A-to-Z List Essential Oils from the Lauraceae Family of Plants:
The flowering plant family Lauraceae, the laurels, includes the true laurel and its closest relatives.
The family has a worldwide distribution in tropical and warm climates. The Lauraceae are important components of tropical forests ranging from low-lying to montane. In several forested regions, Lauraceae are among the top five families in terms of the number of species present.
The Lauraceae give their name to habitats known as laurel forests, which have many trees that superficially resemble the Lauraceae, though they may belong to other plant families such as Magnoliaceae or Myrtaceae. Laurel forests of various types occur on most continents and on many major islands.
- Domain: Eukarya – organisms with membraine-bound nucleuses
- Kingdom: Plantae – plants, Planta, Vegetal, plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- Order: Laurales
- Family: Lauraceae
Direct Children of Lauraceae by Genus:
Aroma Description: Bay Laurel Essential Oil smells herbaceous, fruity, fresh, camphorous, and slightly sweet.
Aroma Description: Strong, penetrating, fragrant, fresh, woody, somewhat eucalyptus-like aroma due to its high cineole content
Aroma Description: Cassia Bark Essential Oil smells spicy, sweet, woodsy and earthy.
Aroma Description: Peppery, earthy, warm, strong, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy.
Aroma Description: Warm, spicy and particularly sweet aroma
Aroma Description: Ho Wood Essential Oil smells sweet, fresh and woody, with subtle floral notes. The aroma possesses similarity to that of Rosewood Essential Oil.
Aroma Description: May Chang Essential Oil smells sharp and has a complex lemony aroma.
Aroma Description: Slightly medicinal, eucalyptus-like, slightly sweet and fruity.
Aroma Description: Ravintsara Essential Oil smells fresh, earthy, eucalyptus-like with woody and subtle peppery notes.
Aroma Description: Camphoraceous, Exotic, Fresh, Slightly floral, Warm
Aroma Description: Fresh, intense, woody. Its aroma is somewhat eucalyptus-like due to its high cineole content.