Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssop is a member of the plant family Lamiaceae (Lahiatae). It is indigenous to Mediterranean countries but now grows freely throughout Europe, in Russia and in the United States of America. It is cultivated...

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...

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger is native to Asia but is now grown widely throughout the tropics. The Caribbean countries, where the plant has been grown for some four hundred years, depended on ginger as an important part...

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...

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...

Frankincense Essential Oil

The tree from which frankincense resin is obtained grows in Somalia, China and Ethiopia. It is a member of the family Burseraceae. Frankincense was greatly valued in ancient times by the Chinese, the Romans,...

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...

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...

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood, a member of the family Santalaceae, is native to India where it is now cultivated for commercial purposes, particularly in the southern state of Karnataka, formerly known as Mysore for making sandalwood oil....

Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel is a tall, graceful member of the Umbelliferae family and, although native to Mediterranean countries, grows freely throughout Europe. The plant is widely used in cookery, where its feathery leaves and celery-like stems...