Essential Oil Profiles

Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil

Contrary to what you would expect, geranium bourbon essential oil is derived from a plant that belongs to the Pelargonium, not the Geranium genus of Geraniaceae. Back in 1737, the father of modern botanical nomenclature, Carolus Linnaeus, combined the entire genus of the Geraniaceae together in his epic work ‘Species Plantarum’. Although all the genera […]

Cypress Essential Oil

The type of cypress essential oil used in aromatherapy is obtained exclusively from the leaves of Cupressus sempervirens, although it is not uncommon to find inexperienced oil suppliers offering incorrectly labelled cypress oil derived from other cypress species. This is because “cypress” is the common name given to several genera of evergreen, aromatic trees and […]

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

Eucalyptus radiata essential oil is growing in popularity in aromatherapy. Learn about its history, properties, and the many ways it can be used to improve health and wellbeing . . .

Cedarwood Virginian Essential Oil

Cedarwood Virginian essential oil is known botanically as Juniperus virginiana, and strictly speaking this species is not considered a true cedar. As the botanical name would suggest, it is actually part of the genus Juniper, which belongs to the Cupressaceae family. There are several ‘cedarwood’ essential oils extracted from trees of the Cupressaceae family and […]

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil is obtained from an oleo-gum resin, and it has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Learn about its history, properties and how to use it in aromatherapy . . .

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa essential oil is obtained from a sweet lemon-scented grass from India – learn about its history, properties and many therapeutic benefits in aromatherapy . . .

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

Sweet Marjoram essential oil is antimicrobial, relaxing and antispasmodic, and offers a wide range of benefits. Learn about the history, properties and many uses in aromatherapy . . .

Sweet Basil Essential Oil

The sweet and refreshing aroma of basil essential oil is familiar to most people – learn about its history, therapeutic properties, and many ways use it in aromatherapy . . .

Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin essential oil has a delicious aroma that brings a feeling of joy and happiness to any occasion. Learn about its history, properties and many uses in aromatherapy . . .

Angelica Root Essential Oil

As the name implies, angelica root essential oil is obtained from the roots of the herb Angelica archangelica, which belongs to the Apiaceae family of plants. It is also known as European/Norwegian angelica or garden angelica and has been used as an important healing herb throughout Europe for over a 1000 years. The species Angelica […]

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