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Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Patchouli Essential Oil Often associated with the hippie movement of the 1960s, Patchouli Essential Oil’s power goes far beyond its reputation. The Patchouli plant is from the labiatae family, making it related to mint, lavender, and sage. The plant produces small flowers in a pale pink color which are supported by rigid stems of two to three feet in height, with leaves that are found in a soft oval shape. Native to the tropics of...
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Turmeric Essential Oil

Turmeric Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts About Turmeric Essential Oil Close in relation to plants in the ginger root family, Turmeric is native to Asia and contains the powerful ingredient curcumin. Because this plant requires specific temperature and environment in order to grow well, Turmeric is not grown in many places throughout the world. The powder of the dried plant is used in cooking and is distinctive because of its bright yellow color. Smelling a bit like mustard, Turmeric has a peppery,...
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Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Blue Tansy Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Blue Tansy Essential Oil A fairly common annual herb that is indigenous to Europe, Blue Tansy is sometimes known as Blue Moroccan Chamomile or Moroccan Tansy. The herb has a scent that is earthy, sweet, and apple scented with a camphorous and herbaceous undertone. Blue Tansy’s therapeutic properties are similar to that of German Chamomile but usually a bit more powerful. Although this is one of the more expensive essential oils on the market, it...
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Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Cassia Essential Oil An evergreen tree which is native to Myanmar and China, the common name for Cassia is “Chinese Cinnamon”. Although not the same plant as what is commonly known as “cinnamon”, the bark of the Cassia tree is often used as flavoring for various beverages and foods. Cassia Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation, typically from the twigs and leaves of the Cinnamomum Cassia tree, but the bark is sometimes used for...
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Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Jasmine Essential Oil With a warm, exotic fragrance, Jasmine is a well-known and well-loved flower which has become a popular namesake for baby girls. Jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan, and in India the Hindus consider it to be a holy flower related to their religion. In Asia, the Jasmine flower has been used to help with childbirth concerns as well as to boost the libido. Because of the way that the oil has...
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Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Manuka Essential Oil Often compared to Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Essential Oil) because many of the applications are the same, Manuka Essential Oil often goes by the name of Manuka Myrtle, Broom Tea-Tree, or New Zealand Tea-Tree, which creates a bit of confusion. But the origin of the two oils is a different plant, even though the aromas and uses may be similar. Although Manuka is fairly new on the aromatherapy scene, those native to...
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Galbanum Essential Oil

Galbanum Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Galbanum Essential Oil Most famous for the nod given to Galbanum by Moses in the Old Testament, this oil has been used since ancient times when Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans would use it to burn as incense, for perfumery, and for mixing into balms to heal the skin. It also has many spiritual applications and is considered to be sacred in many religious traditions. Originating in Iran, Galbanum grows in the Middle East and the...
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Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Camphor Essential Oil Extracted from two different types of camphor tree, this essential oil is extremely powerful and effective with a strong woody, herbaceous scent. The tree is a large one, growing up to 35 feet tall, and is native to Asia in areas such as Taiwan, China, and Japan and is now cultivated and grown in India and Sri Lanka. It was originally used to fight against the plague as well as for embalming...
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Parsley Essential Oil

Parsley Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Parsley Essential Oil Used for the beneficial parts of both the seeds and the leaves, Parsley is more than just a little green garnish placed on your plate at a fancy restaurant. In fact, Parsley offers a significant number of therapeutic and medicinal properties when essential oil is extracted from the roots, seeds, and leaves of the plant. A small plant that only grows to approximately two feet high, Parsley is a flowering plant that...
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Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa Essential Oil

History and Important Facts about Palmarosa Essential Oil Extracted from the dried grass of the Palmarosa plant, harvested before flowering, this essential oil is sometimes known as Indian Geranium Oil or Turkish Geranium Oil. Because of its similarity in aroma to rose oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil is often used as a less expensive alternative to rose essential oil. The sweet-scented perennial grass is found growing in the wild throughout various regions of India and is native to the areas of...
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