35 Most Popular Essential Oils

35 Most Popular Essential Oils

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35 Most Popular Essential Oils

Which essential oil is the best? There is no single answer to this question. However, if you are starting a collection of essential oils, there are a few oils you can add to your life to provide mental relief, physical relaxation, and natural cures. Also, these oils can help to enhance the world around you.

Here are 35 of the most popular essential oils.





Argan (Argania spinosa L)

Argan oil is now a power player ingredient in skin and hair care products. Historically, argan oil was used to treat wounds and rashes. Now, argan oil is fast becoming a staple in our cosmetic products because of its vitamin A and vitamin E levels. These two vitamins increase cell production which helps to promote healthy hair and skin.

Argan oil infuses moisture into what is otherwise dry skin or dry hair. It can help to reduce inflammation and helps to slow down the aging process.


Basil is not just a herb or seasoning for your meals. This essential oil is useful in treating anxiety and is supportive of relieving sexual dysfunction.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot essential oil has a rich history in antidepressant use and insomnia treatment. It behaves as a relaxant, helping to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. Also, it triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin which help to improve our overall mood and function.

Bergamot oil has a positive effect on our endocrine system and helps us to regulate insulin levels better. Also, it provides for a hormonal balance, reducing symptoms that may accompany our menstrual cycle and menopause.

The common cold can sometimes knock us off of our feet thanks to congestion, fever, and aches that may accompany it. Bergamot has properties that help to loosen congestion, reduce fevers and treat an annoying cough.

Black Pepper

Black pepper oil may help to lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and relieve your body of aches and pains. Black pepper oil is a worthy digestive agent. It can help to treat constipation and diarrhea.


Cedarwood essential oil is a potent oil that acts as a natural sedative and can also help to reduce feelings of anxiety. Also, this oil helps to lower blood pressure and heart rates.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon oil has multiple health benefits medicinally and flavor. Cinnamon is useful as an antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial. It has properties that prevent some memory loss, provides pain relief, supports weight loss, rids you of bad breath, and treats infections.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

Clary Sage is a favorite essential oil that is commonly used for hot flashes in menopause, PMS symptoms, infertility and improving your mood. This plant has a rich history in medicinal cures but continues to gain recognition as a natural treatment for combating depression, drug addiction, and anxiety.

Clary sage also contains ingredients that enable it to prevent bacterial infections, which makes it particularly useful in wound care regimens and it mainly aids in the treatment of dry skin, inflammation, and other skin ailments.

Clary sage can intensify the effects of drugs or alcohol, creating a sedative impact on your body. You should not combine this oil with alcohol or drugs.


Clove oil provides a bit of relief for toothaches, bruises, wounds, and burns.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus receives high marks for its multiple uses. First, it’s a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. It’s health benefits are numerous and include wound healing, sinus pain relief, nasal congestion, itchy scalp relief, and cavity prevention.

Eucalyptus is available in various products including mouthwash, ointments, and rubs. You can add this oil to hot water and inhale the steam, or you can add it to a diffuser.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)

Frankincense oil holds a lot of value for its ability to bolster immunity, cure a cough and revitalize skin while slowing down the aging process at the same time. This oil can cure symptoms associated with PMS and can also treat congestion, bronchitis, headaches, feelings of fatigue and unpredictable mood swings.


Geranium essential oil delivers radiant, healthy skin. This oil helps to balance hormones while also relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Geranium reduces inflammation and can assist in the fight against fatigue.


Ginger essential oil contains several benefits that mirror those benefits associated with the ginger root itself.

Ginger oil is particularly powerful in the treatment of gastrointestinal tract issues such as nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, and spasms.

Ginger also improves the overall health of our heart. Studies show that ginger can help to lower cholesterol and blood clots, both of which can contribute to heart disease and strokes.


Grapefruit oil is famously known for being a useful aromatherapy oil that can help to treat headaches, feelings of depression, and may contribute to appetite suppression.


Hyssop oil is a fantastic oil that helps to provide respiratory relief. It clears the lungs and aids in the treatment of respiratory infections. This essential oil contains compounds that enable it to combat parasites in the intestines which helps to keep the digestive tract healthy.

Hyssop oil also improves circulation which is beneficial to the heart.

Juniper Berry (Juniperi aetheroleium)

Juniper berry is a dominant detoxing plant. Juniper helps to boost the immune system and is well-known for its ability to treat skin ailments, improve digestive problems such as bloating, heartburn, acid reflux,  and can help manage insomnia.

Juniper is filled with antioxidants and contains multiple compounds that make it an excellent antibacterial and antifungal oil.


Lavender oil is easily the #1 favorite pick among aromatherapy enthusiasts. This oil is widely recognized for its ability to promote relaxation and improve sleep experiences. It is also known to relieve pain, boost circulation of the blood, disinfect skin and scalp and aid respiratory problems.


Lemon oil is one of the most popular due to its various benefits, including antibacterial, disinfectant, and stain removal uses. It is often used to make homemade cleaners, in laundry and in various personal care products and even in dietary supplements. Its fresh scent promotes energy and vitality along with focus and concentration. It is also loaded with vitamin C and supports immune system health.


Lemongrass essential oil has many uses. Aside from giving off a lemony fragrance, lemongrass in the form of aromatherapy can be a path to rest and relaxation. This oil helps to keep the insects away, and it can calm your tummy, curing stomach aches or other forms of abdominal discomfort such as menstrual cramps, ulcers or gastritis.

You can use lemongrass oil for headaches and can to your energy levels.

Are you struggling with hair loss? Many naturalistas swear by the powers of lemongrass in the prevention of hair loss. This oil strengthens hair follicles and can be a method of scalp therapy for an itchy or inflamed scalp.


Lime oil soothes insect bites, enhances your immune system, supports weight loss, eases sore throat pain and can help rid you of cellulite.


Mandarin dates back to Chinese medicine. It is especially effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, acne, and scarring. Some studies show that mandarin oil may even help to slow tumor growth in cancer patients.

Marjoram (Marjoram hortensis)

Marjoram improves blood circulation and reduces muscle stiffness. Also, it can be taken internally to enhance cardiac health and boost immunity. This oil is an excellent aromatherapy oil for promoting a calm atmosphere.

Melaleuca/Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Melaleuca oil, also known as tea tree oil, is an excellent oil with first aid qualities. It is particularly useful for cuts, insect bites, and scrapes. If you suffer from scalp conditions such as dandruff, melaleuca can provide relief. It is also beneficial for ear aches and pink eye.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrra)

Myrrh functions as a natural remedy for multiple conditions including infections, and liver damage. Myrrh may be used to clean and treat wounds and is beneficial in stopping bleeding.

Neroli (Citrus aurantium)

Neroli improves poor sleep patterns. It promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and promotes calm. This oil alleviates anxiety and may reduce the frequency of heart palpitations. Also, it is useful in easing digestion problems.


Orange is useful for massages, baths, and skin care. It is calming and useful in respiratory management.


Pine oil has a powerful scent. This oil is particularly useful for boosting your energy and mood levels, managing pain, and reducing stress. This oil is known for cleaning the air, killing bacteria, and pathogens. Pine essential oil is especially beneficial for those who suffer from asthma and allergies.


Patchouli oil relieves skin irritation and has a calming effect when used aromatically. Although pathcouli has a ripe history as being an active ingredient in perfumes, this oil does wonders for those experiencing skin issues like acne or eczema. It contains cell-rejuventing properties which  makes it attrctive as an anti-aging skin care option.

Peppermint (Mentha aquatica)

Peppermint oil offers a wealth of natural benefits from head to toe. It serves as a natural analgesic and functions as an antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent.

Peppermint oil relieves respiratory issues, boosts energy, soothes an itchy scalp, provides clarity and mental focus, treats bad breath, and reduces stomach pain.  Also, it helps to increase blood circulation and reduce muscle stiffness.

Peppermint is a common ingredient in gum, candy, ice cream, soap, toothpaste, and tea.

Pomegranate Seed

Pomegranate seed oil contains antioxidants which are useful in skin care. It improves the texture of the skin and revitalizes the overall look of skin by reversing skin damage and giving it a youthful appearance. This oil is also useful in stimulating blood flow to the scalp and triggering hair growth.

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is rich with antioxidant properties. This essential oil is a powerful ally in the fight against PMS thanks to its ability to reduce the occurrence of cramps and back pain. Chamomile delivers cardiac health thanks to its level of flavonoids, and it is gentle enough to give to children to calm upset tummies.


Rose essential oil comes from rose petals and dates back to ancient Egyptian, Mayan, and Native American civilizations. Each of these cultures used rosehip oil for its healing qualities. Although

roses may be among the most beautiful of flowers in the world, this plant has several properties that enable it to function as an antidepressant, laxative, aphrodisiac, and astringent.

Rose oil may be useful in treating wounds, reducing inflammation, treating fevers, healing scars that are the result of acne or stretch marks.

Sandalwood (Hawaiian)

Sandalwood oil works best for respiratory issues and sleeps disturbances. It can enhance your mood and clear up skin blemishes or marks.

Sweet Birch

Sweet birch is useful in treating arthritis and joint pain. Also, it functions as an astringent, insecticide,  diuretic, and antidepressant.

Wintergreen (Aultheria procumbens)

Wintergreen is an essential oil with an anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to cure pain and helps reduce swelling. This essential oil helps to boost alertness and is useful in the management of arthritis.

Ylan Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang ylang essential oil generates feelings of euphoria. It helps to relax the body and studies demonstrate that this oil increases self-esteem and feelings of well-being.