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
If you constantly suffer from headaches you know how debilitating they can sometimes be. Often the cause can be unknown but there are common triggers such as stress, lack of sleep, sinus problems, stomach upsets or excessive alcohol to name a few. Other causes could be spinal issues, eyestrain, dental problems, depression, PMT and some medications such as the contraceptive pill or HRT (hormonal treatment therapy). Headaches are the result… Continue Reading
Bergamot essential oil is known to be antiseptic and antibacterial, thus, making it effective in fighting against bacteria, fungi and other viruses. It is an essential oil that is said to have originated from the Canary Islands. In fact, some would claim that it was Columbus who first brought the bergamot plant from the Canary Islands on the way to Italy where it is being cultivated now. This oil is… Continue Reading
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
After receiving my latest batch of new essential oils, as always, I decided to experiment with a few new aromatherapy diffuser blends. I haven’t used Rose Geranium too much before so I really wanted to include that in one of my new mixes. Rose Geranium is very similar to Geranium but I find it a much lighter smell and of course with a gorgeous rose-like aroma. The latin name 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.
Not wanting to use favoritism as I do love all essential oils but I was recently asked which essential oils would rate in my top 10 so here they are and a brief explanation why: Rose for being the epitome of exquisiteness. Neroli for it’s hauntingly feminine aroma. Jasmine because it is so delicate and slightly exotic. Angelica for it’s balancing and revitalizing properties. Chamomile for it’s gentleness and extremely… Continue Reading