The essential oil monographs provide us with the most detailed and comprehensive information of an essential oil. Each monograph includes a description of the botany and origins, organoleptic profile, chemical composition, history and traditional uses, a comprehensive review of pharmacological and clinical studies, actions and indications, blending tips and advice for safe use.
Botanical name Jasminum sambac (L.) Sol. Fischer-Rizzi gives us the best description of jasmine absolute when she states that no other essential oil is capable of changing our mood so intensely and that it offers little choice other than optimism. She explains that
Neroli Citrus x aurantium L. The sweet scent reaches deep into the soul to stabilize and regenerate. For long standing psychological tension, exhaustion and seemingly hopeless situations, the oil [neroli] strengthens and brings relief. For people who are thin skinned.
"When you are feeling drained, strung out and depressed, grapefruit provides a new zest for life. With its light, fruity aroma it gives wings to feelings of heaviness, uplifts sagging spirits and radiates optimism.” – Robbie Zeck
The lotus flower fragrance perfectly reflects its botanical form. The medium is the message. The flower rises pristine from the earth’s mud and offers a fragrance of heavenly bliss.1 Lotus is truly unique. All parts of the plant – the roots, stems, leaves, seeds and...
Hazrat Inayat Khanl (1882-1927) compares the rose with the soul:
The soul can be likened to the rose; as a rosebud blooms, so the soul unfolds itself, for the rosebud to bloom five conditions are required – fertile soil, bright sun, water, air and space; and the same five conditions are required for the unfoldment of the soul.1
According to world checklist of selected plant families there are over 2000 species of the genus Thymus.1 The most common species is Thymus vulgaris known as garden or common thyme..
Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash This essential oil connects us to earth’s energies. It is a source of vital energy and regeneration. The earthy fragrance of the oil supports all of those who have lost touch with the earth and their roots. Vetiver nourishes people who
Botanical name Cryptomeria japonica Botany and origins Yakusugi refers to “Japanese cedar” from the island of Yakushima, typically growing at an altitude of 500 m and higher. Yakushima is a subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu and part of
Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson The spirit of ylang ylang usually fits that of the person naturally drawn to the oil. … She is much like the title character Carmen from Georges Bizet’s opera – fiery, temperamental, passionate and erotic. Although her.