A Deeper Look Series: Bergamot Essential Oil


This is the beginning of our new deeper look series. As we mentioned in our last post introducing this series, we will be exploring ten essential oils more deeply with the specific objective of sharing the following information about each oil: Healing/medicinal properties; Aromatic, topical or internal applications; Plant character traits; and Mind, body, spirit […]

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Melissa (Lemon Balm): the ultimate essential oil for depression, clarity and focus


Melissa (Lemon Balm) essential oil is a sweet, fresh, citrus-like rare oil. It is known to attract bees (hence the name “Melissa”, Greek for honey bee). Melissa (melissa officinalis) is a citrus, herbaceous oil extracted from the leaf and top of the mint or deadnettle family of plants known as the Lamiaceae. Melissa’s primary uses […]

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Frankincense: the potent, pure and prestigious oil


Frankincense, also called olibanum, is an aromatic resin obtained from trees in Somalia (more than 82% of the world’s supply), particularly the Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carterii trees. The English word “Frankincense” is derived from Old French “franc encens” meaning high quality incense. The resin is known as olibanum, in Arabic al-lubān meaning “that which […]

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Basics of Essential Oils Part 2: Topical


Essential oils are aromatic chemical compounds that are extracted from different parts of plants and trees, from the flowers, leaves, stems, barks, seeds and roots. We know that essential oils are absorbed into the body aromatically through the olfactory system. From the nasal cavity, the aromatic compounds in essential oils are carried to the brain […]

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Aphrodisiac or relaxant: discovering the power of Vetiver essential oil


The last few nights I’ve been using Vetiver essential oil to help me sleep. Now let me tell you what a discovery I found out about Vetiver! Prior to using Vetiver, I’ve always used Lavender essential oil to help me calm down before sleeping. I lie in bed after a shower, drop a few drops […]

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