In the past, palmarosa has been used to adulterate rose oil; today, palmarosa essential oil has its own uses and properties in the practice of aromatherapy.
The Uses and Properties of Geranium Oil in Aromatherapy Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil has been used as far back in history as ancient Egypt; the Egyptians used Geranium oil against cancerous tumors. Geranium was brought to Europe in the late 17th century and became popular during the Victorian era; fresh leaves of Geranium were […]
The Traditional, Aromatic Use and Properties of Melissa Oil Melissa (melissa officinalis) was called the ‘Elixir of Life’ by Paracelsus and is one of the earliest known herbs used in medicine. It is thought to have been introduced to England by the Romans and has been a feature of cottage gardens for centuries. Its Latin […]
The History and Use of Aromatic Rose Oil in Aromatherapy The Rose (rosa damscena), a flower which was highly prized by Islam, was one of the first plants to be distilled successfully by the scientist Avicenna (Ib’n Sina) (980 – 1037 A.D.). It is thought that this most captivating of flowers originated from the Orient […]
Popular and Expensive Aromatherapy Oils are Often Substituted A true essential oil is extracted from a plant, tree or flower, either from its fruit, flowers, leaves, roots or bark; by its very nature, it is never identical. Extraction from some plants may be a long and difficult process, resulting in a cost of time and […]
The Traditional, Aromatic Use and Extraction of Jasmine Oil Jasmine (jasminum officinale) has been coveted in both Muslim and Hindu traditions as the ‘oil of romance’. It is said that the prince’s favorite harem wife seduced her lover by taking a jasmine-scented bath and massage prior to their romantic interludes. Jasmine supposedly inspired Arab poets […]