Fragonia™ Essential Oil

Photograph of a golden fractal illustrating the fractal nature of Fragonia™ Essential Oil.

Fragonia™ Essential Oil is a pale yellow, thin oil with a fresh, cineolic aroma that has notes of fruity florals and slightly spicy cinnamon with a balsamic undertone. The overall impression is very green, fresh and uplifting. It is made by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the plant. Scientific Name Fragonia™ Essential …

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Patchouli Essential Oil

Picture of a single incense stick burning made using patchouli oil.

Patchouli Essential Oil can be a very divisive oil whereby some people love it and some people loathe it. Often, I have found that varies quite a lot with the age of the person and how much of it was being used or diffused in the room. Certainly, Patchouli incense can completely overpower a room …

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Orange Essential Oil

Slivers of orange peel which, when pressed give out orange essential oil.

Orange Essential Oil is possibly one of the most popular essential oils and not just for aromatherapy massage. It is one of the major oils used in food and drink production and it is a massive industry. Aromatherapy oils are often adulterated, diluted or simply are not essential oils and are fragrance oils instead. Even …

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Lavender Essential Oil

A lavender field ready to be harvested and distilled into lavender essential oil.

Lavender essential oil is one of the most recognizable essential oils around. With hundreds of varieties grown, these fragrances vary from strong camphoraceous (granny-like) to fine fruit notes that are used in top end perfumery. Predating the Bible, washing of clothes and bedding was always done down by the river. After washing, the fabrics were …

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Frankincense Benefits

Frankincense resin pieces that will benefit the skin when distilled into an essential oil.

Frankincense benefits have been known about in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and now, in the US, researchers at the University of California have been running trials using it for reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Scientists at The University of Oklahoma are testing Frankincense to use against cancer cells. The BBC made an interesting …

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Rosalina Essential Oil

A dropper of rosalina essential oil distilled from the paperbark tree.

Rosalina Essential Oil is a lovely oil that is not so well known out of the aromatherapy arena. That is because it is a relatively new essential oil. It has a couple of other common names; Lavender Tea Tree and Swamp Paperbark Tree Oil. The last name gives you a clue as to its origin …

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Spearmint Essential Oil

Fresh spearmint leaves used to make spearmint tea or spearmint essential oil

Spearmint Essential Oil is one of the most commonly known essential oils thanks to its extensive use in the food and drink industry. Most people tend not to think of it beyond toothpaste but there is a lot of therapeutic value to the oil. In fact, spearmint benefits us in ways that may surprise you. …

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

Photograph of a Red Cedar Tree in the snow from which cedarwood essential oil is distilled.

Cedarwood Essential Oil is a colourless to almost a pale yellow essential oil that is produced by steam distillation of the wood from the red cedar tree. The tree is grown mainly for timber and all the off cuts, trimmings, knotty wood and even the sawdust, are all used in a steam distillation unit to …

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Green Mandarin Essential Oil

Green mandarin fruits ready to be expressed into green mandarin essential oil.

Green Mandarin Essential Oil is a clear to slight green oil that has the most amazingly fresh aroma of freshly cut mandarins – with a strong kick of green in the fragrance as well. It is more tart than sweet and is really mouth watering. It is cold pressed from the rind of the green, …

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