Essential Oils Quick Reference Chart – Quick Reference Guide

This essential oils quick reference chart was emailed to me by a YL representative.  This information is for educational purposes only and it is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult with the appropriate health professional for any condition you are treating. Use this only as a quick reference guide.

  • Basil: Anti-inflammatory, helps intestinal problems, muscle spasms, headaches, and mental fatigue. Dilute with carrier oil.
  • Bergamot: Analgesic, anti-depressant, anxiety, female hormone balance. Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, allergies, sedative.
  • Birch: .Analgesic, anti-spasmodic, natural cortisone, may give relief to arthritis, bone, joint, and muscle pain. Helps back pain.
  • Cedarwood: Purifies animal odors. Helps cellulite, bronchitis, hair loss, dandruff, and oily hair. Tones lymph system.
  • Chamomile (roman): Skin care, acne, boils, rashes, and hair care. Helps relieve migraine headaches and inflamed joints.
  • Cinnamon Bark: Always dilute with carrier oil. Helps with strep and virus conditions. Strengthens circulatory system.
  • Cistus: Stops viruses from mutating, anti-microbial, works directly on immune system.
  • Clary Sage: May help PMS and hot flashes, helps regulate hormones and relieves menstrual cramps. Use during labor.
  • Clove: Used in Egypt to strengthen respiratory system. Improves memory, anti-viral helps toothaches and gum pain.
  • Coriander: Cairo University research: lowers glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels, supports pancreas function.
  • Cypress: Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, lymphatic decongestant. Used for arthritis, bronchitis, circulation, cramps, parasites.
  • Dill: Helps lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels. Pancreas support bronchial congestion and liver deficiencies.
  • Eucalyptus: Assists respiratory system, sinuses, flu, and allergies. Helps hypoglycemia and Candida
  • Fennel: assists the adrenal cortex, helps break up toxins and fluid in tissue. Balances pituitary, thyroid and pineal glands.
  • Fir: Known to fight airborne germs and bacteria. Can help reduce symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism and fevers.
  • Frankincense: Has helped some cases of cancer. Works on immune system. Has reduced tumors and external ulcers.
  • Galbanum: Helps wounds, boils and abscesses. Calms mind for meditation.
  • Geranium: Anti-depressant may assist dissolving stones, helps shingles and ulceration, deodorant, bug repellant.
  • Ginger: Anti-parasitic, relieves sprains, breaks up chest congestion, colic and indigestion, For motion sickness and chills.
  • Grapefruit: Good for acne, flabby arms, reduces cellulite. Relieves water retention.
  • Helichrysum: Anti-bacterial, reduces bleeding in accidents, skin regenerator, helps repair nerves.
  • Hyssop: Don’t use on children. Thins mucous, for bruises, immune stimulator, anti-viral. May help asthma sufferers.
  • Jasmine: Helps childbirth, labor pain, frigidity, and coughs. Anti-spasmodic, muscle spasms and uterine disorders.
  • Juniper: A nerve stimulator, natural diuretic and cleanser. Reduces dermatitis, eczema and acne.
  • Lavender: Universal oil, can use pure. May help allergies, all types of burns, ulcers, insomnia, diaper rash, to name a few.
  • Lemon: Germicide, purifies air and water. Relives heartburn, anti-parasitic, stimulates white and red blood cell formation.
  • Lemongrass: Mosquito repellant, helps connective tissue repair and regenerate. Reduces varicose veins. Sedative.
  • Marjoram: Especially good for tight muscles, may calm spasms and respiratory problems. Insomnia.
  • Melalueca: Used in war for gangrene and wounds. Can be taken before, during and after radiation treatment.
  • Melissa: Powerful anti-viral, anti-depressant, skin problems and eczema. Regulates menstrual cycle and calms emotions.
  • Mountain Savory: Kills all airborne bacteria and viruses. Discovered in 1996 lab studies. Best to diffuse. Anti-bacterial
  • Myrrh: Helps gum infections, mouth ulcers, skin rashes, wrinkles, and hemorrhoids. Can help abnormal vaginal discharge.
  • Myrtle: Helps treat hypothyroidism. Used for chronic coughs as an expectorant. Fights colds and flu.
  • Nutmeg: Good for chronic bowel disorder. Eases digestion difficulties. Good for circulation, gout, flatulence, neuralgia.
  • Orange: Reduces fluid retention, overcomes sadness, calming to children, aid digestion, mouth ulcers and gas.
  • Oregano: Strong anti-viral and anti-fungal. It stimulates and helps protect the immune system.
  • Patchouli: Helps relieve anxiety, influences physical and sexual energies. Used for centuries for skin care and wrinkles.
  • Peppermint: Keeps one mentally alert and awake. Relieves some headaches. Digestion. Reduces fever, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Pine: Hormone-like, anti-diabetic, cortisone-like, antiseptic, anti- fungal, used on sore muscles.
  • Ravensara: From Madagascar, the oil that heals, helps flu and hay fever, respiratory problems and walking cramps.
  • Rose: Anti-aging, anti-depressant. Great for skin.
  • Rosemary: Mental stimulant, fights Candida, good for dandruff helps open bile duct. Helps reduce cholesterol.
  • Rosewood: Known for slowing the aging process. Used for skin care, acne, eczema, vaginitis.
  • Sage: oral infection and skin condition. Asthma, bronchitis, menopause, and menstrual irregularities.
  • Sandalwood: Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands to enhance meditation. Helps with cystitis and urinary tract infections.
  • Spearmint: Helps to reduce weight. Good for colic, diarrhea, nausea, helps balance metabolism, stimulates gallbladder.
  • Spikenard: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, used as a deodorant and skin tonic.
  • Spruce: Helps reduce weight. Beneficial for bone pain, arthritis, rheumatism, aching joints, prostatitis.
  • Tangerine: Assists dissolving of cellulite, improves circulation, treats dizziness, laxative, cleansing the lymphatic system.
  • Tarragon: Relief and balance to intestinal tract. Neuromuscular antispasmodic. Anti-microbial and antiseptic. Colitis, hiccups.
  • Thyme: Anti-bacterial. Respiratory problems, digestive complaints, treatment for gastritis, bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis.
  • Valerian: Sedative and tranquilizing to the central nervous system. Treats sleep disorders, insomnia, stress, tension.
  • Vetiver: Anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory used for arthritic symptoms. Antiseptic, warming properties to help hypothermia.
  • Ylang Ylang: Anti-depressant alleviates headaches, hot flashes, and hypertension. Is very calming.