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.


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.


    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


  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 ?!!!!


    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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