Elemental Aromas, LLC

Elemental Aromas, LLC

Scents to soothe the soul ™

A Sweet Ethereal Oil

Commiphora

Myrrh is a famous plant substance with roots in biblical times, but it has a not-so-famous cousin called Opopanax. Opopanax (Commiphora guidottii), or sweet myrrh, is probably the variety mentioned in the Song of Solomon. It has a sweeter, softer scent than its relative which is sharper smelling. In the past the resin would have… (read more)

Fragrant Fragonia

fragonia

Australia gives us many well-known essential oils, such as Eucalyptus and Tea Tree, but also the lesser-known Fragonia™. This relatively new oil is related to the other two, but has some remarkable properties all its own. While the oil works on similar physical conditions benefited by Tea Tree (such as minor cuts, wounds, bites, and… (read more)

Triclosan Banned From Hand Soaps

wash hands

I am happy to report that triclosan in antibacterial hand wash soaps was recently banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Those of us in the natural health industry never used these soaps suspecting that their claims were dubious. Many also avoided triclosan fearing that the chemical was potentially harmful. After all these years,… (read more)

An Intriguing Essential Oil from Australia

kunzea-ambigua

Today’s essential oil takes us to southeastern Australia. It is a newer oil in Aromatherapy circles as it has been steam-distilled from the flowering branches for less than two decades. Early settlers first noticed this shrub because they saw animals sleeping under it. It was discovered that the animals did so to rid themselves of… (read more)

Fight Illness with these Similar Sounding Oils

ravensara and ravintsara for colds

As we work our way into fall, we start to think about cold and flu season. For Aromatherapists this means looking at essential oils that enhance the immune system alongside dealing with symptoms of colds and flu. There are two essential oils that come to mind but are surrounded by confusion. They are Ravensara (Ravensara… (read more)