Aromatherapeutic Oil Groups

Functional Group

Essential Oil

Phenol: Powerfully antibacterial, stimulates blood and warms the skin; can be sensitizing and irritating, especially to sensitive skin

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Alcohol: Excellent skin toner, antimicrobial and healing

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin)

Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara)

Carrot seed (Daucus carota)

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Acid: Moisturizing, antiseptic, antiviral and helps to soothe inflamed skin

Frankincense (Boswellia ssp.)

Aldehyde: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-edema; may be irritating to some skin types

May chang (Litsea cubeba)

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum blume)

Lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora)

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)

Ester oxide: Mentally stimulating and antiviral; helps to break up lung congestion and has a camphorous scent

Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globolus)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Keytone: Antimucous, healing, analgesic and antiviral

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens)

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Coumarin: Anticoagulant, sedative and uplifting; may cause photosensitivity

Angelica (Angelica archangelica)

Most citrus essential oils

Ester: Relaxing, antifungal and soothes muscles

Lavendar (Lavandula augustifolia)

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia subsp. bergamia)

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)

Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina)

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)

Monoterpene and sesquiterpene:

Antibacterial, healing and mentally stimulating

German chamomile (Matracaria recutita)

Carrot seed (Daucus carota)

Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Lemon (Citrus limonum)

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)