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Essential Oil Profile: Neroli

April 13, 2020

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: Orange (Bitter)

April 13, 2020

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: Palmarosa

April 13, 2020

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Palmarosa Latin Binomial: Cymbopogon martinii Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) Other Common Names: Motia, Rosha grass, Indian geranium Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: India, Nepal Typical Constituents: Geraniol (74.5-81.0%), Geranyl acetate (0.5-10.7%), [E,Z]-Farnesol 0.5-6.1%), Linalool (2.6-4.5%), [E]- b-Ocimene (1.3-3.1%), b-Caryophyllene (0.9-2.6%), Geranial (0.5-1.9%), Caryophyllene oxide (0.1-1.8%), b-Myrcene

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Essential Oil Profile: Patchouli

April 13, 2020

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: Peppermint

April 13, 2020

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: Rosewood

April 13, 2020

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Rosewood Latin Binomial: Aniba rosaeodora Family: Lauraceae Other Common Names: Bois de Rose Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Brazil Typical Constituents: Linalool (82.3-90.3%), α-Terpineol (0.5-5.4%), [Z]-Linalool oxide (~1.5%), [E]-Linalool oxide (~1.3%), 1,8-Cineole (0.2-2.3%) Description of Oil: colorless to pale yellow, sweet, woody, floral and slightly

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Essential Oil Profile: Sandalwood

April 13, 2020

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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Essential Oil Profile: Tea Tree

April 13, 2020

by   Marie Temmen   Common Name: Tea Tree (or Ti Tree) Latin Binomial: Melaleuca alternifolia Family: Myrtaceæ Part Used: Leaves Extraction Method: Steam Distillation Country of Origin: Australia Tea Tree essential oil is currently one of the most popular of the essential oils. Herb stores, aromatherapy catalogues, cosmetic counters and drug stores abound with

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Essential Oil Profile: Vertiver

April 13, 2020

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: Wintergreen

April 13, 2020

By Ingrid Petres   Never use wintergreen oil internally!!! If using wintergreen externally properly dilute (1-2 drops per ounce of carrier)! Avoid use on children, pets, pregnant women, or broken skin   Common name:  Wintergreen Latin Binomial: Gaultheria procumbens Family: Ericaceae Other common names: Teaberry, Checkerberry, Mountain Tea Part used: leaves Production method: Wintergreen essential oil

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Essential Oil Profile: Ylang Ylang

April 13, 2020

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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