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Thyme Oil, Some Uses

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 »

Lavender Oil, Some Uses

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 »

Myrrh Oil, Some Uses

Like Frankincense, Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha) is extracted from resin that oozes from very tough bark. It has a sharp, strong, woody scent. Ancient Greek soldiers used to carry Myrrh oil into battle for psychic protection, as well as first aid. Now we all tend to link it with Frankincense and stables and newborn babies. Aromatic influences: Spiritual awareness, uplifting, releases stuck ... Read More »

Pine Needles Oil and Black Pine Oil, Some Uses

Once you get a whiff of pine oil, what’s the first thing you think of?  Time to clean. We all associate any pine oil with cleaning. However, there is so much more that you can do with the pine oils. This article is about Black Pine oil (Pinus nigra) and Pine Needles oil (Pinus sylvestris). Black Pine has a stronger ... Read More »

Melissa Oil, Some Uses

Melissa oil (Melissa officinalis) has a slightly lemon, herby, grassy scent to it. It is also known as “Lemon Balm.” The eleventh century Arab physician Avicenna said,  “It maketh the heart merry and joyful and strengtheneth the vital spirits.” Aromatic influences: Uplifting, dispels fear, shock, grief, and anger, brings acceptance, understanding, and helps deal with the past. Calming, cooling, nurturing. Combines well with: ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Coriander Oil, Some Uses

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 »