Description: The oil of S.officinalis, the true Dalmatian sage, is steam distilled from the leaves. It is a pale yellow-green, and it smells very aromatic, sometimes with a camphor note. The best clary sage oil is steam distilled from the green parts of the plants, especially the flowering tops. The oil is similar in colour to sage, but has a more winey, ambergris-like odour.
Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Traditionally, lavender essential oil has also been used in making perfumes. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy and many aromatic preparations and combinations are made using lavender oil.
Rose otto is the beautifully fragrant essential oil extracted from the species Rosa damascena, and it holds a special place in the hearts of all who love aromatherapy and natural perfumery. There is quite simply, no other essential oil quite like it in terms of fragrance and wealth of therapeutic healing benefits.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a coniferous evergreen shrub that belongs to the pine family (Cupressaceae) and is commonly found on heaths and mountains in North America, Europe and Southwest Asia.
Description: The name “helichrysum” originates from a Greek word “helios,” which means sun, and “chrysos,” which means gold, referring to the flower’s color.Helichrysum belongs to sunflower (asteraceae) family; hence the resemblance.
St. John’s Wort essential oil can help keep stressed muscles and joints comfortable and soothed. It will also help to transform skin that has been stressed or broken, both the facial skin as well as the entire body. Think in terms of our beloved helichrysum oil: this oil can be added to your first aid creams when the skin has been bruised or reddened.
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.
Description: Oil of thyme is derived from thyme, also known as Thymus vulgaris. The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes and elixirs, as well as in ointments. Thyme also has a number of medicinal properties, which is due to the herb's essential oils.
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).