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Essential Oil Use Chart

How do I use these oils? Here is an Essential Oil Use Chart. It tells which ones are topical, aromatic, and dietary. It includes the dilution ratio for both application and consumption. ("NEAT" means undiluted.)

It also gives cautions for: children, pregnancy, epilepsy, etc.

This essential oil use chart is for therapeutic-grade Young Living essential oils. Using low quality essential oils can be dangerous.

Please read the Basic Safety Guidelines before using essential oils. You will learn some quick do's and don't that will help prevent potential problems.

Please Note: The information on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see our full disclaimer. Any essential oil benefits that you receive are your responsibility. ;)   I hope you enjoy this essential oil use chart.

Essential Oil Use Chart (as recommended by YLEO)

Individual Oils
Blended Oils
Other

INDIVIDUAL ESSENTIAL OILS

YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Angelica
50:50
X
X
X
X
P, PH
Anise
50:50
X
X
X
X
Balsam Fir, Idaho
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Basil
50:50
X
X
X
X
C18, E+, P+, S
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
50:50
X
X
S
Bergamot
50:50
X
X
X
X
C5, PH, S
Birch
50:50
X
X
X
X
A, E+, C5, P+
Black Pepper
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Blue (German) Chamomile
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Blue Cypress
NEAT
X
X
X
Blue Tansy
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Blue Yarrow
50:50
X
X
X
X
Cajeput (Melaleuca Leucadendra)
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Calamus
C5, P+, S
Canadian Red Cedar
50:50
X
X
X
SD
Cardamom
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Carrot Seed
NEAT
X
X
Cassia
20:80
X
X
X
C18, N, P, S+
Cedar, Canadian Red
50:50
X
X
X
SD
Cedar, Western Red
50:50
X
X
X
S
Cedarwood
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Celery Seed
50:50
X
X
X
X
P, S

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YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Chamomile, German (Blue)
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Chamomile, Roman
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Cinnamon Bark
20:80
X
X
X
C18, N, P, S+
Cistus
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Citronella
50:50
X
X
X
X
P, S
Citrus Hystrix (Combava or Limette)
50:50
X
X
X
C18, PH, S
Clary Sage
50:50
X
X
X
X
P
Clove
20:80
X
X
X
A, S+
Combava (Citrus Hystrix or Limette)
50:50
X
X
X
C18, PH, S
Conyza Canadensis (Fleabane)
50:50
X
X
X
Coriander
50:50
X
X
X
X
Cumin
20:80
X
X
X
X
PH, S
Cypress
50:50
X
X
X
X
Cypress, Blue
NEAT
X
X
X
Davana
NEAT
Dill
50:50
X
X
X
X
E
Douglas Fir
50:50
X
X
X
S
Elemi
NEAT
X
X
X
Eucalyptus Australiana          
Eucalyptus Blue
50:50
X
X
X
Eucalyptus Citriodora
50:50
X
X
X
Eucalyptus Dives
50:50
X
X
P, S
Eucalyptus Globulus
50:50
X
X
X
X

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YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Eucalyptus Polybractea
50:50
X
X
X
X
Eucalyptus Radiata
50:50
X
X
X
Fennel
NEAT
X
X
X
X
E, P
Fir, Douglas
50:50
X
X
X
S
Fir, Idaho Balsam
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Fir, White
50:50
X
X
X
S
Fleabane (Conyza Canadensis)
50:50
X
X
X
Frankincense
50:50
X
X
X
X
Galbanum
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Geranium
50:50
X
X
X
X
German (Blue) Chamomile
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Ginger
50:50
X
X
X
X
A, PH
Goldenrod
50:50
X
X
X
X
Grapefruit
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH
Helichrysum
50:50
X
X
X
X
Hyssop
20:80
X
X
X
X
BP+, E+, P+, S
Idaho Balsam Fir
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Idaho Tansy
50:50
X
X
X
E+, C5, P+
Jasmine Absolute
NEAT
X
X
X
Juniper
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
50:50
X
X
S
Laurus Nobilis (Laurel)
50:50
X
X
S
Lavandin
50:50
X
X
X

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YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Lavender
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Ledum
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Lemon
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH, S
Lemonbalm (Melissa)
50:50
X
X
X
X
Lemongrass
20:80
X
X
X
X
C18, S+
Lemon Myrtle
50:50
X
X
X
X
Lime
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH+
Limette (Citrus Hystrix or Combava)
50:50
X
X
X
C18, PH, S
Lotus, White            
Mandarin
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH
Manuka
NEAT
X
X
X
Marjoram
50:50
X
X
X
X
P
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree)
50:50
X
X
X
X
Melaleuca Ericifolia (Rosalina)
50:50
X
X
X
X
Melaleuca Quinquinervia (MQV)
50:50
X
X
X
Melaleuca Leucadendra (Cajeput)
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Melissa (Lemonbalm)
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Mountain Savory
50:50
X
X
X
C18, S+
MQV (Melaleuca Quinquinervia)
50:50
X
X
X
Mugwort
50:50
X
X
X
C18, P
Myrrh
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Myrtle
50:50
X
X
X
X

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YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Neroli
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Niaouli
50:50
X
X
X
Nutmeg
50:50
X
X
X
X
E, C5, P, S
Onycha
Orange
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH
Oregano
20:80
X
X
X
N, S+
Palmarosa
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Palo Santo
NEAT
X
X
X
S
Patchouly OR Patchouli
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Pepper, Black
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
Peppermint
50:50
X
X
X
X
BP, C5, M, P, S+
Petitgrain
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Pine
50:50
X
X
X
S
Ponderosa Pine
S
Ravensara
50:50
X
X
X
Red Cedar, Canadian
50:50
X
X
X
SD
Red Cedar, Western
50:50
X
X
X
S
Roman Chamomile
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Rosalina (Melaleuca Ericifolia)
50:50
X
X
X
X
Rose
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Rosemary
50:50
X
X
X
X
BP, E+, C5, P+
Rosewood
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Rue (Ruta Graveolens)

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YLEO - INDIVIDUAL
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Sage
50:50
X
X
X
X
E+, C5, P+
Sage Lavender
Sandalwood
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Savory, Mountain
50:50
X
X
X
C18, S+
Spearmint
50:50
X
X
X
X
C5, S
Spikenard
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Spruce
50:50
X
X
X
X
S
St. Maries Lavender
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Tangerine
50:50
X
X
X
X
PH, S
Tansy, Blue
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Tansy, Idaho
50:50
X
X
X
E+, C5, P+
Tarragon
50:50
X
X
E+, C5, P+
Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
50:50
X
X
X
X
Thyme
20:80
X
X
X
BP, C18, N, S
Tsuga
50:50
X
X
X
X
S+
Valerian
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Vanilla Absolute
NEAT
X
Vetiver
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Western Red Cedar
50:50
X
X
X
S
Wintergreen
50:50
X
X
X
X
A, E+, C5, P+
White Fir
50:50
X
X
X
S
White Lotus            
Yarrow (Blue)
NEAT
X
X
X
X
Ylang Ylang
NEAT
X
X
X
X

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BLENDED ESSENTIAL OILS

YLEO - BLENDS of
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Abundance
50:50
X
X
X
 
 C18, PH, S
Acceptance
NEAT
X
X
 
 
Aroma Life
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
Aroma Siez
50:50
X
 
 
 
 C18, S
Australian Blue 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 S
Awaken 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 PH
Believe 
50:50
X
X
X
 
 S
Brain Power 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 S
Breathe Again 
NEAT
 X
 
 
 
 
Chivalry
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S
Christmas Spirit 
50:50
X
X
X
 
 C18, S, PH
Citrus Fresh 
50:50
X
X
X
X
 PH, S
Clarity 
NEAT
X
X
X
X
C18, P, PH+, S 
Deep Relief 
NEAT
X
 
 
 
PH
Di-Gize (formerly Di-Tone)
NEAT
X
 
 
X
C5, E, P, PH, S 
Dragon Time 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
P, PH
Dream Catcher
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH+ 
Egyptian Gold
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endoflex 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
C18, E, S
En-R-Gee 
 50:50
X
X
X
 
E, S 
Envision 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
BP, E, P , PH
Evergreen Essence 
50:50
X
X
X
 
Exodus II 
20:80
X
X
X
 
C5, P+, S+ 
Forgiveness 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH+ 

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YLEO - BLENDS of
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Gathering 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
Gentle Baby 
NEAT
X
 
X
 
PH+
GLF 
50:50
X
 
 
 
BP, E, P, PH, S
Gratitude 
50:50
X
X
X
 
S
Grounding 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S
Harmony 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
BP, E+, P, PH+
Highest Potential 
50:50
X
X
X
 
S
Hope
NEAT
X
X
X
 
S
Humility 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
ImmuPower 
20:80
X
X
X
 
 C18, E, P, PH, S
Inner Child 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S 
Inspiration 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
Into the Future 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S 
Joy 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
C18, PH, S
Juva Cleanse 
NEAT
X
 
 
X
C5 
JuvaFlex 
50:50
X
 
 
 
Lady Sclareol 
 
X
X
X
 
 
Lazarus
50:50
X
X
X
X
 
Legacy 
20:80
X
X
X
 
C18, PH+, S  
Live with Passion 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S 
Longevity 
20:80
 
 
 
X
 C5, PH, S
M-Grain 
50:50
X
X
X
 
C18, S 
Magnify Your Purpose 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
C18, E, P, S 
Melrose 
50:50
X
X
X
 

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YLEO - BLENDS of
Essential Oils
Dilution Ratio
Topical
Aromatic
Dietary
Cautions
Inhale
Diffuse
Mister 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
C18, E, P+ 
Motivation 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
Panaway 
50:50
X
X
X
 
C18, S 
Peace & Calming 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH , S
Present Time 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
Purification 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
Raven 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
C18, PH, S 
RC 
50:50
X
X
X
 
C18, S
Release 
50:50
X
X
X
 
 
Relieve It 
50:50
X
 
 
 
BP, C18, E, P, S 
Rutavala 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Sacred Mountain 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
S
SARA
NEAT
X
 
 
 
PH 
Sclaressence 
 
 
 
 
X
 
Sensation 
NEAT
X
 
X
 
Surrender 
NEAT
X
X
X
X
PH, S 
Thieves 
20:80
X
X
X
 X
C18, P, PH, S+ 
Three Wise Men 
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
Tranquil
NEAT
X
 
 
 
 
Transformation
 
X
X
X
 
Trauma Life
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH, S 
Valor
NEAT
X
X
X
 
 
White Angelica
NEAT
X
X
X
 
PH+

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VEGETABLE OILS

YLEO Vegetable Oils for
Dilution with Essential Oils
Topical
Dietary

Approximate
Shelf Life

Supplement
Baking
Cooking
Med. Temp
High Temp
Almond Oil, Sweet
X
X
X
X
2 years
Avocado Oil
X
X
1 year
Coconut Oil, Fractionated
X
X
Indefinate
Coconut Oil, Virgin
X
X
X
X
2 years
Fractionated Coconut Oil
X
X
Indefinate
Grape Seed Oil
X
X
X
2 years
Jojoba Oil
X
X
Indefinate
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil
X
X
Sesame Seed Oil
X
X
X
X
2 years
Sweet Almond Oil
X
X
X
X
2 years
Tamanu
X
Virgin Coconut Oil
X
X
V-6 Complex (Fractionated Coconut, Sesame Seed, Grape Seed, Sweet Almond, Wheat Germ, Sunflower, & Olive Oils)
X
X
2+ years

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CAUTIONS KEY

AC
=
Avoid using with aspirin, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulant drugs.
BP
=
Use with caution if dealing with high blood pressure
BP+
=
Avoid if dealing with high blood pressure
C18
=
Avoid use on children under 18 months
C5
=
Avoid use on children under 5 years
E
=
Use with caution if Epileptic
E+
=
Avoid if Epileptic
M
=
Avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes, & sensitive skin
N
= May irritate nasal membranes if inhaled directly from bottle or diffuser
P
=
Use with caution if Pregnant
P+
=
Avoid if Pregnant
PH
=
Photosensitive: avoid direct exposure to sunlight for 24 hours
PH+
=
Extremely photosensitive: avoid direct exposure to sunlight for 72 hours
S
=
May cause skin irritation, dilution may be needed
S+
=
May cause extreme skin irritation, dilution recommended
SD
= May cause temporary skin discoloration
RED
= Incomplete Information - Data coming soon.



Now that you've made it all the way through the essential oil use chart you should know which essential oils are for topical, aromatic (inhaling or diffusing), and dietary use.

If you have any questions about this essential oil use chart, please contact us.

Make sure that you are only using therapeutic-grade essential oils. This essential oil use chart covers therapeutic-grade Young Living essential oils ONLY.

Please follow the safety guidelines when using essential oils.

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