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...

Bay Essential Oil

The plant family to which bay belongs is Lauraceae, the same family as camphor and cinnamon. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the dried leaves and berries of the bay plant. Bay,...

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...

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,...

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...