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Chamomile Essential Oil Profile

CHAMOMILE  Matricaria recutita/Cltamaemelum nobile Botanical Family Asteraceae (Compositae) Species The common nam.e "chamomile", is used to describe at least four different essential oils, one of which is from a different genus and species! The confusion derives in part from the blue color some of the oils have; in part to confused botanical nomenclature. Mairicaria recuiiia or M. chamomill.a (German chamomile or Hungarian chamomile, sometimes called blue chamomile). "Matricaria" means "mother herb". Deep blue color and tart, intense aroma. It has excellent anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nob:ilis (Roman chamomile or English chamomile). Pale blue, almost colorless oil with a sweet, fruityherbaceous aroma. Roman chamomile is the choice for insomnia, headaches, and nervous conditions. Grrnenis muliicaulis or 0....

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Profile

Ylang Ylang means "flower of flowers". In its native region, ylang ylang has been combined with coconut oil to form an ointment or pomade. This was rubbed into the body to prevent fevers or infectious diseases, and into the hair for fragrance. Ylang Ylang is thought by many to be aphrodisiac; its fragrance and character does evoke the mood of its langorous and romantic tropical environment.

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Geranium Essential Oil Profile

GERANIUM  Botanical name Pelargoneum graveolens Botanical Family Geraniaceae Species "Geranium'' oil and "rose geranium" oil refer to essential oil distilled from P. graveolens. It may be that rose geranium refers to Pelargonium cultivars having high amounts of geraniol, and geranium to cultivars predominantly composed of citronellol (Jeanne Rose, 1994). Geranium species refers to the herb robert, G. robertaniurn or the American Cranesbill, C. maculatum. Other oil producing species include P. odorantissimum and P. radens. Description Geranium (Pelargoneum sp.) is a perennial shrub less than three feet tall, having hairy heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Flowers are small and pink. The entire plant is aromatic, especially the leaves. Distribution: Pelargonium species are native to South Africa, but are cultivated around the...

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