Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Oxides include an oxygen atom that is part of a hydrocarbon ring structure. Oxides can be distinguished based on their proper name which generally ends with the suffix “-oxide” or “-ole.” Common oxides found in essential oils are eucalyptol (also called 1, 8-cineole), rose oxide, linalool oxide, and pinene oxide.
Main Health Effects:
|Essential Oil||Main Oxide Constituent(s)||Amount|
|Eucalyptus 1,2||eucalyptol||Approximately 75%|
|Rosemary 3*||eucalyptol||Up to 40%|
|Peppermint 3*||eucalyptol||Up to 10%|
|Thyme 1||eucalyptol||Up to 10%|