Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin Essential Oil, although not one of the more popular essential oils, has already been in use for centuries for mainly religious purposes. Its medicinal components include disinfectant, antidepressant, anti-rheumatic and sedative substances. The oil is gold in color, thick and fragrant. Many people use this essential oil for its beneficial properties that can help … Read more

Bitter Almond Essential Oil

Bitter Almond Tree (Prunus Dulcis, var. Amara) is mostly cultivated in Mediterranean countries.  Bitter almonds are bitter to taste and they are not eaten or used in recipes because they are extremely poisonous. These almonds contain Hydrogen Cyanide which when ingested can lead to headache, upset stomach, vomiting or in worse cases, death. It is … Read more

Laurel Essential Oil Health Benefits

The laurel tree, also known as the bay laurel and the sweet bay, is a species of evergreen trees native to Mediterranean countries like Greece and some parts of France. Having the scientific name, Laurus nobilis, the laurel leaves are well-known in history because of its use as wreathes for athletes, poets, philosophers, and emperors … Read more

Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Tansy (tanacetum annuum), not to be confused with the closely related tanacetum vulgare, is a flowering plant that is native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia. In traditional medicine, the tansy is used in killing parasitic organisms in the body, such as intestinal worms. The same herb was also used as an insecticide … Read more

Orris Essential Oil

Irises are very popular for their beautiful colors and sweet scent. During the ancient times, Romans and Greeks use dried Iris or Orris (Iris pallida) rhizomes to make perfumes because they smell like violets. Others compare the roots scent to freshy-washed clothes. Apart from the rhizome’s wonderful scent, the plant is very popular because it … Read more

Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa Essential Oil gets its name from the source of the oil, the Melissa flower. It is also sometimes known as lemon balm oil. Still others call it “sweet oil” due to its sweet aroma, or “common oil” because it is very widely used in many balms and remedies. The plant is native to the … Read more

Mugwort Essential Oil

Mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris is a plant cultivated in many parts of Asia, Northern Europe and North America. It is a very popular herb among women because it is commonly associated to fertility. It is also believed to help regulate the menstrual cycle. The plant’s roots are used in making a tonic. Other parts of … Read more

Bergamot Essential Oil

The bergamot tree, more commonly known as the bergamot orange (citrus bergamia) is a hybrid of sweet lemon (citrus limetta) and bitter orange (citrus aurantium). The plant is known to be fragrant, and its fruits are the source of the very fragrant Bergamot Essential Oil. The extract is commonly used in perfume and cosmetic production, … Read more

Cardamom Seed Essential Oil

Cardamom Seed Essential Oil is extracted from Elettaria cardamomum, generally known as green or true cardamom. It is a perennial herb that is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Elettaria cardamomum and ginger belongs to the same family so they have the same “warming” properties. Its seeds are being used as a spice as … Read more

Mullein Essential Oil

Mullein has been a popular medicinal plant for centuries. Each part of the plant has the ability to treat something, so the flowers, leaves, and roots of the mullein plant are all used to treat various ailments, such as asthma, diarrhea, coughs, and infections caused by wounds. The mullein plant thrives in Europe, South America, … Read more