Some Substitutions for Essential Oils

Some Substitutions for Essential Oils

Bergamot Substitute — Grapefruit
Cajuput Substitute — Camphor (White)
Chamomile Substitute — Lavender
Clary Sage Substitute Equal Parts — Sage, Nutmeg
Cypress Substitute — Cedarwood
Grapefruit Substitute — Lemon
Jasmine Substitute — Ylang Ylang
Lime Substitute — Lemon
Lemon Substitute — Lime
Lemongrass Substitute — Lemon
Mandarin Substitute — Tangerine
Mandarin Substitute — Orange
Melissa Substitute Equal Parts — Lemon, Petitgrain
Melissa Substitute — Lemon
Neroli Substitute — Petitgrain
Orange Substitute — Tangerine
Patchouli Substitute — Vetiver
Rose Substitute — Rosewood
Rose Substitute — Geranium
Rosewood Substitute Equal Parts — Geranium, Cedarwood
Sandalwood Substitute Equal Parts — Benzoin, Cedarwood
Spearmint Substitute — Peppermint
Tangerine Substitute — Orange
Tea Tree Substitute Equal Parts — Lavender, Camphor (White)

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.

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4 thoughts on “Some Substitutions for Essential Oils

  1. Cannot use lavender, it causes a rash and coughing. What can I use instead? Can rose be used instead. All this is new to me so any help appreciated.

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    1. I know how you feel, I am highly allergic to lavender. Used it one time in a sleeping pillow and woke up with my eyes swollen shut. You can use rosemary to substitute for it. In fact, rosemary can be substituted for any herbs you don’t have. I hope I have helped you. If you need anything else, just holler.
      Have a blessed day,
      Lady A

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  2. we use Substitute generally to (reduce the cost) but how can we (reduce the cost) of Patchouli by vetiver and the vetiver more and more expensive than Patchouli ?!!!!

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    1. You know that rose oil can be used to substitute any of the oil mentioned on that page. As long as your intent is there while making the oil, I have found rose oil works very well for me. Also you can pick it up at a Dollar Store or Wal-mart for just a few dollars. It will work, I guarantee you that.

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