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Cold-pressed from the peel of the world’s oldest and most commonly grown fruit tree, Orange essential oil is best known for its cheerful and uplifting scent. The exact origin of Citrus sinensis is unknown, as it does not grow wild anywhere in the world, but botanists believe that it is a natural hybrid of the Pummelo…

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Distilled from the seeds of organic sweet fennel, this oil is fresh, clean, and slightly spicy with notes of earth and anise. In Medieval times it was known as ‘Fenkle’ and was a very popular herb with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Romans, who believed it conveyed longevity, courage and strength, as well as warding…

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Citronella oil is an essential oil that’s made from the distillation of the Asian grass plant in the Cymbopogon genus. This fragrant grass got its name from the French word meaning “lemon balm,” due to its floral, citrus-like aroma. Citronella is a tall grass grown in Asia with a crisp, fresh aroma. It is soothing…

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Damiana is an aromatic shrub with small yellow flowers that grows on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, Southern California, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is in the Turneraceae plant family which includes many tropical and sub-tropical shrubs with a few trees and the genus for half the plants in the family…

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Shepherd’s Purse is also known as Witch’s Pouches, Mother’s Heart, Shepherd’s Pouch, Rattle Pouches, Shovel Weed, Pepper-and-Salt, Lady’s Purse. The genus means “little box” and the species name means “purse of the shepherd”. Shepherd’s Purse is native to Europe and the Western Asia and has been naturalized all over the world and is considered a common…

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Four Thieves Vinegar

What is Four Thieves Vinegar? Legend states that during the plague that devastated Marseilles, France during the 17th century, four thieves managed to remain free of illness whilst robbing the dead thanks to this little concoction of vinegar, herbs, spices and garlic. This version of Four Thieves vinegar is very different but the herbs in…

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Honeybush is an evergreen shrub with woody stems that produces trifoliate (three-part) leaves that are deep green and leathery and the plant produces bright yellow flowers. Honeybush was named because the flowers smell of honey. Carpenter bees are attracted to the sweet-smelling flowers and are responsible for most of the pollination. Honeybush, or Heuningbos in…

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Corn Silk, or maize tassel, is the glossy, thread-like material that serves as a cushion between an ear of corn and its outer husk. Corn Silk is simply one of the female parts of the corn plant. The male part of corn is the tassel, which sprouts from the top of the plant. The pollen…

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Hibiscus flowers are known for their beautiful and colourful flowers, but they are also used medicinally.  They come in many colours. They can be red, yellow, white or peach-coloured, and can be as big as 6 inches wide. The most popular variety is Hibiscus sabdariffa. The red flowers of this variety are most commonly cultivated…

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