Montag, 16. April 2012

An Andean room-scenting-spray

Myrtus communis Andes
From a Peruvian project (Primavera Life, Germany), you could buy 2 great scenting essential oils in organic quality:

- Myrtus communis Andes, Myrtle Andes
  - Monoterpene (...75 %) For example: Alpha-Pinen, ...
  - Oxide ( ... 10%) For example: 1,8-Cineol
  - Monoterpenole (... 7%) For example Linalool, Myrtenol, ...
  - Sesquiterpene (... 1,5 %)

  - what could Myrtle Andes do: expectorant, analgetic, promote blood circulation, stimulating lymph flow, special aromatogramm (MRSA) good effects,  ...

In the backround, the slope with Aloysia triphylla
  - his Hydrosol you could use against acne

- Aloysia triphylla Andes, Lemon verbena Andes
  - Limonen
  - Geranial 10 %
  - Citronellal

In the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology is an article about Aloysia triphylla and other aromatic plants and its antimicrobial activity.

When I visited this project many years ago, the joy of these two great essential oils is unbroken. Here is a recipe for a room-scenting-spray, 2% in 70% alcohol:

Aloysia triphylla Andes
7 gtt Citrus paradisii
3 gtt Myrtus communis Andes


8 gtt Citrus limon
2 gtt Aloysia triphylla Andes

Aloysia triphylla Andes with a sickle

Freitag, 17. Februar 2012

Lavandula vera - a useful helper

On Gaia health you can find an article of Lavandula vera (Lamiaceae), which is associated with the efficacy against MRSA. And a long list, what Lavender more can afford. A wide range of indications as an essential oil.

Here you can find this article:  Gaia health

On the blog of Shirley Price there is a post about Lavandula vera.

Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012

Flower Water by dabney rose

In my research I´ve found a beautiful web-page from "dabney rose".

Nostalgic, the pictures translucent like a flower and great products - handmade!

Enfleurage with hyacinth - Picture from
If you go on Facebook - you can find more interesting backround informations about distilling Pomegranates, to make enfleurage with hyacinth or Camellias.

And you can  find an interesting blog from dabney rose - have a look - charming.

Dienstag, 10. Januar 2012

The filling of essential oils and plant oils for aromanursing and aromatherapy

To weigh the essential oils per batch.

To record the batch number.

The finished mixture is transferred to a laboratory glass with spout.

To fill in the essential oil blend in the brown glas bottles.

The child-resistant closure with sealing ring is screwed.

To label is glued on the brown glas.

A transparent, wipe-clean label to protect the original label.

To cut the transparent label to the size which is needed.
The pharmaceutical-technical assistant of the pharmacy must weigh the essential oils per batch. The recipe is normally given in gtt = drops. For example a basic mixture: 5 gtt Citrus limon, 3 gtt Melaleuca leucadendra, 2 gtt Eucalyptus globulus for an antimicrobial room-scenting. Of these, 4 - 6 drops placed in a fragrant burner.