Herbaceous Essential Oils

The herbaceous family of oils are versatile essential oils used for their scent, flavor, and their healing benefits.


As you might have guessed, the herbaceous aroma family is used often for its flavor, unlike many other essential oils. This is true for the oregano essential oil, which comes directly from the oregano herb. However, it can also be diluted with a carrier oil and applied to the skin. Some of the health benefits of oregano oil include antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Oregano (90% Carcvacrol, Greece)
  • Oregano (India)
  • Oregano Wild (Morocco)
  • Oregano Wild ( 70-80% Carvacrol, Turkey)
  • Oregano Wild (Turkey)
  • Oregano (Spain/Italy)


Thyme is another essential oil you might see used often, which is of course in the herbaceous category. This can be used for cooking with other herb or floral blends, used for antiseptic in mouthwash and various other personal care products, and also used in cooking.

  • Tea Tree Lemon (Australia)
  • Thyme Indian, Ajowan/Bishop’s Weed (60 % Thymole, India)
  • Thyme Red (India)
  • Thyme Red CT Borneol (Morocco)
  • Thyme Red CT Thymol (Spain)
  • Thyme CT Carvacrol (France)
  • Thyme CT Cineole (France)
  • Thyme CT Citral (Spain)
  • Thyme CT Linalool (France)
  • Thyme CT Thymol (Spain)
  • Thyme White (USA)

Clary Sage

The clary sage essential oil is sometimes confused with being a floral essential oil, but this is another type of herb. It is wonderfully healing and used for so many things, from health to beauty. It can help work as a natural deodorant and deodorize your home, help with cleansing and anti-bacterial purposes, and work as a mild sedative along with other oils.

  • Clary Sage (Bulgaria)
  • Clary Sage    (China)
  • Clary Sage (Oregon, USA)


Rosemary essential oil is another one that some people put in the floral aroma family, but this is not the same thing as rose. Rosemary is actually a type of fragrant and delicious herb. This oil might be used for cooking, but also for its healing powers and aromatherapy. Rosemary essential oil helps with stimulating hair growth, dry scalp, and various other benefits.

  • Rosemary CT Camphoraceus (Spain/Portugal)
  • Rosemary (Morocco)
  • Rosemary (Spain)
  • Rosemary Verbenone (France)
  • Rosemary CT Cineole (Tunisia/Morocco)
  • Rosemary CT Cineole (Hungary)
  • Rosemary Wild (Snowbush, S. Africa)


Marjoram is an essential oil that is on the sweeter side and is also considered an herbaceous aroma. It also comes from a type of herb called the sweet marjoram, though some marjoram oils are from the Spanish marjoram herb.

  • Marjoram Sweet (Egypt)
  • Marjoram Sweet (India)
  • Marjoram Sweet (Hungary/Spain)
  • Marjoram Wild  (Spain/Hungary)


Basil essential oil comes from the basil herb, and can be used in cookies when you don’t have dried or fresh basil herb available. The aroma of basil also helps with fatigue and muscle pain.

  • Basil Holly CT Eugenol (India)
  • Basil Lemon (USA)
  • Basil CT Linalol (India)
  • Basil Bitter (Egypt)
  • Basil Select (India)
  • Basil Sweet (Bulgaria)
  • Basil Sweet  (Egypt)
  • Basil Sweet (France)
  • Basil Sweet (India)
  • Sweet ct Linalool (Europe)
  • Basil, Sweet ct Methyl Chavicol (Egypt)

Tea Tree

Last but definitely not least is tea tree essential oil, which is probably an oil you know well. Tea tree oil is a type of volatile essential oil that comes from the melaleuca plant found in Australia. Tea tree oil is not a pure essential oil, similar to vanilla, but still has many healing powers.

  • Tea Tree (Australia)
  • Tea Tree Narrow Leaf (Flaxleaf Paperbarks, Australia)
  • Tea Tree (Kanuka, E. Cape New ZeaIand)
  • Tea Tree  (Manuka, Australia)\Tea Tree (Lema, New Zealand)
  • Tea Tree Lemon (Australia)

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  1. Thank you for putting this together!!

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