An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile, ethereal oils or aetherolea, or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Essential oils do not as a group need to have any specific chemical properties in common, beyond conveying characteristic fragrances.
Essential Oil Properties
Bois de Rose (Rosewoood) - analgesic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic (throat), antiviral, aphrodisiac, calmative, cephalic, deodorant, emollient (skin), euphoriant, insecticide, parasiticide, regenerator (skin tissue), stimulant (immune system), tonic, uplifting
Dill Seed, Dill Weed
Fir Balsam Needles
Helichrysum (Everlasting or Immortelle)
Melissa (Lemon Balm)
Myrtle, Myrtle (Anise), Myrtle (lemon)
Ravensara Anisata (Havozo bark), Ravensara Aromatica (Leaves)
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