Making perfume is an art that’s been around for many centuries. To many, it’s much more than an art. It’s a creation of thought, inspiration and care, resulting in some of the most beautiful fragrances imaginable. Although there have been different methods implemented through the years, the general principle and purpose of making perfume is the same: extracting a desired scent. In a previous blog we covered many methods of extracting fragrances from various plant
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Stop and Smell the Roses Smelling the fragrance of a rose can bring healing and elevate one’s mood.  Even when the scent is too faint to notice healing is taking place.  The sense of smell facilitated through the olfactory nerve invites the fragrance into certain regions of the brain, enabling the body to process them naturally. Just inhaling a fragrance will bring healing to the body because with pure therapeutic essential oils the molecules are
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Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Did you know that Peppermint essential oil is one of the best oils to use for blocking pain?  A recent study by Gobel et al., in 1994 showed that peppermint blocks calcium channels and substance P. important factors in the transmission of pain signals, according to the Essential Oils Desk Reference.  Other essential oils that have pain-relieving properties includes helichrysum. For chronic pain, try peppermint, helichrysum, spruce, birch, basil, cypress,
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Treatment for Radiation Poisoning and the Symptoms of Radiation Sickness from a Nuclear Incident Tea Tree essential oil – has been found to be helpful in cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. This oil can be used topically to minimize and protect the body from damage caused by radiation. Cypress essential oil – rebuilds the white blood cells damaged by exposure to radiation. Also good for bleeding gums. Lavender  essential oil is to alleviate the pain
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Understanding Notes When Making Perfume   When planning to make your own perfume, it’s important to understand the basics. When we think of expensive perfume, we automatically think of France, since France is the perfume capital of the world. Although the French did not discover perfume, they were the ones that turned perfume making into a Science. While the perfumers in France were not the original creators of perfume, they were the geniuses that figured
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Clove Essential Oil Uses 1.  Add a few drops of Clove Essential Oil to a simmering pan to dispel household cooking odors. 2.  Selling your home? Fill your kitchen with the aroma of Clove essential oil. Simmer a few drops of Clove essential oil in a pan of water on the stovetop. 3.  Got a toothache? Clove Bud Essential Oil is a great choice. Place a couple of drops of Clove essential oil on gums
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Clove Essential Oil From the Maluku Islands, known as present day Indonesia’s Spice Islands comes the Clove tree, brought to the Middle East and into Europe well before the first century. During the late 1400’s, the Portuguese cornered the Clove market, assuming control of the Maluku Islands. Spain unwilling to violate a treaty with Portugal, explored new ocean routes to the West Indies to obtain Clove, which led to the discovery of the New World
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Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains Essential oils for muscle aches and pains include lavender, rosemary, and peppermint. Here is a simple recipe to use for muscle aches and pain. Gently massage into muscles to relieve pain. What You Will Need: 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 2 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil Massage Oil Base (carrier oil) What To Do: Add four drops of essential oils to 4 teaspoons of massage oil (carrier oil). Massage
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The Ancient Art of Extracting Essential Oils & Making Perfumes According to Miriam Stead, author of Egyptian Life, the process of distillation using steam was not known for the extraction of essences, but there were three techniques available for producing perfumes from flowers, fruits and seeds. She writes, There was enfleurage, the saturation of layers of fat with perfume by steeping flowers in the fat and replacing them when their perfume was spent.  In this
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