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    Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint in the USA

    Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint in the USA
    For those who like to buy local, Peppermint is the oil of choice. The United States is the leading producer of this extremely versatile plant. The use of Peppermint in America can be traced all the way back to the Native Americans who, among other things, would use Peppermint to freshen breath.  Research has revealed countless uses of Peppermint essential oil, including insect repellent, heartburn relief, soothing for bloating and...

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    Lovely Lovely Lavender

    Lovely Lovely Lavender
    Just over 100 years ago, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, burned his hand during an experiment. He immediately plunged his injured extremity into the nearest liquid he could find, a small bowl of Lavender oil. Over the next few days and weeks, he was shocked out how quickly his hand healed. Based on this finding, Gattefosse spent the rest of his life learning and writing about essential oils, coining the...

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    Essential Oil Profile: Black Pepper

    Essential Oil Profile: Black Pepper
    It’s sitting on your table next to the salt shaker, I guarantee it. It’s one of the classic partnerships: Peas and Carrots, Fruit and Veggies, Simon and Garfunkel, salt and Pepper. Black Pepper has been around for a long time. The fruit, which grows from the Piper nigrum vine, is most commonly dried after being plucked. Ancient cultures like the Egyptians and Greeks valued this spice very much and there was even a time...

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    Essential Oil Profile: Elemi

    Essential Oil Profile: Elemi
    While Elemi might not be on the top of you mind when you think about essential oils, it should be. This is a great one to add to any oil collection. This tree can grow to heights of 90 feet and are most permanently found in the Philippines, Brazil and Central America. In Arabic, Elemi means above and below, a reference to it's uses in many rituals pertaining to this...

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    Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot

    Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot
    Considering all the great citrus essential oils available, including lemon, orange, grapefruit and lime, our favorite is bergamot. This amazing oil is cold pressed from the fruit peels of the Citrus bergamia tree. Christopher Columbus introduced his fellow Italians to the fruit after he brought some back from the Canary Islands. A crossbreed of the lemon and bitter orange tree, Bergamot has very little folklore attached to it, since the history before...

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