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Essential Oil Profile: Cypress

April 14, 2020

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Cypress Latin Binomial: Cupressus sempervirens Family: Cuprressaceae Other Common Names: Italian cypress, Mediterranean cypress, Common Cypress Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Crete Typical Constituents: α-Pinene (20.4-52.7%), δ-3-Carene (15.2-21.5%), Cedrol (2.0-7.0%), α-Terpinyl acetate (4.1-6.4%), Terpinolene (2.4-6.3%), [+]-Limonene (2.3-6.0%), b-Pinene (0.8- 2.9%), Sabinene (0.7- 2.8%), b-Myrcene (<2.7%)

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Essential Oil Profile: Elemi

April 14, 2020

by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Common Name: Elemi Latin Binomial: Canarium luzonicum Family: Burseracae Other Common- Names: Manila elemi, elemi gum, elemi resin Part Used: Gum resin Production Method: Steam distillation Countries of Origin: Native to the Philippines and the Moluccas. Typical Constituents: Limonen (26.9 – 65%), Elemol (2.8 – 17.3), a-phellandrene (4.3 – 15.1%), Elemiein

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Essential Oil Profile: Fir (Balsam)

April 14, 2020

By Amelia E. Stone, RN Common Name: Fir (Balsam) Latin Binomial: Abies balsamea Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names: blister or balm-of-Gilead fir, eastern fir or Canada balsam Production Method: steam distilled Countries of Origin: Canada Typical Constituents: b-Pinene (28.1-56.1%), δ-3-Carene (0-27.3%), Bornyl acetate (4.9-16.2%), α-Pinene (6.2-14.3%), [+]-Limonene (1.8-15.6%), b-Phellandrene (4.4-12.6%), Camphene (3.5-9.7%), α +

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Essential Oil Profile: Fir (Silver)

April 14, 2020

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Fir (Silver) Latin Binomial: Abies alba Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names: white fir, silver spruce, templin Production Method: steam distilled Countries of Origin: Austria Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (28.5- 34.1%), α-Pinene (18.0-31.7%), b-Pinene (3.0-22.5%), Bornyl acetate (1.3-12.5%), Camphene (5.8-8.0%), ρ-Cymene (0.1-7.5%), b-Caryophyllene (0.1- 4.2%), b-Himachalene (0-2.6%), α- Caryophyllene

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Essential Oil Profile: Frankincense

April 14, 2020

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: Geranium

April 14, 2020

by Amelia E. Stone, RN Common Name: Geranium Latin Binomial: Pelargonium odorantissimum/graveolens Family: Geraniaceae Other Common Names: Rose geranium, Sweet scented geranium Production Method: Steam Distillation Countries of Origin: Algeria, Morocco, China, Egypt, and Reunion Typical Constituents: Citronellol (36.5-39.1%), Citronellyl formate (9.2-10.1%), Geraniol (8.7-8.9%), Guaia-6,9-diene (6.5-6.8%), Isomenthone (5.4-5.7%), Linalool (3.6-3.9%), Menthone (1.4-2.4%), Geranyl formate

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Essential Oil Profile: Grapefruit

April 14, 2020

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Grapefruit Latin Binomial: Citrus paradisi Family: Rutaceae Production Method: Cold Pressed Countries of Origin: USA Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (84.8-95.4%), b-Myrcene (1.4-3.6%), α-Pinene (0.2-1.6%), Sabinene (0.4-1.0%), Nootkatone (0.1-0.8%)  NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergapten (0.012-0.19%), Epoxy-bergamottin (0.1126%), Bergamottin (<0.11%) Description of Oil: pale yellow to clear, fresh, sweet, citrus odor Description

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Essential Oil Profile: Helichrysum

April 14, 2020

by   Marie Temmen Common Name: Everlasting   Latin Binomial: Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustifolium   Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)   Other Common Names: Immortelle, St. John’s herb   Part Used: Flowering tops   Production Method:steam distillation (an absolute may be produced by solvent extraction.)   Countries of Origin: Helichrysum is native to the Mediterranean. It is

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Essential Oil Profile: Lime

April 14, 2020

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: Litsea Cubeba

April 14, 2020

by Marie Temmen Common Name: May Chang Latin Binomial: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauraceae Other Common Names: Exotic verbena, tropical verbena (not related to lemon verbena). Part Used: Litsea cubeba is obtained from the small pepper shaped fruits which resemble peppers. Production Method: Oil is obtained by steam distillation. Countries of Origin: China is

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Essential Oil Profile: May Chang

April 14, 2020

By Amelia E. Stone, RN Common Name: May Chang Latin Binomial: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauraceae Other Common Names: Exotic Verbena, Tropical Verbena, Pheasant pepper tree Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: China Typical Constituents: Geranial (37.9- 40.6%), Neral (25.5-33.8%), [+]-Limonene (8.4-22.6%), Methyl heptenone (0.5-4.4%), b-Myrcene (0.5-3.0%), Linalool (1.2-1.7%), Geraniol (0.5-1.6%), Sabinene (0.1-1.6%), Linalyl

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Essential Oil Profile: Melissa

April 13, 2020

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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