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...

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...

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...

Cabbage Rose Essential Oil

There are two main varieties of rose that are used for the production of essential oil for aromatherapy. Rosa centifolia, or cabbage rose, and Rosa damascena, damask rose. Cabbage rose, also known as French...

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...

Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle is a large bush, growing to a height of as much as 15 feet (4.5 meters), which is native to North Africa but now growing throughout the Mediterranean area. It is an evergreen...

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...

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...

Mimosa Essential Oil

Mimosa, a member of the family Mimosaceae, is native to Australia where it is also known as Sydney black wattle. It is a relatively small tree that has sweet-smelling yellow flowers. It has now...