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Essential Oils

Essential Oil Allies: Cedarwood

Essential Oil Allies: Cedarwood

Cedarwood syn. Atlas Cedar Cedrus atlantica Cedrus atlantica is one of the true cedars and is a native of the Atlas Mountains in Algeria and Morocco. Cedarwood is a member of the Pinaceae family, which includes fir, hemlock, spruce, and pine species. The essential oil...

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Is it safe to use Wintergreen essential oil?

Is it safe to use Wintergreen essential oil?

Wintergreen Gaultheria fragrantissima or Gaultheria procumbens Wintergreen essential oil is distilled from the leaves of Gaultheria fragrantissima (native to Asia and N. India) or the North American native species Gaultheria procumbens. These species are commonly...

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Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Written by: Amy Emnett My first encounter with Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) was a memorable one. I have been afflicted with reproductive issues since the onset of puberty. My online research, prior to aromatherapy school, lead me to this herbaceous oil. In my research,...

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About Black Spruce Essential Oil

About Black Spruce Essential Oil

Black Spruce Picea mariana (P. Mill.) B.S.P. var. mariana Black spruce is in the Pinaceae family which includes the Pines and Firs as well as Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica). Black spruce resin was used as a chewing gum; wound healing agent; tea against sore throat;...

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Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

I have fallen madly in love with piñon pine, also spelled pinyon, this autumn. Gathered and distilled right here in the United States, Pinon pine grows in the southern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and parts of Texas. The leaves are distilled...

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Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium)

The Many Faces of Yarrow Achillea millefolium L. Written by: Jade Shutes **This article originally appeared in the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. Introduction Yarrow is a venerable plant of ancient medicinal repute (Hatfield, 1971)....

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