citrus essential oils

Four Important Points About Essential Oil Safety

by Andrea Butje on March 2, 2015

I’ve written about essential oil safety in the past, but I always think it’s a topic worth revisiting. Essential oils come from plants, but this doesn’t mean every essential oil is right for every person. They are very concentrated substances, and while they do have amazing health-supporting qualities, they should always be treated with respect. […]

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Citrus Essences From South Africa

by Andrea Butje on May 19, 2014

While in South Africa, I visited an extraordinary citrus production facility. I was excited to see this particular facility because they produce citrus essences, which are different than essential oils. Essences are extracted from the juice of the citrus rather than the peel, giving them a vital, bright, sparkling aroma. The picture above is of oranges that […]

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Yuzu Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on April 14, 2014

Have you used Yuzu? (Try saying that a few times fast!) Yuzu essential oil is extracted from Citrus junos, a small tree that produces citrus fruits that look like oranges or small grapefruits. Their color is orange-yellow with hints of green, and their peels are bumpy. Traditionally, the fruit peels were used in hot baths on […]

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New 2-day class for aromatherapists! Medicinal Blending Citrus Oils: Top Notes Bursting with Potential Dates: August 18–19, 2012 Time: 9:30–5:30 Saturday and Sunday Cost: $300 Location: Ithaca, NY Register Here: Aromahead Institute More than just cheerful aromas in your collection, citrus oils have powerful healing actions. Explore the potential of these humble, affordable, fabulous top […]

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I Love Citrus Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on October 23, 2011

It’s true, I’m having a love affair with my citrus essential oils. And why not? They’re uplifting and supportive . . . of our immune systems! We can use them for cleaning and diffusing into the air. Their aromas are familiar and bright. Citrus essential oils are inexpensive, and great for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. And how […]

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Using Citrus Oils to Support Immunity

by Andrea Butje on March 8, 2011

Let’s talk about why citrus oils are so powerful for supporting immunity. It’s one thing to know they’re amazing, but another to really understand why! d-Limonene and Citrus Most citrus oils contain at least 60% d-limonene. The largest amounts of d-limonene (also known as (+)-limonene) are found in the citrus oils–such as Grapefruit, Orange, Clementine […]

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