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May 17, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower buds of the Mentha piperita plant. Peppermint is distinctly known for its minty, sharp, and intense aroma. For centuries, peppermint has been used for a variety of purposes. It … Continue reading

April 17, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Tea Tree

Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees. Aromatically, tea tree promotes cleansing and purity and is known for its medicinal, fresh, and herbaceous scent. Historically, tee tree leaves were used to … Continue reading

April 3, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis) essential oil is steam-distilled from flowers in the compositae family. This oil is known for its fresh, sweet, fruity-herbaceous, apple-like aroma. Roman chamomile oil has anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, calming, and relaxing health properties. … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Black Pepper

Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum) is steam-distilled from the berries of the plant. This oil is known for its strong, spicy, musky, warm fragrance with herbaceous undertones. Historically, black pepper was used for thousands of years for malaria, cholera, … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Patchouli

Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin) is steam-distilled from the leaves and flowers of the plant. This oil is recognized by its earthy, herbaceous, sweet-balsamic, and rich aroma. Patchouli primarily affects the skin. Patchouli contains anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antitoxic, astringent, … Continue reading

January 16, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus x paradisi) is cold-pressed from the fruit rinds. This oil is known for its clean, fresh, bitter, citrusy odor. Grapefruit essential oil has antidepressant, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, and tonic properties. This oil mainly affects the … Continue reading

December 28, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Balsam Fir

Balsam fir essential oil (Abies balsamea) is steam-distilled from the branches of conifer trees. It is known for its fresh, clean, balsamic, and sweet odor. Balsam fir contains antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and tonic properties. This essential oil … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Nutmeg

Nutmeg essential oil (Myristica fragrans) is steam-distilled from fruits and seeds of the plant. It has a strong, sweet, musky, and spicy odor. This oil possesses anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, stimulant (cerebral, circulatory), laxative, and tonic properties. Nutmeg has been used … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Hyssop

Hyssop essential oil is steam-distilled from the stems and leaves of the Hyssopus officinalis plant in the mint family. Historically, it was used to prevent plague. It has many health-supporting properties, such as anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, and sedative. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Yarrow

Yarrow essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering tops of the Achillea millfolium plant. It is prized for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and styptic properties. Historically, yarrow was used to by Germanic tribes to treat battle wounds. Folklore refers to … Continue reading

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