Camphor essential oil is extracted from camphor trees which grow in the tropical regions of Asia and South America. The oil is distilled from the camphor trees’ wood and roots and has been used by humans for different purposes for centuries. Persians used it to control plagues while the Chinese used its aromatic properties in building their temples. Camphor oil was also an essential ingredient for embalming.
Tea Tree essential oil comes from the twigs and leaves of the Tea Tree, scientifically known as Melaleuca Alternifolia. This plant is endemic in Australia and its oil has been widely used for centuries as a topical cure for many disease and infections.
Helichrysum essential oil is derived from several plants species under the genus Helichrysum. A third of its six hundred species grow in Africa while the rest are scattered in the regions of Europe and Australia. Though great in numbers, only a few species are actually used for medical purposes like H. Italcum and H. Arenarium and H. Petiolare. Helichrysum goes by different names based on its region of origin but it is commonly called as Everlasting essential oil or Immortelle. It is even called curry plant even if it has nothing to do with curry powder. Helichrysum can be a bit pricey than other essential oils because it is difficult to grow and maintain its 25-50% level of neryl acetate due to the changes in the climate and soil acidity. Once distilled, the plant’s essential oil can be used as a powerful agent fight different diseases and infection.
Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean, the rosemary herb, scientifically known as Rosarinus Officinalis, has long been used in ancient Rome for religious and social ceremonies. It is also popularly used for culinary purposes because of its minty taste and aroma. Rosemary is also a popular essential oil valued for its multiple medicinal and aromatic properties. The oil extracted from rosemary leaves and flowers is frequently used in aromatherapy and in manufacturing of cosmetics. Rosemary oil also has healing properties, making it one of the staple home remedies for skin problems, body pain and even as daily supplement.