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Witch-hazel distillate (Hamamelis virginiana) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Witch-hazel distillate (Hamamelis virginiana)BASE / GENERAL Witch hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub (Hamamelis virginiana), which grows naturally from Nova Scotia west to Ontario, Canada, and south to Florida and Texas in the United States. This plant extract was widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians and is a component of a variety of commercial healthcare products.

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Yarrow distillate (Achillea millefolium) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Yarrow distillate (Achillea millefolium)BASE / GENERAL
Achillea millefolium is a perennial herb that grows up to 1 meter high and has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads. It is also known as milfoil, referring to its feathery appearance and was used as a charm in Scotland and was credited with having powers to ward off evil.

Yarrow has a reputation of having an all-healing action and has been used for a variety of ailments throughout the ages and is even added to some Swedish beers.

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Small-leaved Linden distillate (Tilia cordata) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Small-leaved Linden distillate (Tilia cordata)BASE / GENERAL Tilia cordata is a deciduous tree growing to 20–40 m tall, diameter 1/3 to 1/2 the height, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The crown is rounded in a formal ovel shape to pyramidal. Branching is upright and increases in density with age.Tilia cordata makes for a great ornamental shade tree of an open lawn. Also makes a good screen or backdrop. It is very architectural.

Arising from leaf like bracts, clusters of yellowish white five petalled flowers bloom in July. These honey like fragrant flowers are attractive to bees which make an excellent honey from them. Flowers are sometimes used for tea. 

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Mastic distillate (Pistacia lentiscus) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Mastic distillate (Pistacia lentiscus)BASE / GENERAL
Pistacia Lentiscus  is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the pistacio genus growing up to 4 m (13 ft) tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios.

The aromatic, ivory-coloured resin, also known as Mastic, is harvested as a spice from the cultivated Mastic trees grown in the south of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, where it is also known by the name "Chios Tears".

Originally liquid, it is hardened, when the weather turns cold, into drops or patties of hard, brittle, translucent resin. When chewed, the resin softens and becomes a bright white andopaque gum.

Mastic Hydrolate is an aqueous extract obtained from Mastic resin (Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia) is distilled with water vapor (steam distillation).

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Wild carrot distillate (Daucus carota) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Wild carrot distillate (Daucus carota)BASE / GENERAL
Daucus carota is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia and naturalised to North America and Australia.

Daucus carota is a biennial plant that grows a rosette of leaves in the spring and summer, while building up the stout taproot that stores large amounts of sugars for the plant to flower in the second year.

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Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Neroli distillate (Citrus Aurantium Amara)BASE / GENERAL
Orange Blossom Water is the clear, perfumed by-product of the distillation of fresh Bitter-Orange Blossoms for their essential oil.

In Morocco Orange Blossom Water is called Ilma Zhar, phrase in Arabic literally meaning "Flower Water," in contrast to Llma Ward, which is Rose Blossom Water. Orange Blossom Water serves two purposes in Morocco.

One usage is a perfume or freshener, usually given to guests to wash their hands upon entering the host house or before drinking tea, in a special silver or metal container; recognizable in the Moroccan tea set. but this old custom is fading away in the present day

Neroli Hydrosol, also known as Orange Blossom, is one of the most versatile Hydrosols with a pronounced impact in both skin care and Aromatherapy.

This delightful Hydrosol has an uplifting bitter-sweet citrusy floral aroma that is quite complex. It is a very mild version of its essential oil counterpart, making it a beautiful addition to formulations.

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Palmarosa Distillate (Cymbopogon Martinii) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Palmarosa Distillate (Cymbopogon Martinii)BASE / GENERAL
It is a wild growing, herbaceous green and straw-colored grass, with long slender stems, terminal flowering tops and fragrant grassy leaves. It is harvested before the flowers appear and the highest yield is obtained when the grass is fully dried - about one week after it has been cut.

plantation remains productive for about eight years. However, the yield of grass and oil starts decreasing from the fourth year onwards. It is, therefore, recommended that the plantation be kept only for four years.

The grass is either distilled afresh or is allowed to wilt for 24 hours. Wilting reduces the moisture content and allows a larger quantity of grass to be packed into the still, thus economizing the fuel use. The current method of distillation adopted in Kerala is primitive and obsolete and gives oil of poor quality, as it is based on hydro-distillation or direct-fired still. For good quality oil, it is advisable to adopt steam-distillation.

Palmarosa Water gets in distillation process of Cymbopogon Martinii essential oil.

Palmarosa Distillate has a sweet floral, rosy, geranium scent, giving a refreshing and clarifying feeling. It is wonderful to use as a general spray any time of the day.

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Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus Vulgaris) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus Vulgaris)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: 

: Reddish-brown to amber

Slightly oily feeling

Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Sweet, strongly herbal smell

Chemical structure: The main chemical components are a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol and carvacrol.

Thyme oil is extracted from Thymus Vulgaris of the Labiatae family and is also known as common or Red Thyme.

It has a rather sweet, yet strongly herbal smell and is reddish-brown to amber in color. It is extracted from the fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant by water or steam distillation and the yield is 0,7 -1,0 %.

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Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Citratus) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Citratus)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used:

  Dark yellow to amber and reddish in color

Slightly oily feeling

Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma: 
Lemony, sweet smell.

Cymbopogon Citratus, commonly known as lemon Grass or Oil Grass, is a tropical plant from Southeast Asia. It is a perennial fast-growing aromatic grass, growing to about 1 meter  high with long, thin leaves and originally was growing wild in India. It produces a network of roots and rootlets that rapidly exhaust the soil.

Lemongrass oil
is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation. This oil has a lemony, sweet smell and is dark yellow to amber and reddish in color, with a watery viscosity.

Chemical structure:

The main chemical components of lemongrass oil are myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.

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Black Spruce Essential Oil (Picea Mariana) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Black Spruce Essential Oil (Picea Mariana)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Picea mariana

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Part Typically Used: Needles and twigs

Color: Pale yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top / Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Fresh-balsamic, oily-sweet coniferous aroma, with a fruity-resinous undertone. Clean, with sweet hints of wood and earth.

Spruce Black essential oil is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. It is sweeter, and softer than most evergreen oils with a balsamic, resinous odor with green woody notes. Overall, the scent is very clean, fresh and pleasant.

Black Spruce essential oil has a much milder, sweeter scent compared to other oils from the evergreen family.

Picea mariana (black spruce) is a species of spruce native to northern North America, from Newfoundland to Alaska, and south to Pennsylvania, Minnesota and central British Columbia, in the biome known as taiga or boreal forest.

Picea mariana is a slow - growing, small upright evergreen coniferous tree, having a straight trunk with little taper, a scruffy habit, and a narrow, pointed crown of short, compact, drooping branches with upturned tips. Through much of its range it averages 5 - 15 m tall with a trunk 15 - 50 cm diameter at maturity, though occasional specimens can reach 30 m tall and 60 cm diameter.

The bark is thin, scaly, and grayish brown. The leaves are needle - like, 6 - 15 mm long, stiff, four-sided, dark bluish green on the upper sides, paler glaucous green below. The cones are the smallest of all of the spruces, 1,5 - 4 cm long and 1 - 2 cm broad, spindle - shaped to nearly round, dark purple ripening red - brown, produced in dense clusters in the upper crown, opening at maturity but persisting for several years.

The timber is of low value due to the small size of the trees, but it is an important source of pulpwood and the primary source of it in Canada. Fast - food chopsticks are often made from black spruce.

Black spruce is the provincial tree of Newfoundland and labrador. The black spruce tree grows along side other trees such as white spruce, red spruce, as well as larch (aka Tamarack). The forests in which they grow harbor safety of much wildlife such as deer, moose and elk. This symbiotic relationship adds much to its energetic properties.

Chemical structure:

In terms of its chemical constituents, the essential oil is rich in monoterpenes including alpha- and beta-pinene, delta-3-carene, camphene, l-alpha-phellandrene and esters including bornyl acetate.

Black spruce essential oil has a significant percentage of camphene. This monoterpene is known specifically to be a powerful mucolytic so it is quite beneficial for respiratory issues.

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Elemi Essential Oil (Canarium Luzonicum) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Elemi Essential Oil (Canarium Luzonicum)BASE / GENERAL
Canarium Luzonicum commonly known as Elemi, is a tree native to the Philippines, and an oleoresin harvested from it. Elemi resin is a pale yellow substance, of honey-like consistency. Aromatic Elemi oil is steam distilled from the resin. It is a fragrant resin with a sharp pine and lemon-like scent. One of the resin components is called amyrin.

Botanical Name:
Canarium luzonicum

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: The oleoresin

Color: Pale yellow colour.  Pale straw coloured essential oil

Consistency: Slightly oily feeling

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Pale yellow-white flowers. Woody and balsamic fragrance, with citrus and spicy overtones.

Canarium luzonicum is a tropical dioecious tree or shrub found in the primary forests of Luzon and other islands that make up the Philippines, where it is believed to have originated. It has a spreading habit, alternate pinnate leaves, and small pale yellow-white flowers. This species can easily reach a height of 30 metres. The tree exudes a pale yellow resin when the tree sprouts leaves. The resin solidifies on contact with the air and the resin stops flowing when the tree loses its leaves.

Elemi oleoresin is contained mostly in resin channels on the inside of the bark, and is produced mainly during the rainy season. Like other canarium trees it produces an almond shaped nut which is known locally as ''pili'', and the tree is called ''malapili''. Canarium luzonicum grows mainly in the Philippines, but it is also found in South and Central America, Australia, Brazil, India, the Malay Peninsula, and Moluccas.

Elemi was possibly one of the first aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians to embalm the dead, along with Frankincense, Myrrh, Galbanum and Lebanese Cedar. It is also documented that the Egyptians used it in their daily skincare preparations as well as in medicinal salves, poultices, unguents and incense.

As the oleoresin ages, it becomes waxy and yellow, losing most of its balsamic smell. Elemi essential oil is obtained by distillation of the oleoresin, and is colourless or a very pale yellow. It smells strongly balsamic, hot and aromatic, due to its main constituent, phellandrene.

Elemi resin is a pale yellow substance, of honey-like consistency. Aromatic Elemi oil is steam distilled from the resin. It is a fragrant resin with a sharp pine and lemon-like scent. One of the resin components is called amyrin. (The amyrins are a pair of closely related natural chemical compounds of the triterpene class. They are designated α-amyrin and β-amyrin. Each has the chemical formula C30 H50 O. They are widely distributed in nature and have been isolated from a variety of plant sources.).


The tappers cut into the trunk to remove oblong strips of bark using a wooden mallet and a single edged machete known locally as a 'bolo'. Subsequent strips of bark are removed every few days to stimulate the flow of exudate. The oleoresin is left to trickle down the bark where it becomes waxy, turning a pale yellow colour and resembling crystallized honey in consistency.

After harvesting, the oleoresin is steam distilled to release a colourless or pale straw coloured essential oil with a woody and balsamic fragrance, with citrus and spicy overtones.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled/ aqueous distillate
Part Typically Used: From the leaves

Color: From pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear.

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma:
The oil has been described as having a fresh, camphor-like, light spicy, woody, earthy, herbaceous, rather pungent smell.

Tea Tree oil, or Melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Tea Tree oil should not be confused with Tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis.

The name Tea Tree is used for several plants, mostly from Australia and New Zealand, from the family Myrtaceae, related to the myrtle. the term has been adopted by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration as the official name for TTO. The use of common plant names further confounds the issue. In Australia, “Tea Trees” are also known as “Paperbark trees”.

When left to grow naturally, Melaleuca Alternifolia grows to a tree reaching heights of approximately 5 to 8 meters. Trees older than 3 years typically flower in October and November, and flowers are produced in loose, white to creamy colored terminal spikes, which can give trees a “fluffy” appearance.

This essential oil has been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an array of products. Melaleuca Alternifolia plant that presumably exploited this property was the traditional use by the Bundjalung Aborigines of northern New South Wales.

Experts consider Tea Tree oil to be safe as a topical treatment, and you can apply it directly to the skin on a daily basis. When applied to the skin in its pure (100% oil) form, Tea Tree oil seldom causes irritation.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)SPIRITUAL PRACTISES
Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil eases mental stress and purifies the mind and body of emotional wounds. Once old wounds are released (or healed), the body can then change the behavioral patterns that led to the wounding to begin with.

The emotional roots are often associated with distrust of self or others, guilt and shame. Of all which, can be released with the assistance of Tea Tree.

Used in meditation:

This oil will actually expand all the Chakras and then align them with the Crown Chakra.

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Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum Sanctum) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum Sanctum)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used:
Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Pale Yellow


Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Strong, warming and spicy.

Ocimum Tenuiflorum, also known as Ocimum Sanctum, Holy Basil, or Tulasī, is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native to the Indian Subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

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Turmeric Essential Oil (Curcuma Longa) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Turmeric Essential Oil (Curcuma Longa)BASE / GENERAL
Botanical Name:  Curcuma Longa

Common Method of Extraction: CO2.

Part Typically Used: Extraction pulls out all oil friendly compounds from turmeric root. At Living Libations, we use a topical application of the extracted root instead of the typical powder capsules, which cannot capture all of the soluble medicinal properties of the oil.

Color:  Yellow to brown liquid

Consistency:  Thin

Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma:  sweet wood with subtle hints of spice

Turmeric is a native to South Asia , particularly India , but is cultivated in many warm regions of the world. It can be found growing extensively in all of India , but does especially well in the regions of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Maharashtra.

became valuable to humans when it was discovered that the powdered rhizome preserved the freshness and nutritive value of foods. It was originally used in curries and other food to improve storage conditions, palatability, and preservation. Because of its preservation properties, Turmeric played a vital role in survival and sustainability in South Asia , and was valued more than gold and precious stones.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa root) has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Also known as "Indian Saffron", the aroma, too, is simply wonderful.

Turmeric oil is used in food for coloring and spice effect. Turmeric used as spice il is in food industry.

The Latin name for Turmeric is “Curcuma Longa”, which comes from the Arabic name for the plant, “Kurkum”. It comes from the Zingiberaceae family (same as Ginger) and in Sanskrit is called “Haridra” (The Yellow One), “Gauri” (The One Whose Face is Light and Shining), “Kanchani” (Golden Goddess), and Aushadhi (Herb). It is called “Jiang Huang” in Chinese, and “Haldi” (Yellow) in Hindi, the most common name in India.

Turmeric is a native to South Asia , particularly India, but is cultivated in many warm regions of the world. It can be found growing extensively in all of India , but does especially well in the regions of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal , and Maharashtra.

It is also cultivated in Sri Lanka , Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Indochina, Peru, Haiti, and Jamacia.

India is the largest producer in the world: Jamacia and Peru are the chief exporters, and Iran the largest importer. Other large importers are the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Sri Lanka, Singapore and the Middle East.

When analyzed Turmeric oil may show the presence of 400 - 500 different kinds of molecules. What is even more amazing is that many of these molecules have receptor sites in our neuroendocrine systems too.

mixes well with other spice oils, and other joint and muscle care oils.

You can seldom find an Indian kitchen without this noble herb named "Turmeric", used since 4000 years in the ancient healing system known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda has proudly named Turmeric as an "All-Purpose Cleanser",

This powerful essential oil can be diluted with carrier oils and used as a topical application

Chemical composition:

Turmeric oil
contains varying concentration of curcumin, zingiberine, ketone, essential oils, phellandrene, limonene, ar-turmerone, a-turmerone, ß-turmerone, 1,8-cineole. Among these turmerone is the major constituent

The Curcuminoids are natural phenols that are responsible for the yellow color of Turmeric. Research has identified Curcumin as the agent responsible for most of the biological activity of Turmeric.

Curcumin based supplements for treating diabetic wounds found no significant positive outcome for human use.

The active ingredient in TurmericCurcumin”, although in its raw state turmeric only contains 2-5% Curcumin. Combined with Black Pepper, Curcumin becomes 2000 times more potent. Curcumin is now extracted from Turmeric, sold as supplements, and is the basis of most scientific research

Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of biological activities. There are at least 20 molecules that are anti-biotic, 14 that are known cancer preventatives, 12 that are anti-tumor, 12 are anti-inflammatory and there are at least 10 different anti-oxidants. One database presented over 326 known biological activities of Turmeric. The rhizome is 70% carbohydrates, 7% protein, 4% minerals, and at least 4% essential oils. It also has vitamins, other alkaloids, and is about 1% resin.

Curcuma longa has a great importance in the food, textile, and pharmaceutical industries. It is native to tropical Tamilnadu, in southeast India, and needs temperatures between 20 °C and 30 °C.

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