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JeanneRose-blog.com is about the art and uses of herbs and aromatics, bathing and Spa care, aromatherapy, and essential oils. Each addition will discuss in detail one or two aspects of these subjects.  I discuss the history, background, naming, chemistry, properties, and uses of each of the named herbs and oils and my personal use, how it fits into my background, and maybe even a limerick or two.


Angelica ~ root and leaf uses and history

ARNICA CO2 with Sunflower

BAY Laurel – an ancient tree with modern uses.

Bergamot – fine skincare

Bruise Juice, the Healing Oil ~ How to Make It

Cardamom, the plant and the oil

Carnation, or Clove Pink – perfumery and uses

Chamomile, German – the oil is blue, and both herb and oil have many uses

Chamomile, Roman ~ A history and background of both herb and oil have many uses

CHAMPACA – portrait of a fragrant flower

Cinnamon bark and leaf ~ their history, background, and uses.

CISTUS – Labdanum, a plant with an ancient history

Clementine – the fruit and how to use it and the oil

Douglas-Fir – tree and essential oil in aromatherapy

ELEMI resin, plant, and Essential Oil

Fuchsia – American medicine

Ginger root and oil ~ and uses

Helichrysum – the essential oil

HINOKI – cypress – essential oil and uses


JASMINE – the plant and its Scent

Juniper berry ~ about the plant and the essential oil

Lemon ~ peel oil and fruit • Uses

Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena • Uses & Distillation Notes.

Marjoram – a sweeter cousin to Oregano

Massoia ~ a coconut-smelling perfume and product oil

MASTIC ~ the resin, the plant, the essential oil

NASTURTIUM – A garden plant with many uses.

MYRTLE ~ about the plant, uses, essential oil

Natural Perfumery at Home


Orange & Blood Orange oil and Uses – Includes Herbal uses

OREGANO/Marjoram ~ the names of confusion

ORRIS root – the perfect floral smell of powder for Perfume

Peppermint herb and essential oil

PINE & Pine Oil & Resin Uses

PLAI & TEA TREE Oil and their Uses.

Ravintsara – a Confusing oil

Rose Oil – Uses of absolute, oil and herb

Rosemary – Herb and Essential oil – uses

Smell ~ Scent and Smelling

SPEARMINT – the herbs, uses, and growing (this is NOT Peppermint)

Turmeric – the herb, uses, and CO2 extract

USNEA – A Lichen

Vetiver & Vetivert and all its uses and background.

Violets – Herbs and Perfume

Wintergreen ~ plant and oil background and uses.

Ylang-Ylang ~ A powerful perfumery flower

Yuzu – To Scent and to Savor