If you are looking for an essential oil to give you an immediate lift, a boost of energy, or to keep you alert on a long drive, you may very well find yourself lingering over a conifer or a citrus oil. Both these groups of essential oils are based around a family of chemical compounds called terpenes (I have written a little … [Read more...] about What is it about Silver Fir?
Essential Oil Profiles
Jasmine, beautiful sweet relaxing Jasmine...! The very word Jasmine summons up a warm, exotic and mysterious feeling. And when you experience the aroma, whether it is drifting gently downwind on a warm Mediterranean evening or in the intensity of the fragrance direct from a bottle, it transports you in milliseconds of delight to … [Read more...] about Jasmine Essential Oil — ‘Queen of the Night’
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides ... is steam distilled from the dried rootlets. Here are some uses: • Grounding, re-connecting • Skin moisturisation • Muscle aches and joints • Immune system stimulation • Circulation • Depression The picture above shows how Vetiver 'binds together' soil and protects it from erosion. A few … [Read more...] about Vetiver Essential Oil – Vetiveria zizanoides – Our Personal ‘Re-connector’
Thyme - Thymus vulgaris Thyme is a hardy perennial shrub which grows around the Mediterranean. When you think about Thyme, think 'strongly anti-infectious and stimulating'. Thyme oils are powerful and have a broad range of action: antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. Used in small amounts they have applications for … [Read more...] about Thyme essential oil, anti-infection supreme … and a few words about chemotypes
Last week I went to go to a funeral of a friend. We had been close a long time ago and remained so even though we didn't see very much of each other. The atmosphere was light and uplifting as funerals can sometimes be, and the overall feeling was one of peace and gratitude. I am pleased I went. This reminded me of how … [Read more...] about How Frankincense essential oil helped me at a funeral
It is surprising that Bay Laurel essential oil does not feature more widely in books and courses on aromatherapy. It is an elegant and charming oil with an interesting chemical profile and multiple important uses. Family: Lauraceae Botanical name: Laurus nobilis Common name: Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay, Bay Tree Part used: … [Read more...] about Bay Laurel — Laurus nobilis Respiration – Digestion – Inspiration