Incredible Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Piper Nigrum is a common essential oil that has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and by the ancient Greeks. It originates from Madagascar, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China, and comes from the unripe fruit/berry, which grows from a small white flower on the woody vine. It’s smell is sharp,…
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Ravintsara Essential Oil

Ravintsara Cinnamomum Camphora Ravintsara is a pale yellow or colourless essential oil, that originates from Madagascar. It is extracted from the dark green and waxy leaves of the large Cinnamomum Camphora tree in the Lauraceae family. Its name actually means “good leaf” in Madagascar. Ravintsara has a fresh smell that is similar to Eucalyptus or Camphor. Over…

Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain essential oil is produced from the same botanical species (Citrus Aurantium) as Neroli and Bitter Orange, but Petitgrain has its own characteristically unique aroma of bitter-sweet, somewhat harsh, woody, floral smell. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs Petitgrain is sometimes known as the poor man’s Neroli because it is much less expensive…

It’s RavINTsara, not RavENsara

Can’t you just hear Hermione Granger saying that? In all seriousness though, we want to get this specific confusion out of the way. Ravintsara and Ravensara are both essential oils from the plant family Lauraceae and have many similarities but are NOT the same oil. (And YES, we are aware the label was misprinted. We…

Pampered Holiday DIY

It’s that time of year again! Shorter days and longer nights means more time together indoors. Emotions run high (or low) and tight quarters breeds germ city. Last year we shared a calming play dough and diffuser decor DIY, so this year we thought we’d add a few DIY gift ideas to the list! With…

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Commonly known as Tea Tree, Melaleuca (melaleuca alternifolia) is a bushy tree with little narrow leaves and white cottony flowers at the end of long branches and twigs. These trees are native to Australia and are now grown throughout the world including Tasmania and Kenya. The oil produced from the Melaleuca tree is colorless to…