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Southern Cross Plant Science

Essential Oil Chemistry

Quality Assessment

ARL provides quality control services for essential oil products. These include:

  • GC (Gas Chromatography) compositional analysis
  • Physical assessment (Optical Rotation, Refractive Index, Density)
  • Essential oil processing and extraction - Distillation, Preparation of Absolutes

Research Services

  • Reverse engineering of flavours and fragrances
  • Analysis of novel essential oils and essential oil compounds
  • Brophy Essential Oil Collection

SCPS has extensive knowledge and research experience in the analysis and characterisation of essential oil phytochemistry. Essential oils are profiled for authenticity against compendial and in-house specifications. Oil yield from plant material can also be determined by steam distillation.

We work closely with the following peak bodies and industry associations:

Complete Listing of Identified Essential Oils

Essential Oil
Botanical Identification
Agarwood Oil
Aquilaria malaccensis
Ajowan Oil
Trachyspermum copticum
Amber Oil
no botanical name
Ambrette Seed Oil
Abelmoshus moschatus
Amyris Oil
Amyris balsamifera
Angelica Root Oil
Angelica archangelica
Anise Star Oil
Illicium verum
Aniseed Oil
Pimpinella anisum
Armoise Oil
Artemisia vulgaris
Asafoetida Oil
Ferula assa-foetida
Balsam Peru
Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Balsam Peru Oil
Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Basil Oil - Exotic - Chavicol Type
Ocimum basilicum
Basil Oil - French - Linalool Type
Ocimum basilicum
Bay Oil
Laurus nobilis
Benzoin Oil
Styrax benzoin
Betel Leaf Oil
Piper betle
Bergamot Oil
Citrus bergamia
Bergamot Oil (Bergaptene Free)
Citrus bergamia
Bergamot Oil (Calibrian)
Citrus bergamia
Cajaput Oil
Melaleuca cajaputi
Calamus Root Oil
Acorus calamus
Camphor Oil White (BPC)
Cinnamomum camphora
Cananga Oil
Cananga odorata
Cardamom Oil
Elettaria cardamomum
Carrot Seed Oil
Daucus carota
Carrot Oil
Daucus carota
Cassia (Chinese Cinnamon) Oil
Cinnamomum aromaticum (syn. C. cassia)
Cedarwood Oil - Texas (Mexican Juniper Oil)
Juniperus ashei
Cedarwood Oil - Atlas
Cedrus atlantica
Cedarwood Oil - Chinese
Cupressus funebris
Cedarwood Oil - Himalayan
Cedrus deodora
Cedarwood Oil - Virginian (Eastern Red Cedar Oil, Red Juniper Oil)
Juniperus virginiana
Celery Seed Oil
Apium graveolens
Chamomile Oil - Roman
Anthemis nobilis
Chamomile Oil - Moroccan
Ormenis multicaulis
Chamomile Oil - Blue Matricaria
Matricaria chamomilla (syn. M. recutita)
Chamomile Oil - Extra Blue
Matricaria chamomilla (syn. M. recutita)
Champaka Oil - White
Michelia champaca
Champaka Oil - Red
Michella champaca
Cinnamon Bark Oil
Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zeylanicum)
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zeylanicum)
Citronella Oil
Cymbopogon nardus
Clary Sage Oil
Salvia sclarea
Clove Bud Oil
Syzygium aromaticum (Eugenia caryophyllus)
Clove Oil (BP)
Syzygium aromaticum (Eugenia caryophyllus)
Copaiba Balsam
Copaifera officinalis
Copaiba Balsam Oil
Copaifera officinalis
Coriander Seed Oil
Coriandum sativum
Cumin Seed Oil
Cuminum cyminum
Cumin Seed Oil - Black
Cuminum cyminum
Mediterranean Cypress Oil
Cupressus sempervirens
Davana Oil
Artemisia pallens
Dill Seed Oil
Anethum graveolens
Elemi Oil
Canarium luzonicum
Eucalyptus Oil - 80/85
Eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus Oil Lemon-scented
Corymbia citriodora (syn. Eucalyptus citriodora)
Fennel Oil - (Sweet)
Foeniculum vulgare
Fir Needle Oil
Abies spp.
Frankincense Oil
Boswellia sacra (syn. B. carteri)
Galbanum Oil
Ferula gummosa (syn. F. galbaniflua)
Garlic Oil
Allium sativum
Geranium Oil
Pelargonium graveolens
Geranium Oil Bourbon
Pelargonium graveolens
Ginger Oil
Zingiber officinale
Grapefruit Oil - (White)
Citrus paradisi
Guaiacwood Oil
Bulnesia sarmientoi
Helichrysum (Everlasting) Oil
Helichrysum italicum
Holy Basil Oil
Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. O. sanctum)
Ho Leaf Oil
Cinnamomum camphora
Ho Wood Oil
Cinnamomum camphora
Hyssop Oil
Hyssopus officinalis
Inula Oil
Dittrichia graveolens (syn. Inula graveolens)
Juniper Berry Oil
Juniperus communis
Labdanum Oil
Cistus ladanifer
Lavender Oil - High Alp
Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender Oil Spike (5% camphor)
Lavandula latifolia
Lavender Oil Std 40/42
Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandin Oil Abrialis
Lavandula hybrida
Lavendin Oil Sumian
Lavandula hybrida grosso
Lemon Oil
Citrus limonum
Lemongrass Oil - West Indian
Cymbopogon citratus
Lemongrass Oil Cochin (East Indian)
Cymbopogon flexuosus
Lime Oil - Cold Pressed
Citrus aurantiifolia
Lime Oil - Distilled
Citrus aurantifolia
May Chang Oil l
Litsea cubeba
Mandarin Oil - (Red Italian)
Citrus nobilis
Mango Ginger Oil
Curcuma amada
Manuka Oil
Leptospermum scoparium
Marjoram Oil - (Sweet)
Origanum marjorana
Marjoram Oil - Spanish
Origanum marjorana
Melissa Oil - (Natural)
Melissa officinalis
Myrrh Oil
Commiphora myrrha
Myrtle Oil
Myrtus communis
Neroli Oil
Citrus aurantium
Niaouli Oil
Melaleuca viridiflora
Nutmeg Oil
Myristica fragrans
Orange Oil - (Bitter)
Citrus aurantium
Orange Oil - (Sweet)
Citrus sinensis
Oregano Oil
Origanum vulgare
Oud Oil
Aquilaria malaccensis
Palmarosa Oil
Cymbopogon martinii
Parsley Seed Oil
Petroselinum sativum
Patchouli Oil - Dark
Pagostemum cablin
Patchouli Oil - Light
Pagostemum cablin
Pepper Oil - Black
Piper nigrum
Peppermint Oil
Mentha piperita
Pettigrain Oil
Citrus aurantum
Pettigrain Oil - Lime
Citrus aurantifolia
Pettigrain Oil - Mandarin
Citrus nobilis
Pettigrain Oil - Combava
Citrus hystrix
Pettigrain Oil - Bergamot
Citrus bergamia
Pettigrain Oil - Lemon
Citrus limonum
Pimento Berry Oil
Pimenta dioica
Pine Needle Oil
Pinus pumilio
Pine Oil
Pinus sylvestris
Ravensara Oil
Ravensara aromatica
Rose Otto
Rosa centifolia
Rose Otto
Rosa damascena
Rosemary Oil
Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary Oil Verbenone Type
Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary Oil (5% camphor)
Rose officinalis
Rosewood Oil
Aniba rosaedora
Sage Oil (Spanish)
Salvia officinalis
Sandalwood Oil - (India Agmark)
Santalum album
Savory Oil Summer
Satureja montana
Spearmint Oil
Mentha spicata
Spikenard Oil
Nardostachys jatamansi
Spruce Oil
Picea mariana
Spruce Oil - Black
Picea mariana
Styrax Oil
Styrax benzoin
Tagettes Oil
Tagetes glandulifera
Tangello Oil
Citrus hybrid
Tangerine Oil
Citrus reticulata
Tarragon Oil
Artemisia dracunculus
Thyme Oil - Lemon
Thymus serphyllum
Thyme Oil (White)
Thymus vulgaris
Thyme Oil (Red)
Thymus vulgaris
Turmeric Oil
Curcuma longa
Valerian Root Oil
Valeriana fauriei
Verbena African Wild Oil
Lipa javonica
Verbena Lemon Oil
Thymus hiemalis
Verbena Lemon Oil
Lipa citriodora
Vetivert Oil
Vetiveria zizanoides
Wintergreen Oil
Gaulthera procumbens
Wormwood Oil
Artemisia absinthium
Yarrow Oil Blue
Achillea millefolium
Ylang Ylang Oil Extra
Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang No. 1 Oil
Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang No. 2 Oil
Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang No. 3 Oil
Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang Oil
Cananga odorata

Updated: 17 August 2016