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The following chart provides a guide to help choose from the many essential oils suitable for different times, occasions, and activities during the day. This chart gives general suggestions that are not to be understood too rigidly.

It is not to be that these oils are to be taken on certain times only and not at other times, or that no other oils can be taken.

The choices vary according to individual physical, mental, and emotional needs, desired effects and personal preferences. What you like best for a particular occasion and time usually gives the best results.


Refreshing, enlivening, uplifting: Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lime

Stimulating, vitalizing: Rosemary, Pine (Sylvester), Spruce (black), Firs (Balm, Silver, Douglas), Thyme (linalol), Clove bud, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Lavender (Spike), Cinnamon (leaf), Cypress


To improving appetite (before and during meal): Ginger, Bergamot, Anise, Cardamom, Lime, Lemon, Speramint

To support digestion (before and during meal): Peppermint, Cardamom, Coriander, Fennel, Anise, Basil, Lemon, Orange, Lime


Energizing to remove fatigue and support mental clarity and concentration: Rosemary, Peppermint, Basil, Cardamom, Clove bud, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cypress, Thyme ( linalol)

Tonic, relaxing, uplifting: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange and Petitgrain, Lemon, Rose, Lavandin (Super), Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Jasmine

Calming and elevating ( for meditation): Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose, Neroli, Jasmine, Cedar (Atlas), Myrtle


To support digestion (before, during and after meals): Bergamot, Cardamom, Anise, Basil, Mandarin, Balm (Melissa), Verbena (lemon)


To help falling asleep and for a healthy sleep: Lavender, Chamomile (Roman), Balm (Melissa), Sandalwood, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Spikenard, Rose, Verbena (lemon), Marjoram, Lemon, Neroli, Myrtle, Ravintsara, Vetiver

See more in The power of Essential oils booklet.