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...

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...

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper is the dried seed of the plant, a vine-like climber that belongs to the Piperaceae family and is grown for commercial purposes mainly in India and Indonesia. Its use as a spice...

Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood has been harvested for years without any program for replacing the trees with new plantings for making rosewood oil. This has been very damaging environmentally. Rosewood is slow- growing and resources are becoming...

Geranium Essential Oil

Pelargonium graveolens, a member of the family Geraniaceae, originally comes from South Africa. It is also known as rose geranium and is grown now in countries as diverse as France, Egypt, North Africa and...

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...

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is a native plant of Asia, South Africa and parts of South America. It belongs to the family Poaceae. It is a majestic perennial grass, rapidly reaching heights of over 5 feet (1.5...

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...

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...

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...