Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil

Lemon oil is an essential oil extracted from the rinds of the lemon. The peel of a lemon contains many aromatic oils and volatile compounds. These make up the lemon essential oil, which is a sharp smelling, citrus flavored oil. It is pleasing to the senses and has many applications in aromatherapy. Lemon essential oil provides many health benefits. It is also a powerful … [Read more...]

Watermelon Seed Oil

watermelon seeds used for making watermelon seed oil

Watermelon seed oil is a highly nutritious oil obtained from Watermelon seeds. This seed oil has been extracted using traditional methods in West Africa where it is still used as a cosmetic ingredient. Watermelon seed oil is light and a nice skin moisturizer. As a result, it is used in many skin care products. It is not clear whether it is suitable for edible use, however one … [Read more...]

Coconut Oil

homemade organic virgin coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the most well known and widely used oils in the world today. However, it was not so well known to the northern regions in the recent past. A spurt in medicinal research and an increase in awareness about the extremely beneficial properties of this oil have lead to its growing popularity the world over. But, it is also the most debated oil among health … [Read more...]

Argan Oil

argan oil tree - argania spinosa

Argan oil is obtained from the fruit kernel of the Argan tree. This tree is endemic to Morocco, but is grown in few other parts of the world. Argan oil is touted as a wonderful oil for cosmetic uses, specially for the hair and dry skin. However, modern medicinal research on this oil shows that it holds the potential to alleviate some internal health conditions. Source The … [Read more...]

Croton Oil

croton tiglium lant used to make croton oil

Croton oil is a dangerous yet quite useful oil. It is obtained from the flowering plant Croton. It is a poisonous oil, and can be lethal. It is mainly used to make chemical skin peels for exfoliating the skin. It is also used for a number of industrial applications. (Photo Courtesy : Vinayaraj  ) Source The source of croton oil is a flowering plant in the genus … [Read more...]

Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress essential oil for fatigue

Cypress essential oil is derived from trees in the family Cupressaceae, commonly known as Cypress. These trees are rich in essential oil. Cypress essential oil is a tonic for the circulatory system. It is used to heal a number of blood circulation related conditions like hemorrhoids and varicose veins. In aromatherapy, it s used to spiritually ground a person and instill a … [Read more...]

Corn Oil

corn oil is good for heart health

Corn oil is a healthy edible oil which we use commonly in our cooking, like canola oil or safflower oil. Corn oil is quite a healthy oil because it is composed mainly of polyunsaurated fatty acids (PUFAs ) and low on saturated fat. It is also used in skin care and hair care, besides many other industrial applications. (Photo Courtesy : Basilicofresco ) Source Corn oil … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Essential Oil

cinnamon leaves used for making cinnamon leaf oil

Cinnamon essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils. Cinnamon is a sweet spice relished all over the world. It is also used as an herbal tea. Cinnamon is also used to extract an essential oil which has its exact sweet, pervading aroma which is very soothing. Cinnamon essential oil has a plethora of health benefits and healing properties. (Photo Courtesy : … [Read more...]