Carrot Essential Oil

The carrot plant, a member of the Umbelliferae family, needs little introduction. A bright orange-red root vegetable with distinctive, feathery leaves, it is easy to grow, cheap to buy, a staple vegetable in the...

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli belongs to the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae) and is tall, bushy herb with large aromatic leaves. It is native to tropical Asia. It is cultivated for commercial use in Asia, India, China and South...

Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin - or tangerine or satsuma, as it is now also known as, belongs to the family Rutaceae. The tree is indigenous to China, in particular the southern parts, but has been grown in...

Thyme Essential Oil

Common thyme is a member of the plant family Lamiaceae (Labiateae). There are many varieties of thyme. Common thyme is derived from wild thyme. It is native to, and grows extensively in, the area...

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...

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine, a member of the plant family Oleaceae, originally comes from the northwest regions of India. It is an attractive climbing plant with delicate, pinkish-white flowers that exude a heady and delicious perfume. It...

Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram originally comes from around the Mediterranean. It is an aromatic, bushy plant, growing approximately 2 feet (0.6 meters) high, with small white flowers, tinged with bluish grey. It belongs to the family Lamiaceae...

Juniper Essential Oil

Juniper, an evergreen shrub/tree native to several countries in the Northern Hemisphere, belongs to the family Cupressaceae. The tree has needles that are bluish-green in color and produces small, round black berries. The berries...

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedar originates from the Atlas mountains and is grown in particular in Morocco, from where most of the essential oil for aromatherapy is imported. Cedar belongs to the family Pinaceae. The trees are large...

Angelica Essential Oil

Essential oil of angelica is produced by the steam distillation of the roots or of the seeds. The oil is colorless or pale yellow and has a strong earthy, spicy fragrance. It is used for...