How to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils work on two distinct levels, the psychological and the physical. Imagine some of your favorite aromas. How do they make you feel? Certain smells can trigger happy memories of places or people,...

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is a small shrub-like tree that grows to a height of 20-30 feet (6-9 meters). Belonging to the family Burseraceae, it is indigenous to Arabia, in particular Yemen, and to parts of northeast...

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus, a member of the family Myrtaceae, originally comes from Australia and Tasmania, but has been introduced to many other countries in the past two centuries, now being cultivated in Brazil, China, Spain, California...

Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin is the resin obtained from the tree known as Styrax benzoin, a relative of Styraxjaponicus, or the snow bell tree, belonging to the family Styraceae. The tree is native to Borneo, Malaya and...

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary, symbol of remembrance, originally comes from the Mediterranean area but is now grown worldwide and is cultivated for oil production in France, Spain and Tunisia. Rosemary is a member of the plant family...

Basil Essential Oil

Basil belongs to the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family of plants. The aromatic leaves and stems of the plant are a mainstay of many dishes in European cookery, adding a fresh, distinctively pungent taste to salads...

How to Mix Essential Oils

If you make an appointment with a trained aromatherapist, you will find that he or she will take time to ask you in some detail about your lifestyle and your medical history. Diet and...

Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella is native to and cultivated in Sri Lanka, particularly in the south of the island. Another variety of citronella, which is grown in Java, Vietnam, South and Central America - Cymbpogon winterianus -...

Parsley Essential Oil

Parsley is either grown as a biennial or a perennial, although the latter will not live for many years. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but now grows extensively throughout Europe and in...

Garlic Essential Oil

Garlic, a member of the plant family Liliacea, is grown widely throughout Europe and is renowned for its antiseptic properties. The plant has been used over many centuries in different countries as a protection...