Essential Oils 101 – Quick Guide to Carrier Oils


  • Quick Guide to Carrier Oils
Carrier Oil Viscosity Information
Apricot Kernel
SPF 2-6
Medium Good for all skin types, including mature skin, to moisturise oily skin, balance hormone reactive skin and sensitive skin of babies and children
Recommended for oily skin
Rich, nourishing and soothing
Absorbs easily into the skin
Does not leave an oily residue on the skin
Light nutty scent
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
SPF 4-15
Heavy Good for many skin types including skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sensitive, irritated, severely dry, mature or aged skin
Deeply nourishing and soothing
Slightly thick consistency
Leaves a sticky, waxy feel on the skin especially when used in large areas
Typically mixed with other carrier oils
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
SPF 4-8
Light Good for all skin types including mature skin
Good for applications for the hair and head
Absorbs easily into skin
Does not leave oils residue on skin
Does not clog pores
Restores skin’s pH balance
Very good shelf life (18 – 24 months)
Evening Primrose Light Good for all skin types including psoriasis, eczema, damaged, and wrinkled aged skin.
Soothes inflammation
Used for PMS Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and Menopause
Strong odour compared to other carrier oils
Dilute to a maximum of 10% of the blend due to its oily residue
Leaves an oily residue on the skin
Shelf life (6 months) if refrigerated after opening
Grape Seed
Light Great oil for acne prone and oily skin
Non-allergenic: It is great for sensitive skin types
Heals wounds quickly with fewer scars
Absorbs easily into the skin
One of the lightest carrier oils
Does not stain sheets
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Hemp Seed
Medium Good for acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema
Great for dry skin and hair
Helps prevent premature aging
Effective in maintaining moisture balance
Earthy, Nutty scent
Absorbs quickly into the skin
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Heavy Good for all skin types, from dry or mature to oily, acne-prone skin
Heals acne, warts and mouth sores
Deeply moisturising to help with dry, chapped, and cracked skin
Reduces the appearance of pores over time
Reduces superficial wrinkles and stretch marks
Carrier oil with the closest properties to the skin’s natural oils; helps to balance skin’s oil production
Anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant
Does not clog pores
Does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin
Absorbed easily into the skin
Pleasant, soft odour
Excellent shelf life. It is high stable and is often used to prolong the shelf life of other carrier oils
Rosehip Light Good for dry, weathered, dehydrated skin, aged, damaged skin
Ability to regenerate skin cells
Reduces scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, UV damage, sun spots, premature aging
Considered a “dry oil”, low viscosity, light texture, easily absorbed, non-greasy
Penetrates skin layers to hydrate and lock in moisture
Can be used straight from the bottle as a moisturiser
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Sweet Almond
Heavy Great for all skin types including dry, irritated, wrinkled and aging skin
Popular all-purpose oil
Soothing and reconditioning for skin
Normal absorption into the skin
Leaves a slight oily residue on the skin
Very little scent
May stain sheets if used for massage
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening



Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.


Essential Oils 101 – Quick Guide to EO’s


  • Quick Guide to Essential Oils

The oils shown in bold are the ones I currently have in stock. ♥

Essential Oil Perfumery
Anise Top Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Decongestant, Depression, Epilepsy, Flatulence, Indigestion, Insecticide, Lice, Hormone Balancing, Pain
Basil Top Allergies, Anxiety, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Circulation, Colds, Decongestant, Depression, Fever, Flatulence,  Gout, Memory, Menopause, Nausea, Sinusitis, Pain
Bay Middle Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Depression, Fever, Insecticide, Insomnia, Pain, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress
Benzoin Base Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Infection, Inflammation, Deodorant, Depression, Skin Toner, Stress, Wounds
Bergamot Top Allergies, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Boils, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Eczema, Fever, Hormone Balancing, Insomnia, Pain, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Sepsis, Shingles, Sun Sensitive, Well Being
Black Pepper Middle Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Cat Repellent, Constipation, Digestion, Inflammation, Laxative, Low Blood Pressure, Stiff Muscles, Spasms, Pain, Weight loss
Cajuput Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Circulation, Cramps, Colds, Cough, Decongestant, Flatulence, Fever, Flu, Insect Repellent, Pain, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Sore Throat, Warts,
Camphor Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Bruises, Burns, Colds, Decongestant, Digestion, Flu, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Pain, Parasitic, Tachycardia, Spasms, Stiff Muscles, Wounds
Caraway Middle Antihistamine, Antiseptic, Cardiac Health, Depression, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Indigestion, Insecticide, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Spasms
Carrot Seed Middle Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Chicken Pox, Disinfectant, Eczema, Fever, Flatulence, Hair Growth & Thickener, Relaxant, SPF 35-40
Cedarwood Base Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer prevention, Calms Breathing, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Congestion, Cough, Diuretic, Eczema, Expectorant, Hair Growth & Thickener, Headache, Gout, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress, Toothache, Varicose Veins, Warts, Wounds


Middle Allergies, Antiseptic, Bee Sting, Bruises, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Depression, Eczema, Flatulence, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Earache, Gout, Immune Booster,  Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure,  Menopause, Nausea, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Spasms, Sun Burn, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Cinnamon Middle Acne, Animal Anti-Parasitic, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Colds, Congestion, Depression, Diabetes, Flu, Fungus, Halitosis, Indigestion, Inflammation, Low Blood Pressure, Pain, Parkinson’s, Poison Antidote, Sepsis, Skin Toner, Warts, Weight loss
Citronella Top Acne, Antiseptic, Deodorant, Depression, Flatulence, Headache, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Migraine, Parasitic, Spasms, Stress
Clary Sage Middle Acne, Anti-aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Deodorant, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Headache, Hormone Balancing, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lowers Blood Pressure, Memory, Menopause, PMS, Skin Toner, Varicose Veins
Clove Middle Acne, Allergies, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Cold Sores, Flatulence, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent, Parasitic, Sepsis, Shin Splints, Varicose Veins, Toothache, Warts,
Coriander Middle Aphrodisiac, Chicken Pox, Deodorant, Depression, Detoxify, Diabetes, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Spasms, Weight Loss
Cypress Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Blood Clotter, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Circulation, Congestion, Cough, Deodorant, Diuretic, Exercise, Infection,  Inflammation, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, Pain, Skin Toner, Spasms, Swelling, Varicose Veins,  Warts,  Wounds
Eucalyptus Top Acne, Allergies, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting,  Brain Function, Boils, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Chicken Pox, Colds, Cold Sores, Coughs, Eczema, Exercise, Fever, Flu, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Neuropathy, Pain, Tuberculosis, Sepsis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Stress,  Wounds
Fennel Middle/Top Anaemia, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Constipation, Coughs, Diarrhea, Digestion, Flatulence, Gout, Halitosis, Hangover, Immune Booster, Indigestion, Lower Blood Pressure, Nausea, Sinusitis, Weight Loss
Frankincense Base Acne, Allergies, Anti-Aging, Antiseptic,  Anxiety, Blood Clotter, Immune Booster, Bruising, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Congestion, Eczema, Flatulence, Flu, Cough, Diuretic, Gout, Halitosis, Headache, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Indigestion, Inflammation, Memory, Meditation, Pain, Parkinson’s, PMS, Quiets The Mind, Shin Splints, Skin Toner, Scars, Stress, Shin Splints, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Varicose Veins,  Well Being, Wounds


Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Clotter, Cold Sores, Depression, Dementia, Diuretic, Eczema, Hormone Balancing, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Menopause, Neuropathy, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Scars, Shingles, Sinusitis, Stress, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Ginger Base/Middle Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Cardiac Circulation, Health,  Depression, Impotence, Inflammation, Insect Repellent,  Fever, Flatulence, Indigestion, Memory, Motion Sickness, Nausea, Pain, Sepsis, Shin Splints, Spasms, Sun Sensitive, Tachycardia, Vertigo, Weight Loss
Grapefruit Top Acne, Antioxidant, Appetite Suppressant, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Cramps, Depression, Diuretic, Disinfectant, Gout, Headache, Memory, Migraine, Stress, Sepsis, Sun Sensitive, Well Being, Weight Loss


Base Acne, Allergies, Anaemia, Anti-Allergenic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Blood Thinner, Cellulitis,  Constipation, Diuretic, Eczema, Expectorant, Fever, Inflammation, Insomnia, Parkinson’s, Psoriasis, Scars, Shin Splints, Spasms, SPF Factor, Stress, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Jasmine (blend) Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Chicken Pox, Cough, Cramps, Depression, Expectorant, Fever, Hormone Balancing, High Blood Pressure, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, PMS, Scars, Skin Healer, Spasms
Juniper Berry Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Cardiac Health, Cellulite, Circulation, Deodorant, Depression, Detoxifier, Diuretic, Flatulence, Gout, Hair growth & Thickening, Headache, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Migraine,  Psoriasis, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stiff Muscles, Stress, Toothache, Vertigo, Wounds
Lavender Middle/Top Acne, Allergies, Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antioxidant,  Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting, Blisters, Boils, Brain Function, Bruises, Burns, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression, Diuretic, Earache, Eczema, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Hair Thickener, Hay Fever, Headache, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Indigestion, Inflammation, Lice, Insect Bite, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Motion Sickness, Memory, Migraine, Menopause, Neuropathy, Pain, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Rashes, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Stress, Sun Burn, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Warts, Weight loss, Well Being
Lemon Top Acne, Allergies, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Chicken Pox, Concentration, Cough, Earache, Exercise,  Fever, Flu, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Gout, Immune Booster, Infection, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, Nausea, Skin Toner, Sore Throat, Sun Sensitive, Swelling, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Vertigo, Warts, Weight Loss
Lemon Balm


Middle Acne, Antibacterial, Anxiety, Bee Sting, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression,  Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Inflammation, Indigestion, Insomnia, Lower  Blood Pressure, Menopause, Pain, PMS, Spasms, Stress, Vertigo, Wounds
Lemongrass Middle/Top Acne, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer, Cellulite, Deodorant, Depression, Exercise, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Headache,  Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Fever, Flatulence, Insect Repellent, Skin Toner, Spasms, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Warts
Lime Top Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Blood Clotter, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Diarrhea, Colds, Cough, Depression, Fever, Flu, Hair Growth & Thickening, Menopause, Skin Toner, Sun Sensitive, Toothache, Weight loss, Wounds


Top Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Circulation, Constipation, Digestion, Eczema, Flatulence, Gout, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Spasms, Stress, Sun Sensitive, Weight Loss, Wounds
Marjoram Middle Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Brain Function, Circulation, Colds, Cough, Cramps, Digestion, Diuretic, Exercise, Expectorant, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Flu, Hormone Balancing, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure, Migraine, Pain, Promotes Perspiration, Sinusitis, Stiff Muscles, Stress, Vertigo,  Wounds
Myrrh Base Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Clotter, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cholesterol, Circulation, Cold Sores, Coughs, Diarrhea, Eczema, Expectorant, Flatulence, Fever, Hair Growth & Thickening, Hay Fever, Halitosis, Hormone Balancing, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Parasitic, PMS, Promotes Perspiration, Scars, Sinusitis, Skin Toner, SPF Factor, Stop Bleeding, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Neroli Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Cough, Deodorant, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestion, Disinfectant,  Eczema, Inflammation, Pain, Scars, Spasms, Stress, Tachycardia, Well Being, Wounds
Niaouli Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Cellulitis, Circulation, Congestion, Headache, Expectorant, Fever, Flatulence, Immune Booster, Insecticide, Migraine, Pain, Parasitic, Scars, Toothache, Wounds
Nutmeg Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Circulation, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhea, Flatulence, Halitosis, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Parasitic, PMS, Prostate, Stress, Wounds


Top Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cat Repellent, Circulation, Cold, Constipation, Depression, Dementia, Diuretic, Eczema, Flatulence, Flu, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Spasms, Sun Sensitive, Wounds
Oregano Middle Allergies, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral,  Antioxidant, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Colds, Congestion, Digestion, Earache, Expectorant, Flu,  Inflammation, Pain, Parasitic, Sepsis, Warts
Palmarosa Middle Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Circulation, Depression, Digestion, Fever, Inflammation, Wounds
Parsley Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Arthritis, Blood Clotter, Cellulite, Circulation, Constipation, Diuretic, Gout,  Headache, Flatulence, Fever, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Halitosis, IBS, Inflammation, Indigestion, Nausea, Skin Toner
Patchouli Base Acne, Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Blood Clotter, Depression, Deodorant, Diuretic, Eczema, Fever, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Insomnia,  Nausea, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Well Being, Wounds
Peppermint Top Allergies, Antibacterial, Anxiety, Appetite Suppressant, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Cold Sores, Cough, Dementia, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestion, Exercise, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Halitosis, Immune Booster, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Jetlag, Memory, Migraine, Menopause, Nausea, Neuropathy, Pain, Sinusitis,  Spasms, Stomach, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Weight loss
Petitgrain Top Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Calming, Deodorant, Depression, Insomnia, Nausea, Spasms
Pine Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Depression, Diuretic, Erectile Dysfunction, Expectorant, Flu, Gout, Halitosis, Infection, Inflammation, Insecticide, Lice, Pain, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Stress, Wounds
Rose (blend) Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Blood Clotter, Cancer Prevention, Cold Sores, Constipation, Depression, Headache, Fever, Flatulence, High Blood Pressure, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Psoriasis, PMS, Scars, Spasms, Stress, Skin Toner, Varicose Veins, Well Being, Wounds
Rosemary Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Circulation, Chicken Pox, Concentration, Congestion, Depression, Eczema, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Earache, Flatulence, Gout, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Indigestion, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Pain, Sinusitis, Stiff Muscles, Stress,
Rosewood Middle Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Circulation, Colds, Deodorant, Depression, Digestion, Headache, Immune Booster, Insecticide, Memory, Nausea, Toothache, Wounds
Sage Top Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Antioxidant, Cellulitis, Colds, Concentration, Cough,  Deodorant, Depression,  Digestion, Expectorant, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Inflammation, Fever, Flu, Infection, Insect Bite, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Menopause, Scars, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Spasms, Wounds
Sandalwood Base Anti-aging, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Calming, Cellulitis, Cold Sores, Concentration, Coughs, Deodorant, Disinfectant, Flatulence, Fever, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Infection, Insomnia, Memory, Psoriasis, Scars, Sinusitis, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress, Weight Loss
Spearmint Top Acne, Antiseptic, Cancer, Concentration, Circulation, Constipation, Depression, Headaches, Fever, Indigestion, Insecticide, Insomnia, Migraine, Nausea, PMS, Sinusitis, Spasms, Stress, Well Being, Wounds


Top Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Burns, Athlete’s Foot, Congestion, Cough, Depression, Diarrhea, Eczema, Inflammation, Insecticide, Parasitic, Spasms, Stress, Sun Sensitive
Tea Tree


Middle Acne, Allergies, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting, Blisters, Boils, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Circulation, Chicken Pox, Colds, Cold Sores, Cough, Earache, Eczema,  Expectorant, Halitosis, Fever, Flu, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickener, Hand Sanitiser, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent,  Promotes Perspiration, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Warts, Wounds


Middle Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Bee Sting, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Concentration, Coughs, Depression, Deodorant, Diuretic, Earache, Fever, Flatulence, Flu, Gout, Halitosis, Headache, Immune Booster, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Low Blood Pressure, Nausea, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, Scars, Sepsis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Spasms, Stress, Well Being, Weight Loss, Warts, Wounds
Vanilla Base Anti-carcinogenic, Antioxidant, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Depression, Fever, Infection, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure, PMS, Stress, Well Being
Vetiver(t) Base Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Bee Sting, Gout,  Inflammation, Insomnia, Parkinson’s, Scars, Skin Toner, Wounds
Ylang Ylang Base/Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Burns, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Lower Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Insomnia, Neuropathy, Parasitic, PMS, Stress, Tachycardia, Well Being



Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.