Nature has provided mankind with a tremendously powerful and diverse materia medica. Of the thousands of plants that populate the Earth, only a few hundred produce essential oils. We search the world for the finest, most therapeutic oils for use in our products and for your aromatherapeutic uses.
Amber Styrax essential oil, also known as liquidamber, is an excellent fragrance fixative for soaps. Its scent is sweet, woodsy, balsamic, and rich.
Sometimes referred to as liquidambar, this is a special oil that can be difficult to find.
It is most often used to fragrance perfumes.Uses of Amber Styrax Essential Oil
FranceHistory and Background
This oil has an affinity for the 6th and 7th chakras for its abilities to open up mental concentration and intuition. Strengthens and repairs auric fields. Balances masculine and feminine. Enhances telepathic abilities.
When the three wisemen visited baby Jesus, they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrhh. Some research theorizes that the gold was not metal but the oil of amber, which was more expensive that gold during those times.Physical Description
Amber Styrax has a thick, honey-like texture that is dark brown or golden in color.Aromatic Description
The scent is sweet, woodsy, balsamic and rich.Biological Makeup and Components
Styrene with vanillin, phenylpropl alcohol, cinnamic alcohol, benzyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from crude. A resinoid and absolute are also produced by solvent extraction.Information for Aromatherapists
A base note, Amber Styrax, blends well with Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender and spice oils.
Our Amber Styrax essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
This pure, undiluted oil is originally cultivated from Haiti. Often used instead of Sandalwood for its aroma & affordability.
Amyris Sandalwood is known as the "poor man's" Sandalwood or West Indian Sandalwood.
It is commonly used as a more economic substitute for Sandlwood Mysore for scent; however, the properties and chemistry are very different. Amyris Sandalwood is used more in soaps and perfumes.Uses of Amyris Sandalwood Essential Oil
Haiti/West IndiesPhysical Description
Pale yellow transparent color with a light syrupy consistency.Aromatic Description
Amyris Sandalwood as a soft cedar note, warm, slightly musty with a hint of vanilla.Biological Makeup and Components
valerianol, caryphyllene, cadinene, cadinol, elemolExtraction Technique
Amyris Sandalwood is extracted by steam distillation from the woodInformation for Aromatherapists
This oil is a base note and blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Citronella, Lavandin, Oakmos, Orange, Pine, Vetiver, Ylang ylang & other wood oils
Our Amyris Sandalwood essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Angelica root is known as "Root of the Holy Ghost" or "Oil of the Angels". One tale relates its benefits were revealed to a monk by an angel during a plague.
Angelica root is known as the "Root of the Holy Ghost" or "Oil of the Angels". One tale relates that the benefits of angelica were revealed to a monk by an angel during a terrible plague.Uses of Angelica Root Essential Oil
HungaryHistory and Background
In Chinese medicine this oil is known as Dong Quai. It was used to treat infertility and general female disorders and to fortify the spirit.
Helps to release strong emotions resulting from grief and trauma, calming to the emotions. In energy work, used in protection blends for spiritual work. Strengthens the energy body, grounding.
In some cultures, used to ward off negative energy.Physical Description
This oil is colorless to pale yellow and turns yellow to brown as it ages.Aromatic Description
Its scent is earthy and herbaceous with wood notes.Biological Makeup and Components
Phellandrene, pinene, limonene, linalool, borneol, coumarins.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from roots and rhizomes.Information for Aromatherapists
Angelica Root essential oil is a base note and blends well with citrus oils, clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rosemary and Vetiver.
Our Angelica Root essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
100% pure, undiluted Aniseed has a warm, spicy-sweet scent and is commonly used as a masking agent in the pharmaceutical industry.
Most of us are familiar with this herb as a kitchen spice.
This oil is used by the pharmaceutical industry to flavor cough syrups, dental products and to cover the unpleasant taste of drugs. It serves as a good masking agent.Uses of Aniseed Essential Oil
ChinaHistory and Background
Aniseed (Anise) has a history of use as a spice and fragrance. It has been cultivated in Egypt for at least 4,000 years. Recordings of its diuretic use and treatment of digestive problems and toothache are seen in medical texts from this era.
In ancient Greek history, writings explain how anise helps breathing, relieves pain, provokes urine, and eases thirst. The oil has been used commercially since the 1800's.
Aniseed oil encourages and stimulates the conscious mind, opening it to the Universe. It is said that it induces clairvoyance and energizes the brain
This oil is colorless to pale yellowAromatic Description
Aniseed has a warm, spicy-sweet scent.Biological Makeup and Components
Trans-anethole (up to 90%), a phenol, anisix (aldehyde), limonene (terpene).Extraction Technique
Steam distillation of the seeds.Information for Aromatherapists
Aniseed essential oil is a top note and blends well with Amyris, Bay Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Galbanum, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosewood.
Our Aniseed essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
This versatile oil was used by ancient medical establishments for many ailments from stomach aches to respiratory complaints. 100% pure & undiluted.
In the US, Artemesia Lanyana is not well-known. We love it, so we keep it on our shelves at all times.
This Artemesia has been used in Africa since the beginning of time. It is one of those versatile oils that in times past was used widely by the ancient medical establishment for many ailments.Uses of Artemesia Lanyana Essential Oil
Sometimes referred to as African Wormwood, this oil is sourced from South Africa.History and Background
Not to be confused with Mugwort (artemesia vulgaris), this oil has been employed for centuries by many cultures in Africa. This plant was well known as a tea to soothe stomach aches and the leaves, when boiled, to ease respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis.
During the influenza epidemic of 1918 in Africa, Artemisia was used extensively to relieve symptoms. Mentally, Artemesia is known to relax and soothe the soul.Physical Description
Artemesia Lanyana is a light to dark yellow oil. It is fluid with very little oil feel.Aromatic Description
Sweet and pungent, Artemesia Lanyana has a strong, but fresh scent.Biological Makeup and Components
cineole (12-13%), alpha thujone (24-30%), beta thujone (10-30%), camphor (8-25%)Extraction Technique
Our Artemesia Lanyana is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant.Information for Aromatherapists
This Artemesia Lanyana essential oil is a top to middle note and blends well with Neroli, Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Fir, Pine, Petitgrain, Clary Sage, Basil, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Chamomiles, Helichrysum, Rosemary, Anise, Spruce, and Tarragon.
Our Artemesia Lanyana essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.
This particular oil is organically grown. It is certified by BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH and carries the USDA Organic seal.Cautions
Our Balsam Peru essential oil is 100% pure, undiluted and free from any fillers. Used for centuries for a wide range of benefits from wound care to
Balsam Peru is derived from resinous substance called Balsam of Peru, which comes from a tree in Central and South America.Uses of Balsam Peru Essential Oil
South AmericaHistory and Background
Not one of the most widely known essential oils, Balsam of Peru is been used for centuries in a wide range of uses from wound care to flavoring food.
Used holistically to aid in calming, uplifting mood , promote restful sleep, reduce feelings of stress, and useful in meditation.Physical Description
The color of this oil is pale amber to brown, with a viscous liquid consistency.Aromatic Description
This base note is rich, sweet, balsamic, and has a ‘vanilla-like’ aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
benzoic and cinnamic acid, esters such as benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, and cinnamyl cinnamate. The crude balsam contains approximately 50-64% oil, referred to as ‘cinnamein’, and 20-28% resin.Extraction Technique
High vacuum dry distillation. Alcohol distillation of the resin of the tree.Information for Aromatherapists
Balsam Peru essential oil is a base note and blends well with Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Rose, spices, floral, and oriental bases. Rounds respiratory oils.
Our Balsam Peru Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Basil holy, also known as “tulsi,” is widely revered in India and in Ayurvedic medicine for promoting good health & well-being.
Basil holy, also known as “tulsi,” is widely revered in India and in Ayurvedic medicine for promoting good health and well-being. It did not become known as Holy Basil until it was introduced to the western world.Uses of Basil Holy Essential Oil
IndiaHistory and Background
Considered a sacred plant in India and Hinduism, a Gift from the Gods. Love, exorcism, wealth, flying, hex breaking. In Indian mythology, this plant forgives sins and purifies the body when touched. It is often grown outside homes and worshiped daily.
Holy Basil is said to daunt Yama, the god of death, but has a close affinity with Lord Krishna who is reputed to have grown the herb. If offered to Lord Krishna, Holy Basil is said to have mystical powers of protection from death, disease, and misfortune.
In Chinese medicine, yang energy. Helps with mental fatigue – inhale first, then apply to crown, forehead, heart and navel chakras.Physical Description
Clear, colorless appearance.Aromatic Description
This oil has a strong, warm, herbaceaous scent that's similar to traditional Basil and Clove oil.Biological Makeup and Components
Almost 98% methyl salicylate, eugenol, lenoleic acid and lenolinic acid.Extraction Technique
Extracted by steam distillation of leaves and stems.Information for Aromatherapists
Top note, blending well with grapefruit, juniper, peppermint, and rosemary, citrus oils, and florals. Use well diluted when using on the skin in 1-2% dilution.
Our Basil Holy essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Basil Sweet oil is one of the most well-known and versatile essential oils. Ours is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides or fillers.
A fragrant herb has found its way into our spice rack, herb gardens, and, especially, Italian cooking. As an essential oil, it is one of the most well-known oils.
Fragrant and multi-use, Basil Sweet is a must for your essential oil kit.Uses of Basil Sweet Essential Oil
IndiaHistory and Background
Important in the religious practices in India. In the Greek traditions, Basil Sweet is associated with St. Basil.
Active on cephalic areas, will sharpen perception and be active in the area of the 6th chakra.
Calming, mood uplifting, promotes restful sleep, sharpens senses, reduces stress, useful in meditation. Encourages happiness and peace and stimulates the conscious mind.Physical Description
A light, fresh, sweet-spicy scent with balsamic undertones.Aromatic Description
Colorless to pale yellow in color.Biological Makeup and Components
Linalol (40-45%), methyl chavicol (23.8%) and small amounts of eugenol, limonene and citronellol.Extraction Technique
Extract by steam distillation of flowering herbs.Information for Aromatherapists
Basil Sweet is a top note. It blends well with bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus (all), fennel, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, lime, opopanax, oakmoss, orange, oregano, palmarosa, pine, rosemary, sage, tea tree, citronella, geranium, hyssop and other “green” notes.
Our Basil Sweet essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Use this 100% pure, natural & undiluted oil to wake up your creativity, build confidence, drive away pesky insects & as an alternative to synthetic fragrances.
An herb found in our spice cabinets, bay leaves were used by the ancient Romans to crown their victorious heroes.
Now it is widely used as a natural fragrance in cosmetics.Uses of Bay Laurel Essential Oil
MoroccoHistory and Background
Spiritually, in the Middle Ages the laurel or bay leaf tree was often planted in front of a house for protection, and to promote success.
It symbolically represents victory and brings back memories of the Olympic Athletes and Ancient Romans who wore it as a wreath on the crown of their head.Physical Description
Thin greenish-yellow color in appearance.Aromatic Description
This oil has a spicy-medicinal aroma, it is sweet, fresh and balsamic.Biological Makeup and Components
cineol (30-50%), pinene, linalol, terpineol acetate, methyl eugenol. Over 50 components in 1-2% concentration.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from dried leaf and branches.Information for Aromatherapists
Bay Laurel essential oil is a middle note and blends well with Pine, Cypress, Juniper, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, citrus and spice oils.
Our Bay Laurel essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
Looking for a natural, unique, masculine fragrance? Pure Bay West Indian oil is perfect for men's lotions, after shaves & hair tonics.
Bay West Indian comes from the same family as Eucalyptus. It has been used in hair tonics, to flavor rum and add some spice to perfumes and colognes.
It is also used as a natural bug repellent and is said to ease the feeling of itchiness. This is a warming oil that can be used in small amounts to ease muscle discomfort.Uses of Bay West Indian Essential Oil
JamaicaHistory and Background
Comes from the same evergreen bay rum tree as the ingredient used in the old hair tonic. Traditionally used to keep away moths and insects.Physical Description
Bay West Indian is a dark, yellow oil.Aromatic Description
Spicy aroma with hints of clove and vanilla. A very masculine scent.Biological Makeup and Components
Eugenol (over 50%), myrecen, chavicol, in small amounts- methyl eugenol, limonene, linalool.Extraction Technique
Steam distilled from the leaves.Information for Aromatherapists
This oil is a top note that blends well with Lavandin, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, Orange, Lemon, and other citrus oils.
Our Bay West Indian essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Reminiscent of vanilla, Benzoin immediately brings up calming memories of baking & home. It's also adept at calming & soothing dry, cracked skin.
Your first whiff of Benzoin Oleoresin is reminiscent of vanilla, which for the most of us instantly relaxes us with memories of home and baking.
Benzoin oil has been used for thousands of years dating back to some of the oldest civilizations in their healing and religious practices. It also has beneficial properties for use in skin formulas.Uses of Benzoin Oleoresin Essential Oil
Sumatra,IndonesiaHistory and Background
In 1461, the Sultan of Egypt, Mlech Elmazda, sent the Doge of Venice a gift of two Persian carpets. With those carpets were 30 rotoli (which is about 47 pounds) of Benzoin.
A Portuguese navigator named Barboza introduced Benzoin to Europe. Nostradamas published recipes with Benzoin in his 1556 book. In 1623, the British set up a factory in Siam to produce Benzoin. First known in English in the 16th century, it was called Benjoin.
This ancient oil was first used as an offering to the Gods. Originating in Laos and Vietnam, it can also be found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra. The Javanese as well as the Greeks and Romans used Benzoin as an incense because of its powerful fixative properties.
In esoteric circles, Benzoin balances all chakras and a balm for the heart. Good for use in grief to create a positive process.Physical Description
Deep amber in color with a thick syrupy consistency.Aromatic Description
Smells sweet like earthy smokey vanilla.Biological Makeup and Components
Vanillin, benzoic acid, esters of benzoic and cinnamic acids.Extraction Technique
Solvent extraction from gum/resin from the bark of the benzoin tree.Information for Aromatherapists
Benzoin Oleoresin is a base note and blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose absolute, Sandalwood .
Our Benzoin Oleoresin Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
100% pure Bergamot Essential oil is free of any chemicals, pesticides, carrier oils or fillers. Get a feeling of calm with the uplifting aroma.
Bergamot essential oil is one of the many citrus oils. Just inhaling it gives you a feeling of calm with its relaxing and uplifting aroma.Uses of Bergamot Essential Oil
ItalyHistory and Background
This oil takes its name from the town of Bergamot in Northern Italy. It's has been used since the 16th Century in France and is mentioned in many old texts.
In Chinese medicine, cool/dry action, wood element, smooths flow of Qi, harmonizes Liver Qi, releases and circulates stagnant Stomach and Intestinal Qi. Psychologically, encourages release of pent-up emotions, especially unexpressed anger, redirects unproductive or addictive behavior to rediscover spontaneity and optimism, relax and let go. Effective when the gate of consciousness/love is opened. Balancer between survival and the higher plane enlightenment. Effective on the 4th chakra, but not as strong as rose.
In magical practices, used to attract money and for protection.Physical Description
Bergamot oil is light greenish-yellow color with liquid consistency.Aromatic Description
Aroma is sweet, fruity, fresh, citrus, green, slightly floral with spicy-balsamic undertone.Biological Makeup and Components
Linalyl acetate (30-60%), linalol (11-22%). Over 300 chemical constitutes including alcohols, sesquiterpenes, terpenes, alkanes, furocourmarins including bergapten (0.3-0.39%).Extraction Technique
Cold pressed from the peel of almost ripe fruit.Information for Aromatherapists
Bergamot is a top note that blends well with lavender, neroli, jasmine, cypress, geranium, lemon, chamomile, juniper, coriander, violet. Contained in many perfume blends.
Our Bergamot essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Aromatically, Birch is a popular oil due to its mood strengthening and emotional support qualities.
Birch Sweet essential oil is a very familiar aroma and popular ingredient in massage products because of its balsamic, warm aroma and its impact on oily skin.
Aromatically, Birch is a popular oil due to its mood strengthening and emotional support qualities.Uses of Birch Sweet Essential Oil
USAHistory and Background
In Chinese medicine, yang energy.Physical Description
Colorless, pale yellow or reddish tinted liquid.Aromatic Description
Intense, woody-sweet scent, reminiscent of wintergreen.Biological Makeup and Components
Almost 98 percent methyl salicylate.Extraction Technique
Extracted by steam distillation of bark.Information for Aromatherapists
This oil is a top note and blends well with grapefruit, juniper, peppermint, rosemary.
Our Birch Sweet essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Blood Orange essential oil is popular for its sweet, tangy, citrus aroma. Use it in an uplifting aromatherapy bath, to freshen up a room or scent skin products.
Blood orange is distinctive for the deep red color of the meat of its fruit. It is also known as the Maltese orange and has properties similar to Sweet Orange.
Recently it has been a favorite flavoring for cocktails, food and scenting body lotions and other skin care products.Uses of Blood Orange Essential Oil
SicilyHistory and Background
The Blood Orange fruit originated in India (some say Vietnam) and was called na rangi in Sanskrit. The na rangi or naranja was translated as norange, and in English usage a norange was back-formed into the more acceptable an orange. Holistically it has been used to emotionally uplift, soothe nervousness and calming the feeling of anxiety.Physical Description
The oil is reddish-orange to light orange in colorAromatic Description
Tantalizing, fruity, citrus and tangy aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Cold expression of outer peelInformation for Aromatherapists
Blood Orange essential oil is a middle note and blends well with Basil, Cardamom, Citronella, other citrus oils, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Petitgrain, Sage and spice oils.
Our Blood Orange essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Deep blue in color, Blue Yarrow is reminiscent of Chamomile German & Tanacetum Annuum in color, scent and properties. 100% pure, undiluted.
Deep blue in color, Blue Yarrow is reminiscent of Chamomile German and Tanacetum Annuum in color, scent and properties.
It is widely used to help you catch some Zzzs and ease stressful feelings. It is a must have for your aromatherapy toolbox.Uses of Blue Yarrow Essential Oil
South AfricaHistory and Background
Historically, it is reported that Achilles, from Greek mythology, used the herb to treat his soldier's wounds during the Trojan War, quite possibly accounting for the Latin name for this oil!Physical Description
Deep, dark blue color with a thin, watery consistency.Aromatic Description
Fresh, green, sharp, herbaceous, similar to Tanacetum Annuum.Biological Makeup and Components
Pinene, borneol acetate, borneol, beta pinene, camphene, cineole, camphor, chamazulene, gamma terpinene, isoartemisia ketone, limonene, sabinene and tricycleneExtraction Technique
steam distillation of the flowers.
Our Blue Yarrow is a top to middle note and blends well with Angelica, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Pine, Rosemary, Tarragon, Valerian Root, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang. Use in small percentages in blends not to exceed 8%.
Our Blue Yarrow essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Cajeput is known for its purifying properties & ability to ease feelings of discomfort associated with upset stomach, aches & pains. Ours is 100% pure.
This powerful, multi-use oil is a must for your aromatherapy chest.
Historically, Cajeput was known for its antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial properties. Today, we use it to calm and balance the mind and spirit.
This oil and its uses are well worth the time to get to know.Uses of Cajeput Essential Oil
IndonesiaHistory and Background
Cajeput comes from an Indonesian word meaning "white wood". From the Myrtaceae family, Tea Tree and Cajeput are often confused with each other, but they are two distinct oils.
Cajeput contains higher concentrations of eucalyptol, limonene and alpha-terpineol. Tea tree contains more terpinen-4-ol and gamma-terpinene. In reality, Cajeput has properties similar to those found in Eucalyptus and Lemon.
Best known for its history as an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral oil, Cajeput can be found in blends and applications concerning these issues. This oil is known to help coughs, laryngitis, bronchitis, and allergy sufferers feel better.
Local application of Cajeput is known to alleviate the feeling of aches and pains of arthritis and muscle cramping. With its purification properties, is often used in skin care.
This oil is also balancing, calming, and energizing to the spirit. Helpful for releasing old thought patterns, it can brings clarity, reduce stress, and promote restful sleep.Physical Description
Cajeput is a pale yellow or green liquid.Aromatic Description
This oil has a camphoraceous, pungent, medicinal aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Cineol, terpineol, limonene, beta-caryophylleneExtraction Technique
Our Cajeput is a steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the plant.Information for Aromatherapists
Cajeput is a middle to top note. It well with the Pinacea (Pine, Fir, Spruce, Cedarwood and Balsam) and Labiatae Basil, Spearmint, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage Spanish, Peppermint and Thyme.) families. Cajeput also blends well with its Myrtaceae (Allspice, Bay, Clove, Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Niaouli and Tea Tree) family members. It does not blend well with floral or citrus oils.
Our Cajeput essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
The aroma of Camphor White is well known from its use in over-the-counter remedies. It offers benefits to soothe the feeling of pain & inspire deep breathing.
Many of us are familiar with the aroma of camphor in many over-the-counter remedies, especially for respiratory complaints.
The pure Camphor White is more concentrated and potent. This essential oil comes from the camphor tree, which is native to Asia, specifically in Japan, Taiwan (Formosa), and China.Uses of Camphor White Essential Oil
ChinaHistory and Background
The camphor oil has been used and extracted from different plant species over the centuries. In ancient China the camphor tree was used mainly for its wood, as the Chinese never mastered the art of extracting the oil which they used as an embalming agent but instead imported Borneo camphor (Dryobalanops aromatica) for this purpose.
Once it was used as an external pain remedy for bruises, wounds, inflammation, gout and rheumatic joints, and internally to treat hysteria, epilepsy and heart related ailment.
Additionally, it was used in incense form as a treatment for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other respiratory ailments. Up until 1950’s it was used as a stimulant and was given as treatment for fainting.Physical Description
Colorless to pale yellow in color.Aromatic Description
This oil has a sharp, pungent and camphoraceous aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Cineol, pinene, terpineol, menthol, thymol. Does not contain safrol which is toxic and carcinogenic.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from wood, root stumps and branches. The oil is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed to produce fractionated oil.Information for Aromatherapists
Camphor White essential oil is a middle to top note and blends well with Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender and Melissa, and other oils in the lauraceae family.
Our Camphor White essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
Cananga essential oil is beneficial for oily skin types, helps to soothe insect bites and is said to help relieve anxious feelings.
With an aroma similar to Ylang Ylang, Cananga is a less expensive alternative to fragrance cosmetic products.
This oil is beneficial for oily skin types, helps to soothe insect bites and is said to help relieve anxious feelings.Uses of Cananga Essential Oil
IndonesiaHistory and Background
The Cananga is a common tree in Malaysia. The flowers are worn for personal decorations. Widely known for its sensual and aphrodisiacal properties, the fresh flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married couples.
It was also traditionally used to treat infectuous diseases like malaria.Physical Description
Pale yellow to orange in color.Aromatic Description
This oil is floral, sweet and light woody in aroma. It is similar to Ylang Ylang but with a slightly greener scent. Often used as a less expensive substitute for real Ylang Ylang.Biological Makeup and Components
Caryophyllene, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, farnesol, terpineol, borneol, geranyl acetate, safrol, linalool, limonene, nehyl salicylae.Extraction Technique
Water or steam distillation from flowers.Information for Aromatherapists
Cananga oil is a middle note. It blends well with Bergamot, Guiaiacwood, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood and Vetiver.
Our Cananga essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
Botanical/INCI name: carum carvi (caraway) seed oil
Botanical family: umbelliferae
Country of Origin: Hungary
Caraway is native to Europe, Russia, and North Africa but is cultivated in many other countries. Fossilized remains of the seeds of caraway have been dated as far back as 8,000 years. Records show that this herb was used by the Egyptians and Romans as a food ingredient. The Greeks used it for its healing properties. It was also known as the Herb of Consecration, with the power to bring sanctity to objects. Therefore, it was used to consecrate the sword of knights. Caraway is the key ingredient in rye bread.
Holistic Uses:In Chinese medicine, promotes Qi-energy in the stomach and intestines.
Exceptions:May cause dermal irritation if used in high concentrations in blends.
Blends Well With:Colorless to pale yellow brown in color, Caraway has a strong spicy aroma. Blends well with fennel, marjoram, orange, lavender, tea tree, carrot seed, jasmine, and cinnamon. Use in small concentrations, as this strong oil can overpower blends.
Chemical Components:carvone, limonene, carveol, dihydrocarveol, dihydrocarvone, pinene, phellandrene.
Process of Extraction:Steam distillation from the fruit and/or seed.
Most known as a kitchen herd, this oil is also beneficial for aging skin & sore muscles. It is 100% pure & natural, free of chemicals, pesticides or fillers.
Cardamom Essential Oil is a member of the ginger family and widely used in cooking as an herb in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine.
Used in aged skin products and for massage products for sore muscles.Uses of Cardamom Essential Oil
IndiaHistory and Background
Cardamom is very prevalent in the cooking and healing practices of India. In Ayurevedic practices, cardamom is called Ela. It was used by the Egyptians in religious ceremonies. The Greeks also used Cardamom in the cooking and healing arts, especially Hippocrates and Disoscorides, for spasms and rheumatic conditions by adding drops to wine. Cardamom migrated to Europe via the Arab merchants.
In Chinese medicine, Cardamom is considered yang energy. It is used for all intestinal disorders. Used for mood uplifting, improving mental clairty and memory, and energizing. It has an affinity for the 3rd charka-solar plexus. It is also used as a tonic for a weak heart due to emotional upheavals.Physical Description
Colorless to pale yellow in color with a thin, watery consistency.Aromatic Description
Cardamom has a warm, sweet, spicy, woody, balsamic aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Terpinyl acetate and Cineol (up to 50% each), Limonene, Saline, Linalol, Linalyl acetate, Pinene, Zingiberene.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation of dried ripe fruit (seed).Information for Aromatherapists
Cardamom essential oil is a top to middle note and blends well with Caraway, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmrosa, Petitigrain, Rose, Rosewood, Spruce, Ylang Ylang, and other oriental and citrus oil.
Our Cardamom essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions