About essential oils


The poet Heinrich Heine describes a plant’s scent as the “Feelings of Flowers” - “Gefühle der Blumen”. Essential oils have very important functions in the natural world: they attract insects and repel bacteria, pests and fungi. With essential oils - concentrated plant fragrances - we can derive benefit from the intrinsic properties of each plant. They produce these oils in their “oil glands”. These volatile substances dissolve in fat but do not actually contain oil; they evaporate without residue. This property is highly valued by the perfume industry, where essential oils are used in numerous fragrances. Essential oils have many powerful properties which are beneficial to our health. For example, they improve mood, have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects.
Essential oils can penetrate the skin and influence internal organs. Their molecules reach the brain directly via the olfactory sensors in the nose. Lavender, rose and jasmine are very calming and create a sense of tranquility. Lemon, orange and other citrus fruits, however, are invigorating! You can use essential oils in a variety of ways: for aromatherapy, as an additive to massage oils or as bath salts. Naturally pure essential oils are made from flowers, leaves, roots or bark, depending on the plant. Hot steam distillation is the most widely used method of production. To do this, the steam penetrates the plant components, dissolves the essential oils and then condenses. Citrus oils are created by cold pressing the peels. Extraction with volatile solvents is used mainly for flower oils.

All oils from A-Z

Apricot oil

Apricot oil is one of the healthiest and most widely used oils. It has both therapeutic purposes, and is an asset in the kitchen Read more......

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Argan

The renowned argan tree is native to Morocco. The oil obtained from its fruits is incredibly popular worldwide due to its high nutritional value, and its numerous medical and cosmetic applications. Read more......

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Arnica

Arnica is one of the best known medicinal plants. Most of its active ingredients are found in arnica oil. Read more......

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Avocado

Avocado oil is considered one of the healthiest oils in the world. Here we explain why, and what to take into consideration when buying it. Read more......

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Basil

Basil oil is obtained from the Basil shrub - also known as king herb. It is famous for its culinary use, but is also common in medical and cosmetic treatment. Its fragrance is sweet, spicy and slightly reminiscent of anise. Read more......

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Bergamot

Bergamot is a hybrid from the citrus group, which may have originated from the sweet lime (Citrus lametta) and bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium) Read more......

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Blue Tansy

The deep blue essential oils of the blue tansy are used today, among other things, in aromatherapy. The blue tansy should not be confused with the toxic common tansy (Chrysanthemum vulgare). Read more......

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CBD

CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular. It can relieve pain, inhibit inflammation and promote sleep - without serious side effects. Read more......

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Ceder

Cedar oil is a valuable essential oil obtained from the Cedar tree. The oil has been praised since ancient times as a natural remedy and for of its pleasant scent. Cedar oil's aroma is described as woody to spicy. Read more......

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Chamomile

Chamomile oil has always been a popular remedy in Europe. Historically, chamomile was also revered by the Teutons (a European tribe dating further back than 200 years BCE) for its sun-like appearance. Read more......

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Cinnamon bark oil

Cinnamon oil is a very valuable essential oil that can be obtained from the bark of various cinnamon trees. Read more......

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Clove

Clove oil is an extremely popular kitchen spice, and is a natural remedy for gum infections and for toothache. In 2010, it was chosen as the medicinal plant of the year. Read more......

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus oil is made from the leaves of the Australian eucalyptus tree and is particularly famous for its cooling and antibacterial properties. Read more......

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Frankincense

Frankincense oil, also known as olibanum, is widely used today in the cosmetics and perfume industry. It typically has a slightly lemon-like incense fragrance that is reminiscent of conifers. Read more......

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Geranium

Geranium oil is a very rare and very valuable essential oil. Its fragrance is described as sweet and fruity, the properties of which are known to be calming and uplifting. Read more......

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Immortelle

The Immortelle was dubbed “the immortal” due to its incredible durability - and anti-ageing properties. The flowers of the medicinal plant retain their colour long after picking, even if they have already dried. Read more......

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Jasmine

The fragrance has been popular in various cultures around the world for many centuries and is often associated with love and eroticism. Read more......

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Jojoba

Jojoba oil is obtained from the seeds of the jojoba bush (Latin: Simmondsia chinesis). The evergreen shrub is grown in arid desert regions, such as Egypt, Australia and the Sonoran Desert (USA), where it also grows wild. Read more......

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Lavender

The Lavender plant is from the Lamiaceae mint family, which today mainly serves as an ornamental herb, and for its aromas. There are 3 types of lavender, from which lavender oil of differing quality is obtained. Read more......

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Lemon

Lemon oil is extracted from the peel of the common lemon. It has an intense citrus scent and is used in a wide variety of industries - from the household to medical uses. Read more......

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil is extracted by vacuum distillation. For this, the lemongrass is boiled out and the brew obtained is distilled under vacuum Read more......

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Manuka oil

Manuka, also known as South-Sea myrtle or New Zealander Tea Tree, is mainly known for its therapeutic honey. But the oil obtained from the Manuka bush also has extraordinary healing power. Read more......

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Marigold

Marigold is certainly a familiar flower to many. But there is much more to the pretty blossom than meets the eye. Read more......

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Melissa

Melissa oil, also known as lemon balm, is a plant from the labiate flowers genus, which was originally native to the eastern Mediterranean. Lemon balm is a very popular medicinal and culinary herb today. Read more......

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Nard oil

Nard oil is one of the rarest and most valuable oils known to man. Its scent is woody, aromatic and slightly reminiscent of herbs. Read more......

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Virgin olive oil

Olive oil is arguably the most famous of all essential oils. Its cultural roots stretch back thousands of years, for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Read more......

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Peppermint

Peppermint oil is extracted from common peppermint (also Mentha piperita). Peppermint is native to the entire northern hemisphere. However, its high demand has resulted in its spread all over the world. Read more......

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Rose

Rose oil is arguably the most famous and exquisite essential oil in the world. Everyone knows and loves the scent of roses and the French say: 'The rose's soul lies in rose oil'. Read more......

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Rosemary

rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a plant from the genus Lippblüter. Its original distribution area extends around the Mediterranean. Read more......

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Tea tree

Tea tree oil comes from the Australian tea tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia), a tree from the myrtle family that is only found in Australia. Read more......

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Thyme

Thyme oil is obtained from different types of thyme. Their oils, and therapeutic applications, differ depending on the chemotype of the plant. Read more......

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Turmeric

Turmeric oil is obtained from the tuber of turmeric (Curcuma longa). It has an intense yellow color and is a famous spice, especially used in Indian cuisine. Read more......

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Vanilla

Vanilla oil is obtained from the vanilla bean. Its scent is typically sweet and one of the most widespread aromas - famous around the globe. Vanilla oil is not only used as a fragrance in a wide variety of products, but is also widely used in medicine. Read more......

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Ylang Ylang

Ylang-ylang oil is extracted from the blossoms of the Indonesian ylang-ylang tree, Cananga odorata, and is considered a medical remedy in many countries. Read more......

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