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German Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is distilled from the dried flowers of the plant. It’s actually rather fascinating. The flowers are harvested just as they begin to bloom and then dried to preserve the active ingredients. Only then are they distilled. Like Blue Tansy and Yarrow, German Chamomile also contains the compound azulene, which makes the oil blue in color. German Chamomile has a pungent ... 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 »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Combination Skin

As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care articles, Combination skin is the next in the series on using essential oils to take care of your skin.. Combination skin is the most common of all skin types. Skin is oily in the T-zone — across forehead and down the nose and chin — and dry everywhere else. The oily parts need more cleansing ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Dry Skin

People usually have either oily or dry skin. The key is to clean and moisturize your skin so you can achieve normal skin. As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care series, this is the section on using essential oils to treat dry skin. We have published articles on Oily Skin and Combination Skin. Other articles are on normal, and mature skin ... 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 »

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 »

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 »