Cinnamomum camphora (commonly known as camphor tree, camphorwood orcamphor laurel) is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring, it produces bright green foliage with masses of small whiteflowers. It produces clusters of black, berry-like fruit around 1 cm (0.39 in) in diameter. Its pale bark is very rough and fissured vertically.
Cinnamomum camphorais native toChinasouth of theYangtze River,Taiwan, southernJapan,Korea, andVietnam, and has been introduced to many other countries.
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Oil of clove, also known as clove oil, is an essential oil extracted from the cloveplant, Syzygium aromaticum. It has the CAS number 8000-34-8.
Clove oil is a naturalanalgesicandantiseptic, used primarily indentistryfor its main ingredienteugenol.
It is also often found in thearomatherapy section of health food stores, and is used in the flavoring of somemedicines. Madagascar and Indonesia are the main producers of clove oil
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The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia.
The tree'sellipsoidalyellowfruitis used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for itsjuice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses.The pulp andrind(zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6%citric acid, which gives a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such aslemonadeandlemon meringue pie
Uses of Lemon Essential Oil :
Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon(lemongrass). The oil is used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol. These chemicals find extensive use in soap, candles and incense, perfumery, cosmetic, and flavouring industries throughout the world. Citronella oil is also a plant-based insect repellent and has been registered for this use in the United States since 1948. The United States Environmental Protection Agency considers oil of citronella as a biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action. However, citronella insect repellant effects were not proven within the EU, and the use of citronella as an insecticide is prohibited under the Biocidal Product Directive 2006.
Research also shows that citronella oil has strong antifungal properties, is effective in calming barking dogs and has even been used as a successful spray-on deterrent against pets destroying household items.
Uses of Citronella Essential Oils :
Bergamot essential oil is a cold-pressed essential oil produced by cells inside the rind of abergamot orange fruit. It is a common top note in perfumes.
Bergamot essential oil is a major component of the original Eau de Cologne composed byFarina at the beginning of the 18th-century. The first record of bergamot oil as a fragrance ingredient is from 1714, found in the Farina Archive in Cologne. One hundred bergamot oranges will yield about three ounces (85 grams) of bergamot oil. The scent of bergamot essential oil is similar to a sweet light orange peel oil with a floral note.
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Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family.
Some species (particularlyCymbopogon citratus), are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that oflemons(Citrus limon). Common names includelemon grass,lemongrass,barbed wire grass,silky heads,citronella grass,cha de Dartigalongue,fever grass,tanglad,hierba Luisa, orgavati chaha, amongst many others.
Uses of Lemongrass Oil :
Cananga odorata, known as the cananga tree is a tropical tree that originates in the Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. It is valued for the perfume extracted from its flowers, called ylang-ylang(a name also sometimes used for the tree itself), which is an essential oil used in aromatherapy. The tree is also called the fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant, or perfume tree.
The ylang-ylang vine (Artabotrys odoratissimus)and climbing ylang-ylang (Artabotrys hexapetalus)are woody, evergreen climbing plants in the same family. Artabotrys odoratissimusis also a source of perfume
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