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Rosehip Essential Oil

Rosehip Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Rosehip Essential Oil Extracted from the seeds of specific variety of rosebush, rosehip essential has excellent therapeutic benefits and multiple helpful properties. The rose variety this oil is extracted from is known as Rosa aff. Rubiginosa or Rosa moschata (the fruit that is left after the flower is bloomed and its petals have dropped). The bush grows in Asia, Europe, South Africa, and North America. Other common names include Brier hip, dog rose fruit, hip...
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Anise Essential Oil

Anise Essential Oil

Steam distilled from the seeds of the Pimpinella anisum plant,  Anise Essential Oil has the distinct scent of black licorice. Even if you don’t exactly like the scent of black licorice, Anise Essential Oil is an exceptional enhancer for essential oil blends.

Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil

A commonly used blend of a few different essential oils, Thieves Essential Oil has become extremely popular because of its useful therapeutic benefits as well as its attractive and enjoyable scent. The name probably seems a bit strange—it comes from an idea developed in the Middle Ages that thieves would use a similar blend of these spices to keep themselves from getting ill when robbing homes that were ridden with the plague. Legend tells that when caught by the authorities,...
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Lotus Essential Oil – Absolute Oil

Lotus Essential Oil – Absolute Oil

History and Pertinent Information about Lotus Essential Oil Native to Asia, the Lotus flower has various different types including white, pink, and blue. It is now grown and produced in many different countries including Egypt. Part of the Nymphaeaceae family, Ancient Romans were believed to have use this oil in compresses in order to reduce problems with respiratory issues such as asthma. From a religious standpoint, Lotus is the flower on which the Buddha sits when he soars to heaven,...
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Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Black Pepper Essential Oil While most people are only aware of Black Pepper’s function as a spice or flavoring used in cooking, peppercorns are significantly more useful than just as a table condiment! And it’s certainly more than simply salt’s lesser loved sidekick. The Black Pepper plant is native to India, but currently the largest producer and exporter of the plant is Vietnam. Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, and Thailand are also large exporters of...
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Valerian Essential Oil

Valerian Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Valerian Essential Oil Valerian is a perennial plant that produces delicate white flowers has historical significance that goes back to use as a medicinal herb in Ancient Roman and Ancient Greek cultures. Even this far back the root of the Valerian plant was known to help with insomnia and sleep troubles. The plant is native to Europe and Asia and is known to have been used at least 500 years ago in perfumery in the...
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Valor Essential Oil Blend

Valor Essential Oil Blend

History and Pertinent Information about Valor Essential Oil Blend A proprietary blend made only by Young Living Essential Oils, Valor has a woodsy scent that is made from Blue Tansy, Black Spruce, Frankincense, and Rosewood. This oil is effective when used for massages as well as other aromatic and topical uses. The combination of these four oils put together brings out the best properties of all of these oils including stress reduction, soothing, immune system boosting, nervous system benefits, strengthening,...
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Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Information About Tangerine Essential Oil Similar to the well-known Mandarin orange, the Tangerine is a small citrus fruit that has a slightly deeper orange color than its Mandarin cousin and has a thicker skin that is somewhat bumpy. It is also harvested at a different time of year than Mandarin oranges are. Tangerines have been growing in China and Japan for over 3000 years and have been well known from a spiritual perspective for use in helping...
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Cajeput Essential Oil

Cajeput Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Information about Cajeput Essential Oil Sometimes referred to as the Melaleuca Cajeputi or the Cajeput Oil Tree, this deciduous tree found in Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia has thick, white wood and hearty green leaves. Historically, the crushed twigs and leaves from the Cajeput plant have been used in medicinal applications in Australia and other nearby countries. Often used to soothe struggles with the respiratory system, this oil may also be used for making salves and balms due...
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Spikenard Essential Oil

Spikenard Essential Oil

History and Pertinent Facts about Spikenard Essential Oil Related to the Valerian family, this flowering plant it native to areas of high altitude including regions of the Himalayan Mountains. The name of the plant is obvious as it has many “hairy” spikes that shoot out from the root. Arabs sometimes refer to this plant as the “Indian Spike.” Other names include “Nard” or “Indian Nard”. Historically, this plant has been used to honor people of high nobility, to promote relaxation...
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