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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 »

Orange Oil, Some Uses

Orange oil (Citrus sinensis) has a sweet, warm, summery fragrance that makes you feel like an energetic child, ready to go out and experience the world again. Aromatic influences: Bringing joy and laughter to life. Combines well with: Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Sandalwood, Neroli, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Geranium, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Nutmeg, Lavender, Rose, ... Read More »

Lemon Oil, Some Uses

Ah Lemons! They are sharp, invigorating, crisp and they make your mouth pucker. Lemon oil (Citrus limonum) is used everywhere as a cleaner, to make furniture polish, and to freshen the air in a room. It’s bright and it makes you smile, all while it helps get rid of bacteria. Can’t argue with that! Aromatic influences:  Health, healing, physical energy and purification. ... Read More »

Lime Oil, Some Uses

Coming from a lovely, green fruit, Lime oil (Citrus aurantifolia) has a sweet tangy scent to it, similar to Lemon but all it’s own bright cheerful self. Aromatic influences: Refreshes a tired mind, uplifting, stimulating, cheering, and restorative. Combines well with: Lemon,  Orange, Tangerine, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lavender, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Chamomile (German and Roman), Fennel Seed, Geranium, Eucalyptus (Radiata, ... Read More »

Tangerine Oil, Some Uses

Tangerines are lovely, small oranges, most often associated with mandarin oranges. They have a light, sweet taste and Tangerine oil (Citrus reticulata) takes that taste and concentrates it into a bright, sweet, aroma that makes you want to smile. Aromatic influences: Relieving emotional grief, stress, and fear. It cheers, inspires, and assists in bringing about a sense of peace. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Bergamot Oil, Some Uses

Bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium var bergamia) is an example of making the best out of life. This oil has a tangy, fresh, bright scent and it comes from a fruit so sour it is inedible. It is no wonder this oil is the primary oil used to treat depression. Aromatic influences: Stabilize a person in a shaky emotional state, keeps the mind young ... Read More »

Grapefruit Oil, Some Uses

Grapefruit oil (Citrus Paradisi)  is energetic, tangy, and uplifting. You feel like you can do anything. One of the best mood pick-me-ups you can find. Aromatic influences: Uplifting, gives confidence, and prevents one from drowning in one’s own negativity. Combines well with: Lemon, Palmarosa, Bergamot, Neroli, Rosemary, Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint, Cardamom, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Lime, Tangerine, Orange, Jasmine, Ylang ... Read More »

Red Mandarin Oil, Some Uses

Red Mandarin oil (Citrus nobilis) is one of the lesser known citrus oils. It is made from the smaller oranges, like those Cuties oranges you can buy in the store. The mandarin orange and tangerines are considered the same botanical species. It has a warm, slightly floral, citrus scent to it and is a favorite of children. It has a deeper tone and ... Read More »

Ylang Ylang Oil, Some Uses

Ylang Ylang oil (Cananga odorata genuina) is one of the hardest to pronounce because it isn’t a normal Western word. [ee-lahng-ee-lahng]  The name means “flower of flowers”. It is also known as the “poor man’s Jasmine” because it has a lovely floral scent somewhat similar to Jasmine but much more affordable. Ylang Ylang is often used as a stress reliever, as well ... Read More »