Ylang ylang essential oil has incredible benefits. It can help with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and so much more. Plus it's so calming and relaxing! Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Properties Botanical name: Cananga odorata Color: light yellow. Smell: It's sweet, floral and a little spicy. Compounds: Ylang ylang flowers are used to make the
Basil essential oil is wonderful; it smells just like the herb! And it has great benefits. It's antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and so much more! Basil Essential Oil Properties Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum Color: light green. Smell: It's similar to the herb, mild and a little peppery. Compounds: Methyl chavicol or estragole (30% - 45%), linalool,
Ever heard of agarwood oil or oud? It's an incredibly rare essential oil that's more expensive than gold! Here’s why. When rare agarwood trees are infected with a certain type of mold, it forms a resin deep within the tree. Only when the tree is cut and the heartwood processed, the thick, aromatic resin can
Ajwain oil has great health benefits. It can improve breathing, reduce inflammation and so much more.
I first wrote on the best antibacterial essential oils in 2014. That was a while ago. There's been quite a bit of essential oil research since then. But the original study (from 1999) I looked at still applies. Why? Because it compared the antibacterial activity of 52 oils on ten drug resistant bacteria and fungi.
I always... and I mean always have peppermint essential oil in my fridge. I use it more than lavender oil! And it has so many incredible benefits. I use it to clear my sinuses, relief my flu symptoms and clean my counters. It even helps me concentrate. And that's not the half of it. Peppermint
What are essential oils? Let me answer with an example. When you scratch the skin of a lemon or orange, you will get a hit of a wonderful, fresh, citrus smell. You will also see little droplets on the skin where you scratched. Those droplets make up the essential oil or essence of the fruit.
Ever heard of buddha wood oil? It’s like a poor woman’s sandalwood oil. But without the same compounds. And without the same extensive research to back up its benefits. Still it does have some good benefits. So let's get into everything buddha wood oil.
Anise oil (or aniseed oil) has amazing health benefits like relaxing muscles, improving breathing and killing microbes, mites and even lice!
Angelica essential oil has so many proven benefits. It kills bacteria, fungi, and can reduce nicotine cravings. Plus the oil has a long history. It was used in Europe during the Middle Ages. And in Ayurveda to treat headaches, colds, wounds, rheumatoid arthritis and so much more!