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Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil is derived from the leaves of the Ocimum basilicum botanical, better known as the Basil herb. This plant receives its name from the Latin word basilius as well as the Greek word basilikón phutón, which mean “royal plant,” hence Basil is also known as the Queen of Herbs or l’herbe royale, meaning “royal herb” in French. It may also be referred to as

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Wintergreen, A Sweet and Warming Oil

Wintergreen Essential Oil, sometimes called Gaultheria Oil, is derived from the leaves of the Wintergreen herb, also known as Teaberry, Partridge Berry, and Checkerberry. The plant receives it name from its natural predisposition to continue to photosynthesize even during the winter months, thus keeping the plant’s green color year-round. Plants in this category of vegetation are now referred to as

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Discover the Health Benefits of the ‘Christmas Tree’

The Pine tree is easily recognized as the “Christmas Tree,” but it is also commonly cultivated for its wood, which is rich in resin and is thus ideal for use as fuel, as well as for making a pitch, tar, and turpentine, substances that are traditionally used in construction and painting. In folk tales, the height of the Pine tree

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Create Inner Peace with Rose Geranium Oil

Rose Geranium belongs to the Geranium family and to the Pelargonium genus in particular. While the Geraniums in the Geraniaceae family are known as the “True Geraniums,” the Pelargonium group of plants is commonly referred to as the “Scented Geraniums,” which have fragrances that can be categorized as follows: Category Can smell like… Rosy Rose Citrusy Orange, Lemon, Lime Fruity Strawberry, Apricot,

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Cedarwood Essential Oil, Uses, Benefits, Skin Care, Hair Care, Aromatherapy

HISTORY OF CEDARWOOD OIL USAGE Cedarwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree, of which there are several species, such as Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Juniperus Mexicana, and Juniperus virginiana, which are more commonly recognized as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively. Throughout history, Cedarwood Essential Oil has been used by various cultures, such as Native American and Tibetan

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“Fair Trade” Certified Products

WHAT DOES “FAIR TRADE” MEAN? The Fair Trade movement is a social response to the conventional trading system by which many farmers and workers have been deprived or disparaged. Compared to traditional charitable donations and aid, buying Fair Trade products is a more effective way of facilitating supportable development, as it allows better trading conditions and sustainable farming for workers

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“Organic Essential Oils,” USDA Organic Certification and Seal

THE MEANING OF “ORGANIC” The term “organic,” often used interchangeably with the term “natural,” is in fact quite distinct from this comparative word by virtue of the government guidelines and the national standards that allow organic products to qualify as such. “Organic” refers to farming ethics and processes, specifically to the way crops are cultivated, processed, and produced in a

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Market Report, September 2018

The following report contains updates on the current trends in the production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Raw Materials sourced from around the globe. Almond Sweet Organic Oil In Morocco, sweet almonds are harvested in September. The growing conditions have been normal and the harvest yield has been the same as in the previous

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