Melissa Monograph

Melissa officinalis L. Like a beam of light on a dark winter’s day, melissa softens extreme emotions, eases resentment, gladdens the heart and engages the soul in its own graceful rhythm.1 Robbi Zeck’s description of melissa beautifully describes the oil’s unique...

Ylang Ylang Monograph

Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson The spirit of ylang ylang usually fits that of the person naturally drawn to the oil. … She is much like the title character Carmen from Georges Bizet’s opera – fiery, temperamental, passionate and erotic. Although her...

Lemongrass Monograph

West Indian lemongrass – Cymbopogon citratus DC East Indian lemongrass – Cymbopogon flexuosus Nees ex Steud. Synonyms citratus – Guatemala lemongrass flexuosus – Cochin lemongrass, native lemongrass Family Poaceae (Gramineae) Botany and origins Lemongrass...

Atlas Cedarwood Monograph

Atlas cedarwood symbolises the strength, dignity and nobility that all trees have come to play in the human psyche. Susanne Fischer-Rizzi description perfectly describes these formidable attributes of Atlas cedarwood:1      What the lion is in the animal kingdom, the...

Black Spruce Monograph

Picea mariana (Mill.) Britton The tree is a symbol of an uncompromising will to live, endurance, strength, and a free spirit that refuses to conform or live in servitude… The oil awakens one’s spirit and it is good for people who lack courage, perseverance,...

Vetiver Monograph

Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash This essential oil connects us to earth’s energies. It is a source of vital energy and regeneration. The earthy fragrance of the oil supports all of those who have lost touch with the earth and their roots. Vetiver nourishes people who...