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Fennel Seed Oil, Some Uses

Fennel Seed oil (Foeniculum vulgare miller) is fascinating. The seeds have a long history of use as a digestive aid and the oil is one of the best detoxifying agents. The scent is like black licorice, full of revitalizing warmth. Aromatic influences: Longevity, courage, and purification. Restorative, balancing and comforting. Protecting, warming and grounding. Combines well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, ... Read More »

Carrot Seed Oil, Some Uses

Carrot Seed oil (Daucus carota) is rich in beta-carotene, which makes it a great oil for the skin, liver and for lymphatic function. Aromatic influences: Spirituality and self-control. Calming, restorative, and supportive. Combines well with: Cassia, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Red Mandarin, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Cucumber Seed Ways to use it You can use it in ... Read More »

Sandalwood Oil, Some Uses

Sandalwood oil (Santalum album)is one of those oils that makes you think of exotic Indian locales and beautiful colors and people. It is the oldest known perfume material, used for 4,000 years in cosmetics and perfumes all over the East. It has a woody, musky, exotic scent to it. Aromatic influences: Meditation and healing. Combines well with Red Mandarin, Rose, Clove Bud, ... Read More »

How-to: Make Flower Water Skin Toner

Flower waters, like rose water and lavender water, were very popular skin toners in previous centuries. They are usually a byproduct of the distillation of oils. However, you can make them for yourself. I found some recipes for flower waters in a couple of my books that I thought I would share. One book in particular, Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees, has a great ... Read More »

Red Mandarin Oil, Some Uses

Red Mandarin oil (Citrus nobilis) is one of the lesser known citrus oils. It is made from the smaller oranges, like those Cuties oranges you can buy in the store. The mandarin orange and tangerines are considered the same botanical species. It has a warm, slightly floral, citrus scent to it and is a favorite of children. It has a deeper tone and ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: The Basics

Essential oils are a great way to keep your skin at its best in regards to health. While they say that beauty is only skin deep, it should be obvious to all of us that what we do for our insides is the basis for the health of our outside. You should choose an aromatherapy skin care routine designed for your specific needs. ... Read More »