About the Component Database

This database is the culmination of research conducted over the past several decades. GC/MS technology has made it possible to know the individual chemical components of essential oils. Our database gives aromatherapists, researchers and health practitioners the ability to look up the evidence based medicinal properties of essential oil chemical components. The information provided in this database makes it simpler to blend for specific health concerns from a researched scientific perspective.

Organized Chemical Component Data

GC/MS results come alive through an understanding of the therapeutic properties of the individual components. The database is organized for easy reference to the medicinal actions of the individual components and the research on these components.

Each component has a specific page detailing:

  • Molecular structure
  • Chemical family
  • Researched therapeutic properties
  • Medicinal actions
  • Research references
  • Essential oils high in the component
  • Safety considerations

Advanced Custom Search Features

The component database is searchable. Search for components by chemical family and/or specific health issues. For example, if you are interested in all the components that will offer an analgesic effect, you can choose “analgesic,” submit your search and discover a list of analgesic components. Click on each component for more information about that component. A custom glossary defines words that might not be familiar. To see the percentage of a specific component in an essential oil, use the free component search created by Aromahead Institute on Aromatics International.

Researched, Edited and Reviewed by Robert Tisserand

The database has been re-written, thoroughly edited and reviewed by the highly acclaimed aromatherapist, Robert Tisserand.  We are confident in Robert’s familiarity with the published research on essential oils and individual components and we’re honored to have him on board editing and reviewing this database.

About Founder Andrea Butje

Andrea founded Aromahead Institute in 1999. She developed the scientifically-based 200-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, and the Scholars Program, a 400-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

She has been importing essential oils from essential oil distillers worldwide since 1995. Andrea has always tested each batch of essential oil with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). These test results inspired her to create the Component Database to organize existing research on individual components. You may email Andrea directly at andrea@aromahead.com

Access to the Component Database is just
$300 for the first year
and $75 for
annual renewal.

This searchable database is invaluable when researching therapeutic properties and medicinal actions of individual essential oil components.


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