Learning the Botanical Names of Essential Oils

Learning the 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 that the botanical names seem superfluous.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! The best integration of information happens slowly and 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 in 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. Know that they’ll sink in. Most importantly, you’ll be saying them correctly before you know it.

Happy learning!

OverPlanted Botanical Latin Pronunciation Guide – This is a comprehensive 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 – This is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns, and lycophytes.