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Essential Oils Uses and Treatments Explained

Chamomile essential oil (Anthemis mixta)

Character Soothing yet strong Chamomile oil is distilled from the white flower heads of the Chamomile herb. There are many types of Chamomile, including Roman, German, and Wild or Moroccan Chamomile. Some are anti-inflammatory, containing azulenes or bisabolene. Wild or Moroccan Chamomile has long been used in the medicine on North Africa. Aroma Fresh, herbaceous, tea-like, ardent. Properties Antispasmodic, calming, ... Read More »

Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus alantica)

Cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil (also called Libanol) is distilled from the wood of the cedar tree. It is one of the oldest essential oils, used in North Africa as a perfume and medicine. In Ancient Egypt it was used both for preserving mummies and as a massage oil. In the nineteenth century it was found to have antiseptic properties. Aroma : Harmonious, ... Read More »

Black Pepper essential oil (Piper Nigrum)

Black Pepper essential oil (Piper Nigrum)

Family Name: Piperaceae Description: Pepper is a climbing vine with dark green leaves, white flowers and red berries. Note: Middle Origins: Pepper is one of the earliest know spices. It is available in black or white, but the essential oil is obtained from the black pepper. It was a very popular spice with both the Greeks and the Romans. Pepper ... Read More »

Bergamot essential oil (Citrus begamia)

Bergamont

Family Name: Rutaceae Description: The bergamot tree bears fruits that resemble oranges, which are slightly pear shaped. It belongs to the same family as the orange tree and the essential oil is obtained by expression of the peel of the fruit. Note: Top Origins: In the Far East the gum was used as incense to drive away evil spirits. Known ... Read More »

Benzoin essential oil (Styrax benzoin)

benzoin

Family Name: Styraceae Description: The benzoin tree is native to tropical Asia. Like the rubber tree the gum is taken by making a deep incision into the trunk. The essential oil is made by extraction from the gum of the tree. Note: Base Origins: In the Far East the gum was used as incense to drive away evil spirits. Known ... Read More »

Basil essential oil (Piper Nigrum)

Basil

Family Name: Labiatae Description: Basil is a delicate plant with light-green oval leaves and white flowers. Basil is a very popular culinary herb in Europe.Basil essential oil  oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves. Note: Top Origins: The name of the plant is derived from the Greek ‘basilicon’, meaning royal. Basil has a long history in India were it ... Read More »