Clary sage essential oil is obtained from the flowers and leaves of the herb Salvia sclarea. Discover its therapeutic properties, history, and how to use it in aromatherapy . . .
by Geoff Lyth
Since the days of the ancient Egyptians, sweet-smelling fragrant oils have been used by many civilizations to enhance health, beauty, fertility, virility and of course, romance. The Greeks learned from the Egyptians how to produce and employ medicinal oils, and they extended their uses even further by turning massage and bathing into an exquisite and […]
For over 100 years, tuberose was one of the most expensive natural flower materials available to the perfumer, and was quite literally, worth its weight in gold. This was due to the excruciatingly slow and laborious method of obtaining tuberose oil known as ‘cold enfleurage’. This method is far too time consuming for our modern […]
Clove bud essential oil is derived from the small reddish-brown, unripe flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree known botanically as Syzygium aromaticum, and in older texts Eugenia caryophyllata. Like all spices, clove has a long and rich history of use in both culinary and medicinal applications, having been put to use first by the […]