Essential oils (EOs) are aromatic volatile liquids obtained from plant materials whether they are vascular plant or nonvascular plants including; buds, flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves, twigs, bark, wood ,roots and herbs. Citrus plants constitute one of the main essential oils sources (Burt, 2004; Hammer, 1999). They belong to Rutaceae family, which originated from tropical and subtropical south-eastern parts of the world (Sawamura, 2010). Citrus species were cultivated in China long time ago, an ancient manuscript from 1178 Han Yen-Chih described 27 varieties of sweet and bitter oranges and mandarins with all relevant agricultural practices (Bonaccorsi and Dugo 2014). Citron was the first citrus to be known in Europe. Theophrastus…
Pure essential oils have a long history of use in natural skin care. These wonderful phytochemicals provide a great breadth of natural, medicinal components well-known for healing damaged skin, as well as reducing the appearance of old scars from wounds, acne and other incidents. Essential oil blends for these applications are gentle, safe for regular use, and have a wonderful aroma to boot!
There are a few primary oils used in skin repair; additional oils may be added to your liking (to…
How to reap the benefits of essential oils to treat our dry, oily, aging, wrinkly and even acne-prone facial skin:
While we may use many creams and lotions in themselves to treat our faces, essential oils are also an ancient tradition that can help our various skin types. However, it's hard to know which essential oils to use for what, and how to apply them. Straight from the bottle? Mixed or diluted with something else? The answer is actually quite simple. Essential oils are very strong, so…
25 Amazing Uses for Orange Essential Oil
Sure, you love your orange juice in the morning, but did you know that the essential oils from the fruit have much greater potential than merely a breakfast beverage?
I thought it would be a great idea to look at both the health benefits as well as the in home applications of orange essential oil. The rind of the orange is just going to waste and sitting in landfills. Let's help the environment by using all parts of the fruit! This website…
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Essential oils are basically concentrated liquid containing aroma compounds from plants. “Essential” is simply the plant’s fragrance. I am not going to get too technical about the chemical properties of the essential oils discussed in this book. There are certainly…
The use of essential oils in massage therapy plays an important role in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness that comes from incorporating aromatherapy into massages. Aromatherapy has been used for ages to enhance the physical wellbeing of a person and has also been used in spiritual rituals. The effect of smell on the mind and the emotions has medical and scientific basis.
Hot stone massage has also been practiced for centuries although it was revived in its present form by…
Essential Oils Have More Benefits than Modern Western Medicine
Suppose modern western medicine was only used for severe illnesses like: heart disease, COPD, renal failure, multiple sclerosis, or cancer; would there be less sickness in the world if everyone used essential oils as the Ancient Greeks did to heal their bodies? Woodson Merrell, MD, director of integrative medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City; claims : “Patients like essential oils because they’re a remedy that…
growth include proper cleansing and conditioning practices, regular trims and protective styles.
However, there's something to be said about the power of essential oils. Essential oils aren't typically heralded in the commercials, but they can stimulate healthy hair growth on their own. If you're looking to speed up the process and get your hair to look like Rapunzel's, you might want to head to your local organic market to find these top ten essential oils.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is…
Common Name: Vetiver Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Grown in Haiti, vetiver oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. This essential oil is grounding, cooling and nourishing. Vetiver is a grass, not unlike lemongrass and citronella. The stems are tall and it can grow up to five feet high. The leaves are long and thin, and the flowers are a brownish-purple color. However, unlike most root…
The aroma of ledum essential oil reminds me of the forest after a summer shower. It is strongly woody, a little wild and herbal, and just a bit astringent.
A member of the heather family, this aromatic herb originates in North America and is also known as Labrador tea. For centuries, this plant was used in folk medicine as a tonic and an early treatment for colds, scurvy, and kidney issues.
About Ledum Essential Oil
Ledum oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Rhododendron…