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Bay Rum Oil, Some Uses

Also known as West Indian Bay, Bay Rum (Pimenta racemosa) is considered the man’s oil. The essential oil is usually distilled from the leaves with water. Its scent is spicy with a sweet undertone and it makes you think of Old Spice® products. Aromatic influences: Inspires courage and generates energy. Invigorates the spirit and helps you take action. Bracing, pungent, and powerful. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Elemi Oil, Some Uses

Elemi (Canarium iuzonicum) trees are native to the Philippines. The oil comes from the gum of the tree and is distantly related to Frankincense and Myrrh. It has a long history of use by the ancient Egyptians in embalming.  The scent of the oil has a light woody, slightly citrusy feel to it. Aromatic influences: Grounding and joyous, instills peace, centering, balances ... Read More »

Peppermint Oil, Some Uses

All of the mints are closely related. Which is why there are so many varieties of mint, as they combine easily. In fact, Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It is the child of Spearmint breeding with Watermint and benefits greatly from the combining of both. Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) has a sharp, crisp, energetic, minty herbal scent to it ... Read More »

Clary Sage Oil, Some Uses

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) makes you feel like spring. You feel like your energy has been reawakened, your eyes are brighter, you see the beauty of the world, and you’re ready to take on new challenges. Aromatic influences: Very calming; may enhance the dream state and bring about a feeling of euphoria. Mood enhancing, supportive, and regulating. Combines well with: Juniper Berry, ... Read More »

Anise Seed Oil, Some Uses

Anise Seed oil (Pimpinella anisum) has a sweet, licorice scent to it. It is often used for flavoring candies because of the sweet taste. The scent reminds you of herb shops, with a hint of Christmas, and late spring. Aromatic influences: Calming, warming, and stimulating. Combines well with: Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Ginger Root, Lavender, Orange, Pine, Rose Ways to use it ... 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 »

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 »

Using Essential Oils to Help Treat Depression

There are basically two types of depression: feeling down and clinical depression. When you feel down, there is usually a way to “snap out of it.” It might take a little while, sometimes a few days, but it ispossible to get yourself over it and move on. Clinical is caused by a real chemical imbalance in the brain. With clinical ... Read More »