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Aromatic Scholars : Aromatherapy 201

August 06, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Cheryl’s Herbs will sponsor a 300-hour advanced aromatherapy certification course. The class, Aromatic Scholars(formerly known as 201: Masters Apprenticeship) is offered by The School for Aromatic Studies (formerly East West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies) (www.theida.com) and will be taught by Kathy Klug, Registered Aromatherapist.

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Essential Oil Profile: Cajeput

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cajeput Synonyms: cajuput, white tea tree, swamp tea tree, punk tree, paperbark tree, M. minor Latin Binomial: Melaleuca cajeputi Family: Myrtaceae Production Method: Steam distilled from the fresh leaves and twigs. Countries of Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Java, Australia and south east Asia Typical Constituents: […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Black Pepper

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Black Pepper Synonyms: Piper, pepper Latin Binomial: Piper nigrum L. Family: Piperaceae Production Method: steam distilled, an oleoresin is also made by solvent extraction. Countries of Origin: India, Indoesia, Malaysia, China, and Madagasgar Typical Constituents: b-Caryophyllene (9.4-30.9%), [+]-Limonene (16.4-24.4), a-Pinene (1.1-16.2%), d-3-Carene (tr-15.5%), b-Pinene (4.9-14.3%), Sabinene (0.1-13.8%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Bay

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Bay Synonyms: laurel, bay sweet, true bay, Mediterranean bay, and West Indian bay Latin Binomial: Laurus nobilis Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distillation of leaves and branchlets Countries of Origin: Southwest Asia, Mediterranean region, West India Typical Constituents: Eugenol (44.4-56.2%), b-Myrcene (6.4-25.0%), Chavicol (9.3-21.6%), Linalool (1.7-6.0%), [+]-Limonene […]

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Four Facts about Lavender you Might not have Known

May 03, 2016

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SARS

December 10, 2015

HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SARS   By   Cheryl Hoard   As one physician put it in a recent national television interview about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), now is the time to "live well". This doctor describes living well as eating wholesome foods, exercise and stop smoking. A few weeks before this TV […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Ylang Ylang

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Ylang Ylang Latin Binomial: Cananga odorata Family: Annonaceae Other Common Names: Cananga Oil, ilang ilang Production Method: distillation, fractional distillation Countries of Origin: Indonesia Typical Constituents: Linalool (13.6%), Geranyl acetate (5.3%), Caryophyllene (1.7%), p-Cresyl metyl ether (16.5%), Methyl benzoate (8.7%), Benzyl acetate (25.1%), Benzyl benzoate (2.2%), other […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Lime

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Lime Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantifolia Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: West Indian lime, Key lime, Mexican lime, sour lime Production Method: Cold Pressed & Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Persia (cold pressed), Mexico (steam distilled) Typical Constituents: DISTILLED: [+]-Limonene + 1,8-cineole (55.6%), γ-Terpinene (11.8%), α-Terpineol (6.6%), Terpinolene […]

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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

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: 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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