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Cumin Oil, Some Uses

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Cumin oil (Cuminum cyminum)  is from the carrot family and is closely related to Fennel Seed, Coriander, and Dill Seed oils. Cumin seeds have a very long history of use as a cooking spice, the Greeks used it as a single spice like we use salt and pepper. The most common use of the seed is in curry. The essential ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Shaving Creams

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As a man who cares about his appearance, you have your own set of concerns for the look and feel of your face when you shave.  Therefore, you want a shaving cream made to suit only you and your skin. Commercial shaving creams all have pretty much the same basic ingredients. The main one is water, which is good. Some of ... Read More »

Spearmint Oil, Some Uses

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Spearmint is the pastel that covers a Victorian wall, and Peppermint is its powerful child adorning the Industrial Revolution. Spearmint oil (Mentha spicata) has a lighter, brighter scent to it than Peppermint. It is gentler, but they can be interchanged. Because of the sweet minty flavor, it is most commonly used as a culinary herb. It makes you think of crisp, cool ... Read More »

Thyme Oil, Some Uses

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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 »

Vetiver Oil, Some Uses

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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 »

Lavender Oil, Some Uses

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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

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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 »

Coriander Oil, Some Uses

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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

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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 »

Fennel Seed Oil, Some Uses

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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 »