Angelic Angelica

Today’s featured oil is one of the newest at Pompeii Organics (our favorite essential oil company). Meet Angelica archangelica!

Angelica Root

True to it’s name, Angelica Root is a truly “heavenly” oil! It’s amazing for the immune system as a whole, fighting infection, fungus, viruses, and inflammation. It soothes pain and spastic muscles.

Because of all these properties, Angelica Root also strengthens the respiratory, digestive, lymphatic and nervous systems. It’s recommended for comforting symptoms of depression and sadness and for uplifting the mind and body.

Understandably, this oil is a little higher priced than most others, but the value can’t be beat! When used with care, it can last a long time. Diffuse into the air or mix with a carrier oil for topical use. A word of caution, however: Angelica Root is phototoxic (reacting with sunlight). It can burn and irritate the skin if exposed to sunlight before at least 12 hours have elapsed. Use caution and consult with a certified aromatherapist if you have any questions!

Don’t forget! We’ll be at the Oil City Farmer’s Market in front of the library from 9am to 4 pm today—as long as the weather cooperates. We hope to see you there!

Eucalyptus

Hello folks! We hope you are having a great week before the Easter holiday.

Today we want to share an essential oil we’re not quite sure why we haven’t featured before: Eucalyptus!

euca glob

According to our favorite Pompeii Organics, Eucalyptus (globulus) is a powerhouse for sickness. Most people think of eucalyptus as good for a cough and cold, and this is correct; eucalyptus literally breaks down congestion and opens air passages!

Interestingly, however, there are several different kinds of eucalyptus. The globulus variety is excellent to fight the germs, viruses, and inflammation of colds and flus, while a variety like citriadora is better to fight fungus and repel insects. This is why it’s important to know what you’re buying and using!

Eucalyptus is a great oil to diffuse around the house. Use it to stave off illness and cool your airways! It can also be added to lotions, carrier oils, and soaps. Be sure to dilute it properly, however, for the best affect. Eucalyptus is strong and can be irritating if not used correctly. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Are you interested in trying this amazing oil? Take a look at Pompeii Organics, or call/email us to order for our special price. We’d love to share this great product with you!

Ravishing Rosemary

Hello friends! Today I want to talk about Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianlis), a very helpful herb. Of course, you’ve probably come across Rosemary in a garden or on a plate – it makes a delicious cooking herb! But according to the Aromatic Wisdom Institute, Rosemary is good for more than chicken.

Did you know that Rosemary, like Thyme, has several different variations (chemotypes)? There are three major chemotypes: camphor1,8 cineoleand verbenone. Each variation has slightly different properties, making it important to know what you are getting into!

Camphor helps to improve circulation, while 1,8 cineole is good for the respiratory system. Verbenone also helps clear the airways of mucous, but it also regenerates the skin, making it great for skincare.

Rosemary is great for the scalp. You can add the oil to shampoo or use a hydrosol to refresh the scalp and treat dandruff and hair loss. The camphor chemotype makes a great remedy for sore and tired muscles when mixed with a carrier and massaged into the skin.

Rosemary stimulates the mind and brings energy. It also helps with clarity and strength of the mind. The herb is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. It helps with gas, congestion, and fever, and it has a warming effect on the body.

We use Rosemary in our joint and muscle lotion blend. It’s awesome for sore muscles and arthritic joints. It also helps with more superficial skin issues, like bruises and scrapes.

So what do you think? Have you learned something about Rosemary you never knew before? We want to hear from you!