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Cardamom Oil, Some Uses

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 »

Sage Oil, Some Uses

Sage oil (Salvia fruticosa miller) was historically used to cleanse areas and purify air. Not too surprising as it has a sharp, sweetly pungent scent to it that makes you feel a little bit more healthy just by smelling it. Aromatic influences:  Relieving depression, mental fatigue and strain. Refreshing, revitalizing, and enlivening. Strengthening. Combines well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Rosewood, Hyssop, Lemon, Orange, ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Carrot Seed Oil, Some Uses

Carrot Seed oil (Daucus carota) is rich in beta-carotene, which makes it a great oil for the skin, liver and for lymphatic function. Aromatic influences: Spirituality and self-control. Calming, restorative, and supportive. Combines well with: Cassia, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Red Mandarin, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Cucumber Seed Ways to use it You can use it in ... 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 »

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 »

Clove Bud Oil, Some Uses

Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) was a traditional ingredient in ancient Egyptian fragrances. It adds a mysterious, woody, oriental   aspect to mood perfumes. Aromatic influences: Sense of healing, improved memory, protection, and courage. Dynamic, fiery, and energizing. Combines well with: Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Geranium, Cinnamon Bark, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Coriander,  Lavender, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf, ... Read More »

Cinnamon Bark Oil, Some Uses

Oh Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)! Its sweet, oriental spice scent feels warm and invigorating. It makes you think of holidays,  hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace. Aromatic influences: May promote physical energy, psychic awareness, and increasing one’s prosperity. Fiery, energizing, and strengthening. Combines well with: Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, Balsam of Peru, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Lavender, Roman ... Read More »