Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Recent Essential Oil Order From Mountain Rose Herbs

I LOVE getting a big box from Mountain Rose Herbs filled with all kinds of natural goodies.  My most recent order was for two pounds of mango butter and the ten essential oils featured above.  I am teaching a few classes during Fall and Winter quarter at a few colleges and several of the recipes call for these essential oils.  If you don't already have these particular oils in your collection, you may want to order these.  Here is some more information about each one......

Vetiver: (Vetiveria zizanioides) is from the steam distilled roots of the plant.  It is a base note with a sweet, heavy, earthy and woody aroma.  Vetiver root has been utilized for its fragrance for many years. It has been used to scent fabric, and woven into baskets, mats, and window coverings. It blends well with bergamot, black pepper, cedar wood, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, Litsea cubeba, mandarin, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.  I like to add a few drops into a tablespoon of heavy cream and swirl it into a hot bath.  It really helps me to relax! You can purchase it at Mountain Rose Herbs

Scotch Pine: (Pinus sylvestris) is from the steam distilled needles. It is a middle note with a very strong, dry-balsamic, turpentine-like aroma.  It is used in the fragrance industry for its forest-like aroma. It blends well with bergamot, cedar wood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, peppermint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree and thyme. It is a great respiratory decongestant and anti-inflammatory essential oil. You may want to add this into a formula meant for joint inflammation or sinus support. You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs

Peppermint: (Mentha x piperita) is from the steam distilled flowering plant. It is a top note with a very fresh, minty, herbaceous aroma.  It blends well with basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary and tea tree.  I like to use peppermint essential oil in blends that combat fatigue.  I also diffuse it when I have a headache or a stuffy nose.  It can also soothe a bug bite or energize tired feet.  You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs


Myrrh: (Commiphora myrrha) is from steam distilled gum.  It is a base note with a dry, creamy, resinous aroma.  It is used in the fragrance industry as a fixitive.  It blends well with bergamot, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver and ylang ylang. I use it in dry-skin formulas, scar healing blends, acne blends, and meditation massage oils. You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs

Spruce: (Tsuga canadensis) is from the steam distilled needles.  It is a middle note with a pleasing, fresh-balsamic, sweet-fruity aroma.  It is often used in household cleaning products and in muscle ache formulas.  It blends well with Amyris, benzoin, cedar wood, clary sage, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine and rosemary. Did you know that the needles and essential oil are added to the brewing process to make spruce beers? I use it in diffuser blends when I have a spastic cough or need potent respiratory support.  You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs

Galbanum: (Ferula galbaniflua) is from the steam distilled resin.  France and Iran export a lot of the essential oil.  It is a top note with a fresh, woody, spicy and balsamic aroma.  It has a long history as incense and as a fixative in perfumes.  It blends well with benzoin, fir, geranium, ginger, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax and pine.  In astrology, galbanum is associated with the Libra (I am a Libra and LOVE this essential oil...coincidence?) I use galbanum in perfume blends and diffuse it for anxiety relief.  You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs

Douglas Fir: (Pseudotsuga menzies) is from the steam-distilled needles and twigs.  It is a middle note with a crisp, fresh, green and uplifting aroma.  It is used as a room freshener and to fragrance soap.  It blends well with Cistus, fir oils, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine and rosemary.  I tend to diffuse it quite frequently during the Winter when my immune system could use a potent boost.  You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs


Cedarwood, Atlas: (Cedrus Atlantica) is from the steam distilled wood and sawdust. It is a base note with a woody, balsamic, rich dry aroma.  It has a long history as an incense and perfume.  It blends well with bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver and Ylang Ylang. Did you know that the Egyptians used cedar wood in the embalming process and as a perfume ingredient? I use the essential oil when I make insect repellent, in perfumes and in deodorants. You can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. 

Fir Needle: (Abies balsamea) is from the steam distilled needles.  It is a middle note with a fresh, green and soft balsamic aroma.  It is well known for its disinfecting properties.  It blends well with benzoin, cistus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, pine and rosemary.  Did you know that Silver fir was the first species used for the Christmas tree, but that it has since been replaced by the Douglas and Noble firs? I personally use it in Holiday diffuser blends and in cold and flu blends.  Some folks like to include it in blends for their arthritis.  You can order it from Mountain Rose Herbs.  

Which ones will you be adding to your essential oil collection? Let me know! 

Cheers!
Shannon 


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