Each oil type has the characteristics listed below. Where percentage figures are mentioned, they are to be taken as only approximate values.

Oil type Properties
A

50–70% 1,8-cineole, <10% each of α-pinene, limonene, α-terpineol

B

20–50% terpinen-4-ol

C

major amounts of terpinolene

D

lemon-scented oils

E

aromatic oils (in the chemical sense)

F

major amounts of E-nerolidol

G

large amounts of α-pinene

H

significant amounts of β-diketones

J

other sesquiterpenic oils

K

significant amounts of linalool

L

other monoterpenoid oils

M

virtually no oil present