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Essential Oil Constituents

The following is a list of the various chemical constituents. Much of this information is taken from the French medical textbook L‒aromatherapie by Dr. Daniel Penoel and Pierre Franchomme.



Found in


Are highly organic compounds, They are antiseptic, calming when inhaled, and irritating when applied topically

Bergamot, Cassis, Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Citronells, Clary Sage, Coriander, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Myrrh, Myrtle, Orange, Pepper


is antiseptic and energizing

Basil, Mountain Savory, Melissa.


A type of aldehyde, this constituent is sedating and supports the immune system.

Bergamot, Lemongrass, Melissa


Are the compounds resulting from the reaction of an alcohol with an acid. Since esthers are not very water soluable, water may be added to the distillation, thus producing pure esthers.

Angelica, Birch, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Helichrysum, Melissa, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Petigrain, Rose, Ravensara, Sage, Spearmint, Spruce, Thyme, Ylang Ylang


Is a type of phenol. Eugenol is very antiseptic and stimulating. Because the properties are so strong, they are sometimes toxic to the central nervous system. Cinnamon leaf is distilled to extract the eugenol.

Basil, Cassia, Cinnamon, Cistus, Citronella, Cloves, Fennel, Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Nutmeg, Oregano, Sage, Ylang Ylang


Is antiseptic and soothing to the skin. It is also good for mucus membranes, and prevents bacterial growth from perspiration



Are sometimes mucolytic and neuro-toxic when isolated from other constituents, and should be used with caution. They help support the immune system, stimulate cell regeneration, promote formation of tissue, and liquefy mucus

Roman Chamomile, Cistus, Clary Sage, Fennel, Helichrysum, Juniper, Mountain
Savory, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Spearmint


Has immune supporting and anti viral properties

Angelica, Dill, Fir, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmrg, Orange, Spearmint


Also known as linalool, an antibacterial, relieves discomfort, tones without irritating, stimulates and supports the immune system, is sedating, and works as a diuretic

Basil, Clary Sage, Ginger, Neroli, Petigrain, Rose, Rosewood, Sage,
Thyme, Wild Tansey, Ylang Ylang.


Includes pinene, camphene, sabinene, and limolene properties.

Angelica, Basil, Black Cumin, cistus, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dill, Eucalyptus Globus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Fir, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melaleuca alternifolia, Melissa, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Oregano, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, spearmint, Spruce, Wild Tansey, Ylang Ylang


Are antiseptic and antibacterial. Cresol, thymol, or carvacol found in thyme oil are very hot to the skin. They contain high levels of oxygenating molecules and antioxidant properties

Basil, Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Citronella, Clove, Fennel, Hyssop, Mountain savory, Nutmeg, Oregano, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme, Ylang Ylang


Are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. They work as a liver and gland stimulant, and contain caryophyllene and valenen. Recent research from the Universities of Berlin and Vienna show increased oxygenation around the pineal and pituitary glands.

Basil, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cyprus, Eucalyptus Globulus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melaleuca Quinuenervia, Mountain Savory, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Oregano, Patchouly, Pepper, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandlewood, Spruce, Ylang Ylang.


Inhibit accumulation of toxins as well as discharge the toxins in certain organs, especially the liver and kidneys.

Black Cumin, Eucalyptus Radiata, Helychrysum, Lemon, Melaleuca Uinquenervia, Melissa, Myrtle, Neroli, Nutmeg, peppermint, Ravensara, Thyme.

Terpene Alcohols

Are antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulates the immune system, and work as diuretics and general tonics

Citronella, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Myrtle, Neroli

Terpene Hydrocarbons

Are antiseptic and contain constituents such as limonine, pinene, and sebanine

Angelica, Basil, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dill Fennel, Frankincense, Galbanum, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrtle, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint


Is toxic, can be irritating and upsetting to the central nervous system. Ir may be inhaled to relieve respiratory distress and may stimulate the immune system.

Clary Sage, Sage, Wild Tansy-very high.


Is a strong antiseptic, but not as caustic as phenol

Cistus, Mountain Savory, Oregano

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