Essential Oils

Rose oil (Rosa damascena; Rosa centifolia)

Sources:  Mediteranean Europe, North Africa Extraction: Solvent extracted (absolute); steam distilled (otto) Note: Middle Scent: Floral Key points: Used for female issues In diffusion, use for depression and grief Expensive. Some sources recommend the absolute as best for diffusion, while others caution against the absolute for therapeutic use due to …
Essential Oils

Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Sources:  Australia Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Sharp, fresh, woody, camphorous Key points: Stimulates the immune system Good for respiratory diseases Useful for infections Used topically for acne (diluted)   Properties:  anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, analgesic, antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, immunostimulant, insecticide. Uses:  room disinfectant, combat colds and flus, …