Basil Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of several species of Basil (Ocimum spp). Basil is widely used for culinary purposes and many strains of this plant are cultivated around the world. Basil Essential Oil is also a popular component of many Naturopathic skin care treatments. Basil Essential Oil is occasionally included in topical Naturopathic … Continue reading “Basil Essential Oil”

Vetiver Essential Oil is extracted from the roots of Vetiver or Khus Bunchgrass (Chrysopogon zizanioides). Vetiver grass is a fragrant grass that is widely used for culinary and Naturopathic purposes. Vetiver Essential Oil is not as well-known or widely-used as many other essential oils, but it has some unique properties that make it a useful … Continue reading “Vetiver Essential Oil”

Cedarwood Essential Oil is extracted from the needles and wood of several species of Juniper (Juniperus spp), Cypress (Cupressus spp) and Cedar (Cedrus spp). Because Cedarwood Essential Oil is produced from many different sources, the composition and properties of this essential oil are quite variable. Cedarwood Essential Oil is widely used in Aromotherapy and Naturopathic medicine. … Continue reading “Cedarwood Essential Oil”

Patchouli Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of several species of plants in the genus Pogostemon. Patchouli Essential Oil is widely used in Aromatherapy and perfumes. It is occasionally used in Naturopathic treatments for skin diseases, such as acne. When used in Naturopathic acne treatments, Patchouli Oil is often blended with other essential oils and … Continue reading “Patchouli Essential Oil”

Neroli Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of the Bitter Orange tree (Citrus aurantium). Neroli Essential Oil is coveted for its alluring fragrance, and is widely used in Perfumery, Aromatherapy and as a flavoring additive. Bitter Orange Trees are native to Africa and Asia, but are now cultivated in many regions around the world. Neroli … Continue reading “Neroli Essential Oil”

Geraniums (Pelargonium) are a diverse group of plants that contains over 100 species. Geranium Essential Oil is most commonly extracted from the leaves of the Rose Scented Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens ). This species of geranium is native to the Southern Africa. Geranium Essential Oil is widely used for Naturopathic and Aromatherapy applications. It is occasionally included … Continue reading “Geranium Essential Oil”

Oregano Essential Oil is derived from the common Oregano herb (Origanum vulgare). Oregano is widely used for culinary purposes, and the essential oil is a popular component of many Naturopathic treatments for skin problems. Oregano Essential Oil is a common addition to topical Naturopathic acne treatments. Oregano is a perennial herb that is related to other common … Continue reading “Oregano Essential Oil”

Myrrh Essential Oil is extracted from the resin species of Myrrh trees (Commiphora Spp). Myrrh resin is used extensively in Traditional, Naturopathic and Ayurvedic Medicine, as well as Aromatherapy. In the regions where it grows, the humans have used Myrrh throughout recorded history. For example, Myrrh was one of the gifts brought by the Magi to … Continue reading “Myrrh Essential Oil”

Frankincense Essential Oil is extracted from the resin of various species of Frankincense tree (Boswellia spp). There are many species of Frankincense tree, most of which are native to Eastern Africa and the Middle East. Ancient texts and oral histories indicate that Frankincense resin has been used by the people of the region for thousands of … Continue reading “Frankincense Essential Oil”

Cypress Essential Oil is extracted from the needles and branches of the Cypress tree, usually the Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens). It is widely used in the traditional medicine of the people who live in regions where Cypress trees are found. Cypress Essential Oil is occasionally used for the Naturopathic treatment of acne. As an acne treatment, … Continue reading “Cypress Essential Oil”