Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Sandalwood Sandalwood (Santalum album) comes from a small, evergreen tree with pinky-purple flowers.  The essential oil is either steam or water-distilled from the powdered heart wood of the tree and its major roots.  Sandalwood has been an important part of devotional rituals in India for at least 2000 years.  The ancient Egyptians also used it … More Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Sandalwood

Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Roman Chamomile Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis, Chamaemelum nobile) is a low-growing, perennial herb.  Roman Chamomile essential oil is made from the herb’s white flowers.  As the name suggests, the scent was used by the Romans for incense and in beverages.  An interesting fact about the herb is it is often referred to as “the plant doctor” … More Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Roman Chamomile

Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Lavender Lavender (Lavandula vera, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis) is a very pretty, perennial, bushy shrub with purple or blue flowers.  Egyptians and ancient Arabians used lavender as perfume while in ancient Greece, lavender was considered a cure for things such as insomnia and insanity.    It is quite well-known that lavender is the most popular, … More Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Lavender

Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Frankincense Frankincense (Boswellia carteri, Boswellia serrata) or Olibanum is made from the hardened sap or resin of a small, shrub-like tree found only in Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia, India, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  Throughout history it has had many uses including a burnt offering to gods, part of the burial process to cover odors or to drive … More Calming Aromatherapy Scents: Frankincense