Monthly Archives: July 2016

Ambrette Seed Essential Oil (Abelmoschus moschatus)

Steam-distilled from the seeds of an evergreen shrub indigenous to India and cultivated in many tropical countries, Ambrette Seed EO is a pale yellow-orange color with a rich, sweet floral-musky odor.  Blending buddies include sandalwood, orange blossom, rose, clary sage, cypress and more.

The oil is reported to be non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.  Widely used as a spice in the East, it’s used for headaches in China.  Egyptians use it to sweeten the breath and the seed is mixed with coffee in some Arabic countries.

Aromatherapy uses include poor circulation, muscle aches and pains, and fatigue   It can be helpful in stress-related conditions such as anxiety and depression.  In addition, it’s found in cosmetics and perfume and as a flavoring in food, soft and alcoholic drinks.

Ambrette Seed Essential Oil is one that seems destined for many collections.

 

Cabreuva Essential Oil (Myrocarpus fastigiatus)

Once listed in European pharmacopeias for its antiseptic qualities, cabreuva is used to heal wounds, ulcers and scars.  In aromatherapy, it’s also used to treat colds, chills and coughs.  The oil is reported to be non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Cabreuva  comes from the wood chippings of a tall tropical tree that is related to trees that… Continue Reading

Uncommon Essential Oils

I find researching uncommon essential oils fascinating!   Who knew there were so many that go unnoticed in most of the current press surrounding EOs ?   I didn’t and know there are others that might enjoy learning about them, too.  Please check back often for information on the latest oil I’ve discovered, including safety data, characteristics… Continue Reading