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27 Uses And Benefits Of Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil is derived from the steam distillation of peels of the sweet orange fruit (Citrus sinensis). Sweet orange is a citrus fruit that is native to China. However, this fruit is also cultivated in various part of the world. This sweet orange oil should not be mistaken for those of bitter oranges such …

26 Health Benefits Of Anise Essential Oil

Anise oil is obtained from the steam distillation of anise (Pimpinella Anisum). This distillation yields a volatile thin oil in which anethole is the main constituent. Anethole is responsible for the anise oil’s characteristic aroma. Other constituents of anise essential oil include; beta pinene, alpha-pinene, camphene, safrol, Linalool, anisaldehyde, acetoanisol, as well as cis and …

22 Health Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil is derived from the steam distillation of flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Cananga odorata). This essential oil is actually an ingredient in the Chanel No. 5 perfume. This goes to show the rich floral fragrance of ylang ylang essential oil. The major constituents of ylang ylang essential oil are benzyl …

16 Benefits Of Boldo Essential Oil

Boldo essential oil is the volatile oil extracted from the plant commonly called boldo (Peumus Boldus). Boldo oil is obtained from the steam distillation of the boldo leaves. The major constituents of boldo oil include; limonene, gamma terpinene, camphene, alpha-pinene, beta pinene, cineole, linalool, para-cymene. The ascaridole is responsible for the toxic nature of this …

18 Health Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is extracted via the steam distillation of wood chips of the cedarwood tree. Cedarwood is often found in cold climes and high altitude regions. The major constituents of cedarwood essential oil include; beta cedrene, thujopsene, alpha cedrene, cedrol which gives cedarwood oil its numerous medicinal properties. Below are various health benefits of …

21 Health Benefits Of Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile oil is derived from the flowers of the chamomile herb. There are two popular varieties of chamomile flower; Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) and German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). Roman chamomile oil has more potent soothing and calming properties while German chamomile oil has more effective anti-inflammatory properties due to its constituent compound called azulene. In …