Steam distillation is by far the most common form of essential oil extraction but there are other methods including enfleurage, expression, maceration and solvent extraction. The method used depends on the part of the plant the essential oil is to be extracted from. For example, the delicate flower petals of roses, jasmine and neroli often requires enfleurage and sometimes maceration or solvent extraction. Expression is often used for the rind… Continue Reading
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Tagetes essential oil can be useful as a natural insecticide in the garden. It can also help to heal skin infections from wounds and cuts. A very powerful oil, Tagetes should only be used in moderation. To find out more uses for Tagetes Essential Oil visit the full profile here.
Due to the popularity of the previous post ‘5 best essential oils for your skin type‘ this post now discusses the 7 best essential oils for your hair type. Like skin types, there are also many different hair types and using the best essential oils recommended for each, is a great way to treat your hair. Many of the commercial hair care products on the market use chemicals that can… Continue Reading
With its beautiful lingering aroma, Sandalwood essential oil is a popular addition to many perfumes. It also has a wonderfully balancing effect on the skin and is moisturizing and softening for aging skins. For many more of its excellent properties, find the full profile for Sandalwood Essential Oil here.
Using essential oils for natural skin care is a great way to enhance your beauty regime. The tiny molecules in essential oils can penetrate the layers of your skin, acting quickly to improve circulation, eliminate signs of aging and improve the overall condition of your skin. There are many different skin types and for each one there are specific essential oils recommended. Below is a list of the most common… Continue Reading
A very popular spice in cooking, Cumin essential oil has some wonderful properties too. It is a very uplifting and stimulating essential oil and is great when you’re feeling tired and worn out. Cumin Essential Oil can also help with various digestive problems and can ease heavy menstruation. Find the full profile for Cumin Essential Oil here to discover more of its useful properties.
This coconut body scrub recipe combines the healing, soothing properties of Epsom salts along with coconut oil which is conditioning and wonderfully moisturizing to the skin. The aroma of coconut oil is somewhat reminiscent of seaside holidays and the addition of Ylang Ylang and Lime essential oils give it an exotic finish. You can find the recipe for Coconut body scrub here.
Parsley Essential Oil has many healing benefits and is also excellent for the skin, especially aging skin. It makes a wonderful addition to a homemade hand cream. Parsley Essential Oil is a powerful diuretic therefore can be useful for cellulite. It can also help with poor digestion as well as a sluggish circulation. For many of its other great properties, you can find the full profile for Parsley Essential Oil… Continue Reading
The history of aromatherapy is a fascinating journey with the Egyptian’s having the earliest records dating back to 4500BC. Then around AD 1000, Avicenna was the first to distill Rose in Arabia which later became known as the world’s center for of perfume production. The art of perfumery became popular again later in the 12th century in Europe and the beginning of the great European perfumiers began in the 15th… Continue Reading
Carrot Seed essential oil is excellent for aging skin, improving dryness and helping to manage wrinkles. Many skin conditions can benefit from using this oil including eczema, psoriasis, ulcers and wounds. It is great for detoxifying the liver and is also useful as a carminative by controlling flatulence. For many of its other useful properties, you can find the full profile for Carrot Seed Essential Oil here.