Top 100 Essential Oils (Thieves to Ylang Ylang)

Thieves to Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

This the 10th group of 10...of the Top 100 Essential Oils in the world.

​The 10 oils are displayed in alphabetical order from Thieves to Ylang Ylang. Discover the uses and benefits of each oil right here.

There is a close-up photo of the plant that​ each oil is taken from, along with where to get the oils and their current prices.

Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves essential oil is a blend of various essential oils.

The name ‘thieves’ comes from the 15th century French legend of a band of robbers who used this aromatic blend to rob the dead and dying.

It is comprised of a carefully balanced combination of the following essential oils: Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, and Eucalyptus. All these powerful immune boosting oils can be taken as a dietary supplement for overall wellness.

Thieves Essential Oil

Uses: Thieves essential oil blend can be taken internally.

You can also add it to inhaler, bath water or steamer when suffering from head cold, chest congestion, cough, cold and other health issues. The blend can be diluted and used for cleaning household surfaces.

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Thyme Essential Oil

This popular oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops and leaves of Thyme vulgaris herb. Several different chemotypes are available of this oil but the most used in Aromatherapy is Thyme linalool.

thyme essential oil

Uses: Thyme oil soothes coughs, fights fungal infections, helps clear acne, enhances well being, acts as a skin-toner and treats urinary infections. It is a circulation-boosting oil that can be diffused or added to massage lotions or carrier oils.

Thyme linalool oil may even be used as a bath oil for fighting urine infections and fungal nail or skin infections, treating low blood pressure, weakness, anemia, etc.

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Turmeric Essential Oil

Turmeric essential oil is extracted from the root of the curcumin herb. It is a yellow color oil with a pungent, sharp medicinal aroma.

Turmeric Essential Oil

Uses: Turmeric essential oil has hundreds of health benefits. This powerful antioxidant can be added to bathwater to promote feelings of tranquility. The oil can even be ingested after dilution to reduce flatulence, and fight coughs, sore throat and colds. It boosts intake of iron and regulates blood sugar levels.

The oil may be massaged on arthritic and rheumatic joints to alleviate pain. The detoxifying oil cleanses the liver, boosts energy levels and improves good cholesterol while fighting bad cholesterol.

Preliminary research is showing that turmeric essential oil may be beneficial for Alzheimer’s patients.

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Valerian Essential Oil

This is a volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of rhizome or root of Valerian Officinalis. It is amber or pale brown in color and has a spicy, camphoraceous, woody, and balsamic aroma.

Valerian essential oil

Uses: Valerian essential oil was known as ‘all-heal’ oil in the Middle Ages.

It is sedative, antispasmodic, carminative and hypotensive oil. Use it to treat colic, irritable bowel syndrome, nervous excitability, high BP, asthma, shoulder and neck pain etc.

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Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of roots of the Chrysopogon zizanioides grass.It is a dark golden brown and thick oil having a spicy, woody aroma.

vetiver essential oil

Uses: Vetiver oil is loved for its exotic aroma and mainly used for perfumery or diffusion. It is also an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory carminative and stimulant oil having aromatic, topical and dietary uses.

Use it to treat vomiting, flu, excess thirst, bladder infections, insomnia, hysteria, insect bites, burns etc.

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Violet Leaf Essential Oil

Violet leaf essential oil is obtained by distillation of rhizomes of the wild violet plant. It has a stemmy, herbal, green sweet and woody scent.

violet leaf essential oil

Uses: Violet leaf essential oil can be used for gargling to prevent and treat throat afflictions, bronchitis etc. It can even cure acne, eczema, insomnia and energy slump.

It is used in perfumery and preliminary research suggests its efficacy in fighting throat cancer.

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White Fir Essential Oil

White fir essential oil is derived from the soft needles of the fir tree.

White Fir Essential Oil

Uses: It is used aromatically and topically and is one of the best essential oils used for soothing muscle aches and pains.

White fir oil also heals cuts and wounds quickly and is an effective head lice treatment in humans

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Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen essential oil is derived from warm water soaked leaves of Wintergreen or Gaultheria procumbens tree. The oil has a spicy, sweet and fresh scent which is pungent but pleasant.

wintergreen essential oil

Uses: You may be familiar with Wintergreen oil owing to its use in chewing gum and candy. It is one of the best oils for making compresses for treating joint pain, muscle aches, spasms etc.

The oil has anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. You can use it for colds, coughs and flu as well as headaches, swellings etc. The astringent property of the oil also finds application in skin care. Use the oil for massage to promote blood circulation and numb pain.

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Yarrow Essential Oil

Yarrow is a bluish bitter-aromatic oil made by distilling flowering tops of yarrow –a perennial herb known medically as Achillea ligustica.


Uses: Yarrow essential oil has properties similar to Chamomile oil. It is a relaxing and calming oil that can be used for diffusing or topically. Use it to break a fever and fight flu and other infections. Achilles , the Greek hero, was the first to have used Yarrow for healing wounds.

It has astringent properties that are useful for skin inflammation and acne. In fact; it can be used for all skin types. Yarrow oil can also be used for conditioning hair and its insect repellent properties deter seasonal bugs. It also blends well with many aromatherapy oils to make a pain relieving blend for rheumatism and arthritis

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang (pronounced eelang eelang) is obtained from the fresh yellow flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Canaga Odorata). The aroma of the oil can be described as musky, flowery soft, sweet and warm.

Ylang Ylang essential oil

Uses: Ylang ylang essential oil is used extensively in perfumery, cosmetics, soaps, face powders and flavorings .

It is also made into a salve for healing skin infections, insect bites and stings. Mix it with coconut oil to make a pomade for dry hair.

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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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