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...

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree grows as a shrub or small tree in Australia. It is a member of the family Myrtaceae. Its leaves are slender, like needles, and the flowers are either yellow or purple in...

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage belongs to the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae). It originally comes from Syria, but has been growing in Britain since the sixteenth century. It is an elegant plant with hairy leaves, growing to approximately...

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...

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...

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit is one of the citrus fruits that has a sharper, almost bitter taste. It is grown in the United States, Caribbean countries, Spain and also in Israel. It is larger than the orange...

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...

Nutmeg Essential Oil

Nutmeg is native to the Middle East and the West Indies, and is cultivated in the West Indies, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The tree is about 25 feet (7.6 meters) high and has aromatic...

Aniseed Essential Oil

Aniseed is a member of the Umbelliferae plant family, which includes several other commonly used herbs such as angelica, dill and fennel. The plant is native to the warmer climes of Egypt and Greece,...

Scots Pine Essential Oil

Pinus sylvestris, more commonly known as Scots pine, is a tall evergreen native to Britain where it was long ago the main species in the Great Forest of Caledon, covering much of Scotland. Now...