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Cedarwood Oil, Some Uses

Cedarwood oil (Cedrus deodora) was used by all ancient civilizations in medicine, perfume, and cosmetics. The scent makes you think of clothes stored in gorgeously carved cedar chests. Aromatic influences: Reduces fear and helps you discover inner strength and courage. Fortifying, warming and protecting. Spirituality and self-control. Combines well with: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, ... Read More »

Celery Seed Oil, Some Uses

Celery Seed oil (Apium graveolens)  is interesting. It smells like warm celery. It’s fun to use in aromatherapy as well as in your food. Aromatic influences: Calming, productive, efficient, arbitrating, self-empowering. Combines well with: Lavender, Pine, Tea Tree, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root,  Fennel Seed, Rosemary, Carrot Seed, Thyme, Angelica Root, Palmarosa, Orange, Basil, Cajeput, Lemon, Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile Ways ... Read More »

Coriander Oil, Some Uses

The leaves of this plant are used in cooking, Cilantro. The seeds provide the essential oil, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). It has a pleasant scent and is often used for a deodorant. Aromatic influences: Revitalizing, refreshing, and comforting. Calming, soft, and warming. Helps dark moods and coldness towards others. Combines well with: Clary Sage, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain Bigarade, Citronella, Sandalwood, Cypress, Pine, ... Read More »

Cardamom Oil, Some Uses

Cardamom (Elettarria cardamomum) is a spice oil related to Ginger. It is often used to flavor Turkish coffee and East Indian chai tea. It has a warm, slightly spicy, sweet scent to it. Aromatic influences: Fiery, sweet, and strengthening. Emotionally invigorating. Inspires courage. Combines well with: Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Ginger Root, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosewood, Lavender, ... Read More »

Black Pepper Oil, Some Uses

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) not only warms the body but also re-energizes your system. The oil has a spicy, pungent aroma with a slightly sweet overtone that makes you smile. Aromatic influences: Motivate into action when feeling “stuck”, stimulating mental energy, feelings of courage, and bravery, particularly about speaking in public. Fiery, stimulating, and summery. Fortifying. Combines well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, ... 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 »

Clove Bud Oil, Some Uses

Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) was a traditional ingredient in ancient Egyptian fragrances. It adds a mysterious, woody, oriental   aspect to mood perfumes. Aromatic influences: Sense of healing, improved memory, protection, and courage. Dynamic, fiery, and energizing. Combines well with: Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Geranium, Cinnamon Bark, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Coriander,  Lavender, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf, ... Read More »

Cinnamon Bark Oil, Some Uses

Oh Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)! Its sweet, oriental spice scent feels warm and invigorating. It makes you think of holidays,  hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace. Aromatic influences: May promote physical energy, psychic awareness, and increasing one’s prosperity. Fiery, energizing, and strengthening. Combines well with: Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, Balsam of Peru, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Lavender, Roman ... Read More »

Bergamot Oil, Some Uses

Bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium var bergamia) is an example of making the best out of life. This oil has a tangy, fresh, bright scent and it comes from a fruit so sour it is inedible. It is no wonder this oil is the primary oil used to treat depression. Aromatic influences: Stabilize a person in a shaky emotional state, keeps the mind young ... Read More »