Take the Virtual Scents Tour to learn about the smell of essential oils, absolutes, hydrosols, and carriers used by Powers Aromatherapy!
(Jasminum grandiflorum or officinale)
Jasmine has a rich, sultry aroma.
Rose has a rich, sweet, smooth Rose scent. Look for waxy, honey-like and spicy notes.
Vanilla smells rich, warm, sensual, and sweet – just like luscious, intoxicating vanilla.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel has a fresh scent.
(Argania spinosa L)
Argan Oil has a scent that may remind you of nuts, popcorn, or over-ripe pineapple. The scent doesn’t linger.
Beeswax is sweetly aromatic with hints of honey.
Cocoa Butter has a decadent chocolate aroma.
Coconut Oil has a strong coconut aroma.
Jojoba (Wax) Oil
Jojoba Oil has a subtle, barely-there aroma.
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Salt is almost odorless.
Bergamot is a sharp top note that gives an initial citrus impact before softer, sweet middle notes emerge. You’ll also detect a Lemony facet, Neroli-like nuances, Peppery notes and an herbaceous, Lavender-like element.
Basil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma.
Black Pepper is fresh, dry, warm, spicy, and woody. When a scent is described as ‘dry’ it means the opposite of ‘sweet.’ You might also detect a Clove-like note.
Blue Cypress has a fresh scent similar to other evergreens you love but with a touch of lemony sweetness.
Blue Tansy has a sweet, floral fragrance.
Cardamom is warm and spicy, with a fresh, slightly camphoraceous, Eucalyptus-like top note.
(Daucus carota sativa)
Carrot Seed has a mildly sweet aroma with earthy, herbaceous notes.
(Cedrus atlantica or virginiana)
Cedarwood has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma.
(Cymbopogon nardus or winterianus)
Citronella has a fresh, bright citrus-like scent.
Copaiba has a gentle, woodsy, and sweet aroma.
Elemi has a bright, fresh, green/lemony, peppery/spicy aroma at first reminiscent of Frankincense, with an exceptional drydown of fine woody-green, sweet balsamic, somewhat peppery undertones.
Eucalyptus is powerful, fresh, penetrating, medicinal, and cineolic, with camphoraceous and green notes.
Frankincense is resinous with terpenic, coniferous, pine-like, woody, and fresh Lemon elements in the top note, and with woody, spicy nuances.
Geranium has a sweet, floral scent.
German Chamomile has a dominant aroma: strong, bitter, herbal, and slightly fruity.
Ginger has a Lemony, spicy top note, a warm, spicy, woody body, and a spicy, balsamic dry out.
Grapefruit has a sparkling aroma with a sharp citrus top note and a sweet, Orange-like body.
Hemlock is sweet, clean, bright, coniferous, with piney and green-earthy notes.
Laurel has a fresh, sweet, herbal-spicy aroma with Clove-like, camphoraceous, and cineolic notes.
Lavender has a fresh, light, sweet-herbal aroma, with floral, woody, and sometimes fruity notes.
Lemon has a fresh, sharp citrus top note, followed by sweet, fresh lemony notes.
Lemongrass has a strong, grassy, lemon aroma.
Lime, with a bright and refreshing citrus scent, smells just like freshly sliced limes.
Manuka has a warm, gentle, and slightly sweet floral aroma.
Marjoram has a very warm, typically herbal aroma, with very slightly camphoraceous, woody, and spicy notes.
Myrrh is spicy, somewhat balsamic, and sharp with a medicinal note.
(Citrus aurantium amara)
Neroli has a strong, light, floral-citrus top note and floral-green, slightly bitter, herbaceous middle notes. The dry out is faint.
Nutmeg is fresh, warm, and woody-spicy, with sweet, pine-like, ethereal notes.
Orange’s aroma is fresh, fruity, and very similar to the fruit’s peel. Its top note is sweet, light, fresh and citrusy; the middle is citrus and aldehydic; the dry out is faint.
Palmarosa is sweet, delicate, and fresh, with rosy-floral, herbaceous, and woody notes.
Patchouli has a rich, intense, smooth, persistent, slightly sweet scent, with many nuances: earthy, balsamic, woody, spicy, rooty, herbaceous, green, bitter chocolate, peppery, and even wine-like.
Peppermint has a strong, fresh, penetrating, and mentholic scent, with green and herbaceous notes.
(Anthemis nobilis / Chamaemelum nobile)
Roman Chamomile is sweet, warm, intense, and diffusive, with a fruity, apple-like, herbal aroma.
(Rosmarinus officinalis, ct. 1,8 cineole)
Rosemary has a strong, fresh, herbal, resinous top note, an herbal, woody, middle note, and an herbal dry out.
(Santalum album ; Santalum paniculatum)
Sandalwood (Santalum album) is persistent, soft, sweet, and woody, with balsamic musky notes, whereas Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) is rich, woody, and honey-like.
Scotch Pine’s aroma is coniferous, with resinous and balsamic notes.
Spearmint’s aroma is minty, fresh, sweet, and bright.
Tangerine has a fresh, bright, orangey citrus aroma.
Tea Tree is very ‘medicinal,’ and spicy with aromatic notes of Cardamom, Nutmeg, and Sweet Marjoram.
Valerian has an earthy aroma: woodsy, dry, and slightly sweet.
Vetiver has a smooth, strong, sweet, rich, woody, and earthy aroma, with rooty, musty notes.
Ylang Ylang has a diffusive, strong, sweet, smooth, and rich tropical-floral aroma. Look for fruity, medicated and spicy notes.
Carrot seed has an earthy, warm, herbal aroma.
Eucalyptus is fresh and smells like Eucalyptus leaves.
Frankincense is dry, balsamic, and resinous.
Geranium is light, sweet, and floral.
German Chamomile has an herbal, sweet, and fresh aroma.
Laurel is fresh and sweet, with a hint of spice.
Lavender has a floral, fresh, herbal, and honey-like aroma.
Lemon Verbena is soft, sweet, and citrusy.
Melissa (Lemon Balm)
Lemon Balm has a floral, fresh, herbal, honey-like aroma, with a hint of cooked artichoke.
Orange has a sparkly, soft, orange citrus aroma.
Peppermint smells exactly like fresh, soft, sweet peppermint.
(Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
Rosemary has an herbal, woodsy, earthy aroma.
Sandalwood has a woodsy, soft aroma.
Spearmint has a fresh, minty, and slightly herbal scent.
Sweet Grass has an herbal, fresh, and sweet aroma.