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Roman Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) was regularly used by ancient Egyptians and the Moors, as well as being one of the Saxons’ nine sacred herbs (maythen). It was called the “plant’s physician” because it also promoted the health of nearby plants. Roman Chamomile is distilled from the daisy-like flowers of the plant, harvested just as they bloom. While it is usually slightly yellow, sometimes ... Read More »

Lemongrass Oil, Some Uses

Lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon citratus) comes from a fast growing grass. It looks like the same plant that Citronella comes from, which is not surprising since they come from the same genus. Lemongrass grows to be about 3 feet tall and the stalk is used to produce the oil. It has a deep, intense, sweet, lemony scent without the tart overtones of ... Read More »

Marjoram Oil, Some Uses

Marjoram (Origanum marjorana L.), also called Sweet marjoram, is a traditional culinary herb. It is thought that a species of marjoram is the biblical herb “hyssop.” The oil has a spicy, woody scent to it and when you breathe it in deeply, you feel your face relax just a little bit. Aromatic influences: Peace and sleep. May calm emotions, provide comfort during ... Read More »

Basil Oil, Some Uses

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) takes its name from the Greek word for a king — basileum. That might be because it was one of the oils used to anoint kings. It has an herbal, slightly licorice,  Italian food scent to it that lifts your mood and makes the lines on your forehead relax for a little while. Aromatic influences: Excellent aromatic nerve tonic, ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »