Top 100 Essential Oils (Pimento to Sandalwood)

Pimento to Sandalwood

You are at the 8th group of 10...of the Top 100 Essential Oils in the world.

The 10 oils are discussed alphabetically from Pimento to Sandalwood. Get details about the nature and uses of each oil here.

Every oil has a picture of the plant they are from. Also get information about where to purchase them and current pricing..

Pimento Berry Essential Oil

Pimento berry essential oil is derived from the leaves and berries of Pimenta dioca plant or allspice plant. This is different than the Pimenta Racemosa or West Bay oil.

Pimento Essential Oil

Uses: Pimento or allspice oil is an antiseptic and anesthetic used for dental problems. It is a fragrance component in perfumes and soaps. Both pimento berries and oils are used in food as flavoring.

The oil can be diffused to alleviate muscular aches, as well as problems pertaining to poor circulation, respiratory issues and nervous disorders.

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Pine Essential Oil

Pine essential oil is obtained by steam distilling needles of the coniferous pine trees. It has an invigorating woodsy scent.

pine essential oil

Uses: Pine essential oil has numerous uses. Use it in bath oil to relieve aches and pains. Diffuse the oil during meditation to promote feelings of peace and relaxation.

Use it as chest rub or for massage to remove mucus when suffering from coughs and colds. Pine oil is known to boost metabolism

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Red Raspberry Seed Essential Oil

Essential oil of red raspberries is made by extraction process of its seeds.

Raspberry Essential Oil

Uses: Red raspberry essential oil has one of the highest essential fatty acid content. It is also rich in Vitamin E and offers protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

Red raspberry seed oil is therefore used as a natural sunscreen as well as in cosmetics and serums to heal, soothe and protect the skin. The SPF of this anti-inflammatory oil is estimated to be about 38 to 40.

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Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is obtained through different methods of extraction namely: steam distillation or solvent extraction. The aroma of the oil can be described as strong, rosy and floral. The oil is reddish orange in color.

Rose Essential Oil

Uses: Rose oil is the best oil for skin care and is suitable for most skin types. It is especially beneficial for mature skin and acne prone skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable for eczema, skin infections, broken capillaries etc.

Rose oil boosts circulation and can be used for coughs, colds, sprains, regulating irregular or heavy menses in women, nausea, hangovers, diarrhea, male and female impotency, frigidity, PTSD, anger management, depression, postpartum depression etc. It is mildly sedative and can fight nausea.

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Rose Geranium Oil

The oil is often confused with Geranium oil. Rose Geranium and Geranium are two different flowers. The former has a rosier smell than Geranium oil and is obtained by steam distillation of Pelargonium Graveolens flowers and leaves.

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Uses: Rose Geranium is a cheaper alternative for Rose oil but it does not have the same properties as that such as cleansing, anti-inflammatory etc.

However, Rose Geranium essential oil is used in many skin care applications and especially for anti aging and wrinkle fighting abilities on aged skin.

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Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Rosmarinus Officinalis. It is a pale yellow, almost colorless oil having a strong, woody, forest-like odor.

rosemary essential oil

Uses: Rosemary essential oil is a popular oil in Aromatherapy. It is used extensively in herbal and folk medicines for curing headaches, dyspepsia, stress, depression, dandruff, memory issues, fungal infections etc.

Rosemary oil is so powerful that it “strengthens the heart, fortifies the brain and resists poison”. It is also safe for pets. You can use it for treating asthma, menstrual and menopause issues, shingles, wounds, gout, chills, colitis, multiple sclerosis, respiratory problems etc.

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Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood oil is steam or water distilled from the wood of the Rosewood tree also called Aniba Rosaeodora.

rosewood essential oil

Uses: In early days, Rosewood oil was mainly used for perfumery and fragrance. Today, its uses include: acne, wrinkles, immune system, colds, fever, nervous disorders, urine infections, jet lag, aphrodisiac etc.

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Rue Essential Oil

The entire plant of Rue is known for its medicinal properties but the essential oil is distilled from the fresh shoots of the herb.

rue essential oil

Uses: Essential oil of Rue is antispasmodic, emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow to the pelvis to regulate menses in women) and anti-epileptic. Pregnant women should not use the oil as it could lead to uterine contractions.

Rue decoction and oil can be used as a compress for eye issues and can improve vision. The essential oil is also beneficial in treatment of dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, colic, flatulence, and for sciatica pain. Diluted oil can be used as a mouthwash for treating dental issues and gum infections.

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Sage Essential Oil

Sage and Clary sage essential oils are different and obtained from different species of Salvia officinalis herb.

sage essential oil

Uses: Sage essential oil is very powerful and to an extent a bit toxic because of high Thujone content. It is best used under the guidance of an aromatherapist.

It regulates the central nervous system and can be used for depression, anxiety menstrual problems, post menopausal issues and digestive problems.

The oil is beneficial against catarrh, bronchitis and chest congestion. Sage essential oil is also known for its antiseptic and antioxidant properties.

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Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is distilled from the heartwood and roots of sandalwood tree or Santalum Album. It is a precious oil having a pale yellow color and a woodsy, balsamic and sweet aroma.

sandalwood essential oil

Uses: Sandalwood essential oil has been used since centuries for perfume making. It is also valued for its effect on the senses and emotions- people use it during meditation, spiritual and religious practices to calm, uplift and clear the senses.

This essential oil is beneficial for skin and hair and suits many skin types. It is anti aging and healing oil useful for dry, aging, cracked and chapped skin and lips. Apply the oil on your hair to restore shine.

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About the author

Jill Holiday

Jill Holiday is publisher of Pure Wild OIls, an e-magazine devoted to articles about the benefits of essential oils and related product reviews.


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