Archive for the ‘Essential Oils’ Category

Rosehip Oil Benefits

Rosehip OilRosehip oil is one of the newest developed essential oils which actually has gained a great popularity nowadays. It is a natural product distilled from rosehip fruit seeds, and just like every essential oil it has unique and very powerful healing effects. Rosehip seed oil is extensively produced in Chile, and the best examples of this natural product can be purchased from a Chilean manufacturer.  It is not a volatile oil, and the technology of producing it is quite expensive, that is why the best quality rosehip seed oil can be a little more costly comparing to other essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy or beauty care. At the same time, the effects of this oil for skin care are considered simply incredible! (more…)

Frankincense Essential Oil

frankincenseIt is possible to say that frankincense essential oil is one of the special oils because unlike most of other essential oils made from leaves, fruits, bark, or even roots of the plants, this product is made from aromatic resin of the Boswellia carteri tree. It is known as frankincense or as gum thus and olibanium. The commonly used technology for producing this essential oil is steam distillation. Frankincense essential oil plays a great rile in aromatherapy and has been valued for many centuries as a great calming oil. Besides, due to excellent aromatic properties of this oil – known as spicy, sweet and slightly citrus aroma – frankincense essential oil is widely used in perfumery, for preparing various scents and cosmetic products. Finally, this natural product is widely used in pharmaceutical industry for giving certain smells or odors to some popular pharmaceutical products. (more…)

Vanilla Essential Oil

VanillaVanilla essential oil can not be named among the most known and the most commonly demanded natural products. At the same time, this oil plays an important role in aromatherapy since it has a distinguishing, sweet, rich, and very strong aroma. It is extracted from the bean of Vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolia), known also as common vanilla, Bourbon vanilla, or Mexican vanilla, by using the technology of solvent extraction. Though vanilla oil is less common than vanilla extract or other natural products made from this plant’s natural materials, the essential oil has been known in South America and the Far East for many centuries. This natural product has a great number of health benefits and is very highly valued by most of naturopaths and healthy lifestyle fans. Therefore, the uses of vanilla essential oil go far beyond just culinary purposes. (more…)

Yarrow Oil Benefits

yarrow oilYarrow essential oil is not one of the most widely popular natural products, but it has plenty of therapeutic properties and can be used for a great number of health conditions. Yarrow essential oil is a natural product extracted by steam distillation from dried leaves and flowers of yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) known also as milfoil, and comes as dark blue oil with spicy, dry and a little sweet aroma. The oil has quite a long history of being used for many rituals and spiritual actions: in particular, in some Scandinavian nations this oil was used to ward off the devil. Besides, this natural product has been widely used as a part of beer production in many European countries. At the same time, the oil has a multitude of health benefits and can be used by everyone for supporting health and preventing a great number of serious diseases. (more…)

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot SeedCarrot seed oil is a popular natural product extensively used in cosmetics and alternative medicine. It is an essential oil received from wild carrot seed (Daucus carota) by using such common methods as steam distillation, or sometimes this oil is received by cold pressing the seeds (this way avoiding high temperatures and preserving more of natural properties). The best and the finest quality carrot seed oil is produced in India, Hungary, and France, and it is very important to use only high quality product in order to maximize its health effects. Carrot seed essential oil has earthy and slightly sweet aroma, and is a liquid product with a light consistency. It should not be confused with another popular natural product extracted from the plant of carrot, carrot root oil, which is usually used in combination with jojoba essential oil and has totally different properties and effects. Continue reading to learn more about health benefits and common applications of carrot seed oil in modern alternative medicine. (more…)

Rosemary Essential Oil Can Help Boost Memory

Rosemary OilRosemary essential oil is undoubtedly one of the most and the best known essential oils famous for its multiple uses. It has plenty of medicinal properties discovered many centuries ago. Rosemary is also an important culinary spice very often used for cooking meat and vegetables and give a special pleasant woody aroma to the meals. This spice is exceptionally popular among those who prefer healthy eating and enjoy traditional Mediterranean diet. An extreme multitude of medicinal properties of rosemary essential oil makes it a natural product which can be found virtually in every house, and currently, this essential oil is one of the most researched and studied natural extracts. Aromatherapy is certainly the most common and the most recommended way to use this oil in order to improve our health and prevent various health conditions. You can read more about numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties of rosemary essential oil in this article. (more…)

Orange Essential Oil

Orange Essential OilOrange essential oil is one of the most loved and the most aromatic essential oils used in aromatherapy and highly valued for its numerous health benefits. This oil is extracted from orange peels by cold pressure, and it is famous for its fresh and tangy smell. Due to this uplifting aroma, orange essential oil is very often used and recommended as a part of depression treatment. It can help in relieving tension, getting rid of anxiety, fears, irritability, sensitivity, as well as assist a person to relax, promote peace of mind and create a feeling of job and happiness, etc.  For this purposes, orange oil can be used for therapeutic massages, therapeutic baths, or in aroma lamps. In the same way orange oil can be used as a great natural remedy to promote sleep and combating sleep disorders. Moreover, those who use orange oil as a part of their aromatherapy program report about excellent aphrodisiac effects of orange oil. Therefore, this natural product can be used to improve our sexual life. (more…)

Essential Oils For Warts

Home Remedies For WartsA great number of people suffer from such a problem as warts, known in scientific circles as a skin disorder caused by an HPV virus (human papillomavirus), which stimulates growth of extra cells of the upper layers of human skin. According to the experts from WebMD, there are a few types of warts ( including common warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, flat warts, etc.) caused by one of over 100 types of the virus. Generally, HPV attacks teenagers and young adults. Though warts can appear on any skin area, they mostly grow on hands, legs, face, neck, and shoulders. Warts are not considered a serious problem, and as a rule, they tend to disappear by their own in a month or two. However, there are quite a lot of situations when warts grow into really ugly skin formations, and possibly bring certain discomfort to the person. That is the time to seek for some medical help and use some effective treatments. Most of the people who have warts prefer trying natural solutions and home remedies for warts since they are known for their soft but stable effects. Besides, natural remedies are usually side effects free. (more…)

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential OilChamomile is one of the most common medicinal herbs and natural remedies used for skin care and digestive problem prevention. The product known as chamomile oil is received by steam distillation from the flowers of Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile), known also a English Chamomile. However, some high quality chamomile essential oil can also be extracted from the plant German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla). Despite the fact that the oils received from these two types of chamomile are quite similar and have many of common health benefits, the uses and especially blending properties of these oils are quite different. This can be explained by the differences in chemical content and the constituents of these two types of chamomile essential oil. The German Camomile oil composition includes bisabolol and alpha bisabolol, as well as azulene. The Roman Chamomile essential oil is composed of more common constituents like mycrene, pinene and alpha pinene, sabinene, pinocravone, camphene, gamma terpinene, and others. (more…)

Basil Oil Benefits

BasilBasil oil is one of those commonly used aromatherapy oils which have centuries of history of successful application. Basil is extensively used in cooking as one of the most popular spices that goes great with a great variety of meals, and basil oil is considered “a king spice” since the times of Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Originating from the Mediterranean region, basil is an essential element of famous Mediterranean diet, and a plant known for plenty of amazing health benefits. It is interesting that basil extracts and basil oil are natural ingredients used extensively in cosmetics and body care products, but they are highly valued not only for improving our beauty, but also for supporting our cognitive abilities, concentration, positive thinking, and so on. Basil oil is a natural product, an oil with amazing sweet aroma used in aromatherapy and loved by thousands of women around the world. Go on reading this article to learn more about health benefits of basil oil. (more…)