Essential Oils

Amyris Essential Oil

This essential oil is a less expensive substitute for sandalwood and in some cases is used by some essential oil manufacturers to adulterate sandalwood oil. The wood is used to make furniture. It is commonly grown in the West Indies. It is used as a fixative in soaps, fragrances, and liqueurs.       Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera, Schimmelia oleifera Other Names: Amyris, Candlewood, Torchwood, West Indian Sandalwood, West Indian Rosewood Aroma Description: Soft, woody, warm, musty Properties: Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, balsamic, expectorant, fixative, hypotensive and sedative. Used for lymphatic and veinous decongestant, to support the heart (tonic) and to treat hemorrhoids. It also helps to deepen the breath and loosens tight Uses: May be used to overcome phobias by smelling beforehand. Testimonials: Amyris is also known as West Indian Sandalwood. Its scent is supposed to be both calming and nourishing to the heart chakra. My mother in law has…

Essential Oils

Ajowan/Ajwain Seed Essential Oil

Ajowan essential oil is extracted using steam distillation. It can be found in Central and South Asia. This oil is considered a hot oil and should be diluted using a carrier oil. This oil is used in India for digestive support. It is believed that this oil may help clear up negative emotions. A similar plant by the name of Bishop’s Weed (Aegopodium podagraia) is often mistaken for being the same plant as Ajowan. Ajowan is not commonly grown in the United States but Bishop’s Weed is. Ajowan was used as an antiseptic during World War II. This was because of amount of thymol it contains. Since then synthetics have been used instead. Ajowan is used in less expensive perfumes or soap. Ajowan is not among the more valuable spices. Botanical Name: Trachyspermum ammi, Carum ajowan, Ptychotis ajowan, Trachyspermum copticum, Ammi Coptium Aroma Description: smells light thyme, woodsy Properties: anti-infectious,…

Essential Oils

Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica Root essential oil has several therapeutic properties. Some research indicates this oil may help eliminate toxins, stimulate the immune system, and reduce inflammation. Because of its aromatic properties, this oil has been used historically for relieving exhaustion, anxiety, and overall stress. This oil is known primarily for perfumery and fragrancing. Most people prefer to blend this oil with other oils. It blends well with wood oils such as Cedarwood, Juniper Berry Oil, and some of the spice oils. It also blends well with Orange or Bergamot Oils because of its woody and peppery aroma. Botanical Name: Angelica archangelica Aroma Description: Fresh, herbaceous, peppery, woody Properties: Antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic substance. Uses: Can be used topically, internally, and aromatically. Testimonials: I love Angelica oil. It is a very calming and a grounding scent. I stopped using perfumes almost 20…