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Essential Oil Profile: Neroli

February 13, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Neroli Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantium var. amara Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: Orange blossom Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Tunisia Typical Constituents: α-Pinene (4.26%), Camphene (5.5%), Sabinene (2.55%), b-pinene (8.67%), mycrene (2.15%), δ-3-Carene (2.46%), limonene (22.43%), terpinene (4.14%), α-terpineol (1.87%), linalool (2.52%), linalyl acetate (0.87%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Cistus

February 13, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Cistus Latin Binomial: Cistus landiferus Family: Cistaceae Other Common Names: Rock Rose, European Rock Rose, Labdanum Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Spain Typical Constituents: α-Pinene (4.9-44.0%), 3-Phenylproprionic acid (0-22.2%), Camphene (1.4-7.0%), α-Selinene (0-6.4%), ρ-Cymene (2.1-6.3%), Caryophyllene oxide (0-4.4%), Viridiflorol (1.4-3.7%), Heptyl vinyl ketone (0-2.9%), α-Terpineol (0-2.4%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot

February 13, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Bergamot Latin Binomial: Citrus bergamia Family: Rutaceae Production Method: cold pressed Countries of Origin: Italy Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (27.4-52.0%), Linalyl acetate (17.1-40.4%), Linalool (1.7-20.6%), Sabinene (0.8-12.8%), γ-Terpinene (5.0-11.4%), b-Pinene (4.4-11.0%), α-Pinene (0.7-2.2%), b-Myrcene (0.6-1.8%), Neryl acetate (0.1-1.2%) NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergamottin (0.68-2.75%), 5-Geranyloxy-7-methoxycoumarin (0.08-0.68%), Citropten (0.01-0.35%), Bergapten (0.11-0.33%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Orange (Bitter)

January 22, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Orange (bitter) Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantinum Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: Seville orange Production Method: cold pressed, expression Countries of Origin: Brazil Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (89.7-94.7%), b-Myrcene (1.6-2.4%), Linalool (0.1-2.0%), NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergapten (0.035-0.073%), Epoxy-bergamottin (0.082%), Psoralen (0.007%) Description of Oil: dark or brownish yellow, fresh, dry, […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Orange

January 22, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Orange Latin Binomial: Citrus sinensis L. Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: Sweet Orange Production Method: cold pressed, expession Countries of Origin: Mexico Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (93.2-94.9%), b-Myrcene (2.6-3.1%), α-Pinene (0.6-1.0%) Description of Oil: pale yellow or colorless, sweet, light fruity scent Description of Plant: An evergreen tree […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Vertiver

January 22, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Vetivert Latin Binomial: Veriveria zizanoides Family: Poaceae or Gramineae Other Common Names: Vetiver Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: Haiti Typical Constituents: Khusimol (zizanol) (3.4-13.7%), Vetiselinenol (isonootkatol) (1.3-7.8%), Cyclocopacamphan-12-ol (epimer A) (1.0—6.7%), α-Cadinol (0-6.5%), α-Vetivone (isonootkatone) (2.5-6.4%), b-Vetivenene (0.2-5.7%), b-Eudesmol (0-5.2%), b-Vetivone (2.0-4.9%), Khusenic acid (0-4.8%),     b-Vetispirene […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Benzoin Absolute

January 22, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Benzoin Latin Binomial: Styrax benzoin Family: Styracaceae Other Common Names: gum benjamin,  gum benzoin Production Method:  solvent extracted Countries of Origin: Laos Typical Constituents:  Benzyl benzoate (39.3%), Benzyl alcohol (38.8%), Benzoic acid (18.4%), Ethyl cinnamate (0.8%) Description of Oil: Resinoid, sticky solid, grayish brown, sweet, like vanilla […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Patchouli

January 22, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Patchouli Latin Binomial: Pogostemom cablin Family: Labiatae or Lamiaceae Other Common Names: Patchouly oil Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: India Typical Constituents: α-pinene (.05-1%), b-pinene (0.5-1%), limonene (trace), b-elemene (1%),               α-bulnesene (10-25%), b- bulnesene (14-17.2%), α-guaiene (6-15%), b-guaiene, α-patchoulene (1.9-5.7%), b-patchoulene (2.9-3.8%), seychellene  (5-9.4%), cyclo-seychellene (<1%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Melissa

January 16, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Melissa Latin Binomial: Melissa officinalis Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae Other Common Names: Lemon balm, balm, common balm, bee balm Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: Bulgaria Typical Constituents: Geranial (12.5-38.3%), Neral (9.7-26.1%), b-Caryophyllene (0.3-19.1%), Citronellal (4.5-13.3%), Germacrene D (0-13.0%), Caryophyllene oxide (0.8-10.0%), Geraniol (1.0-8.1%),                  [E]-b-Ocimene (0-4.9%), Neryl […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint

January 16, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Peppermint Latin Binomial: Mentha  piperita Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Production Method: steam-distillation Countries of Origin: USA Typical Constituents: [-]-Menthol (19.0-54.2%), Menthone (8.0-31.6%), [-]-Menthyl acetate (2.1-10.6%), Neomenthol (2.6-10.0%), 1,8-Cineole (2.9-9.7%), [6R]-[+]-Menthofuran (tr-9.4%), Isomenthone (2.0-8.7%), Terpinen-4-ol (0-5.0%), [1R]-[+]-b-Pulegone (0.3-4.7%), [+]-Limonene (0.8-4.5%), Germacrene D (tr-4.4%), b-Caryophyllene (0.1-2.8%), [E]-Sabinene hydrate (0.2-2.4%), b-Pinene […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Frankincense

January 15, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Frankincense Latin Binomial: Boswellia frereana Family: Burseraceae Other Common Names: Olibanum Production Method: Steam distilled Countries of Origin: Somalia Typical Constituents: α-Pinene (41-80.0%), Sabinene (0.5-21.0%), α-Thujene (0-19.3%), [+]-Limonene (0-17.0%), Viridiflorol (0-15.2%), ρ-Cymene (0.7-11.7%), b-Pinene (0-6.9%), Verbenone (0-6.5%), b-Myrcene (0-6.0%), α-Phellandrene (0-5.9%), Bornyl acetate(0-5.6%), Carvone (0-4.4%), δ-3-Carene (0-3.4%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Sandalwood

January 15, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Sandalwood Latin Binomial: Santalum spicatum Family: Santalaceae Production Method: Steam or water distilled Countries of Origin: Australia Typical Constituents: α-Santalol (15.3-17.0%), α-Bisabolol (12.4-15.0%), [Z]-Nuciferol (9.0-14.0%),     [E,E]-Farnesol (7.9-8.4%), Dendrolasin (3.3-5.3%), [Z]-b-Santalol (4.6-4.8%), [E]-Nuciferol (2.2-4.8%),    [E]-α-Bergamotol (3.8-4.6%), b-Bisablol (2.9-4.4%), Bulnesol (1.0-3.6%), [E]-b-Santalol (2.9-3.3%),          [Z]-Lanceolol (2.3-3.0%), [E]-Nerolidol (0-2.2%), Guaiol (0.4-2.0%), […]

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