Please Note: The app is free to download but requires a subscription to access the content.

This database is an authoritative resource on the clinical use of essential oils that includes over 100 botanical species of plants from which essential oils are obtained from. The intent of the database is for professionals and users of essential oils to evaluate the evidence in support of essential oils for specific aspects of human health according to the strength of the available evidence. For best results, this database should be used in conjunction with Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy, which contains comprehensive information regarding the safe and effective use of essential oils. This book provides the insight and evidence necessary for one to use essential oils as part of an integrative approach to medicine, including safety information, dosing, clinical administration methods, and known drug interactions and cautions.

The Evidence-Based Essential Oil Resource database features:
• brief descriptions of the botanical species of plants and their native habitats;
• short accounts of the historical use of the botanicals, including traditional medicinal and folk-remedy use;
• common names and botanical synonyms of plants;
• efficacy ratings of essential oils (from one oil drop to five oil drops, with five being the highest) based on an in-depth, methodical review of the scientific evidence;
• and links to the supportive research used to determine the essential oil’s rating.

What's New

Version 1.3

Performance fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Great Resource


This app is a detailed resource which can be used in various ways. For instance, the list of oils is a comprehensive guide to their uses and properties, as well as methods of administration and dosage. I like that cautions and safety information are listed for each oil.
The Therapeutic Properties section lists health concerns by subject, such as Analgesics, Cough, Headaches, Hair Growth, Nausea, Warts, etc.
I like the portable convenient format of an app, and appreciate the author's extensive research, and timely updates.

Needs fixes


I am not able to access the list of essential oils because it tells me I have to subscribe. I also don't find the research links anywhere that show me how the author came to the efficacy ratings for each oil. Please fix these issues and I'll reconsider my 1-star rating.

Developer Response

Hello, 4dramamama,

You are right! We had a glitch out of the gate that prevented subscribing to the app content. This has now been corrected. Once you download the free app, you must subscribe ($19.99 per year) to access the database as detailed in the app description. A similar herbal app costs $159 per year, so we feel our app is a great value!

As to the methodology behind the ratings, this is provided under the "Introduction" section of the app.

We hope you'll give the app another try and don't hesitate to contact us via email if you have any further questions or concerns.

- Aromatic Database

If Apple ITunes would follow through


I am looking forward to being able to use this app with great anticipation. I've paid the $19.99 subscription, and am now waiting for Apple ITunes to reimburse me so I can repurchase the app correctly, or just fix the issue that is holding this amazing app in limbo! Not cool ITunes, to be taking your time on this fix!! It's an excellent app! So I'm giving it a 5*****, but I'm giving ITunes a 1* for sending me a ticket number but not following up yet! NOT THE DEVELOPERS FAULT.


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Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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