Some years ago we had a message from a customer to say that a bottle of lemon thyme oil that we had sent her had only four months before its sell-by date, and she did not feel that she would use it all within this period. We respectfully pointed out that it was a 'sell-by' date not a 'use-by' date, but she still felt … [Read more...] about A Story about Lemon Thyme & Sell-by Dates
Essential Oil Profiles
Take a walk along the hedgerows and verges of many parts of Europe during late spring and early summer, and you may very well notice clumps of yarrow growing in the partially disturbed soil. The plants vary considerably in height, from 6 inches to 3 ft, and they display clusters of little flowers, ranging from white to pink, … [Read more...] about Discover Yarrow, wound healer of a thousand leaves
I am firmly convinced that Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum - also known as Immortelle and Everlasting), is one of the most under-rated oils in aromatherapy. We get nothing but positive feedback from therapists who try this oil, although despite being very safe, it seldom seems to find itself on the 'recommended core … [Read more...] about Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum
It is always satisfying when you can match up a garden flower with an essential oil that you know. Cistus ladaniferus, also known as Rock Rose or Labdanum, is a small shrub that can be cultivated here in the UK but which grows wild in the mountainous regions of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. The plant produces a gum … [Read more...] about Cistus (Rock Rose) Essential Oil: Potent for Wounds and Skin Care
We have often talked about how even a basic understanding of essential oil chemistry can help you decide how to use an essential oil. And I have emphasised that this understanding requires no understanding about (potentially confusing) diagrams of molecules. None whatsoever! If you are averse to chemistry just think of the names of … [Read more...] about Holy Basil: The Holy Marriage of ‘Rambo and Mother Theresa’
Brazilian Frankincense (Breu Branco) Protium heptaphyllum Wonderful news! We have a new addition to the Frankincense family, and you are going to love its clean, fresh, uplifting aroma, and most of all its wide range of applications: Digestive — Respiratory — Skin — Anxiety — Memory — Spiritual Not only that, but this … [Read more...] about A New Frankincense Joins the Family!