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Many people don’t know that Peppermint is actually a natural cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint) and, while it is native to the Mediterranean, it grows throughout Europe and North America. Despite the fact that mint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years, and is mentioned in records…

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Myrrh is a natural, aromatic, sap-like resin or “gum” that is derived from the small, thorny Commiphora myrrha tree, which is related to the Frankincense tree. Native to Egypt, Myrrh is commonly used in Africa and the Middle East.   Myrrh Essential Oil is an almost mystical oil that made it quintessential to so many ancient…

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Mandarins have their origin in China, native to the countries of South East Asia and the Philippines. Today  it is cultivated in Mediterranean or subtropical climates around the world. Red Mandarin essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of fully ripened, mature fruits. Red mandarin essential oil has a fresh, bright citrusy aroma. Calming…

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Limes originated in Southeast Asia and were introduced around the 10th century into Egypt and Northern Africa. Around the 13th century, they were introduced into Spain and spread from there throughout the rest of Europe. Some of the energetic properties of lime are; revitalizing, protective and clarifying. It is thought to be helpful for cleansing…

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Lemongrass is native to Sri Lanka and South India, and is cultivated in the tropical parts of America and Asia. Although Lemongrass has been used in herbalism for thousands of years as an essential oil it is only the last 45 years or so that it has become popular. Lemongrass Essential Oil may be useful…

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Grown in the fields of Provence, France, this essential oil is well known and well loved by many. Known primarily for its ability to aid with sleep, burns (of any kind) and headaches; it also great for insect bites, sore muscles and relaxing after a busy day. Safe to use in baby’s room and in…

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Helichrysum is the Latin name for a flowering plant meaning “immortal” or “everlasting.” It grows wild in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. Famous for its exotic, spicy scent, many perfume makers use helichrysum in their products. The flowers and leaves of helichrysum plants have additional uses in traditional medicine in Europe, particularly Italy, Spain,…

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Citrus paradisi, or grapefruit, is a hybrid of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, and the pomelo, Citrus maxima. Grapefruit is a recently discovered citrus fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family.  It was originally recorded in 1750 on the island of Barbados.  Reverend Griffith Hughes, a Welsh naturalist, traveled to Barbados and published The Natural History…

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Native to India, China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, Ginger has been recorded in both ancient sanskrit and Chinese texts for its medicinal properties. Ginger has been valued as a spice and medicine for thousands of years and today it is still traded as a valued commodity around the world. Used in aromatherapy applications in a…

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Egyptian geranium is known for its sweet, tenacious-floral scent, and is often used in rose-like blends as a substitute for the rose oil. Geranium is a widely useful oil that has floral and citrus aspects.  This oil offers a balanced aroma with plenty of sweetness and a hint of tartness and a pleasant herbal scent. It…

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