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Kitchen Witch Cafe

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Perfume Aroma & Note Guide



We order all of our essential oils through:


Allspice Pimenta officinalis - Middle - Fresh, warm, spicy, sweet

Amyris Amyris balsamifera - Base –Soft, woody, warm, musty

Angelica Root Angelica archangelica - Top to middle – Sharp, green, herbaceous, with peppery overtones

Anise Seed Pimpinella anisum - Middle – Fresh, sweet, spicy, licorice-like

Basil Ocimum basilicum - Top – Fresh, warm, spicy, herbaceous

Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis - Middle – Strong, spicy, medicinal, herbaceous

Bay West Indies Pimenta racemosa - Top to middle – Sweet, spicy, balsamic, medicinal

Benzoin Resin Styrax tonkinensis - Base – Soft, sweet, warm, vanilla-like

Bergamot Citrus bergamia - Top – Fresh, spicy, floral, citrus

Bergamot Mint Mentha citrate - Top – Soft mint, green, slight citrus aroma

Black Pepper Piper nigrum - Middle – Dry, spicy, woody, sharp

Black Spruce Picea mariana - Top to Middle – Fresh, pine-like with balsamic top notes, & a slightly sweet undertone. Sweeter aroma when compared to other needle oils.

Cajeput Melaleuca leucadendra - Top – Strong, slightly sweet, camphoraceous, medicinal.

Camphor Cinnamomum camphora - Middle – Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone

Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum - Middle – Warm, green, spicy, balsamic

Carrot Seed Daucus carota - Middle - Dry, slightly sweet, earthy

Catnip Nepeta cataria – Middle – Rich, herbaceous, mild floral

Cedarwood, Atlas Cedrus atlantica – Base – Woody, balsamic, rich dry overtones

Cedarwood, Virginia Juniperus virginiana – Base – Soft, woody, sweet balsamic

Celery Seed Apium graveolens – Middle – Sweet, warm, earthy spice

Chamomile, Blue Matricaria recutita – Middle – Strong, warm, sweet herbaceous

Chamomile, Moroccan Ormenis mixta – Middle – Fresh, herbaceous, balsamic undertone

Chamomile, Roman Anthemis nobilis - Middle – Fresh, rich, sweet, fruity, apple-like aroma

Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum zeylanicum - Base to Middle – Warm, dry, herbal spice

Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Middle – Flat, warm, earthy spice

Cistus Cistus ladaniferus – Base – Warm, sweet, dry, rich herbaceous

Citronella Cymbopogon winterianus – Top – Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony

Clary Sage Salvia sclarea – Middle – Dry, musky, bittersweet floral

Clove Bud Syzygium aromaticum – Middle – Warm, spicy, woody, with a slightly fruity top note

Combava Petitgrain Citrus hystrix - Top to middle – Soft thick citrus, with dry wood back notes.

Copaiba Balsam Copaifera officinalis - Base – Mild, sweet, woody, slightly balsamic

Coriander Seed Coriandrum sativum – Middle – Sweet, spicy, woody, slight fruity top note

Cornmint Mentha arvensis – Middle – Fresh, soft, bitter-sweet minty aroma

Cypress Cupressus sempervirens – Middle – Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertones

Davana Artemisia pallens – Base - Rich, sweet, fruity

Dill Seed Anethum graveolens – Middle – Dry, fresh, warm, spicy

Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga douglasii – Middle – Crisp, fresh, green, uplifting

Elemi Canarium luzonicum – Middle – Fresh, lemony, spicy, balsamic undertone

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus – Top – Fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous

Eucalyptus, Lemon Eucalyptus citriodora – Middle – Fresh, medicinal, heavy lemon aroma

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare - Middle – Sweet, almost peppery, earthy

Fir Needle Abies balsamea – Middle – Fresh, green, soft balsamic

Frankincense Boswellia carterii – Base – Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic with a citrus top note

Galbanum - Ferula galbaniflua – Top – Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic

Geranium Pelargonium graveolens – Middle - Heavy, sweet, floral

Ginger Zingiber officinale – Middle – Spicy, warm, woody, with a deep earthy undertone

Ginger, Fresh Zingiber officinale - Top to Middle - Fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note.

Grand Fir Abies grandis – Middle - Fresh, green, coniferous, slightly sweet citrusy tope note

Grapefruit Citrus paradisi – Top - Fresh, tangy citrus

Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum – Base - Sweet, earthy, green floral

Hops Flower Humulus lupulus – Middle - Rich, dry, spicy floral

Ho Wood Cinnamomum camphora – Middle - Bright, warm, slightly woody

Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis – Middle - Sweet, rich herbaceous, camphoraceous

Jasmine Absolute (solvent extracted) Jasminum grandiflorum – Middle - Warm,

rich, deeply floral

Juniper Berry Juniperus communis – Middle - Fresh, green, fruity, balsamic undertone

Lavender (40-42) Lavandula spp. – Middle - Fresh, slightly spicy, herbaceous, floral

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia – Middle - Sweet, floral, herbaceous

Lavender, Spike - Lavandula latifolia – Middle - Fresh, spicy, floral, camphoraceous

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis – Middle - Light, fresh, green citrus

Lemon Catnip Nepeta cataria var citriodora - Top to Middle - Strong, lemony floral with a rounded herbaceous catnip-like back note.

Lemon Citrus limon – Top - Clean, sugary citrus, slightly sour

Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus – Top - Heavy, lemony, green

Lime Peel Citrus aurantifolia – Top - Tart, sweet citrus

Litsea Cubeba Litsea cubeba – Top - Heavy, sweet citrus

Lovage Leaf Levisticum officinale – Middle - Warm, fresh, sweet and spicy green aroma

Mandarin Citrus reticulate – Top - Light, fruity, citrus

Manuka Leptospermum scoparium – Middle - Rich, sweet, herbaceous

Marjoram, Sweet Origanum majorana – Middle - Bright, sweet, balsamic

Marjoram, Wild Thymus mastichina – Middle - Warm, medicinal, camphoraceous

Myrrh Commiphora myrrha – Base - Dry, creamy, resinous

Myrtle Myrtus communis - Top to middle = Fresh, sweet, camphoraceous

Neroli (Orange Flower) Citrus aurantium – Middle - Light, sweet-floral fragrance,

terpeny top note

Niaouli Melaleuca viridiflora – Middle - Sweet, fresh, camphoraceous

Nutmeg Myristica fragrans – Middle- Spicy, warm, and nutty

Oak Moss Absolute (solvent extracted) Evernia prunastri – Base - Dry-earthy and bark-like

Oakwood Absolute (solvent extracted) Quercus robur – Base - Rich smoky wood, whiskey, oaky vanilla

Orange, Bitter Citrus aurantium – Top - Fresh, dry bitter citrus, with woody undertones

Orange, Sweet Citrus sinensis – Top - Sweet, sugary, and citrus

Oregano Origanum vulgare – Middle - Warm, spicy-herbaceous, & camphoraceous

Palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii – Middle - Sweet, floral, rosy, geranium-like

Palo Santo Bursera graveolens – Middle - Tenacious, sweet woody citrus with a sharp resinous back note

Parsley Seed Petroselinum sativum – Middle - Warm, wood-spicy herbaceous

Patchouli Pogostemon cablin – Base - Earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky

Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium – Middle - Fresh, minty-herbaceous

Peppermint Mentha piperita – Top - Fresh, very minty, hot, herbaceous, with a vegetative back note

Peru Balsam Myroxylon balsamum – Base - Rich, balsamic, sweet vanilla-like undertone

Petitgrain Citrus aurantium - Top to Middle - Fresh-floral, citrus scent & a woody-herbaceous undertone

Pink Pepper Schinus molle – Middle - Sweet, spicy yet fruity, with a dry balsamic peppery back note

Poplar Bud Absolute Populus nigra – Base – Rich, balsamic undertones & heavy vanilla honey top notes. Resinous & tenacious.

Ravensara Agathophyllum aromatic – Middle - Slightly spicy, camphory, woody herbaceous

Rose Absolute (solvent extracted) Rosa damascene – Middle - Rich, sweet, spicy-floral, tenacious

Rose, Bulgarian Rosa damascene – Middle - Very rich, deep, sweet-floral, slightly spicy

Rose, Chinese Rosa rugosa – Middle - Deep, soft, hypnotic, honey-spicy

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis – Middle - Strong, fresh, camphor-like & woody-balsamic undertone

Sage, Common Salvia officinalis – Top - Fresh, warm-spicy, herbaceous, somewhat camphoraceous

Sandalwood, Australian Santalum spicatum – Base - Soft, woody, extremely tenacious & somewhat balsamic

Savory, Winter Satureja Montana – Middle - Sharp, medicinal, herbaceous

Scotch Pine Pinus sylvestri – Middle - Strong, dry-balsamic, turpentine-like

Spearmint Mentha spicata – Top - Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty

Spikenard Nardostachys jatamansi – Base - Heavy, sweet-woody, spicy-animal odor, somewhat similar to valerian oil

St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum – Middle - Soft, herbal, balsamic

Tagetes Tagetes minuta – Top - Bitter-green, herby

Tangerine Citrus tangerinia – Top - Fresh, sweet, orange-like

Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus – Middle - Sweet-anisic, spicy-green

Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia – Middle - Warm, Fresh, spicy-camphoraceous

Thyme, Red Thymus zygis – Middle - Warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful

Turmeric Essential Oil (solvent extract) Curcuma longa – Base - Fresh,

spicy-woody

Valerian Valeriana officinalis – Base - Warm-woody, balsamic, musky

Vanilla Absolute (solvent extracted) – Base - Rich, sweet, balsamic, vanilla-like

Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides – Base - Sweet, heavy, earthy, woody

Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata – Top - Sharp, fresh, camphoraceous

Yarrow, Blue Achillea millefolium – Middle - Dry, smooth, herbal

Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata – Base - Rich, sweet floral

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