Essential Oils

Oregano, Wild essential oil (Origanum vulgare)

Source:  Turkey, Europe, North Africa Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Spicy, herbaceous, camphor Key Points:   Potent antibacterial for treating infections Some disagreement among sources whether it is safe for home use Differentiate between oil of oregano blends and pure essential oil when purchasing-the former are marketed like supplements   …
Essential Oils

Rosemary essential oil: Uses in a diffuser

Sources: Mediterranean countries (Europe, Tunisia) Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Strong, woody, camphor Key Points: Good for mental clarity, fatigue Pay attention to chemotypes (see below) Useful for headaches Properties: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, mucolytic, stimulant Uses: mental clarity, headaches, fatigues, congestion, sinusitis, colds, flu, airborne germs Cautions:  Do not …