Essential oils

janellelee(10fl)January 27, 2009

OK everyone....

Whats your favorite Essential Oil?

and Why?

Mine is Pimenta Berry

2nd choice is Clove....

I just love the smell,

Kinda reminds me of the early fall season when I was growing up. :~)

OK Now What's Yours?

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rusty_blackhaw(6a)

Has anyone ever developed an essential oil of Cestrum nocturnum (night jessamine)?

That's one of my favorite fragrant flowers.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 6:58PM
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eibren(z6PA)

I like jasmine, rose, honeysuckle, and lily-of-the valley, but I've never seen a pure essential oil for honeysuckle or lily-of-the-valley.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 7:06PM
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luckygal(3b)

Rose, neroli, jasmine, lavender, benzoin, rosewood, geranium, ylang ylang, lime, frankincense, and patchouli are some of my favs. Most of those I only use in blends.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 8:23PM
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gringojay

Vetiver ( Vetiver zizanioides) is easy for me to grow, it has many uses.
Surf around web to investigate what interests you.
Haiti produces a lot of the commercial root oil.
Vetiver oil is important to the world's perfume industry because most formulations use it, in tiny amounts, to drive the major aromatic tone & maintain an identifiable bouquet.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 9:24PM
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janellelee(10fl)

Its hard to find one because most of them are intoxicating!
Actually, The list could go on & on for me!
Ylang ylang is a good one and all the citrus's smell awesome! Geranium Rose smells so good!
Im totally amazed that Haiti is so rich in these herbs!
Jan :~)

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 9:55PM
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simplemary

I love benzoin, liquidamber orientalis & balsam of peru. I love their smokiness & healing stickiness & vanilly-ness. Lavender, however, goes into virtually everything I make. I keep it by the stove to dash on burns & plop it in my witch hazel to wash my face. Rosemary because it brings me back to the earth. Clary because it reminds me of my grandmother's closet. I'm a soapmaker with an herbalist's life long love of plants-- I have hundreds of oils... I could go on all night.
P.S. Very rarely you can find lily of the valley as an absolute (solvent extraction) or an enfleurage (totally long & involved process which does not in the least resemble the one in the movie Parfum). I have never found honeysuckle in any aromatic capacity, but good luck!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 1:29AM
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