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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 […]

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 . . .

Ginger Essential Oil

Since time immemorial ginger has been valued as a spice and medicine, and today it is still traded as a valued commodity around the world, either fresh, dried, ground, crystallised, candied, or preserved. As if all of that is not enough, the plant also provides one of the most effective and therapeutic tools available to […]

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamon is an ancient aromatic medicine that has been used for thousands of years. Discover its history, properties and the many uses of cinnamon leaf essential oil in aromatherapy . . .

Benzoin (Resinoid) Essential Oil

Benzoin essential oil is obtained from various Styrax species which originate in several geographical locations. Learn about its history, therapeutic properties and uses in aromatherapy . . .

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is derived from the flowering tops of the evergreen, shrubby herb found growing wild throughout Mediterranean countries, where it is believed to have originated. Known botanically as Rosmarinus officinalis and belonging to the Lamiaceae family, the upright form of this herb can reach a height of 1.8 metres, although there are other […]

Lemon Essential Oil

Few essential oils offer the same therapeutic prowess within the same price range of lemon essential oil. Discover it’s history, properties and many uses in aromatherapy . . .

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