Profiles – Carrier Oils


Arnica – The Healing Carrier Oil

by David Howell

New to the Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection for 2012 is infused Arnica Oil, which is renowned for its unique anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties. Arnica’s reputation for reducing pain and swelling is both legendary and well deserved, and this is why we included it in the formula for Aroma-botanicals Therapy Base Cream almost 10 years ago!
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Article by David Howell | New Products,Profiles - Carrier Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 - 9:45

Ancient Aromatherapy Oils

by Geoff Lyth

In the modern high-speed, hi-tech world we live in, it can be reassuring to find that the old fashioned way of doing things is somethimes still the best. Infused oils are a great example of this. These oils employ a time-honored way of directly harnessing the natural healing properties of plants that still remains unsurpassed in both efficacy and cost in the modern world.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Carrier Oils | Tags: , | Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - 8:20

Carrier Oils – How To Choose Them

by Sue Charles

Knowing how to choose the right carrier oil can be somewhat bewildering for newcomers to aromatherapy because specialist suppliers usually offer such a wide range. Very little is written about this subject in most aromatherapy books, so unless you enroll on a training course knowing how to select them can seem like a bit of a black art.
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Article by Sue Charles | About Aromatherapy,Profiles - Carrier Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - 7:30

Black Seed Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

Black seed is a cold pressed vegetable oil derived from the seeds of the bushy, flowering plant Nigella sativa. The plant is known by a wide range of pseudonyms including fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, onion seed, and in the USA it is known as charnushka, which is derived from Russian.

Even more confusingly, both the seeds of the plant and the derived oil are sometimes referred to as black cumin or black caraway. This illustrates the problems you can encounter when using the ‘common’ names of plants or oils. 
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Carrier Oils | | Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - 6:12