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Balsam Peru Essential Oil

Mimosa Absolute Oil

Spikenard Essential Oil

Benzoin Essential Oil

Muhuhu Essential Oil

Tagetes Essential Oil

Cistus Labdanum Essential Oil

Myrrh Essential Oil

Turmeric Essential Oil

Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil

Oakmoss Essential Oil

Vetiver Essnetial Oil

Cypress Essential Oil

Oregano Organic Essential Oil

Vetiver Organic Essnetial Oil

Cypress Organic Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

Violet Leaf Essnetial Oil

Elemi Essential Oil

Patchouli Organic Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang #3 Essnetial Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

  Sandalwood Australian Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Complete Organic Essnetial Oil

Helichrysum Essential Oil

 

Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil

Balsam Peru Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing trees
Method of Extraction: Vacuum distilled
Part extracted: Crude balsam
Color: Pale amber/brown

Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Rich, sweet, balsamic, vanilla-like scent.

Consistency: Viscous liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Warming, opening, comforting, soothing.

How to use it: Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate. The balsams are most commonly used in the "background" of an Aromatherapy blend, as in our Bamboo Forest line of products.

Blends well with: Spices, floral and oriental bases, petitgrain, ylang ylang, patchouli, rose etc. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: Popular ingredient in tropical medicinal preparations, and used for a few pharmaceutical products, like cough syrup. Very nice for scenting soaps, detergents and body care, it is also used to flavor alcohol and soft drinks.

 

Other related AromaLand oils:
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Cistus Labdanum - To me, this is the scent of the Mediterranean.
Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Peru Balsam/Benzoin/Elemi Essential Oil:

Sensual, Theraskin and Caribbean Delight are Essential Oil blends containing Peru Balsam Essential Oil, as well as Theraskin bath salt.

Caribbean Delight, Mother Nature and Enchantment contain Benzoin Essential Oil.

Past Tense and Bamboo Forest contain Elemi Essential Oil, as do all of the Bamboo Forest products of the Spa ZenSation line of body care products.

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity with the Essential Oil of Balsam Peru. The balsam itself, however, can cause contact allergies.

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Benzoin Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Styrax benzoin
Country of Origin: Thailand
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing trees
Method of Extraction: Solvent extracted
Part extracted: Crude balsam
Color: Pale amber/brown
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like and satisfying aroma.

Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Aphrodisiac, warming, uplifting, revitalizing, elevating. This aroma creates a safe refuge for people recovering from a life crisis and depression.

How to use it: Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate.

The balsams are most commonly used in the "background" of an Aromatherapy blend, as in our Bamboo Forest line of products.

Blends well with: Spices, floral and oriental bases, the aphrodisiac oils – Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense – and cypress, juniper, lemon. Blend with Ylang Ylang to support its vanilla-like qualities. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: In India, this aroma is sacred to the Brahma-Shiva-Vishnu triad, and it is used to deter devils during rice-harvesting ceremonies in Malaysia. Ingredient of the traditional "Friar's Balsam", used to relieve problems of the lungs, poor circulation and muscular problems.

 

Other related AromaLand oils:

Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.

Cistus Labdanum - This is the scent of the Mediterranean.

Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.

Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.

Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Peru Balsam/Benzoin/Elemi Essential Oil:

Sensual, Theraskin and Caribbean Delight are Essential Oil blends containing Peru Balsam Essential Oil, as well as Theraskin bath salt.

Caribbean Delight, Mother Nature and Enchantment contain Benzoin Essential Oil.

Past Tense and Bamboo Forest contain Elemi Essential Oil, as do all of the Bamboo Forest products of the Spa ZenSation line of body care products.

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity known with the Essential Oil of Benzoin. Do not use on babies.

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Cistus Labdanum Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cistus ladanifer
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Gum/resin
Color: Pale brown/amber
Perfumery Note: Base/middle
Aroma: This resin oil is rich warm, spicy and a bit lemon-like. It is a bit incense-like, and slightly camphoraceous, yet with a distinct balsamic note.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Restorative, refreshing and stimulating. Fortifying. Warming. Meditation aid.

How to use it:
- Add to a diffuser for a spicy/warm aroma climate.

The balsams are most commonly used in the "background" of an Aromatherapy blend. AromaLand's Meditation and Buddha blends are wonderful diffuser oils!

- How about serving Greek appetizers with Retsina and Ouzo at your next party, while Cistus Labdanum is in the aromalamp for memories of the Mediterranean?

- Add to a bath, possible accompanied by Rose or Lavender Essential Oil. You may blend the oil first with some honey, half & half or AromaLand's Coconut emulsifier, so the oil droplets will not float on the surface, but blend in with the water.

 

Blends well with: Frankincense, Spikenard or Clary Sage to enhance the spiritual power of this oil. Pine, Juniper, and Cypress to make it more "green". Lavender/Lavendin, Chamomile, Rose and Sandalwood would be great partners in a skin care blend. Vetiver, Patchouli would enhance the aphrodisiac/oriental character of the aroma.

History: This small, sticky shrub is growing wild all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Its aroma is scenting the air on a hot summer day, and is synonymous in my heart with images of olive trees, taverns and the sea… to me it is the scent of the Mediterranean.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Cistus Labdanum Essential Oil:
Buddha and Meditation are Essential Oil blends containing this Essential Oil.

Buddha Spirit Diffuser comes with 4 ml. of Buddha blend.

Specific Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

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Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
Botanical name: Copaifera reticulata
Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing trees
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Crude balsam
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Soothing, balancing, uplifting.

How to use it: Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate.

The balsams are most commonly used in the "background" of an Aromatherapy blend, as in our Bamboo Forest line of products.

Blends well with: Spices, floral and oriental bases, the aphrodisiac oils – Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense. Blend with Ylang Ylang, Vanilla or Jasmine to support its soft qualities. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: Used for centuries as a fixative and fragrance component, for example in soaps. Detergents, perfumes, cosmetics.

 

Other related AromaLand oils:
Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Cistus Labdanum - To me, this is the scent of the Mediterranean.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Peru Balsam/Benzoin/Elemi Essential Oil:

Sensual, Theraskin and Caribbean Delight are Essential Oil blends containing Peru Balsam Essential Oil, as well as Theraskin bath salt.

Caribbean Delight, Mother Nature and Enchantment contains Benzoin Essential Oil.

Past Tense and Bamboo Forest contains Elemi Essential Oil, as do all of the Bamboo Forest products of the Spa ZenSation line of body care products.

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, however, sensitization possible. Large doses may cause nausea.

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Cypress Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
Country of Origin: Spain
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally grown
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Needles
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma:  Sweet, balsamic and spicy. This is a very pleasant Evergreen aroma, smoky, woody, dry and slightly nutty.

Consistency: Liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Purifying, warming, supports eliminating excessive fluids, concentration enhancing, reviving, restorative, comforting and protective, a great oil for times of grief and difficult transitions. Soothing and positive.

How to use it: Add 9 drops of one of the skin therapeutic blends mentioned below to 1 oz. of unscented body care.

Blend with Rose for a blend that assists in grieving and outgrowing sadness. (Use in a diffuser or as a massage blend.)

 

Blends well with: Cedarwood & Pine, Mandarin & Orange, Sandalwood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Juniper, Rose, Jasmine, Cardamom and many more.

History:  Cypress oil is derived from a tall, slender tree typical for the landscapes of the Mediterranean. Its appearance adds serenity and timeless grace wherever it is planted and it is a popular plant for graveyards – not surprising, maybe, considering its main emotional benefit – to ease grief and give emotional strength to get on with life after an emotional crisis. The plant is related to Juniper and its oil can be found in many Men's colognes and aftershaves. Used as purifying incense by the Tibetans.

Other related AromaLand oils:

Cypress, organic  – A nice oil from certified organic harvest.
Blue Cypress – This plant is not related, but a native Australian remedy. However, the aroma warrants both the similarity in name and calling them "related".

Specific Safety information:  Non-toxic, non-irritant. No safety data published for Blue Cypress, but it appears to be a fairly safe oil.

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Cypress Organic Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens L. rameaux
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Needles
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma:  Sweet, balsamic and spicy. This is a very pleasant Evergreen aroma from certified organic management, smoky, woody, dry and slightly nutty.

Consistency: Liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Purifying, warming, supports eliminating excessive fluids, concentration enhancing, reviving, restorative, comforting and protective, a great oil for times of grief and difficult transitions. Soothing and positive.

How to use it: Add 9 drops of one of the skin therapeutic blends mentioned below to 1 oz. of unscented body care.

Blend with Rose for a blend that assists in grieving and outgrowing sadness. (Use in a diffuser or as a massage blend.)

 

Blends well with: Cedarwood & Pine, Mandarin & Orange, Sandalwood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Juniper, Rose, Jasmine, Cardamom and many more.

History:  Cypress oil is derived from a tall, slender tree typical for the landscapes of the Mediterranean. Its appearance adds serenity and timeless grace wherever it is planted and it is a popular plant for graveyards – not surprising, maybe, considering its main emotional benefit – to ease grief and give emotional strength to get on with life after an emotional crisis. The plant is related to Juniper and its oil can be found in many Men's colognes and aftershaves. Used as purifying incense by the Tibetans.

Other related AromaLand oils:

Cypress – Conventionally grown in Spain.

Blue Cypress – This plant is not related, but a native Australian remedy. However, the aroma warrants both the similarity in name and calling them "related".

Specific Safety information:  Non-toxic, non-irritant. No safety data published for Blue Cypress, but it appears to be a fairly safe oil.

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Elemi Essential Oil
Botanical name: Canarium luzonicum
Country of Origin: Philippines
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally grown
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Gum/resin
Color: Colorless
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than the other balsamic aromas. It is a bit incense-like, spicy, and slightly camphoraceous, yet softer and balsamic.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Restorative, refreshing and stimulating. Fortifying. Warming. Meditation aid.

How to use it:

Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate.

The balsams are most commonly used in the "background" of an Aromatherapy blend, as in our Bamboo Forest line of products.

Blends well with: Spices, floral and oriental bases, the aphrodisiac oils – Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense. Blend with Ylang Ylang, Vanilla or Jasmine to support its soft qualities. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

 

History: Because of its drying and conserving properties, Elemi was one of the aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming their dead. Used for centuries as a fixative and fragrance component, for example in soaps. Detergents, perfumes, cosmetics. From the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.
Cistus Labdanum - To me, this is the scent of the Mediterranean.
Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Peru Balsam/Benzoin/Elemi Essential Oil: Sensual, Theraskin and Caribbean Delight are Essential Oil blends containing Peru Balsam Essential Oil, as well as Theraskin bath salt.

Caribbean Delight, Mother Nature and Enchantment contains Benzoin Essential Oil.

Past Tense and Bamboo Forest contains Elemi Essential Oil, as do all of the Bamboo Forest products of the Spa ZenSation line of body care products.

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: The steam distilled oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

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Frankincense Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Boswellia carterii
Country of Origin: Oman
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing trees
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Resin
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Resinous and incense-like. Balsamic and slightly camphoraceous. Rich, sweet, with a dry quality.

Consistency: Thin liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Great for visualizing, spiritual connection, centering. Probably the most introspective oil. Balances extremes of emotion and restores inner tranquility. Clearing, purifying, warming, uplifting and revitalizing.

One of the createst aromas to create a meditative environment.

Frankincense is also a great fixative (it binds with faster evaporating oils and makes them stay longer, for a blend that is more lasting) and a preservative.

It also is a valuable ingredient for mature and dry complexions.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of this Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

How to use it: - If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your bodycare or bath according to your liking. You can use oils blended with Jojoba in a diffuser, but it is not recommended in diffusers that work with cotton pads – Car diffuser, Scent ball, Spa Scenter – or nebulizers. If using an aromalamp or AromaLand's Aromashell it will leave an oily residue that can be washed away – but do not overheat the lamp dish.

 

Blends well with: Citrus oils like Orange, Bergamot, Neroli, Lavender, Clary Sage (for high flying spirits!), Patchouli & Vetiver, Rose and Sandalwood…

History: Frankincense slows and deepens the breath, and is used to support meditation, spiritual quest and prayer in many different cultures, from Catholic/Orthodox Christianity to India, China etc. It has forever been associated with divinity, and allegedly was one of the presents given to the newborn Christ. However, it is mentioned a total of 22 times in the bible.

Frankincense is harvested by incising the tree trunks, much like when harvesting maple syrup or natural gum. The excreted resin hardens, and forms so called "tears".

Other related AromaLand oils:
AromaLand offers Myrrh and Spikenard as well… all three are associated with the Christmas holiday, since they were the gifts brought to the newborn Christ by the holy men from the East.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Myrrh - One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

AromaLand products with Frankincense Essential Oil:
All Lavender products of the Blue Collection.

Buddha, Calming, Forest Rain, Meditation, Passion, Sacred, Tranquilite, Dry Skin and Mature Skin are Essential Oil blends containing this Essential Oil.

Tranquilite Salt Glow

Hand & Nail treatment elixir

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. GRAS (G enerally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum var. Serotonin
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Flowers
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma:  Rather powerful and green at first, rather medicinal. It soon transforms into a very soothing, pleasant and subtle aroma, somewhat honey-like.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of this Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

Consistency: Liquid.

History:  This flower is native to the Mediterranean and North Africa. It is also commonly called Everlasting or Immortelle. While the reference to "long life" made by these common names may have been caused by the fact that the flowers dry without loosing their color and beauty, it may as well refer to the amazing properties of their oil. It is one of the oils that I always have in my kit of "First aid" oils (along with Lavender, Chamomile, Feminine Balance, Breathe Easy and others).

 

Blends well with: Chamomile for support of its skin benefits. Jasmine or Rose, Frankincense and Clary Sage for support of its spiritual notes. Lavender, Geranium, Neroli and the citrus oils. Cypress and Cedarwood. Patchouli, Clove and Vetiver and many more. Helichrysum works as a fixative in a blend, binding more volatile oils to make them last longer.

How to use it:
- Add a few drops to a diffuser for a spiritual climate. Great Essential Oil partners for this are Jasmine, Frankincense and Clary Sage. Helichrysum oil supports the spiritual experience, enhances creativity and helps to remember and release past traumas. Some psychoanalysts use it for this purpose.

- If scenting AromaFree body care or plant oils, use up to 6 drops per 1 oz. of product. Great massage oil after straining activity or accidents. As part of a detox-type treatment use up to 9 drops of AromaLand's Toning blend.

- If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your body care or bath according to your liking. You can use oils blended with Jojoba in a diffuser, but it is not recommended in diffusers that work with cotton pads – Car diffuser, Scent ball, Spa Scenter – or nebulizers. If using an aromalamp or AromaLand's Aromashell it will leave an oily residue that can be washed away – but do not overheat the lamp dish.

AromaLand products with this Essential Oil:
Toning is a blend containing Helichrysum.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity.

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Mimosa Absolute Oil
Botanical name: Acacia decurrens
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally cultivated.
Method of Extraction: Solvent extracted
Part extracted: Flowers
Color: Amber
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma:  Floral, rich, woody and warm. The scent reminds people of unfiltered bees wax, with a hint of a green note.

You need to soak the bottle of the undiluted oil in warm water to make the content liquid enough to be dispensed. Consider removing the dropper-insert.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of this Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is thick and incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

You need to soak the bottle of the undiluted oil in warm water to make the content liquid enough to be dispensed.

Consistency: Viscous.

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, warming. Helps to overcome anxiety and oversensitivity. Aphrodisiac, relaxation. Oily, sensitive and general skin care.

 

How to use it:
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Add 1-2 drops to a diffuser for a relaxing, warm aroma climate.

- Add 1-2 drops to a hot bath for a blissful retreat.

- If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your bodycare or bath according to your liking. You can use oils blended with Jojoba in a diffuser, but it is not recommended in diffusers that work with cotton pads – Car diffuser, Scent ball, Spa Scenter – or nebulizers. If using an aromalamp or AromaLand's Aromashell it will leave an oily residue that can be washed away – but do not overheat the lamp dish.

Blends well with: Very suitable to make an aroma more round, soft, luxurious and complete. Also a good fixative, that binds more volatile aromas and makes them stay longer. Great with floral and spicy notes. Lavender/Lavendin, Peru balsam…

AromaLand products with Mimosa Essential Oil: 
- Bamboo Forest is an AromaLand blend that uses this Essential Oil.

- The Bamboo Forest products in the Spa ZenSation line.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. Make sure you are not overdosing, since it is very strong and easily overpowering.

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Muhuhu Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Erachyleana huthinsii
Country of Origin: Kenya.
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Wood
Color: Dark brown
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma:Dry-woody and warm. Muhuhu is frequently used to support Sandalwood in a blend, since they are similar in aroma.

Consistency:  Viscous liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, and probably similar to Sandalwood, even though this is a fairly new oil, and not much information is available about it.

How to use it: Add a few drops to a diffuser for a relaxing "grounding" aroma climate.

Blends well with: Most oils. Very suitable to make an aroma more smooth.

To create a romantic mood, try blending it with the other great aphrodisiacs - Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rose etc. Also nice: Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin & Neroli. Lavender and Geranium, Frankincense and Clary Sage, Cedarwood.

 

Other related AromaLand oils:
Sandalwood – Since the Indian Sandalwood is overharvested, this oil is continuously increasing in price.
Sandalwood, Australian – Sandalwood is now cultivated in many new regions. This Sandalwood has a distinct smoky note.

AromaLand products with Muhuhu Essential Oil:
All Bamboo Forest products of the SpaZensation body care line.

Bamboo Forest, Goddess and Past Tense are blends that use Muhuhu Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. Due to the little data available, use in moderation in skin care and avoid in higher concentration around children, during pregnancy or with people weakened by sickness or age.

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Myrrh Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Commiphora myrrha
Country of Origin: Somalia
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: CO2
Part extracted: Gum/resin
Color: Dark amber/brown
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Rich, resinous/balsamic, bitter-spicy, incense-like. Long lasting.

Consistency: Very thick, needs to be warmed to turn more liquid. For this reason we recommend our pre-blended version, Myrrh i/J.

Aromatherapy properties: Purifying, restorative. Uplifting and revitalizing while soothing nervous tension. Great meditation aid and skin care component, known for its use in oral care.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of this Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

How to use it:
- Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate.

- If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your bodycare or bath according to your liking. You can use oils blended with Jojoba in a diffuser, but it is not recommended in diffusers that work with cotton pads – Car diffuser, Scent ball, Spa Scenter – or nebulizers. If using an aromalamp or AromaLand's Aromashell it will leave an oily residue that can be washed away – but do not overheat the lamp dish.

- Add a drop to a glass of warm water and stir before gargling. Recommended for voice loss due to a common cold. If you are suffering from sore, inflamed gums, try "swishing" this mouthwash in your mouth for a minute or so.

- Add 12 drops of Sensitive Skin blend to 1 oz. of unscented body care or plant oil. Apply lavishly.

 

Blends well with: Spices and oriental bases, Sandalwood, Frankincense. Lavender, Benzoin, Geranium, Mandarin Orange, Mints, Patchouli, Cypress, pine etc. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already in use as an incense and embalming ingredient in ancient Egypt.

Used for centuries as a fixative and fragrance component, and as an astringent in oral care.

From the same botanical family as Frankincense and Elemi.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Frankincense – The best known of all the resinous oils due to its extensive use in the Catholic and Orthodox churches and various religions throughout the world.

AromaLand products with Peru Balsam/Benzoin/Elemi/Myrrh Essential Oil: Sensual, Theraskin and Caribbean Delight are Essential Oil blends containing Peru Balsam Essential Oil, as well as Theraskin bath salt.

Caribbean Delight, Mother Nature and Enchantment contains Benzoin Essential Oil.

Past Tense and Bamboo Forest contains Elemi Essential Oil, as do all of the Bamboo Forest products of the Spa ZenSation line of body care products.

Meditation and Sensitive Skin blends contain Myrrh Essential Oil.

Specific Safety information: Non-irritant, non-sensitizing, possibly toxic in high concentration. Not for use in pregnancy. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

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Oakmoss Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Evernia furfuracea
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally grown
Method of Extraction: Solvent extracted
Part extracted: Moss
Color: Dark greenish brown
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Very tenacious, earthy-mossy odor with leather-like notes. Full and slightly sweet.

Consistency: Very viscous, warm to pour from bottle.

Aromatherapy properties: Fixative, that binds more volatile oils and makes them stay longer. Creates feeling of security and attachment.

 

How to use it:
- If you want to make your potpourri blend stay fragrant longer, this is one of the best fixatives to use, especially if you have been using a lot of fleeting top notes, like citrus oils.

Blends well with: Oak Moss does well with many different oils, and is a popular perfumery ingredient for that very purpose. In small concentration, at the background of the blend it supports many aromas. Great fixative, that binds other more volatile aromas and makes them last longer.

History: Native Americans have referred to this plant as oak lung, lung moss, lungwort and others. It was used for ailments of the lungs and to heal wounds. Unfortunately, medicinal uses for the Oak Moss absolute have not yet been established.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity.

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Oregano Organic Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Origanum compactum
Country of Origin: Morocco
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Whole plant
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Very peppery and spicy, hot and temperamental. Much like the fresh culinary herb – heavy, rich and very powerful/pungent.

Consistency: Thin liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Strong immune supporter and great for the digestive system and coughs. However, it also is very irritating to the skin and rather harsh in odor.

This oil is very potent in its pure form and very likely to irritate skin and membranes.

It should never be used on the skin, or ingested undiluted. Sweet Marjoram represents the same aroma, and a wider range of properties, while being much more easy to handle and enjoy.

How to use it:
- For cooking applications please use our Oregano in Olive oil, or blend your own by adding up to 2% Oregano oil to Canola, Grape seed or Olive oil.  Use this oil in salad dressings, sauces, and savory dishes.

- We strongly recommend Sweet Marjoram as a milder, less irritating alternative that also has a more subtle and complete aroma.

 

Blends well with: Oregano is fairly pungent, a bully-type oil, and is quite overpowering. It has to be used in very low doses, and Sweet Marjoram is really representing the same aroma better.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Marjoram/Wild, Spanish – This Marjoram is actually part of the Thyme family. It is very powerful and energetic.
Marjoram/Wild, Spanish, organic – Softer and somewhat finer than our conventionally grown Spanish Marjoram.
Sweet Marjoram – Closely related to Oregano, yet less irritating and milder.
Thyme Borneol – Powerful oil in the hands of an experienced Aroma therapist. Not for home use.
Thyme Geraniol – More fragrant, less irritant, softer than many of the other Thyme chemotypes.
Thyme Linalol – Non-irritating Thyme oil, yet very well suited for bacterial infections, digestive disorders and nervous exhaustion.
White Thyme – Quite camphorous and harsh, for use by experienced Aromatherapist. Derived via re-distillation from Red Thyme.

Specific Safety information: Strong irritant of skin and mucous membranes. Avoid if you are pregnant, or with children GRAS ( Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

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Patchouli Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally farmed
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Aged leaves
Color: Translucent yellow to deep syrupy brown, depending on the age of the oil.
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: The scent of the 60's, when traveling and increased interest in India and Eastern cultures introduced Patchouli to the West. However, many people who base their perception of Patchouli on memories of the 60's have never smelled high quality oil.

Distinctly herbaceous and musky in aroma, a good Patchouli oil has a satisfying earthy quality, that is great to "ground" a person. It is a very rich and long-lasting oil. The aroma can be rather crude when the oil is young and grows more refined with age, as it becomes a valued "vintage oil". The scent of Patchouli will linger longer than most other Essential Oils, and should be used sparingly.

AromaLand offers well aged and satisfying Patchouli.

Consistency: Liquid to syrupy

Aromatherapy properties: Great skin care ingredient and cell rejuvenator. Helps to find peace of mind and is a great aphrodisiac. Also a great masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Patchouli is a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making the fragrance last longer).

How to use it: Add in low doses to skin and hair care. If your partner likes this scent, you can surround yourself with the scent of India by adding 9 drops to 1 oz. of unscented body care or adding up to 30 drops to 1 oz. of plant oil that is dabbed on sparingly as a perfume.

Use a few drops in a diffuser to mask unpleasant odors, or to enhance the aroma climate of your home.

 

Blends well with: Geranium, Rose, Citrus oils, Vetiver and Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Clove, Neroli.

History: Most fabrics and carpets from India carry the scent of Patchouli leaves to repel moths and other critters. In the East it is also commonly used around the house because it is said to prevent disease and to release negative emotions, putting problems in proportion.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Patchouli, organic –. Grown and processed under certified organic conditions.

AromaLand products with Patchouli Essential Oil: 
- Buddha, Celebrate, Egyptian, Exotic, Goddess, Indulgence, Sacred, Therasmooth and Sensitive Skin are AromaLand blends that contain Patchouli.

- The Ylang Ylang & Ginger  line of products in the Blue Collection.

- Goddess, Precious Flowers, Sensual, Romance, La Femme sampler packs.

- Hand & Nail Treatment Elixir

- Hemp Glycerine Soap

Specific Safety information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally R egarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.

 

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Patchouli Organic Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Aged leaves
Color: Translucent yellow to deep syrupy brown, depending on the age of the oil.
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: The scent of the 60's, when traveling and increased interest in India and Eastern cultures introduced Patchouli to the West. However, many people who base their perception of Patchouli on memories of the 60's have never smelled high quality oil.

Distinctly herbaceous and musky in aroma, a good Patchouli oil has a satisfying earthy quality, that is great to "ground" a person. It is a very rich and long-lasting oil. The aroma can be rather crude when the oil is young and grows more refined with age, as it becomes a valued "vintage oil". The scent of Patchouli will linger longer than most other Essential Oils, and should be used sparingly.

AromaLand offers well aged and satisfying Patchouli.

Consistency: Liquid to syrupy

Aromatherapy properties: Great skin care ingredient and cell rejuvenator. Helps to find peace of mind and is a great aphrodisiac. Also a great masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Patchouli is a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making the fragrance last longer).

How to use it: Add in low doses to skin and hair care. If your partner likes this scent, you can surround yourself with the scent of India by adding 9 drops to 1 oz. of unscented body care or adding up to 30 drops to 1 oz. of plant oil that is dabbed on sparingly as a perfume.

Use a few drops in a diffuser to mask unpleasant odors, or to enhance the aroma climate of your home.

 

Blends well with: Geranium, Rose, Citrus oils, Vetiver and Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Clove, Neroli.

History: Most fabrics and carpets from India carry the scent of Patchouli leaves to repel moths and other critters. In the East it is also commonly used around the house because it is said to prevent disease and to release negative emotions, putting problems in proportion.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Patchouli – Grown in Indonesian

AromaLand products with Patchouli Essential Oil: 
- Buddha, Celebrate, Egyptian, Exotic, Goddess, Indulgence, Sacred, Therasmooth and Sensitive Skin are AromaLand blends that contain Patchouli.

- The Ylang Ylang & Ginger  line of products in the Blue Collection.

- Goddess, Precious Flowers, Sensual, Romance, La Femme sampler packs.

- Hand & Nail Treatment Elixir

- Hemp Glycerine Soap

Specific Safety information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally R egarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.

 

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Sandalwood Australian Essential Oil
Botanical name: Santalum album
Country of Origin: West coast of Australia.
Method of Cultivation: Sandalwood is a parasitic plant that grows on other trees. This oil was distilled from Sandalwood sustainable grown in a plantation.
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Wood
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma:  Dry-woody and warm. Oriental, luxurious and balsamic, and deep & soft aroma. The Indian Sandalwood population has been nearly exhausted due to over harvesting, and prices have been continuously increasing. This Australian Sandalwood offers the noble Sandalwood aroma with a more smoky, somewhat dry bitter topnote.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of Sandalwood Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, Great aphrodisiac. Sandalwood is valued in skincare for its moisturizing and skin properties.

How to use it: Add a few drops to a diffuser for a relaxing "grounding" aroma climate.

- Add 5 drops to a hot bath for a blissful retreat.

- If scenting AromaFree body care or plant oils, use up to 9 drops per 1 oz. of product. Alternatively, use up to 10 drops Tansu Wood, Meditation, Passion, Sacred, Feminine Balance, Dry Skin and Mature Skin from the AromaLand line of therapeutic blends.

 

Blends well with: Most oils. Very suitable to make an aroma more smooth.

To create a romantic mood, try blending it with the other great aphrodisiacs - Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rose etc. Also nice: Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin & Neroli. Lavender and Geranium, Frankincense and Clary Sage, Cedarwood.

History:  Sandalwood is one of the oldest known perfume materials. In the East it's used as incense, for erecting temples and as part of the cremation ceremony. It is also forming the famous Atar perfume in combination with Rose.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Sandalwood – Since the Indian Sandalwood is overharvested and this oil is continuously increasing in price.
Muhuhu – This African oil is sometimes used to resemble Sandalwood in blends. By itself, it can not offer the same luxurious grace as Sandalwood does.

AromaLand products with Sandalwood Essential Oil:
All Tansu Wood (and to a lesser degree: Cherry Blossom) products of the SpaZensation body care line.

Tansu Wood, Cherry Blossom, Meditation, Passion, Sacred, Feminine Balance, Dry Skin and Mature Skin are blends that use Sandalwood.

Goddess, Made for Men and Romance sampler packs.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally R egarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

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Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Santalum album
Country of Origin: India
Method of Cultivation: Sandalwood is a parasitic plant that is crafted onto other trees.
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part extracted: Wood
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma:  Dry-woody and warm. Oriental, luxurious and balsamic, deep & soft aroma. The Indian Sandalwood population has been nearly exhausted  due to overharvesting, and prices have been continuously increasing. AromaLand offers an Australian Sandalwood as well, with a more smoky note.

The potency and incredible fragrancing power of Sandalwood Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba oil, classified as "i/J" ("in Jojoba").

Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, sedative to the nervous system, warming. Great aphrodisiac and anti-depressant, also helps to find restful sleep.

Sandalwood is valued in skincare for its moisturizing and skin healing properties.

How to use it: Add a few drops to a diffuser for a relaxing "grounding" climate.

- Add 5 drops to a hot bath for a blissful retreat.

- If scenting AromaFree body care or plant oils, use up to 5 drops per 1 oz. of product. Alternatively, use up to 10 drops Tansu Wood, Meditation, Passion, Sacred, Feminine Balance, Dry Skin and Mature Skin from the AromaLand line of therapeutic blends.

- If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your bodycare or bath according to your liking. You can use oils blended with Jojoba in a diffuser, but it is not recommended in diffusers that work with cotton pads – Car diffuser, Scent ball, Spa Scenter – or nebulizers. If using an aromalamp or AromaLand's Aromashell it will leave an oily residue that can be washed away – but do not overheat the lamp dish.

 

Blends well with: Most oils. Very suitable to make an aroma more smooth.

To create a romantic mood, try blending it with the other great aphrodisiacs - Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rose etc. Also nice: Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin & Neroli. Lavender and Geranium, Frankincense and Clary Sage, Cedarwood.

History:  Sandalwood is one of the oldest known perfume materials. In the East it's used as incense, for erecting temples and as part of the cremation ceremony. It is also forming the famous Aytar perfume in combination with Rose.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Sandalwood, Australian – Since the Indian Sandalwood is overharvested and continuously increasing in price, Sandalwood is now coming from many new regions. This Sandalwood has a distinct smoky note.
Muhuhu – This African oil is sometimes used to resemble Sandalwood in blends. By itself, it can not offer the same luxurious grace as Sandalwood does.

AromaLand products with Sandalwood Essential Oil:
All Tansu Wood (and to a lesser degree: Cherry Blossom) products of the SpaZensation body care line.

Tansu Wood, Cherry Blossom, Meditation, Passion, Sacred, Feminine Balance, Dry Skin and Mature Skin are blends that use Sandalwood.

Goddess, Made for Men and Romance sampler packs.

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally R egarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

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Spikenard Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Country of Origin: Nepal
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Roots
Color: Yellow/greenish/amber
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Heavy balsamic, bitter-spicy, earthy/woody. Long lasting.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, restorative.

History: One of the oldest known perfumery materials, already cherished by the Egyptians and used in royal cosmetic preparations. It is part of our Egyptian blend, which was re-formulated from the residue of an Essential Oil blend that was excavated at an ancient Egyptian site.

It is mentioned in the Bible in the song of Solomon, and Mary Magdalena anointed Jesus' feet before the Last Supper: "Then took Mary a pound of ointment of Spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment."

 

How to use it:
- Add to a diffuser for a long-lasting, warm aroma climate.

- Add 12 drops of Enchantment, Take Five or Egyptian blend to 1 oz. of unscented body care or plant oil. Enjoy.

Blends well with: Spices and oriental bases, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, and Vetiver.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Balsam Peru – Did you ever wonder what makes our Therasmooth/Theraskin blend so wonderful and nourishing? This oil has a lot to do with it.
Benzoin – Made from fine Sumatra-type Benzoin resin, this oil is has a balsamic-soft, vanilla-like aroma.
Copaiba Balsam – The oil of Copaiba balsam has a very warm, soft, honey-like note.
Elemi – This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than other balsamic aromas.
Frankincense – The best known of all the resinous oils due to its extensive use in the Catholic and Orthodox churches and various religions throughout the world.

AromaLand products with Spikenard Essential Oil: Egyptian, Enchantment, Take Five and Harmony are Essential Oil blends containing this oil.

Specific Safety information: Considered non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-toxic.

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Tagetes Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Tagetes glandulifera
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Flowers
Color: Carrot color/yellow
Perfumery Note: Base/Middle

Aroma:  Warm, herbaceous and powerful, with a somewhat harsh and bitter note.

Consistency: Liquid.

Aromatherapy properties: Should be used by experienced Aromatherapists and in small amounts for a limited range of applications only.

Blends well with: Use in low concentration only.

 

History: This herb is sometimes falsely called  "Calendula" or "Carrot oil". This is a gross mislabeling, since the Essential Oil of Tagetes can be irritating and toxic, while Calendula is a very compatible skin care ingredient. The flowers have been used in many countries for its splendor, ease of cultivation and fragrance, and herbal remedies seem to be more easy to use than the Essential Oil.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Calendula – This oil is part of the Marigold family, just like Tagetes, yet it is non-toxic and non-irritating and the preferred choice for use on the skin.

Specific Safety information: It seems that this Oil's main constituent – tagetone – is toxic and irritating. Use with care, in moderation, and do a patch test before applying to the skin. Cases of photo toxicity have been documented. Not appropriate for pregnancy and around children.

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Turmeric Essential Oil Information
Botanical name: Curcuma longa
Country of Origin: India
Method of Cultivation: Harvested from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Roots
Color: Yellow to slightly green
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Same fresh, spicy-woody aroma as the powdered spice used in Eastern cuisine, yet even more vibrant and delicious.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing and stimulating, balancing.

How to use it:
- Dilute Turmeric oil in carrier oil like grape seed or canola oil and use in preparing stews, sauces and savory dishes (3 drops per 1 oz. of oil).

- Add to diffuser as part of an exotic blend.

 

Blends well with: Turmeric can lend a very distinct softness and roundness to a spicy blend. Great with Ginger, Ylang Ylang, Cistus Labdanum, Clary Sage and spices.

Great for oriental/fantasy type aromas.

History: Well known as a domestic spice worldwide. Turmeric is one of the spices used in Curry, and giving it its strong yellow color. Turmeric is a wonderful addition to meat dishes, and harmonizes very well with many spices and garlic.

Specific Safety information: Possible toxic and irritating effects in large concentration - use sparingly. Always dilute.

 

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Vetiver Essnetial Oil Information
Botanical name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Country of Origin: Haiti
Method of Cultivation: Collected from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Roots
Color: Dark brown.
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious, sweet and satisfying, masculine, warm. Its aroma is very comforting and grounding.

Consistency: Viscous

Aromatherapy properties: Deeply relaxing and comforting. Helps to find peace of mind and accept life's challenges. Great aphrodisiac. Also a great masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Vetiver is a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making the fragrance last longer).

How to use it: Some people like to carry our wonderful organic Vetiver with then wherever they go, because they enjoy the scent a lot, and it "grounds" them when they are trying to do too many things at the same time. It is a real comfort oil .

Blends well with: Everything in need of a smooth and lingering base note… especially Citrus, the aphrodisiac oils (Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang…), Lavender, Cinnamon, Clary Sage…

 

History: In India and Sri Lanka this oil is known as the "oil of tranquility". It is derived from the roots of a grass, whose upper parts are woven into aromatic matting. Sometimes spelled Vetivert.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Vetiver, organic –. A powerful companion of intricate, complex beauty.

AromaLand products with Vetiver Essential Oil: 

- Therasmooth, Theraclear, Past Tense, Feminine Balance, Tansu Wood, Sensual, Indulgence, Energizing Herb and Egyptian are AromaLand blends that contain Vetiver.

- The Tansu Wood  line of products in the Spa ZenSation.

- Made for Men, Sensual, Romance sampler packs.

- Theraclear, Theraskin and Indulgence bath salts.

Specific Safety information:

No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.

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Vetiver Organic Essnetial Oil Information
Botanical name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Roots
Color: Dark brown.
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious, sweet and satisfying, masculine, warm. Its aroma is very comforting and grounding.

Consistency: Viscous

Aromatherapy properties: Deeply relaxing and comforting. Helps to find peace of mind and accept life's challenges. Great aphrodisiac. Also a great masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Vetiver is a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making the fragrance last longer).

How to use it: Some people like to carry our wonderful Vetiver with then wherever they go, because they enjoy the scent a lot, and it "grounds" them when they are trying to do too many things at the same time. It is a real comfort oil .

Blends well with: Everything in need of a smooth and lingering base note… especially Citrus, the aphrodisiac oils (Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang…), Lavender, Cinnamon, Clary Sage…

 

History: In India and Sri Lanka this oil is known as the "oil of tranquility". It is derived from the roots of a grass, whose upper parts are woven into aromatic matting. Sometimes spelled Vetivert.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Vetiver –. A wonderful oil at a great value.

AromaLand products with Vetiver Essential Oil: 

- Therasmooth, Theraclear, Past Tense, Feminine Balance, Tansu Wood, Sensual, Indulgence, Energizing Herb and Egyptian are AromaLand blends that contain Vetiver.

- The Tansu Wood  line of products in the Spa ZenSation.

- Made for Men, Sensual, Romance sampler packs.

- Theraclear, Theraskin and Indulgence bath salts.

Specific Safety information:

No known toxicity. GRAS (G enerally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.

Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.

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Violet Leaf Essnetial Oil Information
Botanical name: Viola odorata
Country of Origin: Egypt
Method of Cultivation: Conventionally grown
Method of Extraction: Solvent extracted
Part extracted: Leaves
Color: Greenish brown
Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Strong, green, leafy note with delicate floral untertone.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Relaxing, soothing, comforting, inspiring.

 

How to use it:
- Bamboo Forest is a beautiful blend made with this Essential Oil, so go ahead and indulge yourself with these products of the Spa ZenSation body care line.

Blends well with: Tuberose, Jasmine and other florals. Clary Sage, Benzoin, Cumin, Basil, citrus oils, Sandalwood, spices, Geranium and Lavender.

AromaLand products with Violet Leaf Essential Oil:

Bamboo Forest is an Aromatherapy blend that contains this oil. It is used in our Bamboo Forest body care products, part of the Spa ZenSation line.

Specific Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals.

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Ylang Ylang #3 Essnetial Oil Information
Botanical name: Cananga odorata
Country of Origin: Comoros
Method of Cultivation: Handpicked from wild growing plants
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Flowers
Color: Pale yellow to deep golden color
Perfumery Note: Base to middle

Aroma: Intensely sweet and soft. Ylang Ylang is a rich floral note and somewhat Jasmine-like – therefore sometimes called the  "Jasmine for the poor man". It is probably the richest of all the floral Essential Oil aromas and can easily be overdosed.

Ylang Ylang is distilled over the course of 14 hours. During this time various grades of Ylang Ylang are extracted: Extra, #1, #2, #3. The left over plant material is used to make the inferior Cananga Oil. Ylang Ylang #3 is the most commonly offered quality and a nice, pleasant oil.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Strongly relaxing, which is why Ylang Ylang is frequently called a sedative in Aromatherapy literature. As a relaxation aid it reduces stress and tension, helps to release frustration and anger, and eases depression. It is also a great aphrodisiac and sleeping aid – the perfect aroma for the bedroom.

How to use it: Add one or two drops to a warm bath. Diffuse 1-2 drops in your bedroom or relaxation area. Ylang Ylang works best when it is very subtle. If your partner likes it as much as you do, add 1-2 drops of Ylang Ylang to 1 oz. of unscented body care or massage oil. Since Ylang Ylang is great for the hair as well, add a drop to your hairbrush before brushing your hair.

Always use moderation, since too much can annoy those around you and leave you feeling nauseated and sluggish.

Blends well with: Rose, Sandalwood, the spice oils (very nice: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clove), Vetiver, citrus Essential Oils, Geranium, Lavender and many more. Ylang Ylang is a great note to use in small amount in the background of a blend, since it makes the blend more full and round.

 

History: In Asia the flowers of the Ylang Ylang tree are spread on the beds of newly weds.

It has a long history in skin and hair care products and does great balancing the skin's oil production. Asian medicine use it as a stimulant for hair growth. Frequently part of perfumes with a romantic/sensual theme.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Ylang Ylang complete, organic – This certified organic Ylang Ylang is a rare opportunity to enjoy the complete range of the Ylang Ylang aroma. It combines Ylang Ylang Extra, #1, #2 and #3 for a full spectrum experience that contains all of the unique characteristics and is more spicy.

AromaLand products with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: 
- Caribbean Delight, Exotic, Forest Rain, Meditation, Mother Nature, Passion, Relaxing,  Sensual and Feminine Balance are AromaLand blends that contain Ylang Ylang.

- The Ylang Ylang & Ginger  line of products in the Blue Collection.

- Goddess, Precious Flowers, Sensual, Romance, La Femme sampler packs.

- Hair & Scalp Treatment Elixir

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As S afe) approved by the FDA as food flavor. Use in very small amounts only.

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Ylang Ylang Complete Organic Essnetial Oil
Botanical name: Cananga odorata
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Cultivation: Certified organic.
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part extracted: Flowers
Color: Pale yellow to deep golden color
Perfumery Note: Base to middle

Aroma: Intensely sweet and soft. Jasmine is a rich floral note and somewhat Jasmine-like – therefore sometimes called the  "Jasmine for the poor man". It is probably the richest of all the floral Essential Oil aromas and can easily be overdone.

Ylang Ylang is distilled over the course of 14 hours. During this time various grades of Ylang Ylang are extracted: Extra, #1, #2, #3. The left over plant material is used to make the inferior Canango Oil. This certified organic Ylang Ylang is a rare opportunity to enjoy the complete range of the Ylang Ylang aroma. It combines Ylang Ylang Extra, #1, #2 and #3 for a full spectrum experience that contains all of the unique characteristics and is more spicy.

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatherapy properties: Strongly relaxing, which is why Ylang Ylang is frequently called a sedative in Aromatherapy literature. As a relaxation aid it reduces stress and tension, helps to release frustration and anger, and eases feelings of depression. It is also a great aphrodisiac and sleeping aid – the perfect aroma for the bedroom.

How to use it: Add one or two drops to a warm bath. Diffuse 1-2 drops in your bedroom or relaxation area. Jasmine works best when it is very subtle. If your partner likes it as much as you do, add 1-2 drops of Jasmine to 1 oz. of unscented body care or massage oil. Since Ylang Ylang is great for the hair as well, add a drop to your hairbrush before brushing your hair.

 

Blends well with: Rose, Sandalwood, the spice oils (very nice: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clove), Vetiver, citrus Essential Oils, Geranium, Lavender and many more. Ylang Ylang is a great note to use in small amounts in the background of a blend, since it makes a blend more full and round.

History: In Asia the flowers of the Ylang Ylang tree are spread on the beds of newly weds.

It has a long history in skin and hair care products and does great balancing the skin's oil production. Asian medicine uses it as a stimulant for hair growth. It is frequently part of perfumes with a romantic/sensual theme.

Other related AromaLand oils:
Ylang Ylang #3 – Ylang Ylang #3 is the most commonly offered quality and a nice, pleasant oil.

AromaLand products with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: 
- Caribbean Delight, Exotic, Forest Rain, Meditation, Mother Nature, Passion, Relaxing,  Sensual and Feminine Balance are AromaLand blends that contain Ylang Ylang.

- The Ylang Ylang & Ginger  line of products in the Blue Collection.

- Goddess, Precious Flowers, Sensual, Romance, La Femme sampler packs.

- Hair & Scalp Treatment Elixir

Specific Safety information: No known toxicity. GRAS (G enerally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor. Use in small amounts only.

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