Obtained from the dried rhizomes, this yellow to
greenish-amber liquid by steam distillation has a spicy, warm, woodsy scent.
Blends well with cedarwood, frankincense, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosewood,
sandalwood, vetiver and citrus oils. Use for arthritis, muscular aches,
nervousness, poor circulation and strains. Anti-oxidant, antiseptic,
anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, expectorant, stimulant. (A, S, F)
scenting your own unscented products use about 10 to 15 drops of essential oil to your base carrier products for broad scale application. For spot application like a cologne the ratio can be increased. Patch test for sensitivity.
Oils come in amber vial with regular cap. A complementary
pipette/dropper is included with each customer order that includes essential oils. Order more pipettes, glass droppers and empty vials as desired. Regular caps are used to help keep costs more affordable, and to take into account individuals who already have pipettes or glass droppers on hand.
Q. Why are some blends more expensive? Certain blends include essential oils that are very expensive. The higher proportion of that oil used, the more expensive the blend. Sandalwood, Chamomile and Rose are examples of especially high priced oils. Due to the concentration of essential oils, they should generally not be used undiluted. Please refer to the ideas for use of essential oils page for usage suggestions.
For a table which includes the information about these and other essential oils visit the essential oil information information. In addition, be sure to visit the essential oil precautions page for usage warnings. Store away
from heat and light. You will also find additional information in our reference
Codes for Common Name Column:(A = Aromatherapy,
S = Scent, F = Flavor) (When used on the body, PH = Phototoxic, HI = not
for High blood pressure, EP = not for Epilepsy,
DI = not for Diabetes, PR = not during Pregnancy, SE = possible Sensitization or Dermal irritation,
TO = possible toxicity).
Codes for Origin Column: SD
= Steam Distilled, EO = Essential Oil, EX =
Expressed, AT = Attar, AB = Absolute
Latin name, FCC = Food Chemicals Codex, the industry standard listing of food-grade ingredients.
This list of botanical oils was selected from our research which shows these as being some of the least toxic for home use. This is only some of the many botanical species that produce essential oils.
Usage warnings provide general guidance only, and each person could react differently to any given product. If any irritation or reaction occurs with essential oils, either increase the dilution or discontinue use. It is a good idea to do a patch test. Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes and keep
away from children. The focus of this web site is for products and information intended for external use only. General information can be found in our reference desk.
Consult your physician for advice or aromatherapy reference for detailed information about your specific situation.
Resources: "The Illustrated
Encyclopedia of Essential Oils" by Julia Lawless; "Complete Aromatherapy Handbook" by Susanne Fischer-Rizzi; "A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients" by Ruth Winter, M.S.; "The Art of Aromatherapy" by Robert B. Tisserand; The Soapmaker's Companion" by Susan Miller Cavitch. Notice: All aromatherapy and body care ingredient information provided is for information purposes only and is not a prescriptive guide. Consult with your physician or an authoritative reference for information regarding your specific situation.