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  1. 4.39 Violet

    Viola odorata General Information  Violet leaf is harvested from December to May and delivered the same day for extraction. The genus name Viola comes from the Greek Ion, meaning the priestess Io. This species grows wild in its native Egypt, Europe and is cultivated in Asia, North America, the Mediterranean region.  Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction  Plant […]
  2. 4.38 Thyme

    Thymus vulgaris ct.thymol General Information  Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region[1] Wild thyme grows in the Levant, where it might have been first cultivated. Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage. The spread of thyme throughout Europe was thought to be due to the Romans, […]
  3. 4.37 Tagete

    Tagetes minuta General Information T. minuta is a South American plant that has been purposely distributed as an ornamental, medicinal, or fragrant plant, as well as accidentally as a weed, throughout the tropics, subtropics, and several temperate nations. T. minuta was initially identified as an exotic weed in Kenya in the 1920s. It was once […]
  4. 4.36 Pine

    Pinus sylvestris General information  The Scots pine or Norway pine is the most cultivated of the Pinus species in European forests. The tree can reach 40 meters in height and live more than half a millennium. Its nickname, the “master of light,” captures its symbolic importance in many cultures. Pine oil is one of the […]
  5. 4.35 Sage

    Salvia Officinalis   General Information The name of the genus Salvia was derived from the Latin “salvere” to be saved , in reference to its traditional use in early civilizations and cultures to successfully combat illness and disease, heal wounds and clear the head. Today Sage is incorporated into wellness practices for the same reasons: […]
  6. 4.34 Spearmint

    Mentha spicata   General Information Spearmint is local to Europe. Since being presented in the United States, it has turned into the main fundamental oil for the nation’s flavors and scents industry. Spearmint is additionally delivered in extraordinary amounts in China. The beginning of the normal name “mint” comes from Greek folklore. The naiad Minthe […]
  7. 4.33 Sandalwood

    Santalum spicatum General Information Australian sandalwood is a tiny evergreen tree that grows in Australia’s dry regions. It grows in symbiosis with a plant in its habitat, primarily those in the genera Eucalyptus and Acacia, and is found throughout the southwest of the country. This hemi-parasite produces its own photosynthesis but obtains water and nutrients […]
  8. 4.32 Rose

    Rosa damascena   General Information   The fragrant blooms of R. damascena are prized as a symbol of love and beauty. It is cultivated mainly for the extraction of its essential oil for use in bath and skincare products. Avicenna, a Persian physician, was the first to produce rose water in the 1st century CE. […]
  9. 4.31 Palmarosa

    Cymbopogon martinii   General Information Palmarosa belongs to the same botanical family as citronella and lemongrass. This grass forms a dense tuft of long, flat, green leaves. The name “Rosa” is from palmarosa’s being used as a substitute for rose essential oil.  Extraction Method:  Steam Distillation  Plant Parts used:  dried grass  Botanical Family:  Poaceae Botanical […]
  10. 4.30 Petitgrain

    Citrus aurantium General Information:  Petitgrain” is the essential oil extracted from the leaves and branches of trees from the Citrus genus. The petitgrain bigarade comes from the bitter orange or bigarade orange tree, which is a tree with a hardy foliage from the Rustaceae family, growing up to 5m high. Its white, sweet, scented flowers […]