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Anise


Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Distinctive scent of licorice. Rich and sweet.


Beeswax


Botanical Name (of the honeybee): Apis mellifera


Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted


Color: Deep Golden Brown


Consistency: Medium


Perfumery Note: Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild - Medium


Aromatic Description: Rich, sweet, floral, honey aroma.


Possible Uses: Perfumery


Cedarwood, Virginian


Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear


Consistency: Medium and oily feeling


Perfumery Note: Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar


chests and closets.


Chamomile, Roman


Botanical Name: Anthemis nobilis


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Gray/Very Pale Blue


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong


Aromatic Description: Bright, crisp, sweet, fruity, herbaceous.


Cinnamon


Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Golden Yellow/Brown


Consistency: Slightly oily feeling


Perfumery Note: Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. Peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy.


Clove Bud


Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Light Golden Yellow


Consistency: Medium, Slightly Oily


Perfumery Note: Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.


Eucalyptus


Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Fresh, medicinal, woody, earthy.


Ginger


Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Light Yellow


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Middle/Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong


Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.


Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation


Lavender


Botanical Name: Lavendula officinalis


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top/Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous, slightly fruity.


Lemon


Botanical Name: Citrus limon


Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed


Color: Yellow


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.


Possible Uses: Athlete's foot, chiliblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts.


Lemongrass


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Yellow


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.


Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress.


Orange, Sweet


Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis


Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed


Color: Orange


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong


Aromatic Description: Citrusy, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.


Possible Uses: Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress


Patchouli


Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Deep Golden Brown


Consistency: Medium ? Thick


Perfumery Note: Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note.


Sandalwood


Botanical Name: Santalum album


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge


Consistency: Medium - Thick


Perfumery Note: Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral.


Peppermint


Botanical Name: Mentha piperita


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Top


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint


Rosemary


Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong


Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal.


Tea Tree, Common


Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia


Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled


Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge


Consistency: Thin


Perfumery Note: Middle


Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium


Aromatic Description: Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous.



Vanilla



Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia


Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted


Color: Deep Brown


Consistency: Thick


Perfumery Note: Base


Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong


Aromatic Description: Rich, warm, sweet vanilla aroma.


Possible Uses: Perfumery

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