Learning Botanical Names of Essential Oils

Many of our students find it challenging to learn the botanical names of essential oils. These names are in Latin and can be quite tricky to pronounce. Plus, students are already learning so much other information that the botanical names are sometimes just too much. 

But it doesn't have to be that way! The best integration of information happens slowly over a long period of time. You should never try to absorb every ounce of information all at once--you won't be able to, and your mind will feel weak trying. 

So we've collected a list of resources for pronouncing the most common scientific plant names. Read these and say them out loud to yourself over a period of time, and they'll sink in. You'll be saying them correctly before you know it.

Happy learning!

OverPlanted Botanical Latin Pronunciation Guide - This is a comprehensive written guide to pronouncing the Latin botanical names of essential oils.

Dave's Garden Botanary - Here you can look up a plant name, discover its meaning and find a guide to pronouncing it.

The International Plant Names Index - A database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes.