Love Basil? Then You Should Try Basil Essential Oil
Basil essential oil is wonderful; it smells just like the herb! And it has great benefits. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and so much more! Basil Essential Oil Properties Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum Color: light green. Smell: It’s similar to the herb, mild and a little peppery. Compounds: Methyl chavicol or estragole (30% – 45%), linalool,
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Agarwood Oil: Properties, Benefits and Uses
Ever heard of agarwood oil or oud? It’s an incredibly rare essential oil that’s more expensive than gold! Here’s why. When rare agarwood trees are infected with a certain type of mold, it forms a resin deep within the tree. Only when the tree is cut and the heartwood processed, the thick, aromatic resin can
3 Proven Essential Oils for Headaches
Do you use essential oils for headaches? I know I do. When that throbbing pain starts, I grab my lavender oil. All I need is my lavender. But it isn’t the only essential oil that can ease your pain. You can try peppermint and German chamomile too! And these oils are pain-relieving and proven!
The Best Guide to Wheat Germ Oil for Skin
What makes wheat germ oil so special for your skin? Its Vitamin E content! It has one of the highest levels among the skin oils. And you know how amazing Vitamin E is especially for skin and hair! What’s in Wheat Germ Oil? Wheat germ oil has fatty acids, proteins, lecithin, vitamins (A, D,
Is Apricot Kernel Oil Any Good for Skin?
I love using apricot kernel oil. It’s quite light and doesn’t leave my skin feeling ikky or greasy. It works great in my massage blends to thin out avocado oil and wheat germ oil. Apricot Kernel Oil Properties Botanical name: Prunus armeniaca Color: It ranges from yellow to almost golden. Smell: It’s super mild,
Antibacterial Essential Oils? There are Many!
I first wrote on the best antibacterial essential oils in 2014. That was a while ago. There’s been quite a bit of essential oil research since then. But the original study (from 1999) I looked at still applies. Why? Because it compared the antibacterial activity of 52 oils on ten drug resistant bacteria and fungi.
Read This Before You Use Avocado Oil for Skin
Do you use avocado oil for skin? You should! It’s an amazing moisturizer that can help with psoriasis and wrinkles! Avocado Oil Properties Botanical Name: Persea americana. Color: Unrefined avocado oil is dark green. The refined oil is pale yellow. Smell: Unrefined, it is nutty but unrefined oil barely has a smell. Texture: I