Essential Oil Guide - C

Cajeput (Melaleuca cajeputi) is helpful for skin conditions including blemishes, oily skin, and insect bites.  Helps keep the body and mind balanced when exposed to continued stress. Cajeput is one of the best essential oils for respiratory conditions, the immune system, relieving minor muscle and joint pain. It is often used in the popular body art of henna to enhance the quality of colour.


Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a warm spicy, yet sweet smelling essential oil. It is believed to be mentally stimulating and to help aid concentration, increase focus, and reduce drowsiness. Cardamom has traditionally been used to soothe digestive issues like heartburn and indigestion, and to support a healthy respiratory system.


Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) has a woody, earthy scent. It has a wonderful toning action on the body and can be helpful for toxin build-up and water retention. Carrot Seed essential oil can be beneficial for skin care, particularly to revitalize mature skin by adding tone and elasticity to the skin, improving complexion, and helping with aging spots. It's also helpful for supporting a healthy reproductive system and emotional well-being.


Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a pleasing, woody aroma and has been used for centuries in perfumery and as a preservative. It can help combat oily or dry skin, improve skin tone and soothe inflammation, and is a wonderful addition to skin and hair care regimes. Cedarwood essential oil helps to calm nervous tension and anxiety, to lessen hyperactivity, to enhance concentration, to relax the body, and to aid meditation. Additionally, it is supportive for a healthy upper respiratory system and a great addition to home cleaning solutions.


Chamomile German (Matricaria recutica) has a sweet, warm herbaceous scent. Often referred to as Blue Chamomile for its deep azure colour, German Chamomile has greater anti-inflammatory properties than its Roman counterpart due to its higher percentage of azulene. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it one of the best essential oils for skin care and muscle and joint pain. Use as a massage on sore muscles or as a cold compress. Chamomile is a soothing oil that helps to ease anxiety, soothe headaches, relieve stress, ease nervous tension, and promote sleep.


Chamomile Roman (Anthemis nobilis) has a sweet, fruity odour often referred to as 'apple-like'. Promotes an inner sense of peace and calming, reduces stress & anxiety, and promotes restful sleep. Can be supportive to healthy reproductive and digestive systems. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory and is often used as a balm for muscle soreness, spasm and joint pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it an excellent essential oil for skin care and minor wound treatment like soothing insect bites.


Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil has a warm, spicy odour that is warming and mentally stimulating. It aids healthy digestive, respiratory, circulatory systems and is traditionally used to boost the immune system. Add to water with Patchouli and Lavender for a great home air freshener that will also support immune system health.


Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) essential oil has a fresh grassy, lemony scent and is commonly used to ward off insects. It also has a very calming and uplifting effect on the nervous system and can help ease headaches. Citronella acts as a general tonic for the body, helping to relax the body and combat fatigue. It is often used in skincare products to impart a fresh scent.


Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) has a sweet floral, herbaceous aroma. A relaxing and uplifting essential oil that helps ease emotional stress, it may also help with headaches and anxiety. Supportive to a healthy digestive system and believed to help strengthen the immune system. Clary Sage is reputed to help balance hormones and has historically been used to help alleviate menopause symptoms, regulate irregular menstruation, and reduce menstrual cramps.


Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophylatta) has a penetrating warm, spicy aroma that is mentally uplifting and stimulating. It helps support healthy respiratory and digestive systems and fortifies the immune system. Because of its trademark reputation as a disinfectant, Clove is a great essential oil to use in room sprays and aromatherapy diffusers.


Coffee (Coffee arabica) is a very potent and earthy base note.  Like the beverage, the essential oil is mentally stimulating, invigorating and uplifting.  Coffee is a natural astringent which makes it a great addition to body scrubs, balms, lotions or creams. 


Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum) has a spicy, pungent woody-herbaceous aroma. It's uplifting, refreshing and mentally stimulating. Coriander has traditionally been used to support a healthy digestive system and relieve symptoms of indigestion and nausea. A warming essential oil that helps aid with detoxification, circulation and alleviation of muscle pain.


Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil is calming and soothing. It can be used as an astringent for oily skin or to help regulate excessive sweating. Its antispasmodic properties help relieve cramping muscles and soothe spasmodic coughing. Supportive to healthy reproductive and circulatory systems.