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Essential Oils

Our essential oils for skincare are classified by scent families (citrus & fruity, floral, gourmand, medicinal, resinous, spicy, and woody) and then listed in alphabetical order. Each oil is broken down by country of origin, parts of plant used, extraction method, note classification, aroma, blending suggestions, and traditional uses. 
 
----- CITRUS AND FRUITY AROMA FAMILY -----
The essential oils in the citrus aroma family have a bright, clean, and refreshing aroma. They are usually top notes and can be added to energizing or detoxifying blends. They are versatile and blend well with most aroma families, especially floral and woody oils. 
 
No. LDVI Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)
Origin: France // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed (Bergapten-Free) // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: A Complex Citrus - Fresh, Green, Fruity, Slightly Spicy And Balsamic. Mixes Well With Other Scents, Mellowing Overall Fragrance While Adding Richness // Blends Well With: Chamomile, Citrus Oils, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Has a balancing and toning effect on the nervous system, reduces tension and anxiety, soothes nervous indigestion. 
 
No. CXI Cucumber (Cucumus Sativus)
Origin: USA // Parts Used: Fruit  // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Fresh, Green, Cool // Blends Well With: Lime, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Sandalwood // Traditional Uses: Cucumbers have been used for the treatment of blemished skin and heat rash and applied externally as a poultice for burns, sores and softening of the skin. Known since antiquity for their properties, the fruit itself is demulcent, diuretic, emollient, purgative and tonic.
No. CMDV Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi)
Origin: Israel // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Fresh, Floral, Tangy, Sweet // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses: Moves the blood and fluids, helps to break down stored fat and accompanying emotional baggage, detoxifying, boosts the lymphatic system, used in cellulite creams. Has a mild diuretic effect. 
No. DCC Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum)
Origin: Italy // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Sour, Slightly Sweet, Astringent// Blends well with: Benzoin, Chamomile, Cistus, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Oakmoss, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Clears heat and toxicity including infections and skin disruptions, promotes cleansing and softens buildup including arthritis, gout, and cholesterol. Removes stagnation. Restores luster and rejuvenates tired, dull skin. Reduces excessive oiliness. Used in household cleansers to cut grease.
No. XLI Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus)
Origin: India // Parts Used: Grass // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Lemony, Fresh, Earthy Citrus // Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Relieves muscle aches and body pains including headaches and discomforts associated with arthritis. It tones and purifies the skin while its anti-inflammatory properties relieve redness, itching, and swelling.
No. VLCD Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata)
Origin: USA // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Light, Fruity, Citrus // Blends well with: Basil, Black Pepper, Chamomile Roman, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Improves circulation of blood and lymph, creates warmth to soothe rheumatism and arthritis. Good antiseptic and antispasmodic, sedative actions relaxes and calms nervous afflictions. Promotes the growth of new cells and tissues. 
No. XLII Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia)
Origin: Brazil // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Bitter, Tart, Cool Citrus // Blends well with: Citronella, Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses:  Renews the spirit and mind, cleanses the aura, draws negative qi from the body and living spaces, lifts the qi, eliminates odors. Can be used in a diffuser to clean and purify the air. Has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Disinfects surfaces and repels insects. Cools heat, tonifies yin, balances summer heat conditions and fevers.  
No. XIMD Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
Origin: USA // Parts Used: Fruit Peel // Extraction Method: Cold Pressed // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Sweet, Sugary and Citrus // Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Used in aromatherapy to lift the mood, reduces pulse rate and the salivary cortisol that is secreted when one is in a state of anxiety. Reduces gas and indigestion. 
No. MCM Petitgrain (Petitgrain Bigarde)
Origin: Italy // Parts Used: Leaves And Twigs // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Orange Blossoms With A Bitter, Floral, Citrus And Herbaceous Undertone // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses: Naturally anti-microbial, good for preventing body odor and skin infections, boosts nerves and nervous system, eases spasms, cramps, palpitations, hypertension and insomnia. Uplifting, soothes anxiety and depression.  
 
----- FLORAL AROMA FAMILY -----

The essential oils in the floral family are sweet, heady and well-rounded. Sharp green notes can show in up some florals, such as geranium, while herbal florals such as lavender can be a little more “clean” smelling. They have a balancing effect on hormones and can help cultivate romance. They are often middle notes in a perfume composition. 

No. MLV Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)  

Origin: France // Parts Used: Flowers And Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Dry, Musky, Bittersweet Floral // Blends Well With: Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lime, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea Tree // Traditional Uses: It has long been used to support and regulate the female reproductive system during menstruation,  and menopause It can help promote labor to ease childbirth and delivery. 

No. CXX Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)

Origin: Egypt // Parts Used: Flower // Extraction Method: CO2 Extraction // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Waxy, Warm, Herbaceous, Subtle // Blends Well With: Frankincense, Rose, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Cinnamon Leaf, Jasmine, geranium, Nutmeg, Orange, Mandarin, Melissa, Helichrysum // Traditional Uses:  Calendula is known for its excellent anti-inflammatory and vulnerary properties and is often used for wounds, ulcers, bruises, rashes, and skin conditions. Calendula oil is also used to reduce the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. Calendula is beneficial when added to massage oil to help to heal, soothe, and soften.

No. XII Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens )  

Origin: Egypt // Parts Used: Flowers And Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Heavy, Sweet, Floral // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: A beautifying agent for the skin and hair. It calming sweet, tenacious floral scent increases positive feelings, helps to balance hormones and level out mood swings from PMS. Geranium has a high oil yield when distilled compared to rose and is often used as a substitute. 

No. XDMI Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale)  

Origin: Egypt // Parts Used: Flowers // Extraction Method: Solvent Extracted (Ethyl Alcohol) // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Warm, Rich, Deeply Floral // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: A strong, sweet, romantic fragrance that has been used in some of the worlds best known perfumes. This flower blooms only at night and fills the surroundings with its unmistakable and alluring fragrance. Boosts energy and uplifts the mood.

No. XLV Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia )  

Origin: France // Parts Used: Flowering Tops // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Sweet, Floral, Herbaceous // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oakmoss, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver // Traditional Uses: The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, “to wash”. Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender and burned lavender incense to appease their wrathful gods. 

No. XIV Neroli (Citrus Aurantium)  

Origin: Morocco // Parts Used: Flowers // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top, Middle // Aroma: Light, Sweet-Floral Fragrance with Green Tanginess // Blends Well With: Benzoin, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrrh, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang. Traditional Uses // Calms the spirit, lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels. Inspires sensual and euphoric moods. It takes approximately 100 pounds of blossoms to produce 1 pounds of neroli essential oils.

No. XIMD Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martini)  

Origin: Nepal // Parts Used: Grass // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Sweet, Floral, Rosy, Geranium-Like, Herbaceous // Blends Well With: Amyris, Bay, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Although the oil is extracted from grass, it smells similar to rose (although slightly more herbaceous) and is used widely in the perfume industry. 

No. LXI Rose (Rosa Damascena )  

Origin: Morocco // Parts Used: Flowers // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top, Middle // Aroma: Rich, Sweet Floral with Waxy/Green Finish // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clove Bud, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jsamine, Lemon, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petigrain, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang // Traditional Uses: Supports the heart and circulatory system. Its moisturizing and hydrating properties are great for dry, mature and irritated skin. Eases female issues, regulates and balances hormones and irregular menstruation while having a general toning effect on the uterus. 

No. MCM  Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera)  

Origin: Egypt // Parts Used: Flowers // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Sweet, Densely Floral, Honeyed, Ripe Fruit with a Spicy Green Top Note // Blends Well With: Ambrette, Amryis, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clove, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lime, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tobacco, Tonka Bean, Tuberose, Vanilla // Traditional Uses: In Buddhism, the lotus is a symbol of purity, innocence and  divine beauty. It activates the crown chakra invoking stillness, clarity and devotion.

No. VLDM Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata)  

Origin: Madagascar // Parts Used: Flowers // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Base // Aroma: Rich, Sweet Floral, Narcotic // Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus Lemon, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Neroli, Opopanax, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vetiver // Traditional Uses: One of the most powerful aphrodisiacs. In the Philippines, bed sheets are covered with flowers for the wedding night. Used to regulate emotional, cardiovascular and hormonal systems. 

----- GOURMAND AROMA FAMILY -----

The essential oils in this aroma family are heavy and sweet, having edible or dessert-like qualities. They blend well with fruity and spicy aroma families. 

No. DVI Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

Origin: Morocco // Parts Used: Nut/Kernel // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top to Middle // Aroma: Sweet, Nutty, Marzipan, Hints of Cherry // Blends well with: Amyris, Balsam of Peru, Cacao, Coffee, Jasmine, Lilac, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang. Traditional Uses // Classic gourmand aroma. It lends a sweet, nutty, cherry-like top note to natural perfumes, and a seductive and alluring nuance to men’s colognes.

No. MVI Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia)

Origin: Madagascar // Parts Used: Beans/Pods // Extraction Method: CO2 Extracted // Note Classification: Base (Excellent Fixative) // Aroma: Deep, Sweet, Warm, Rich, Characteristic Vanilla Aroma, Caramel and Chocolate-Like Nuances,  Deep Balsamic Undertones. // Blends well with: Ambrette, Agarwood, Amris, Balsam of Peru, Beeswax, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Cacao, Coffee, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Tuberose, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang. Traditional Uses // Invites sensuality and relaxes inhibitions

----- MEDICINAL AROMA FAMILY -----

The essential oils in this aroma family have a sharp, clarifying and penetrating quality. They are opening and clearing in affect. Try blending with citrus, herbaceous, woody and earthy oils. 

 

No. CCI Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Radiata) 

Origin: South Africa // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Refreshing,  Penetrating, Subtle Citrus and Peppery-Floral Overtones // Blends well with: Bay, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Coriander, Ginger, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrtle, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme Traditional Uses // Beneficial for respiratory system and provides immune support.

No. XCI Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) 

Origin: USA // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Fresh, Green, Cooling, Penetrating, Minty with a Grass-Like Undertone // Blends well with:  Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint. Traditional Uses // Generally used at low concentrations to provide a lift to perfume formulations. Due to menthol content, used as a cooling agent in over-the-counter muscle and joint preparations.

No. CVI Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

Origin: Australiaa // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Sweet, Heavy, Earthy, Woody // Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Tangerine, Thyme Traditional Uses // A natural antibacterialand antiviral agent, commonly used to treat acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.

No. MCLX Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Origin: Spain // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Strong, Woody-Herbaceous, Minty-Green // Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot  Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Citrus, Cinnamon, Citronella, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Tangerine, Thyme Traditional Uses // Stimulates hair growth, used in many natural hair remedies.

----- RESINOUS AROMA FAMILY -----

The essential oils in the resinous aroma family exude deep, rich scents that are warm, smoky, woody, earthy, sweet and leather-like. They are heavier with good fixative properties and create mellow, alluring and long lasting compositions.

No. MDVI Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri)

Origin: Somolia // Parts Used: Resin // Extraction Method:  Hydrodistilled // Note Classification: Base (excellent fixative) // Aroma: Dry, Diffusive, Penetrating, Resinous/Coniferous, Slightly Peppery with Balsamic Undertone // Blends well with: Agarwood, Amber, Basil, Bargamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnaon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geraniun, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // Used ritualistically by many religious, shamanistic, and secular cultures, instills deep tranquility of the mind.

No. DCC Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin)

Origin: Indonesia // Parts Used: Leaf // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Base // Aroma: Rich, Deep, Earthy, Sweet-Herbacious, Ethereal, Floral-Sweet Top Notes And Wood-Balsamic Body Notes.  // Blends well with: Amber, Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // In perfumery, an excellent base note and fixative. In skincare, used to address wrinkled, aging skin, irritation, and dryness. 

No. IVML Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanioides)

Origin: Sri Lanka // Parts Used: Roots // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Base (Excellent Fixative) // Aroma: Deep, Earthy Aroma,Light Smokey Notes, Lush Drydown // Blends well with: Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cocoa, Coffee, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // Known as oil of tranquility, it's a good grounder for those who focus on mental activities to the exclusion of the physical. 

----- SPICY AROMA FAMILY -----

The essential oils in the spicy aroma family have exotic, warm and intense aromas. They can be used to stimulate and focus energy. 

No. CMX Basil - Sweet (Ocimum Basillicum)

Origin: India // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Base // Aroma: Warm, Sweet, Licorice-Like, Crisply Herbaceous  // Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Oakmoss, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Verbena, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // Stimulates, clarifies, calms,  energizes and uplift s the mind

No. MCI Bay Rum (Lauris Nobilis)

Origin: Turkey // Parts Used: Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Fresh, Sweet-Spicy, Clove-Like, Medicinal Aroma with Sweet Dryout Notes // Blends well with: Bergamot, Citrus, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // Masculine and spicy, a warming oil that is a favorite during Fall and Winter. It stimulates circulation, and when used safely in low dilution, may be helpful in massage blends and to encourage healing of sprains and strains.

No. CDI Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)

Origin: India // Parts Used: Dried Berries // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Fresh, Dry, Woody, Warm, Spicy // Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // In perfumery, piques interest of opening/top note, adds depth to overall composition. It affords interesting nuances to any floral bouquet and blends well with almost all oils, as long as only very small amounts are used.

No. IMCV Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)

Origin: Sri Lanka // Parts Used: Dried Bark // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Warm, Diffuse, Sweet-Spicy, Persistent Dryness and Powdery Note at Drydown // Blends well with: Ambrette, Balsam of Peru, Benzoin, Cardamom, Carnation, Chamomile, Champaca, Clove, Cocao, Coconut, Coffee, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Sandlwood, Tonka Bean, Tuberose, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // In perfumery, the sweetness of cinnamon adds warmth and spice when added to compositions in trace amounts.

No. CDIV Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus)

Origin: Sri Lanka // Parts Used: Fruit // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Rich, Warm, Sweet-Spicy with Fresh-Fruity Finish // Blends well with: Basil, Benzoin, Beragmot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Carnation, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Orange, Oregano, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang Traditional Uses // In perfumery, imparts richness and complexity. Lends a warming appeal in massage oils to combat the chill of winter. 

No. VLDM Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)

Origin: Sri Lanka // Parts Used: Roots // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Warm, Fresh, Pungent, with a sweet, Spicy-Woody, Tenacious Undertone. // Blends well with: Anise, Balsam of Peru, Bergamot, Citrus, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Cacao, Coffee, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. Traditional Uses // In aromatherapy, soothes nausea and indigestion. A strong antiseptic and antibacterial,used to prevent colds and support the immune system.

 

----- WOODY AROMA FAMILY -----

 The essential oils in the woody aroma are often derived from the fresh cut wood, trea bark, or roots of a tree - they family provide warmth, dryness and richness.  Use to enhance earthly and citrus compositions.

XCVI. Birch (Betula Lenta)

Origin: Russia // Parts Used: Bark // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Sweet, Sharp, Camphoraceous, Similar to Wintergreen // Blends well with: Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram,Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Wintergreen Traditional Uses // A purifying, uplifting and stimulating oil that encourages detoxification and healing.

No. DVXM Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica)

Origin: Morocco // Parts Used: Bark // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Base (Good Fixative) // Aroma: Rich, Sweet, Warm, Woody and Balsamic // Blends well with: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir,  Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper,  Laurel Leaf, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram,  Neroli, Patchouli, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Verbena, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. Traditional Uses // An aphrodisiac with a masculine scent. one of the earliest incense materials, good for grounding and mediation blends.

No. LMV Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens) 

Origin: Spain // Parts Used: Branches and Leaves // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Middle // Aroma: Fresh, Woody, Resinous, Deep Green Balsamic // Blends well with: Ambrette, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood // Traditional Uses // Has a buoyant, uplifting quality that is shared by many of the coniferous needle trees. Epitomize upward motion and centered energy, often included in pre-workout blends to facilitate movement.

No. CMI Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis)

Origin: Bulgaria // Parts Used: Berries // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top to middle // Aroma:  Radiant, Lively, Penetrating Woody-Fruity Aroma, Green and Sweet Undertones // Blends well with: Angelica, Balsam of Peru, Bergamot, Citrus, Cardamom,  Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress,  Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oakmoss,  Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spruce, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Vetiver. Traditional Uses // Uplift the spirits during times of low energy, anxiety and weakness. Strength and survival in the face of adversity.

No. XXI Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Origin: Bulgaria // Parts Used: Roots // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top to Middle // Aroma: Strong, Fresh, Dry-Balsamic Turpentine with a Distinctive Sweet-Coniferous Topnote // Blends well with: Ambrette, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry,  Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Spruce, Tagetes, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vanilla. Traditional Uses //A purifying and cleansing oil, benefits the upper respiratory system.

No. CXCI Spruce (Picea Mariana)

Origin: Canada // Parts Used: Needles // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top to Middle // Aroma: Fresh, Radiant, Penetrating, Warm, Woody, Dry, Soft // Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Currant Bud, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Fir, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Niaouli, Oakmoss, Orange, Pink Peppercorn, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary,  Spearmint, Tea Tree Traditional Uses // Has a calming effect on the mind with its restorative, refreshing and purifying qualities, much in the same way a walk in a tranquil conifer forest brings about inner peace and a revived spirit.

No. DCLI Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora)

Origin: Canada // Parts Used: Bark // Extraction Method: Steam Distilled // Note Classification: Top // Aroma: Warm, Woody, Floral, Fruity // Blends well with: Beeswax, Benzoin, Bergamot, Citrus, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram (Sweet), Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Traditional Uses // In perfumery, rounds off sharp edges and adds body to perfume formulations.