Would you like to grow the plants that your favorite essential oils are made from in your garden? These are the top 25 essential oils to grow in your garden!

25 of the Best Essential Oils To Grow In Your Garden!

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25 Essential Oils To Grow In Your Garden!

Who doesn’t love the fragrant scent of essential oils?!

Essential oils have so many uses. One of my favorite things about essential oils is their ability to stimulate the olfactory system!

They are so effective at altering moods, encouraging happiness and positivity, and for turning a bad day around!

Do you know what else is good for altering moods, encouraging happiness, and turning a bad day around?

A bouquet of flowers!

So why not combine the two?!

Why not grow your own therapeutic scents?!

While essential oils in plant form are not as strong and potent as the essential oil, they still contain the same properties.

Imagine having a bouquet that smells like your essential oils sitting on your table!

Or, imagine being able to incorporate the plant form of essential oils into your culinary dishes and foods!

Every essential oil enthusiast will benefit and learn from growing and experiencing essential oils in their plant form!

Every essential oil enthusiast needs a fruit garden and an…

Herb Garden!

Now which essential oil plants should you grown in your fruit or herb garden?

I have compiled a list of 25 of the best essential oils to grow in your garden to help you to decide which plants are best for you!

Organic Herb Seeds

When growing plants of any kind I always make sure that my seeds are certified organic or heirloom. As we talk about each essential oil plant below I have included links where you find heirloom herb seeds, organic herb seeds, and the best herb seeds for sale!

This will allow you to grow the healthiest, prettiest, most beneficial essential oil plants possible!

Also, if you would like to learn more about utilizing herbs for natural health, foraging herbs, and creating your own herbal health care products  for your family then be sure to out The Confident Herbalist. It is an AMAZING resource that will teach you everything you need to know in order to start benefiting from these amazing plants! I can’t recommend it enough!

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is such a relaxing, calming scent! And lavender flowers are so beautiful!

I love to see pictures of lavender fields. They always make me feel so peaceful and tranquil. Imagine how wonderful it would be to walk out into your own garden and see beautiful purple lavender waving in the breeze!

Or to have an aromatic bouquet of lavender sitting in the middle of your dining room table!

And don’t forget about using lavender flowers in foods!

I love to use lavender flowers in my Lavender Lemon Kombucha!

You can find lavender seeds here!

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile is another beautiful yet beneficial herb!

Daisies are my favorite ornamental flower. And chamomile looks so much like daisies. It makes me think of the movie You’ve Got Mail (one of my favs:) when Meg Ryan Says “Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” That’s what I think of when I see chamomile flowers.

Cheesy I know, but that’s how my mind works;)

Not only are chamomile flowers beautiful, but chamomile is also such a relaxing flower.

Put a bouquet next to your bed. Chamomile is great for insomnia. Couple the flowers with the essential oil and your room will be the perfect sleepy time place!

You can learn more about the amazing benefits of Chamomile essential oil here!

You can find roman chamomile seeds here and you can find german chamomile seeds here.

If you are wanting to use your chamomile with children then I would use the roman chamomile.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme is a popular herb for cooking.

It is also great for cleaning. Thyme has been used to clean throughout history!

During WWII thyme was used to disinfect hospitals!

Add a sprig of thyme to your essential oil bouquet and be sure to save some for cooking!

You can get thyme seeds here!

Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano is another great cooking herb.

It also combats insects, and the scent of oregano is great for the lungs!

Grow your own oregano to use in Italian dishes and to create a great culinary bouquet to make your kitchen smell like a chef’s paradise:)

You can find oregano seeds here!

Dill Essential Oil

Dill is not just for pickles!

It was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for more than just the flavoring of foods. They used Dill as a symbol of wealth and believed that it would bring good fortune.

It also has beautiful yellow flowers:) Wouldn’t Dill be a wonderful addition to your herb garden?

You can learn more about the amazing benefits of Dill essential oil here!

You can find dill seeds here!

Turmeric Essential Oil

Ok, this is not one that we are going to grow for it’s flowers. We are growing this one for it’s roots!

Turmeric is well known as an amazingly nutritious herb. It is used in foods, taken as supplements, and used for making essential oil!

Why not grown your own turmeric? Instead of buying supplements or turmeric powder for cooking, grow your own fresh turmeric!

You can use it to cook with, add to your juicer when juicing your favorite vegetables, etc.

You can learn more about how turmeric essential oil can benefit you here!

Ginger Essential Oil

This is another one that we are growing for the roots!

Although the ginger plant is pretty as well:)

But the ginger root is where all the nutritional benefits are.

Ginger is also used in cooking. I use it in my Orange and Ginger Kombucha!

It is easy to grow and a valuable addition to your kitchen!

You can find out more about why you NEED Ginger essential oil here!

Neroli Essential Oil

Ok, we are back to the flowers!

Neroli essential oil is steam distilled from the blossom of the Bitter Orange Tree.

As you probably know I live in South Florida. Citrus trees are everywhere!

All I have to do to smell the wonderful scent of orange blossoms is the walk out into my backyard.

If you live in an area that citrus trees will grow, then you need an orange tree! For the fruit as well as the wonderful scent of the orange blossom:)

Check your local nursery to buy citrus trees! Citrus trees are best bought as trees instead of seeds.

Lemon Essential Oil

Another citrus tree that you need!

Lemons are so good for you!

I use lemon juice along with lemon essential oil in my Essential Oil Liver Cleanse.

Lemon juice is very versatile. Not only can you use lemons to make lemonade, but you can use them in cooking, as well as cleaning!

You can read more about how lemon can be used for cleaning in my post 11 Essential Oils To Naturally Clean Your Home!

Check your local nursery to buy citrus trees! Citrus trees are best bought as trees instead of seeds.

Lime Essential Oil

I have a lime tree growing in my back yard and it smells amazing when it blooms! And the blossoms are so pretty!

Limes are also great for so many things. Bring blossoms in for a beautifully fragrant bouquet or use the fruit in many culinary dishes.

Check your local nursery to buy citrus trees! Citrus trees are best bought as trees instead of seeds.


Grapefruit Essential Oil

Ok, this is the last citrus essential oil we are going to talk about!

I love grapefruit! I love it in the form of essential oil and I love the fruit itself!

Grapefruit essential oil has many great health benefits as well. You can learn more about how to use grapefruit essential oil to stay fit and healthy here!

Check your local nursery to buy citrus trees! Citrus trees are best bought as trees instead of seeds.

Marjoram Essential Oil

This is another herb that is great for adding to foods!

How cool is it that we can grow the plants that make up our essential oils?!

You can find marjoram seeds here!

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine has a luxurious, sensual scent!

The plant that the essential oil is derived from is an excellent plant to add to your garden! It can grow either in the form of a bush or a vine.

I picture it growing as a vine up a trellis with its beautiful white flowers permeating the air with their perfume worthy fragrance.

What a wonderful thought:) I can totally see myself sitting under said trellis on a garden bench with a cup of hot tea and a book.

Not really reality. After all I have four kids, homeschool, raise goats, blog etc. lol But still a nice thought:) maybe one day!

You should definitely plant Jasmine in your garden!

Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint is an essential oil that I love to use for digestive issues. It is excellent for nausea, upset stomach, indigestion, etc.

You can use the herb in cooking, make spearmint tea for tummy troubles, or add it to your kitchen bouquet!

You can find spearmint seeds here!

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is another member of the mint family.

You can use it in any of the ways that you would use spearmint. I love both the herb and the essential oil a lot!

Talk about a wonderful pick me up scent! Peppermint is so invigorating!

Definitely add this one to your essential oil garden:)

You can find peppermint seeds here!

Basil Essential Oil

Along with Oregano and Thyme, Basil is one of those herbs you want to keep growing on your windowsill!

Keep it handy whenever cooking Italian foods and use fresh herbs instead of dried!

Also add it to your kitchen bouquet for a beautifully fragrant green touch.

This is a great herb to add to your essential oil garden as well!

You can find basil seeds here!

Rose Essential Oil

Like Jasmine, Rose has a wonderfully luxurious scent!

Rose essential oil is highly prized due to how hard it is to make. It takes about 1,000 rose petals just to make 1 drop of rose essential oil!

One of my favorite uses for rose essential oil is for grief. Rose is an excellent oil for those that are grieving the death of a loved one.

Grow roses in your essential oil garden so that you can add them to your floral bouquet for their therapeutic qualities!

I think that they would look and smell lovely combined with jasmine and lavender!

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium has commonly been referred to as the poor man’s rose.

It has a scent very similar to rose, but is a much less expensive essential oil!

Now, this is not the same geranium flower that you would find at your local nursery. The variety of geranium used to create the essential oil is Pelargonium graveolens L’Herit. ex Aiton (P. roseum), fam. Geraniaceae

So be sure that you purchase the right variety to have a true essential oil geranium plant in your essential oil garden!

You can read more about why you NEED Geranium essential oil here!

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary is another culinary herb that you need to add to your essential oil garden!

It is not only a beneficial plant, but a very attractive plant as well. Use it in cooking or add a sprig to your bouquet.

Whatever you choose to use it for you will be happy that you decided to add it to your garden!

You can find rosemary seeds here!

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage is an excellent essential oil for many things!

I especially love it for use during the menstrual cycle or menopause. I actually use clary sage essential oil in the Hot Flash Spray that I make.

Add clary sage to your herb garden and experience the wonderful benefits that this herb has to offer!

Also enjoy the plant’s beautiful purple flowers:)

You can find clary sage seeds here!

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is a wonderful smelling essential oil!

It is exactly what it says, a tall grass. Add it to your garden for not only its elegant appearance, but to repel bugs and mosquitos.

Lemongrass is said to repel insects, which makes it a great plant for planting around your patio or garden benches!

Cilantro Essential Oil


Coriander Essential Oil

Did you know that cilantro comes in essential oil form?!

It does! But you are probably more familiar with its herbal form.

Cilantro is a great herb to have on hand. I can go through a lot of cilantro! I love it in guacamole, pico de gallo, tacos, etc. (If you can’t tell, we are big Mexican food fans in my house;)

Everyone in my family looooves Mexican food and cilantro is the ultimate herb for those dishes!

Ok, now you’re probably wondering why it says cilantro or coriander essential oil above, right?

Did you know that they both come from the same plant?!

Yep, cilantro essential oil is made from the leafy green part of the plant and coriander essential oil is made from the seeds of the cilantro plant!

Who knew, right?!

So, plant cilantro in your garden and you have two essential oils in one;)

You can find coriander seeds here!

Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel is an excellent herb and essential oil for digestion and blood sugar.

It has a wonderful licorice like smell and makes a wonderful additional to any garden and natural kitchen!

So be sure to add fennel to your essential oil garden:)

You can find fennel seeds here!

Garlic Essential Oil

Did you know that garlic is also made into essential oil? It is!

Once again, this is an essential oil plant that we are not growing for its leaves. We want the bulb of garlic that lies beneath the surface of the soil!

If you like to cook, then I’m sure garlic is something that you use in your kitchen regularly!

So why not grow your own? Garlic has so many wonderful health benefits!

St. John’s Wort Essential Oil

St. John’s Wort is a beautiful herb that blooms yellow flowers towards the end of June.

It is an excellent essential oil for stress and for those that have trouble sleeping.

Add this beautiful and valuable herb to your essential oil garden!

You can find St. John’s Wort seeds here!


Just a reminder, when using essential oils you also want to make sure that you are using a good quality oil.

As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store. I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil. There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil.

Which Brand of Essentials Oils Should I Use?

Which Essential Oil Brand Should I Use?


Make sure that you know and trust your source.

If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that. But, if you aren’t sure about where to get good quality essential oils, or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it on my business website Healing Blends For Life.

Where to Buy at discounted prices!

If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil Page!

Which essential oils are you planning on growing in your garden?

Do you already grow any of these herbs and fruits in your garden?

Leave me a comment below and let me know!

Happy Gardening!

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