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PipingRock Essential Oils

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Bergamot- Bergamot is a yellow-green citrus fruit grown almost exclusively in Italy's Calabria region. Bergamot is widely used in aromatherapy, perfume, cosmetic and tea and culinary applications. Prized for its bright, citrus-sweet bouquet, bergamot is revered as a stress-soother that promotes emotional balance, blissful serenity, and self-confidence.

Clove- The clove tree is an evergreen native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia, but is mainly harvested in India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Its large leaves cradle the tree’s spirited little flowers which supply the buds used for extraction. The buds sprout in pale clusters, turning to green and eventually a magnificent bright red, which signals they are ready for collection.

Copaiba balsam is a tall tree that is native to South America. Although copaiba produces both flowers and fruit, its essential oil is taken from its yellow resin, which appears in copious amounts when the tree's trunk is punctured. With its inviting and vaguely vanilla-like fragrance, copaiba oil can be found in various perfumes and soaps.

As with its coniferous cousins, pine and spruce, the fir tree is an evergreen that can be found in much of the Northern Hemisphere. Fir's woody and clean fragrance comes from its needles, which tend to be softer than those of many other conifers, even spruce. Fir needle possesses several qualities, making it a valued essential oil in aromatherapy.

The frankincense tree, upon first glance, is somewhat plain and undistinguishable from the arid lands surrounding it. It looks like an oversized shrub with thick, twisting branches, and a canopy of narrow leaves dotted with small white flowers. Though the frankincense tree appears ordinary, one of the world’s great treasures is found beneath its bark. When the bark is cut, milky-white resin droplets seep out (known as “pearls”) and eventually harden into the orange gum known as frankincense.

Indigenous to Southeast Asia, ginger is a rhizome; a sturdy, knotted mass of roots that spreads underground. It proudly emerges above with twelve-inch long green leaves and yellow-white blossoms. For 2,000 years, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic health practices have used the powerhouse ginger root to elevate the spirit, stimulate the passions, and brighten occasional blue moods.

Originally from India, this sturdy perennial grass grows in foliage clumps and flourishes in warm, humid environments. Its ornamental blue-green leaves cascade up and out, reaching heights of up to 4 feet. Trauma to the blades will release its distinctively soft lemony scent laced with earthy undertones and a ginger zing. Tremendously popular in North America and Europe, this powerhouse plant is widely used in an array of Asian dishes, teas, perfumes, & cosmetics.

Rosemary is a petite evergreen shrub, but there’s nothing small about the distinctive scent that wafts from its one-inch curved pine needles. A native of the sunny Mediterranean, rosemary is an aromatherapy star, culinary delight, and favorite ingredient in skin and hair products. Since 500 B.C., rosemary oil has been used to support overall health and wellness across cultures and traditions.

Like other conifers, spruce is an evergreen tree that is native to the Northern Hemisphere. Its fresh, pleasing aroma originates from its twigs and needles, which are generally shorter and softer than those of the pine. Similarly, its scent has a bit more subtlety, with a sweet note that isn't found in other evergreen fragrances. Used in Native American traditional practices, spruce has long been a source of paper, and is also worked into bath and sauna products.