German chamomile essential oil is derived from a medicinal plant that has truly stood the test of time during 2,000 years of medical use. Discover the history and uses of this versatile oil . . .
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
New to the Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection for 2012 is infused Arnica Oil, which is renowned for its unique anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties. Arnica’s reputation for reducing pain and swelling is both legendary and well deserved, and this is why we included it in the formula for Aroma-botanicals Therapy Base Cream almost 10 years ago! […]