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.

Scientific Classification:

  1. Domain: Eukarya – organisms with membraine-bound nucleuses
  2. Kingdom: Plantae – plants, Planta, Vegetal, plants
  3. Phylum: Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
  4. Class: Magnoliopsida
  5. Order: Laurales
  6. Family: Lauraceae

Direct Children of Lauraceae by Genus:

  • Actinodaphne
  • Aiouea
  • Alseodaphne
  • Alseodaphnopsis
  • Anaueria
  • Aniba
  • Apollonias
  • Aspidostemon
  • Beilschmiedia
  • Caryodaphnopsis
  • Cassytha
  • Chlorocardium
  • Cinnadenia
  • Cinnamomum
  • Cryptocarya
  • Dahlgrenodendron
  • Damburneya
  • Dehaasia
  • Dicypellium
  • Dodecadenia
  • Endiandra
  • Endlicheria
  • Eusideroxylon
  • Hexapora
  • Hypodaphnis
  • Kubitzkia
  • Kuloa
  • Laurus
  • Licaria
  • Lindera
  • Litsea
  • Machilus
  • Mespilodaphne
  • Mezilaurus
  • Nectandra
  • Neocinnamomum
  • Neolitsea
  • Nothaphoebe
  • Ocotea
  • Paraia
  • Parasassafras
  • Persea
  • Phoebe
  • Phyllostemonodaphne
  • Pleurothyrium
  • Potameia
  • Potoxylon
  • Rhodostemonodaphne
  • Sassafras
  • Sextonia
  • Sinopora
  • Syndiclis
  • Triadodaphne
  • Umbellularia
  • Urbanodendron
  • Williamodendron
  • Yasunia
  • Bay Laurel

    Bay Laurel

    (Laurus nobilis)

    Aroma Description: Bay Laurel Essential Oil smells herbaceous, fruity, fresh, camphorous, and slightly sweet.

  • Camphor


    (Cinnamomum camphora)

    Aroma Description: Strong, penetrating, fragrant, fresh, woody, somewhat eucalyptus-like aroma due to its high cineole content

  • Cassia Bark

    Cassia Bark

    (Cinnamomum cassia)

    Aroma Description: Cassia Bark Essential Oil smells spicy, sweet, woodsy and earthy.

  • Cinnamon


    (Cinnamomum verum)

    Aroma Description: Peppery, earthy, warm, strong, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy.

  • Cinnamon (burmannii)

    Cinnamon (burmannii)

    (Cinnamomum burmannii)

    Aroma Description: Warm, spicy and particularly sweet aroma

  • Ho Wood

    Ho Wood

    (Cinnamomum camphora)

    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.

  • Lawang


    (Cinnamomum culilawan)

    Aroma Description: Balsamic, Soft, Spicy, Warm, Woody

  • May Chang

    May Chang

    (Litsea cubeba)

    Aroma Description: May Chang Essential Oil smells sharp and has a complex lemony aroma.

  • Ravensara


    (Cryptocarya agathophylla)

    Aroma Description: Slightly medicinal, eucalyptus-like, slightly sweet and fruity.

  • Ravintsara


    (Cinnamomum camphora)

    Aroma Description: Ravintsara Essential Oil smells fresh, earthy, eucalyptus-like with woody and subtle peppery notes.

  • Rosewood


    (Aniba rosaeodora)

    Aroma Description: Sweet, woody, fruity, and floral.

  • Sugandha Kokila

    Sugandha Kokila

    (Cinnamomum glaucescens)

    Aroma Description: Camphoraceous, Exotic, Fresh, Slightly floral, Warm

  • Tamala


    (Cinnamomum tamala)

    Aroma Description: Exotic, Sensual, Spicy, Sweet, Warm

  • White Camphor

    White Camphor

    (Cinnamomum camphora)

    Aroma Description: Fresh, intense, woody. Its aroma is somewhat eucalyptus-like due to its high cineole content.