Essential Oil Crops

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted.

An essential oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragranceā€”the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.

The term “essential” used here does not mean indispensable or usable by the human body, as with the terms essential amino acid or essential fatty acid, which are so called because they are nutritionally required by a given living organism.

  • Bay Leaf –
  • Black Pepper –
  • Cacao – Theobroma Cacao
  • Clove
  • Dalandan –
  • Duguan – Myristica Philippinensis
  • Elemi (Pili) – Canarium Ovatum/Luzonicum
  • Eucalyptus –
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit (Pomelo) –
  • Kalamansi –
  • Kalingag – Cinnamomum Mercadoi
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Liberica Coffee
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Talakatak (Philippine Chestnut) – Ā Castanopsis philippinensis
  • Turmeric
  • Almaciga – Agathis Philippinesis –
  • Benguet Pine – Pinus Kesiya
  • Citronella
  • Lavender

Use of essential oils

  • Air freshening
  • Bathing | Amount of essential oils to use in bath
  • Compresses
  • Foot and hand baths
  • Hair care | Amount of essential oils to use in shampoo
  • Jacuzzis
  • Massage | Amount of essential oils to use in massage blend
  • Saunas
  • Showers
  • Sitz bath
  • Skin care | Amount of essential oils to use in creams
  • Steam inhalations
  • Vaporization