This article sets forth uses of lavender oil in aromatherapy and as a healing plant, and explains how lavender is used in aromatherapy and aromatherapy products.
While most people immediately think of insect repellants when they think of citronella oil, this citrus-scented essential oil, which is distilled from the leaves of the Cymbopogon nardus grass, is actually good for much...
Pepper was once considered a precious commodity; it was so valuable that the ancient Turks taxed it heavily, and the French, Dutch, and Portuguese even went to war over it. Black pepper oil is an excellent remedy for...
This article is about the history and modern-day use of cloves, in cookery, medicine, and aromatherapy.
Cedarwood or cedar wood essential oil is taken from a number of closely-related cedar trees, from theCedrus family. The oil is taken from the actual wood of the tree, and it subsequently has a woodsy, spicy scent. ...
Clary sage essential oil is taken from the leaves and flowers of the plant Salvia sclarea. This rather expensive oil may be worth the cost, as it has many healing properties and has been a valuable medicinal herb since...
The light, woodsy smell of carrot seed oil makes it a good base for natural perfumes, but it also has many interesting healing properties. Carrot seed oil is safe for use both internally and on the skin, and it can...
Tea tree essential oil, which is taken from the paperbark tree of Australia, is an extremely powerful and effective essential oil against many kinds of infections, and it’s an excellent remedy for burns, scrapes, and...
The use of tea tree oil for acne has been studied and scientifically proven to reduce the occurrence and severity of acne, and it tends to do so with fewer side effects, when used correctly.
Have you ever eaten a meal that contained lots of garlic? It’s not exactly a “breath- freshening” experience. Did you know that chewing a bit of tarragon after a pungent dinner will sweeten your breath just as...
Historians tend to agree that the lemon was introduced to Europe during the Crusades, eventually gaining common popularity by the 16th century. Experts believe that the lemon was not introduced to the Americas until...
Juniper essential oil, derived from the Latin name juniperus communis, is naturally extracted from the berries of the juniper plant. Juniper oil is commonly described as emitting a fruity, warm, and woody aroma, and...
Rose essential oil is one of the most important essential oils used to make perfume, and in rose aromatherapy products. This article explains the health advantages and aromatherapy benefits or rose oil.
This article is about the history and origins, aromatherapy benefits, health properties and other uses of jasmine essential oil, together with some details of how to use it, and contra-indications.
This article sets out the advantages, health benefits and aromatherapy properties of grapefruit essential oil, and also considers contra-indications.
Sage has remained a popular herb throughout the centuries due to its association with wisdom and longevity and its many health benefits. As well as herbal uses, sage oil is found in aromatherapy products, and has...
Bail essential oil isn't just useful in aromatherapy massage oils, there are other interesting and perhaps suprising household uses for basil oil. This article looks at the health benefits, aromatherapy qualities, and...
Bergamot oil is distilled from the rind of the Citrus Aurantium fruit, which is a pear-shaped, grapefruit-like citrus fruit. The bergamot tree grows well in the Mediterranean and other warm, dry climates, but it is...
Frankincense is often best known for its historical appreciations; most notably, the Wise Men offered frankincense to Jesus after his birth, as the frankincense herb was considered to be of great value and quality - a...
This mild oil, known as bois de rose, possesses a rich aroma and is used as an ingredient in expensive perfumes. Rosewood essential oil has a slightly spicy, floral smell, which is captivating and rather special. The...
Looking for a natural, but also an effective, skin care oil? Rosehip (or rose hip, as it is sometimes spelled) essential oil is a proven reducer of lines, wrinkles, and scars, and there are many more benefits of this...
Pine essential oil has a long and glorious history, and still has many medicinal, decorative and domestic cleaning uses today. Pine oil has antibacterial, energizing, antiseptic, and aromatic properties, and is a...
People have been using peppermint plant oil for almost ten thousand years. Peppermint, a hybrid of two plants, has therefore been referred to as the “world’s oldest medicine" and is still useful today
It's easy to harvest and dry your own lavender. This article explains how to cut and dry lavender, when to do it, and how to store it.
This article shows you how to treat the whole family for head lice without worrying about the effect of insecticides and pesticides contained in many over-the-counter creams, lotions, shampoos and treatments.
Today lavender is a popular and versatile aromatherapy oil, with many different uses. This article sets out some of the health benefits of using Lavandula angustifolia at home.