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Aromatic Herbarium 

All there is to know about
essential oils... 

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Atlas Cedar

Atlas Cedar ( Cedrus atlantica ) is a large tree of the Pinaceae family, originally from North Africa (Moroccan Atlas).

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Bay

Bay (Laurus nobilis) is a perennial persistent foliage shrub with dark grey bark of the Laureaceae family. It includes two varieties, golden bay tree (Laurus nobilis aurea) and the narrow leaf bay tree (Laurus nobilis angustifolia).

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Ceylon Cinnamon 

"True" cinnamon is an evergreen tree which may reach fifteen meters. Native of Sri Lanka, it is a member of the Laureaceae family. 

Cistus Ladaniferous 

Cistus, a woody shrub of the Cistaceae family, grows in the Mediterranean basin on poor soil, especially in Spain (Cistus ladaniférus), 

Clary Sage 

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is a biennial herbaceous perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family, native to Europe and Western Asia.

Clove

The clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum) is a member of the Myrtaceae native of the Moluccas (Indonesia) that can reach fifteen metres.

Cypress

Native to southern Europe, cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is an evergreen tree of the Cupressaceae family that may reach forty metres.

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Eucalyptus Globulus 

This tree, native to Australia and Tasmania, is used to sanitize marshland.

Eucalyptus Radiata 

Eucalyptus radiata is an Australian tree with a bluish grey trunk which may reach thirty metres and belongs to the Myrtaceae family.

Exotic basil 

Exotic basil (Ocimum basilicum var. basilicum) is an annual plant of the Lamiacea family native to Asia.

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Gaultheria or Wintergreen 

Gaultheria is a small shrub less than fifteen centimetres tall of the Ericaceae family, which grows in the forests of Nepal (Gaultheria

Ginger 

Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a perennial tropical native of Malabar (India) belongs to the Zingiberaceae family.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit ( Citrus x paradisi ) mainly grown in America, South Africa and Israel, belongs to the Rutaceae family.

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Helichrysum 

Helichrysum is a member of the Asteraceae family. There are more than three hundred herbaceous or shrub species. 

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Incense

Incense is a resin that exudes from a tree of the Burseraceae family (genus Boswellia), which can reach three metres. 

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Java Citronella 

Java citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), also called "Madagascar" or "India" citronella, is a perennial rhizome plant native to Indonesia. 

Juniper

Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a four to six metre tall shrub native of Slovenia and Crete of the Cupressaceae family.

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Lemon

The lemon tree (Citrus limon or limonum) is a shrub with persistent and glossy dark green leaves, also called "English lemon tree", 

Lemon Eucalyptus 

The lemon eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora ) is a large tree of the Myrtaceae family, native of Australia.
 

Lemongrass 

Lemongrass (or Indian verbena) is a large perennial herb of the Poaceae family, widespread in tropical Asia.
 

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Mandarin

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is a small tree of the Rutaceae family, with lustrous leaves, native to South East Asia (China and Vietnam).

Marjoram

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an annual or biennial plant sixty centimetres tall, of the Lamiaceae family and native to the Mediterranean basin (Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey).

Moutain Savory 

The mountain Savory ( Satureja montana ) is a small plant of the Lamiaceae family, native of the Mediterranean and the Near East.
 

Myrtle 

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a shrub from the Myrtaceae family, native to the Mediterranean basin, which grows in the wild in dry and sunny scrubland.

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Niaouli

Like eucalyptus, niaouli is a tree of the Myrtaceae family, native to New Caledonia and Australia, that can grow to a height of twenty five metres.

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Oregano

Oregano (Origanum compactum), sometimes referred to as "wild marjoram", is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to a height of thirty to sixty centimetres. 

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Palmarosa

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) is a large herbaceous plant belonging, like citronella, to the Poaceae family. It is native to India and Nepal.

Peppermint

Mint is a perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family, which with more than twenty five species (pennyroyal, spearmint, water mint), some of which are ground covers and do not exceed three centimetres (Corsican mint).

Petit Grain Bitter Orange 

Native to Asia, the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium ssp.amara (folia)) is a member of the Rutaceae family, with spiny branches and alternate, persistent and coriaceous brilliant green leaves.

Pistacia Lentiscus 

A regular of the maquis scrubland and garrigues, Pistacia lentiscus, also called "mastic" or "terebinth", is a shrub of the Anacardiaceae family, which may reach three metres.

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Ravintsara

Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora) is a medium-sized tree from the Lauraceae family. It has reddish bark and its helically arranged, glabrous and coriaceous leaves are the same as those of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis).

Roman Chamomille 

Perennial plant measuring ten to thirty centimetres in height of the Asteraceae family, Roman or noble chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) grows almost everywhere in Europe, with a preference for silica rich soils.

Rosemary Camphor 

Camphor rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis camphoriferum) is a shrub of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean area. It is one of the "herbes de Provence".

Rosemary Cineole 

Originally from the Mediterranean basin, rosemary is mainly produced in Spain.
 

Rosemary Verbenone 

Rosemary Verbenone ( Rosmarinus officinalis verbenoniferum ) is a sub-shrub of the Lamiaceae family, originally from Corsica.
 

Rosewood 

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is a tree from the Laureaceae family, native of the Amazon and Guyana.

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Scented Geranium or Rose Geranium 

Scented geranium, also called rose geranium (Pelargonium x asperum cv. Egypt), is a subshrub of the family of the Geraniaceae, native to Southern Africa.
 

Scots Pine 

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a tree of the Pinaceae family with ochre-brown bark, that grows throughout Europe and even Syberia. This tree can grow to a height of forty metres and live for up to five hundred years.

Siberian Pine 

The Siberian Pine ( Abies sibirica ) is a large tree of the Pinaceae family , native of Siberia. The Siberian Pine essential oil is characterized by a very gentle,
 

Spike Lavender 

Spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) is a shrub thirty to sixty centimetres tall of the Lamiaceae family, it grows in the wild at an altitude below seven hundred metres on the arid and sunny hills of southern France and the Mediterranean area.
 

Super Lavender 

This hybrid of true and spike lavender grows at low altitude. It is cultivated in France, Italy and Spain. As a general rule and depending on the variety, the yield of hybrid lavenders may be up to ten times higher than that of true lavender.

Sweet Orange 

The orange tree (Citrus sinensis), is a fruit tree of the Rutaceae family native to Asia. It is the result of a natural hybridisation between grapefruit (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata).

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Tarragon 

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), a bushy perennial, with many highly branched stems and thin leaves, belongs to the Asteraceae family. 

Tea tree 

The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia, belongs to the Myrtacaea family.

Thyme Linalool 

This highly branched shrub native to the Mediterranean basin prefers dry and rocky soils and, as we all know, the sun!

Thyme Thymol 

Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a perennial subshrub of the Lamiaceae family that prefers stony ground and sun-drenched garrigues. Growing to a height of seven to twenty centimetres, 

True Lavender 

We cannot mention the name of true lavender (Lavandula angustifola ssp. angustifola (syn. lavendula vera, L. officinalis), without thinking about immense exquisitely blue fields.

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Ylang Ylang 

Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) is a tree of the Annonaceae family, native to South-East Asia.
Its Malay name means "flower of flowers". Its bark is grey; its bright green persistent leaves are arranged regularly along its long branches.