Jasmine essential oil is an extract from the flowers of the jasmine plant, a genus of flowering shrubs and vines in the olive family. Jasmines bloom at night.  Its white or yellowish flowers emit strong but sweet romantic fragrance, and...
Flax is a plant that is cultivated for its seed which is the source of flaxseed oil - a rich source of compounds that is used for its medicinal value. Flaxseed oil is loaded with essential fatty acids.  These are...
Camphor essential oil is a product of distillation of the wood of the camphor tree, a giant tree that is native to Japan, Taiwan and China. This essential oil is used for its intense penetrating aroma and numbing property, when...
The sense of smell is closely related to our basic instinct, which is survival. This basic sense is responsible for alerting us and relaying information to the brain when unusual scents are detected, like scents of leaking gas, tainted...
It's good to have some aromatherapy products at home.  They are useful for the ease and relief of minor discomforts that can interfere with your rest or sleep. Essential oils are extracted from plants which are capable of producing extracts...
This is the second of a four-part series that aims to provide a complete list of the most common carrier oils. 9. Grapeseed oil Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes. Its sweet scent and great absorption rate makes...
Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from the extracts if fresh leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus tree.  This tree is native to Australia with the botanical name Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus oil contains eucalyptol, a medicinal compound which is used as...
Many people apply aromatherapy for its calming effects, ability to relieve discomforts, and power to soothe and ease aching muscles and pains. It has plenty of therapeutic benefits but it can also cause adverse effects if you fail to...
Aromatherapy is a practice that men and women enjoy. Although it's okay for both sexes to use any aromatherapy products, there are certain product lines that are intended for the use and sheer enjoyment of men. Here's a list of...
Essential oils are highly concentrated products and many of them can cause adverse reactions to the skin if they are directly applied without diluting them with carrier oils. Skin Irritation Skin irritation refers to the inflammation which results from the skin's...