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Petitgrain Bigarade Oil, Some Uses

This is a great oil.  It comes from the same tree as Neroli. Petitgrain Bigarade (Citrus aurantium var amara) is extracted from the leaves, Neroli from the blossom. Very productive tree! Originally this oil came from the unripened fruit of the tree, hence the name “Petit Grain” which means “Little Fruit.” It has a mild, slightly citrus scent that makes you feel ... Read More »

Thyme Oil, Some Uses

Thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris ct. thymol) comes from a lovely ground-cover plant that has pink or white flowers. It has a strong herbal aroma to it and when you mix it with Sage and Rosemary, you hear yourself start singing “Scarborough Fair.” Aromatic influences: Assist in supplying energy in times of physical weakness and stress, releases mental blocks, gives courage, uplifting, calms and ... Read More »

Rosewood Oil, Some Uses

Rosewood oil (Aniba roseodora) is a lovely oil that is becoming harder to get due to the devastation of the rain forests in Brazil. It has a sweet, slightly rosy, yet woody scent to it. Also called Bois de Rose. Aromatic influences: Peace, gentleness, calming and relaxing the nerves. Helps to relieve anxiety, stress, and balance the emotions. Soft, supportive, ... Read More »

Tagetes Oil, Some Uses

Tagetes (Tagetes erecta) is an interesting oil. The scent is very strong and gets stronger when mixed with others. It comes from the African Marigold and the oil has many great benefits. It’s good for cuts, burns, bronchial issues, fungal infections, and even as a base for perfume. Aromatic influences: Clears thinking, relieves tension, aids emotional control, interesting almost intoxicating scent. Combines ... Read More »

Vetiver Oil, Some Uses

Known in Sri Lanka and India as the Oil of Tranquility,” Vetiver oil (Vetivera zizanioides) has a deeply calming effect on the soul. It adds a deep, rich aromatic note to any combination. Aromatic influences: Calming, Earthy and warming. Grounds to earth and stimulates to more vitality, cleans aura, strengthens auric shield. Combines well with: Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, ... Read More »

Myrrh Oil, Some Uses

Like Frankincense, Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha) is extracted from resin that oozes from very tough bark. It has a sharp, strong, woody scent. Ancient Greek soldiers used to carry Myrrh oil into battle for psychic protection, as well as first aid. Now we all tend to link it with Frankincense and stables and newborn babies. Aromatic influences: Spiritual awareness, uplifting, releases stuck ... Read More »

Pine Needles Oil and Black Pine Oil, Some Uses

Once you get a whiff of pine oil, what’s the first thing you think of?  Time to clean. We all associate any pine oil with cleaning. However, there is so much more that you can do with the pine oils. This article is about Black Pine oil (Pinus nigra) and Pine Needles oil (Pinus sylvestris). Black Pine has a stronger ... Read More »

Ravintsara Oil, Some Uses

In China, statues of Buddha are carved from the wood of the Cinnamonum camphora (Ravintsara) tree to inspire devotion.  In Madagascar, Ravintsara oil is referred to as “the oil that heals.”  It is universal oil like Lavender. It has a mild, herby, slightly medicinal scent to it Aromatic influences: Aids with realizing one’s potential, increasing desire for changes, nervous fatigue and relieves ... Read More »

Melissa Oil, Some Uses

Melissa oil (Melissa officinalis) has a slightly lemon, herby, grassy scent to it. It is also known as “Lemon Balm.” The eleventh century Arab physician Avicenna said,  “It maketh the heart merry and joyful and strengtheneth the vital spirits.” Aromatic influences: Uplifting, dispels fear, shock, grief, and anger, brings acceptance, understanding, and helps deal with the past. Calming, cooling, nurturing. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Neroli Oil, Some Uses

Named after the princess of Nerola in Italy, who wore it as a perfume, Neroli oil (Citrus aurantium) comes from the flower of the bitter orange tree. The same tree that produces Petitgrain Bigrade oil. Neroli oil has a light, floral scent that has a slight tone of citrus. It’s quite lovely. Aromatic influences: Gentle, nurturing, comforting. Helps lessen deep-seated insecurities. ... Read More »