Earthy Essential Oils

The earthy aroma family is one of those categories that isn’t as easy to figure out. This is where you are going to get a lot of the more masculine scents, as well as fragrances used in blends for home use and sometimes personal perfume. Here are the essential oils included in the earthy aroma family:


The first essential oil in the earthy aroma family is patchouli, which should not be too much of a surprise. Patchouli essential oil comes from a tropical plant also called patchouli. It is extracted from various parts of the plant, and still has quite a strong aroma. This is used in men’s or unisex perfumes, as well as many wonderful blends.

  • Patchouli Dark (W. India)
  • Patchouli Light (Indonesia)
  • Patchouli (Madagascar)


The vetiver essential oil is also known as an earthy aroma. You may sometimes see this essential oil labeled as ‘khus’, which is another name for the type of plant oil. Vetiver is often combined with patchouli in blends since they both smell very similar, but vetiver has a bit of a lemon scent as well. This is a calming and grounding scent, so it has some healing benefits as well.

  • Vetiver (Haiti)
  • Vetiver Wild, Super (India)
  • Vetiver Super Select (Indonesia)


Valerian root is a very popular herb used in natural medicine, so naturally the same herb provides an amazing essential oil. Valerian essential oil is one of the earthy aromas with a long list of health benefits. This is often used alone or in blends to help with heart palpitation, skin conditions, blood pressure, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

  • Valerian Root (China)
  • Valerian Root (W. India)

Angelica Root

The last of the earthy scents in this aroma family is angelica root. You might not see this essential oil quite as often because it isn’t used for its aroma quite as much as its healing abilities. It is extracted through steam distillation of the root, herbs, and seeds of the rhizome plant. It provides healing benefits like reducing digestive discomfort, calming the body, and working as a stimulant.

  • Angelica Root (UK/Germany)
  • Angelica Root  (Hungary)
  • Angelica Seed (Hungary)


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