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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

Mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata) has a delicious aroma that brings a feeling of joy and happiness to any occasion, and is appreciated equally by young and old alike. Mandarin is actually the collective name given to a class of oranges that possess thin, loose peel and a flavour much sweeter than that of the orange. This large group of citrus fruits are all characterised by brightly coloured peel and pulp, segments that separate easily and a rind that is easy to peel. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , | Monday, February 4th, 2013 - 3:54

Vetiver essential oil is extracted from the roots of a grass known as Vetiveria zizanoides which belongs to the same botanical family as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. This plant has been appreciated for its diverse range of useful applications since records began, and in some countries such as India its role as a perfume may even precede that of the ubiquitous rose. Although its aroma is not to everyone’s taste, vetiver essential oil has been growing in popularity since aromatherapy re-emerged in the 1980’s. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - 12:19