Yarrow oil is extracted from Achillea millefolium, a member of the Compositea plant family. This perennial herb is known throughout Europe, but also grows in Asia and North America. Yarrow can grow up to three feet (one meter) high, and is distinguishable by its feathery and aromatic fern-like leaves, and pink-white, dense flower heads.
Description:A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas.
Description:Mentha oil is obtained by steam distillation of Mentha arvensis leaves.Mentha oil and its constituents and derivatives are used in food, pharmaceutical and perfumery and flavouring industry.
German chamomile (Matricaria chamomile), which is often referred to as blue chamomile or true chamomile, comes from the Compositae sunflower family. It is one of the two chamomile species that can be used medicinally. The other one is the Roman or English chamomile (Chamamelum nobile).