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Myrtle Oil, Some Uses

In ancient times, Greeks and Romans honored poets with leaves of Myrtle, to suggest their fame would never die. (9)  Myrtle oil (Myrtus communis) was also the main ingredient in a 16th century skin-care remedy called “Angel’s Water.” In our day and age, it is still used in perfume. The scent is light and refreshing. It has Lemony, Eucalyptus-like overtones that ... Read More »

Cypress Oil, Some Uses

Cypress oil (Cupressus sempervirens) has been used for centuries in medicine as well as sacred incense. In the folklore of many countries, the Cypress tree is seen as the gateway to the afterlife, which is why it is often seen in churchyards. The aroma of the oil is deep and earthy, has a fresh tone that sharpens as it evaporates. Aromatic ... Read More »

Palmarosa Oil, Some Uses

Formerly known as “Indian” or “Turkish” geranium, Palmarosa oil (Cymbopogon martini var. motia) has been used for centuries to dilute the more expensive Rose oil. It has a lovely, rosy scent with a touch of lemon, wintergreen and maple leaf. It makes you think of drinking a glass of lemonade during summer days in your back yard. Aromatic influences: Calming and uplifting. ... 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: Oily Skin

We all love how essential oils make us feel. And using them on our skin, particularly our face, makes us feel so much better than when we use commercial products. There are a variety of ways to use essential oils in skin care and this article is part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care. We have also published articles on ... 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 »

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 »