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The Thymus genus belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is highly complex, consisting of over 100 different species known by more than 300 common names. The species of thyme used for the production of essential oil is Thymus vulgaris, and is believed to be an improved, cultivated form of the wild thyme which originated in the mountainous regions of Spain and Europe.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , | Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - 2:50

Frankincense essential oil is obtained from the hardened oleo-gum resin collected from Boswellia carterii or related species found in the Boswellia family. The genus Boswellia comprises of approximately 23 species, but only about 6 of these exude oleo-gum resin that yields frankincense oil with the beautiful, classical fragrance we are familiar with.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 2:12

The essential oil derived from the leaves of this species is known in aromatherapy as both lemon eucalyptus as well as by its botanical name of Eucalyptus citriodora. Although this essential oil is not as popular in aromatherapy as the ubiquitous Eucalyptus globulus, it is fast growing in reputation due to its powerful bactericidal properties.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 12:27