Cypress

April 20, 2018

Eudesmol, Beta-Eudesmol

Eudesmol is a sesquiterpenoid alcohol as found in cypress, valerian, tansy, vetiver, and Eucalyptus smithii. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is […]
April 20, 2018

d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene

D-limonene is a monoterpene found in bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, citrus fruits, caraway, eucalyptus, pine, peppermint and spearmint.  L-Limonene can be found in certain pine species, and has a more terpentine-like aroma. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Limonene RESEARCH The […]
April 20, 2018

Myrcene

Myrcene is a monoterpene found in juniper, thyme, rosemary, parsley, hops, lemongrass, verbena, cannabis, bitter orange, mastic, sitka spruce, white pine, and hop, celery leaf, Cape May, and bay.  Myrcene is not skin sensitizing upon oxidation. Links to Plants Containing Myrcene RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of […]
April 24, 2018

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
May 10, 2018

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Research

Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens Family: Cupressaceae Cypress has been used as a folk remedy to help with coughing and congestion.  It may also provide insecticidal and antimicrobial actions. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each […]
September 29, 2018

Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Spray Recipe

Pictured: The Solar Plexus Chakra As the days get shorter, and the sun’s bright Summer rays lesson, this Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Spray can provide a bright splash of warm aromatic pleasure to heat up a cool day.  “What is the solar plexus?” you ask.  First off, there are […]