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Patchouli Oil, Some Uses

The exotic nature of Patchouli oil (Pogostemon cablin) makes you think of beautiful faraway lands like India, the Philippines and Indonesia. Long used for perfume, often to mask unpleasant aromas, it has been a common staple oil in the east. In fact, many people would refuse to buy clothing that was not scented with Patchouli. Aromatic influences: Diminish depression and eases anxiety.  Assist ... Read More »

Sage Oil, Some Uses

Sage oil (Salvia fruticosa miller) was historically used to cleanse areas and purify air. Not too surprising as it has a sharp, sweetly pungent scent to it that makes you feel a little bit more healthy just by smelling it. Aromatic influences:  Relieving depression, mental fatigue and strain. Refreshing, revitalizing, and enlivening. Strengthening. Combines well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Rosewood, Hyssop, Lemon, Orange, ... Read More »

Rosemary Oil, Some Uses.

Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) has a warm, herbal scent to it that makes you want to go start cooking. Add Sage and Thyme, and you’ll start find yourself singing “Scarborough Fair.” Aromatic Influences: Clear thought, memory, uplifting, longevity, and balance. Vibrant, invigorating, and strengthening. Combines well with Lavender, Citronella, Oregano, Thyme, Pine, Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Elemi, Cedarwood, Petitgrain Bigarade, Cinnamon Bark, Clary ... Read More »

Nutmeg Oil, Some Uses

Nutmeg oil (Myristica fragrans) is a lovely sounding word. It sounds crunchy, warm and nutty. The scent of Nutmeg is light, fresh, with deep, sweet, warm woody undertones. Aromatic influences: Adding zest, fun, and enchantment to life. Inspires creativity and imagination. Cheering, fortifying and refreshing. Combines well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf, Red Mandarin, ... Read More »

Orange Oil, Some Uses

Orange oil (Citrus sinensis) has a sweet, warm, summery fragrance that makes you feel like an energetic child, ready to go out and experience the world again. Aromatic influences: Bringing joy and laughter to life. Combines well with: Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Sandalwood, Neroli, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Geranium, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Nutmeg, Lavender, Rose, ... Read More »

Tangerine Oil, Some Uses

Tangerines are lovely, small oranges, most often associated with mandarin oranges. They have a light, sweet taste and Tangerine oil (Citrus reticulata) takes that taste and concentrates it into a bright, sweet, aroma that makes you want to smile. Aromatic influences: Relieving emotional grief, stress, and fear. It cheers, inspires, and assists in bringing about a sense of peace. Combines well with: ... 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 »

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 »

Ylang Ylang Oil, Some Uses

Ylang Ylang oil (Cananga odorata genuina) is one of the hardest to pronounce because it isn’t a normal Western word. [ee-lahng-ee-lahng]  The name means “flower of flowers”. It is also known as the “poor man’s Jasmine” because it has a lovely floral scent somewhat similar to Jasmine but much more affordable. Ylang Ylang is often used as a stress reliever, as well ... Read More »