and promoting urination.

Oregano:  Use for allergy symptoms, killing pain, respirator ailments, protecting against viral, fungal and bacterial infections, soothes inflammation, protecting against cancer and mascular degeneration, eliminating intestinal worms and menopause.

P is for…

Palmarosa Essential Oil:  Use for preventing bacterial infections, antiseptic, reducing fever, digestion aid, sores, athlete’s foot, dry and cracked skin, body moisturizer, anti-aging, fighting depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Parsley Seed Oil:  Use for increasing appetite, pain relief with arthritis & gout, promoting removal of toxins, lowering blood pressure, PMS, reducing risk of heart attack, indigestion, constipation, gas, increasing frequency of urination and protecting wounds from sepsis.

Patchouli:  Use for anxiety, depression, stress, preventing wrinkles, minimizing cellulite, cuts, burns, sores, insect bites, bedbugs, body odor and dandruff.

Pennyroyal:  Use for curing stomach problems, strengthening gums, arthritis, rheumatism, stimulating blood circulation, removing toxins, decongestant, digestion aid, flatulence, gall bladder, jaundice, convulsions and fainting.

Peppermint Oil:  Use for Apathy, Arthritis, Asthma, Bad Breath, Back Pain, Bowel Disorders, Bronchitis, Colds, Flu, Coughs, Cramps, Faintness, Fatigue, Flatulence, Digestive Problems, Headaches, Mental Exhaustion, Migraines, Mouth and|or Gum Infections, Muscular Pain, Nausea, Poor Circulation, Sinus Congestion, Shock, Sunburn, Aching Feet, Travel Sickness and Vertigo.

Petitgrain Essential Oil:  Use for anti-aging, coughs, insomnia, hypertension, preventing microbial infections, anxiety, depression, stress, strengthening the nervous system, preventing body odor and bacterial skin infections.

Pimento Essential Oil:  Use for pain reliever, arthritis, headaches, gout, protecting wounds against bacteria, flatulence, indigestion, anxiety, anger, nervousness, stress and blood circulation.

Pine Needle Essential Oil:  Use for acne, boils, cuts, athlete’s foot, cold, coughs, psoriasis, eczema, scabies, gall bladder, joint pain, arthritis, inflammation, metabolism, eye health, UTI and making perfumes.

R is for…

Ravensara:  Use for bacterial infections, colds, cold sores, allergies, respiratory challenges, pain, diuretic, shingles, sore muscles, disinfectant, killing stubborn viruses, depression and toothaches.

Red Mandarin:  Use for combating cancer, healing skin, acne, stretch marks, scars, pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, flatulence stimulating the lymphatic system and brightening skin.

Red Spikenard:  Use for bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections, inflammation, curing constipation, insomnia, anxiety, stress and promoting estrogen secretion.

Rose Essential Oil:  Use for improving and toning skin, shock, laxative, boosting libido, encouraging menstruation, purifying blood, bacterial infections, strengthening gums, strengthening hair roots, convulsions, muscle cramps, liver & stomach protection, boosting confidence and depression.

Rosemary:  Use for hair growth, respiratory infections, Herpes virus, indigestion, halitosis, dry skin, immune system, pain and blood circulation.

Rosewood:  Use for making perfume, depression, calming the mind, stress, stimulating libido, preventing wrinkles, premature aging, acne, treating colds and coughs, pain, wounds, cuts and insect bites.

Rue Essential Oil:  Use for reducing joint pain, arthritis, rheumatism, indigestion, athletes foot, dermatitis, snake bites, nervousness, insect repellent and killing bacteria.

S is for…

Sage Essential Oil:  Use for anti-aging, fading scars, inflammation, bacterial infections, dermatitis, regulating menstrual cycle, digestion aid, sores, ulcers, wounds and stimulating the brain, nervous system, liver & spleen.

Sandalwood:  Use for mental clarity, relaxing, memory booster, aphrodisiac, astringent, reducing inflammation, boils, warts, pimples, expectorant, endometriosis, anti-aging, and spasms.

Spearmint:  Use for asthma, headaches, stress, insect bites, menstrual challenges, blood circulation, disinfectant and relaxing muscles and nerves.

Spruce Oil:  Use for boils, burns, inflammation of skin, sores, wounds, air freshener, cleaner, anxiety, stress, asthma, bronchitis, expectorant, fleas and ticks.

T is for…

Tagetes Oil:  Use for anxiety, stress, depression, phlegm, congestion, coughs, diarrhea, cramps, convulsions, wounds, eliminating maggots, insect repellent, lice, bed bugs and infections.

Tangerine Oil:  Use for acne, dandruff, dry scalp, reducing scars, stretch marks, adding to lotions and perfumes, anxiety, depression, sleep, muscle and nerve spasms and weight management.

Tansy Essential Oil:  Use for making insect repellent, fever, bacterial, fungal and viral infections, inflammation of skin, respiratory ailments, digestive aid, anxiety, depression and stress.

Tarragon Essential Oil:  Use for killing roundworms and tapeworms, regulating menstruation, deodorant, stimulating brain, nervous, digestive, circulatory and endocrine system, improving appetite, and removing toxins.

Tea Tree:  Acne, Asthma, Athlete’s Foot, Scars from the Chicken Pox and Shingles, Blisters, Bronchitis, Burns, Cold Sores, Colds, Flu, Coughs, Dry Skin, Dandruff, Fever, Insect Bites, Nail Fungus, Recovering from an operation, Recurring Infections, Skin Tags, Sinus Conditions, Sunburn, Varicose Veins, Warts, & Whooping Cough.

Thuja Essential Oil:  Use for bronchitis, cold sores, bacterial skin infections, osteoarthritis, expectorant, immune system, increasing urination, muscle and joint pain, warts, cancer and insect repellent.

Thyme Oil:  Use for arthritis, bites, sores, water retention, gout, PMS, nausea, fatigue, respiratory ailments, oily skin, scars, athlete’s foot, depression, hangovers, enhance memory, concentration, hair loss, toning skin, preventing acne, oral health and insect repellent.

Turmeric:  Use for arthritis, colds, fighting cancer, Parkinson’s, treating epilepsy, protecting the liver, anxiety and  depression.

V is for…

Vanilla Essential Oil:  Use for fever, inflammation, lowering blood pressure, preventing cancer, antidepressant, enhancing mood, menstrual regulation, inflammation, enhancing libido, antidepressant and relaxation.

Vetiver Oil:  Use for creating perfumes, room freshener, soaps, relaxation, antiseptic, fatigue, anger, irritability, stress, exhaustion, pain, enhancing libido, insomnia, scars, inflammation, healing wounds and boosting immune system.

W is for…

Wintergreen Essential Oil: Use for relieving pain, respiratory tract infections, arthritis, rheumatism, preventing infections and promoting skin and hair health.

White Fir:  Use for sore throats, respiratory infections, arthritis, bronchitis, colds, flu, muscle aches, sinusitis, fatigue, infections, pain, bone health, detoxifying the body, antiseptic and reducing body odor.

Wormwood Oil:  Use for fever reduction, digestion aid, anxiety, stress, insect repellent, menstrual challenges and promoting discharge of bile from liver to stomach.

Y is for…

Yarrow Essential Oil:  Use for cold, fever, scars, sinusitis, menstrual problems, arthritis, rheumatism, improving blood circulation, flatulence, improving digestion, eczema and removing toxins from the body.

Ylang-Ylang:  Use for hair thickening, antidepressant, immune system, digestive system, inflammation, parasites, heart health, mood enhancement, energy, PMS, increase libido and anti-aging.


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Disclaimer: Although there are other essential oils, we chose the most popular and easiest to attain. If you have one you’d like for us to add to our list, along with the therapeutic uses, please contact us.

Essential Oil Uses on this page and website are for educational purposes only. Always perform your own due diligence when considering using any essential oil as some of them can be poisonous if not administered correctly. Please consult a medical practitioner for any health challenges.


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