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Lavender Oil, Some Uses

Ah Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This oil is good for nearly everything and mixes well with nearly every oil. It has a long running popularity as a folk remedy and the scent is familiar to everyone. It is one of the most versatile of essential oils. This is part of our series on Lavender oil. For more information, you can also refer ... Read More »

Jasmine Oil, Some Uses

Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum, absolute) is a powerful oil. It is rich, floral and sweet, and very heady. It has a lot of strength and should be used in extremely small amounts. Because of the amount of work it takes to make the oil, it is also very expensive. However, there are options available. You can buy Blend of Jasmine from Rocky Mountain Oils, ... Read More »

Litsea Oil, Some Uses

Litsea oil (Litsea cubeba) is known as “May Chang” in China, which is an Anglicized spelling of the Chinese name meaning “mountain spicy tree.” A very lovely name for an oil with a lovely scent.The scent is lemony with deeper tones that will make you relax just a little and smile. Aromatic influences: Uplifting, stimulating. Revitalizing, zesty, and sweet. Combines well with: Palmarosa, ... Read More »

Geranium and Rose Geranium Oils, Some Uses

Geranium oil (Pelargonium Graveolens) is an incredible oil that excels in three areas: skin and hair care, as an emotional balancer and helps regulate hormones. It has a lovely, soft, floral scent to it that makes you feel a little less stressed and a little more happy every time you smell it. Geranium oil and Rose Geranium oil (Pelargonium Roseum) are very similar. ... Read More »

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 »

Ginger Root Oil, Some Uses

Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) oil comes from the root of a perennial tropical herb. It has a lovely fiery, spicy scent that gives you a spark of warmth. It is used in the cuisine of China and India to provide a digestive stimulant. It has a sweet, spicy taste to it that makes the lines in your face smooth out and gives a ... Read More »

Lemon Oil, Some Uses

Ah Lemons! They are sharp, invigorating, crisp and they make your mouth pucker. Lemon oil (Citrus limonum) is used everywhere as a cleaner, to make furniture polish, and to freshen the air in a room. It’s bright and it makes you smile, all while it helps get rid of bacteria. Can’t argue with that! Aromatic influences:  Health, healing, physical energy and purification. ... Read More »

Lime Oil, Some Uses

Coming from a lovely, green fruit, Lime oil (Citrus aurantifolia) has a sweet tangy scent to it, similar to Lemon but all it’s own bright cheerful self. Aromatic influences: Refreshes a tired mind, uplifting, stimulating, cheering, and restorative. Combines well with: Lemon,  Orange, Tangerine, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lavender, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Chamomile (German and Roman), Fennel Seed, Geranium, Eucalyptus (Radiata, ... Read More »

Grapefruit Oil, Some Uses

Grapefruit oil (Citrus Paradisi)  is energetic, tangy, and uplifting. You feel like you can do anything. One of the best mood pick-me-ups you can find. Aromatic influences: Uplifting, gives confidence, and prevents one from drowning in one’s own negativity. Combines well with: Lemon, Palmarosa, Bergamot, Neroli, Rosemary, Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint, Cardamom, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Lime, Tangerine, Orange, Jasmine, Ylang ... Read More »