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Archive for the 'Essential Oils' Category

Patchouli Essential Oil

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 18, 2011

patchouli oil benefitsPatchouli oil (also known as puchaput or patchouly) is a thin essential oil with very strong spicy and earthy aroma, extracted by steam distillation from young leaves of Pogostemon cablin, a bushy plant native to India and Malaysia. The color of this aromatic oil varies from dark brown to light yellow. Due to its beautiful exotic and long lasting fragrance, this oil is very commonly used in perfumes and fragrances, as well as in household, mainly as an aromatic agent and for protection against insects. It was very popular in the UK since the Victorian times when it was the best agent to protect the merchandise and other things from moths. Read the rest of this entry »

Orange Essential Oil

Author: Carla Fiscina
January 12, 2011

orange essential oilOrange essential oil is a type of sweet and very delicate oil with thin consistency extracted from Citrus sinensis. This oil plays an important role in aromatherapy and has been used since very early times in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In our times, orange essential oil is widely used for flavoring bakery, candies and other products. This oil is considered to be very safe and non-toxic, so it can be successfully used even for infants and children who can enjoy numerous benefits of orange oil: starting from preventing respiratory problems like colds and the flu and ending with increased ability to learn new things and becoming better team members. Read the rest of this entry »

Tarragon Essential Oil

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 2, 2010

Tarragon oil benefitsTarragon essential oil, known also as estragon essential oil, is extracted from the flowers and leaves of Tarragon plant (Artemisia dracunculus). It has really amazing refreshing and uplifting scent which resembles a little the fragrance of anise essential oil. Due to this resemblance, tarragon can be used as a culinary spice for garnishing various meals, as well as for producing a special tarragon vinegar. The name “Tarragon” comes from a combination of Latin word “Dracunculus” and Arabic word “Tharkhoum“, meaning something like “a little dragon” – because of the way the plant root  looks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 5, 2010

Benefits Of Apricot Kernel OilApricot kernel oil is known as the best essential oil for skin treatment. Many of us love eating delicious and very nutritious apricots very much, but most of those people are not aware of the fact that the cores of apricot pits are actually very valuable natural material which can be used for producing natural essential oil, apricot kernel oil. This oil can be received by cold pressure and can be used for a variety of conditions due its large number of therapeutic properties. Read the rest of this entry »

Jojoba Essential Oil

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 28, 2010

Jojoba oil benefitsJojoba essential oil is very commonly used  in cosmetics as this oil is mostly known for its unparalleled benefits for skin. Jojoba oil is distilled from the seeds of Jojoba plant (Simmodsia chinensis) that grows in California, Arizona, Mexico and other southern regions of the world. Jojoba essential oil is almost odorless and colorless (slightly yellowish) oil, with low level of toxicity and very low risks of causing any type or allergic reactions. High quality jojoba oil is available in many beauty product stores and health food stores throughout the country. Read the rest of this entry »

August 23, 2010

According to a recent study, adding some high quality coconut oil to our diet can help us get rid of extra fat and extra pounds, as well as prevent type 2 diabetes. Sounds great, uh? Australian specialists from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered that consuming small doses of coconut oil on a daily basis can assist in keeping low fat levels in the body and protect against insulin resistance, this way lowering the chances of type 2 diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »

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