Yarrow essential oil is extracted using the distillation method. The familiar bushes with pink or yellow flowers are commonly found in North America as well as in many European countries. It has an interesting history as it was believed to have been used by Archilles in the Trojan wars, hence its latin name Achillea millefolium. The Yarrow plant was used by the Druids and Ancient Chinese for divination purposes and… Continue Reading
Essential Oil Profiles
Geranium oil has a beautiful fragrant scent making it a great addition to your essential oil collection. It is a very versatile essential oil and is one of the best essential oils to have around your home. Aside from its fragrance, it also has a lot of health benefits, such as improving your skin’s condition and helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is also good for treating depression… Continue Reading
Jasmine oil is extracted from a plant that has a scientific name of Jasminum grandiflorum and is also commonly known as the royal jasmine. The plant is said to have originated from China and the northern part of India. Currently, countries like France, Italy, Egypt, China and Turkey are the main producers of Jasmine. The name Jasmine came from a Persian word ‘yasmin’. The pure and authentic jasmine oil is… Continue Reading
A popular ingredient for cooking, Cardamom is also a wonderful essential oil which warms the emotions and helps deal with many digestive disorders. For a warming winter blend for your aromatherapy diffuser, mix together 3 drops of Cardamom essential oil, 3 drops of Orange essential oil and 2 drops of Coriander essential oil. Click here for the full profile for Cardamom Essential Oil.
This wonderful essential oil, originating from New Zealand, is very similar to Australia’s Tea Tree oil. Click here for the full profile for Manuka Essential Oil.
New essential oil profile – Aniseed. Aniseed has a liquorice aroma and can be quite sharp, yet warming. Cold temperatures tend to solidify the oil so it may need to be warmed before use. Click here to see the full profile of Aniseed essential oil.
Guaiacwood originally comes from South America and is also found in The Bahamas and Florida. Being a resin, the consistency of Guaiacwood is solid at room temperature and will need to be heated before use. Guaiacwood is a useful fixative often used in perfume making and is also a popular ingredient for soaps. Click here for more information.
Nutmeg was used for embalming in Egyptian times. It has been used in dental products, for flavoring foods and in many perfumes and hair products. Click here for more information.
Caraway is is a very old spice which dates back to Roman times where they used the seeds in their bread making. It was also used in Egyptian times and most recently is very popular in the Western European countries of Germany and Austria where the herb is added to sausages, sauerkraut and bread. Caraway is also used in making the liqueur Kümmel. Click here for more information.
Used in ancient Egypt and in Roman times, Bay was a symbol of wisdom and peace. ‘Laudis’, where it’s Latin name is derived from, means ‘to praise’ which is why Laurel wreaths were presented to Olympians. Click here for more information.