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When I began formally training for my Ayurvedic Holistic Health Counselor certification, I was the proud pet parent of a very cute and lovable, but highly anxious and aggressive dog, Lulu. She was definitely a country dog living in the big city and besides a lot of exercises, there wasn’t much I could do to ease her state of high alert and constant need to “protect” me from other dogs, children, and all people in general. Loud noises would send her into a shaking mess and she often sat in the hall closet the minute I walked out the door – I’d hear her slide the door open with her paw.
The following report contains updates on the current trends in production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils and Carrier Oils sourced from around the globe.
Ginger Root Essential Oil – Fresh
In Indonesia, Ginger Root (Fresh) requires regular irrigation to thrive and is harvested roughly every 9 months. Typical essential oil yields vary from 0.5%-0.75%.
There has been a decline in the total volume of production over the past few years, coupled with a rise in demand at both local and international levels. Locally, Ginger Root (Fresh) is abundantly featured in traditional health drinks and other beverages. If current trends continue, it is likely that this versatile oil will become more expensive in the coming months.
Wintergreen Essential Oil
In China, the fragrant leaves of the elegant Wintergreen plant are harvested from July to September. Crop conditions are currently optimal with adequate rainfall and ideal temperatures, with this year’s projected yield being nearly the same as last year. Wintergreen is currently experiencing stable pricing due to steady production and matching market demand, although our suppliers anticipate inclined prices if there are sudden spikes in demand in the near future.
Myrtle Essential Oil
The quality and output of Myrtle Essential Oil is contingent largely on the regional origin and harvest period. In Morocco, Myrtle is harvested from August to September. This year, the crop appears to progressing normally and no significant changes in demand are reported. Market conditions are likely to be stable going forward for this rejuvenating essential oil.
Niaouli Essential Oil
In Madagascar, Niaouli is wild harvested throughout the year. This year, although there is no issue with cultivation, harvesting is progressing at a slower pace due to stringent government policies regulating the harvesting of forest products. Alongside this, there has been a large spike in demand over the past few years. However, the projected harvest yield is promising, and Madagascar seems equipped with an excellent capacity to meet any excess demand.
Spikenard Essential Oil
In Nepal, Spikenard roots are harvested from the wild between October and November. Although a good harvest is expected this year, it has proved challenging for suppliers to keep up with recent trends in demand. Prices for Spikenard Essential Oil are expected to rise continually due to these rapid surges in demand.
Fennel Sweet Essential Oil
The harvest period for Sweet Fennel seeds in Hungary typically runs between September and October. Current growing conditions are reported to be favorable. Although yield has somewhat lowered this year, the essential oil produced is of exceptional quality.
There is strong demand for this premium oil, and market conditions appear to be stable at present. Any sharp increases in demand could however lead to increased pricing due to the relatively lower yield.
Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil
In Egypt, the harvest period for Marjoram commences in May and progresses through to September and November. Locally, the crop is utilized for both essential oil distillation as well as the herb and spice industry.
In 2019, Egypt produced 15 MT of Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil, compared with an output of 28 MT last year. The lowered production reflects changes in demand, which has become somewhat muted this year. Prices have decreased, with market conditions being favorable for buyers.
Baobab Carrier Oil
Baobab fruits are wild harvested in Senegal between the months of January and April, with the exact quantities and time of harvesting being subject to government approval. The seeds from the fruit are then dried and cold-pressed to extract this valuable oil. This year, the yield is marginally increasing and is in line with the slow-rising demand.
Currently, supply is limited due to the costs associated with transport and logistics of small quantities. As the oil slowly becomes less niche, prices could reduce because of the economies of scale in production.
Extra Virgin Olive Carrier Oil
In Spain, Olive fruits are harvested between November and March. The previous harvest resulted in an excellent yield and this is likely to continue into the current season due to timely rainfall showers, which has caused the olive fruit to ripen beautifully early. An estimated 1.25 MT is expected, which misses the average yearly output (over the last five years) by just 7%. Due to the large carryover inventory from last season’s harvest, there has been a stark decline in pricing, although these price trends are not expected to last.
Demand for Extra Virgin Olive Carrier Oil originating specifically from Spain is declining due to increased competition within the Mediterranean region. However, US-imposed tariffs are expected to divert sales to European markets as a whole.
Moringa Carrier Oil
This year, India’s Moringa crop is of a considerably larger size due to a prolonged monsoon period. The market for Moringa is growing, which can largely be attributed to increased interest from developed nations, including the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. This upward trend is expected to continue, and rising demand is likely to be met by adequate production due to the excellent weather conditions.
Also known as Bol, Bola, Hirabol, Merra, and Gum, Myrrh is a natural, aromatic, sap-like resin or “gum” that is derived from the small, thorny Commiphora myrrha tree, which is related to the Frankincense tree. Native to Egypt, Myrrh is commonly used in Africa and the Middle East. The name Myrrh comes from the Arabic word “murr,” which means “bitter,” as its scent is sometimes bitter. Having been a prized, invaluable trade commodity along the ancient spice routes, Myrrh was so esteemed that legends were centered around it. One such Syrian and Greek legend about how the tree received its name tells of the Syrian king Thesis’ daughter, whose name was Myrrha, being transformed by the protective gods into a Myrrh tree to escape her father’s homicidal fury. It is believed that the tree’s resin is actually Myrrha’s tears.
Historically, Myrrh’s scent symbolized suffering, and it came to be associated with somber occasions such as funerals. During these and other solemn ceremonies – especially ones with religious distinctions – Myrrh resin was traditionally burned over hot coals, and the smoke produced a sweet, warm, and woody aroma that was often considered to have an enigmatic property that was conducive for spiritual practices. For this reason, Myrrh was often used in meditation and prayer, sometimes combined with Frankincense. Myrrh has also been blended with the lighter scents of citrus essential oils for more heartening effects that are known to inspire and boost emotional perception and understanding.
For its numerous versatile uses, Myrrh has become one of the most extensively used essential oils around the world. For centuries, it has been used by many cultures in traditional medicine, religious observances, fumigation, culinary applications, funeral rites, purification rituals, and perfumery. Specifically, Myrrh and its essential oil was customarily used as part of the embalming process, as a spice to flavor food, as a fixative ingredient in the production of fragrances, as an anti-aging and skin-enhancing cosmetic product, as a remedy for hay fever, and as a disinfectant for wounds that also facilitated their healing and reduced bleeding.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, Myrrh – or Mo Yao, as it is referred to in China – the first record of Myrrh’s medicinal use in China dates back to A.D. 600 during the Tang Dynasty. It is considered to be a spicy and bitter essential oil with a temperature that is neutral as well as a particular effectiveness on the liver, spleen meridians, and heart. Myrrh is reputed to have stimulating action for blood circulation, thereby soothing pain and offering relief from the discomforts of blood stagnation, swelling, sores, carbuncles, bruises, dysmenorrhea and cramps, abdominal pain, post-partum pain and spotting, amenorrhea, arthritis, chest pain, and other circulatory problems. By facilitating the regeneration of skin, it is known to accelerate the healing of skin ulcers, sores, and lesions. Myrrh Oil is used for similar applications in Ayurveda, which attributes revitalizing and tonic properties to the resin.
In 1540, when Myrrh Essential Oil was being distilled, Conrad Gesner and Valerius Cordius classified it as vulnerary and deemed it fit for external application, establishing ways in which the resin could be used to prepare ointments. Also based on the use of Myrrh were many French remedies that were meant to soothe burns, cuts, and wounds. The remedies were also used in fumigation and, for Myrrh’s expectorant properties, they were used to address bronchitis and catarrhal discharge. In 1608, Dr. Philippe Guybert’s ‘Medecin Charitable’ established Myrrh’s ability to clean, dry, strengthen, warm, encourage the onset of menstruation, and eliminate coughs. In 1699, Nicolas Lemery’s ‘Traite des Drogues Simples’ established Myrrh’s emmenagogue property and its advantages for quickening labor and birth. In 1765, Cartheuser’s ‘Matiere Medicale’ confirmed the same while adding Myrrh’s ability to address skin disorders, suggesting that is anti-septic properties were able to strengthen the gums by eliminating harmful bacteria from rotten teeth. In the ‘Officine de Dorvault’ of 1928 – a list of drugs that were legitimately distributed over a particular course of time – Myrrh was documented as having been used by hospitals to treat bed sores.
For its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, Myrrh Oil became an integral part of combat gear for Greek soldiers, who took vials of it to clean and disinfect their wounds as well as to stem the flow of blood. For its ability to elevate and enhance the experience of enlightenment, the Hebrews mixed Myrrh into their wine and drank the mixture before taking part in religious rituals. Criminals were given the same concoction to ease their mental and physical anguish before they were executed.
According to historical sources, Queen Hatshepsut wanted to earn the pleasure of the god Amon by surrounding his temple with existing Myrrh trees. To fulfill her mission, the Queen sent an expedition to a region known to grow Myrrh trees in abundance. According to legend, after a successful quest, the pleased god promised the Queen “life, stability and satisfaction forever.” The story of the voyage was later portrayed on the temple walls that enclosed her tomb, and the Egyptian people were introduced to the Myrrh tree. As the tree came to be revered, the wealthy began wearing small pouches of Myrrh pellets around their necks for its enticing perfume. Myrrh came to be used in embalming compounds, and its pellets were commonly burned to function as a flea repellant.
Myrrh Essential Oil and Resinoid remain relevant today for many of the above mentioned uses and especially for cosmetic applications, due to their cleansing, brightening, soothing, and rejuvenating properties. Additional uses for Myrrh Essential Oil and Resinoid will be highlighted throughout this article.
MYRRH OIL BENEFITS
The main chemical constituents of Myrrh Essential Oil are: Terpenes(Cadinene, Curzerene, (1,3)-Furanoeudesma-Diene, Lindestrene, Elemene, Germacrene). The main chemical constituents of Myrrh Resinoid are: Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes.
Used in aromatherapy applications, Myrrh Essential Oil is known to have expectorant effects that reduce the discomforts of respiratory problems, offering relief for colds, congestion, coughs, bronchitis, and phlegm. When diffused to achieve a relaxed mood, inhaling the sedative scent of Myrrh is known to stabilize emotions, lift negative moods, promote the feeling of being grounded, and encourage the feeling of spiritual awakening. Myrrh Oil is a common ingredient in remedies for asthma, cough, colds, lung congestion, and indigestion.
Used cosmetically or topically in general, Myrrh Oil works as a powerful antioxidant that maintains skin health by facilitating the fading of unwanted blemishes. It soothes skin discomforts such as itchiness and symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments.
It also adds its naturally pleasant fragrance and moisture to cosmetics, especially for skin care. Used in hair, Myrrh Oil’s astringency strengthens the roots and thus reduces or prevents hair loss. When applied to a dry scalp and dry hair, Myrrh Oil is known to address dandruff, while its scent is known to stimulate the brain and promote alertness and energy.
Used in a massage, Myrrh Essential Oil works as an astringent that strengthens the muscles and smooths the skin while promoting relaxation. It cleanses the pores by increasing perspiration, and its anti-inflammatory properties prevent bodily toxins, such as salt, excess water, and harmful gases, from accumulating in the circulatory system. By stimulating circulation, Myrrh Oil works to supply tissues with oxygen, which regulates metabolic rate, addresses symptoms of indigestion, and boosts immunity.
Used medicinally, Myrrh Essential Oil is known to facilitate the healing of wounds by protecting them from infection and by calming tissue inflammation. Its astringent property helps prevent wounds from hemorrhaging, thus preventing excessive blood loss. With emmenagogue properties, Myrrh Oil is known to regulate menstruation and to ease its negative symptoms, such as hormonal imbalances that lead to mood swings. Myrrh Oil has powerful anti-catarrhal properties that make it beneficial for eliminating or reducing the symptoms of viral infections. It does this is by reducing mucus in the respiratory tract and relieving congestion. Myrrh Essential Oil is also known to effectively eliminate fungal infections.
Myrrh Essential Oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties. The following highlights its many benefits and the kinds of activity it is believed to show:
The thorny, stunted Myrrh tree – or spiky Myrrh shrub – is also known as the Gum Tree, the Guggal Gum Tree, the Guggal Resin Tree, the Didin Tree, and the Didthin tree. Growing in the world’s desert regions, the harsh winds and weather conditions of the tree’s environment may sometimes be responsible for causing its thick, light grey trunk to grow in its distinctly twisted, knotted shape.
Native to the eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, and North India, it requires dry, sunny, hot climates in order to thrive and may grow to a height of approximately 12 feet. The tree produces few leaves on its jagged and angled branches. At the end of summer, it produces orange-red flowers and knots. From these knots, the tree produces a clear or pale-yellow sap – also called Myrrh Gum – that is released when the tree bark is cut or when the bushes have their shoots and stems cut. As the waxy sap “bleeds” it appears to be glossy like tears. When the drops of sap dry and coagulate on the tree trunk, they harden into walnut-size lumps and turn reddish-brown in color. Hardened sap is referred to as resin. It is hard, brittle and granular.
Once harvested, the resin granules are either clear or opaque with a yellowish tint. With age, the color of the resin darkens and white streak-like markings usually begin to develop. The resin is then harvested to produce an essential oil or a resinoid.
HOW IS MYRRH OIL EXTRACTED?
Myrrh Essential Oil and Myrrh Resinoid are both produced when Myrrh resin undergoes Solvent Extraction; however, sometimes they undergo Steam Distillation instead.
The resultant oil is thick and viscous in consistency, ranging in color from yellow to amber to dark brown. Its aroma is warm, dry, musty, woody, herbaceous, and smoky. Alternatively, the oil may have a strong balsamic scent that is pungent and bitter. Myrrh Oil is often used as a base note in perfumery, as it blends well with the fragrances of citrus, spicy, and floral oils.
The scent profile of this essential oil has also been described as having nuances of vanilla, mushrooms, and licorice. Myrrh Resinoid has a thicker consistency and different scent profile than the essential oil, exuding strong but warm notes reminiscent of roasted cocoa and licorice.
Myrrh can also be bought in the form of a powder and a tincture. For its anti-septic and analgesic qualities, Myrrh is a common ingredient in pharmacy products, which include: toothpastes, powders for toothaches, mouthwashes, and topical salves and liniments for bodily aches and sprains.
MYRRH OIL USES
The uses for Myrrh Essential Oil are abundant, ranging from medicinal and odorous to cosmetic. Its many forms include oils, gels, salves, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and candles.
Used in aromatherapy applications, the scent of Myrrh Oil is reputed to reduce tension and negative moods, which in turn supports emotional and physical well-being. Adding a few drops of Myrrh Oil to an electric diffuser will support the respiratory system by soothing cough and cold symptoms. This method also supports overall immunity and digestion. Alternatively, Myrrh Oil can be diffused to elevate the spiritual ambience as well as inspiration while meditating.
Myrrh Oil is a popular choice for diffusing throughout the home to create a peaceful environment, especially during holiday seasons. For a synergistic Myrrh Oil blend, it can be combined and diffused with one or more of the following essential oils: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Mandarin, Cypress, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, and Thyme. To diffuse a blend that reduces feelings of anxiety and enhances energy, relaxation, and well-being, mix together 12 drops of Myrrh Oil and 8 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil. Pour 7 drops of this blend into a diffuser and allow it to diffuse for a maximum of 30 minutes in an area with adequate ventilation.Never exceed 60 minutes of aromatherapy with Myrrh Oil.
Used in cosmetic applications or topically in general, Myrrh Essential Oil may be used directly on skin ailments including sores, acne, and skin that is chapped or generally afflicted with dryness. Simply add a few drops of the oil to a cotton bud and dab it onto enlarged pores, acne breakouts, infections, blemishes, sores, or wounds. Myrrh Oil’s astringent properties are known to strengthen the skin cells and thereby prevent or reduce bleeding.
To create a natural perfume with the royal, exotic scent of Myrrh Oil, combine the following essential oils in a 240 ml (8-oz.) glass bottle:9 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 9 drops Rose Absolute, 7 drops Patchouli Essential Oil, 7 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil, 7 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, and 5 drops Vanilla Oleoresin (10 Fold). Top the bottle with approximately 1 cup (240 ml/8 oz.) Almond Carrier Oil, then place the bottle in a dark place for 3-4 weeks in order to allow its aroma to intensify. When ready, this alluring scent can be applied to the pulse points.
To soothe the skin after shaving or to condition facial hair, a Myrrh serum can be made by mixing 5 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, 5 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil, 5 drops Neroli Essential Oil, 5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil, 5 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil, 2 ml (0.06 oz.) Vitamin E Liquid, 5 ml (0.16 oz.) Sea Buckthorn Carrier Oil, 15 ml (0.50 oz.) Hazelnut Carrier Oil, 20 ml (0.70 oz.) Argan Carrier Oil, and 20 ml (0.70 oz.) Jojoba Carrier Oil in a glass bottle that has a dropper. After shaving, massage a small amount of this blend into the shaved area of skin to soften and soothe the skin.
Myrrh Oil’s anti-oxidant properties make it a rejuvenating and soothing moisturizer when applied to the skin after dilution with a carrier oil. Suggested carrier oils include Almond, Grapeseed, and Jojoba. Alternatively, 1-2 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil may be blended into a regular unscented lotion or face cream before application. Used daily, this blend is known to reduce the signs of aging skin, such as wrinkles and fine lines. For a Myrrh blend that is known to exhibit anti-aging effects, mix together 12 drops of Myrrh Oil and 1 oz. (30 ml) Black Cumin Seed Carrier Oil.Pour a moderate amount of this mixture onto the palms and apply it nightly to a clean face and neck, avoiding the eyes. It is recommended that this serum not be applied past 3 weeks, in order to prevent the skin from getting accustomed to the ingredients’ effects. This serum is beneficial for facilitating cellular regeneration and for calming skin afflicted with acne, fungal infections, allergic reactions, inflammation, scars, and wrinkles.
For a toning body lotion that may also facilitate the healing of wounds, combine 1/4 cup Olive Carrier Oil, 1/4 cup Coconut Carrier Oil, 1/4 cup Beeswax, and 1/4 cup Shea Butter in a glass bowl. Place the bowl in a sauce pan filled with water and place the sauce pan on the stove over medium heat. Thoroughly mix the ingredients, then refrigerate the blend for 1 hour until it solidifies. Next, whip the mixture with a beater until it becomes fluffy in consistency. To this, add 2 Tbsp. Vitamin E Liquid, 20 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, and 20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, and mix well. Transfer this Myrrh and Frankincense lotion to a BPA-free plastic lotion dispenser bottle and store it in a cool place. The combination of Myrrh and Frankincense is known to boost circulation, reduce symptoms of inflammation and irritation, prevent or reduce infection, strengthen and regenerate the skin’s protective barrier, ease pain, boost collagen and elastin production, tone the skin, and facilitate the healing of wounds.
For a natural foot lotion that uses Myrrh to soothe and smooth dry, callused feet, blend 10 drops each of Myrrh, Frankincense, and Lemon essential oils with Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil. This may also be massaged into dry cuticles. This blend may accelerate relief from Athlete’s Foot, eczema, wounds, and ulcers. For additional relief from fungal infections on the foot, especially Athlete’s Foot, 3-4 drops of Myrrh Oil can be added to a pedicure bowl of hot water to create a simple but effective foot bath.
Used in medicinal applications, Myrrh Oil’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for use in a cold compress. Simply add a few drops to the cold compress and apply it directly to any area of skin that is swollen, sore, tender, or infected. This is known to be beneficial for preventing infection in irritations such as acne, small cuts, scrapes, and ring worm. Alternatively, 2-4 drops of Myrrh can be added to 10 ml (2 tsp.) Soya Carrier Oil and applied it to the skin to soothe flaking skin and reduce the appearance of scars.
For a Myrrh Oil balm that soothes allergic reactions, such as a reaction to Poison Ivy, combine 12 drops Myrrh Essential Oil and 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil in a glass bottle. To this mixture, add 30 ml (1 oz.) of a preferred carrier oil, such as Jojoba, Coconut, Olive, or Almond. This blend can be applied to areas affected with rash or other types of irritation.
Used in a massage, Myrrh Essential Oil can promote the relief of bronchitis, colds, coughs, catarrh, and female health problems. For an immune-enhancing massage oil, blend together 10 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil, 8 drops Lemon Essential Oil, 8 drops Thyme Essential Oil, 6 drops Geranium Essential Oil, 5 drops Elemi Essential Oil, and 120 ml (4 oz.) of a carrier oil of personal preference in a bottle. Massage this blend into the body once or twice daily. For a more sensual massage blend that enhances libido, mix together 8 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 5 drops Ginger Essential Oil, 2 drops Jasmine Absolute, 1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil, and 60 ml (2 oz.) Coconut Fractionated Carrier Oil MCT. This blend can be applied sensually in a long, slow massage, avoiding any sensitive areas of the body.
For a massage blend that reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, first add 30 ml (1 oz.) of a preferred carrier oil to a small dropper bottle. Next, add the following essential oils one at a time, rolling the bottle between the palms to blend each one thoroughly into the carrier oil before adding the next one: 10 drops Myrrh Essential Oil, 8 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil, 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 5 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil, 4 drops Patchouli Essential Oil. Massage this blend over the entire body, giving extra attention to areas of skin afflicted with scars, stretch marks, and other unwanted marks.
A GUIDE TO MYRRH OIL VARIETIES & THEIR BENEFITS
MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL (EGYPT)
Botanical Name:Commiphora myrrha
Country of Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Exhibit strong anti-septic activities due to its high sesquiterpene content
Have an aroma that is rich and warm and thus ideal for balancing emotions and releasing stress and anxiety
Have the ability to disintegrate blood that has congealed
Have anti-inflammatory properties that address arthritis, gout, and rheumatism
Be astringent, thus proving beneficial for addressing skin problems such as acne, inflammation, and rashes
Be beneficial for direct application to abrasions, sores, and wounds
Be an ideal ingredient for topical salves intended to address bed sores and hemorrhoids
Effectively function as an expectorant, decongestant, and stimulant
Have strong anti-bacterial properties that soothe symptoms of colds, asthma, and bronchitis
Promote easy breathing by reducing mucus secretions
Enhance respiratory function
Function as a disinfectant
Boost the body’s resistance to infection
Enhance spiritual awareness, emotional insight, and concentration
Exhibit tonic properties that result in skin with a rejuvenated appearance
MYRRH INDIAN RESINOID
Botanical Name:Commiphora myrrha
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction using Benzyl Benzoate
Exude an aroma with a scent profile that is warm and balsamic
Be an ideal fixative ingredient in perfumery and in formulations for skincare cosmetics
Require a warm water bath in order to become liquefied for ease of pouring
Stimulate the release of negative emotions and tension in the body, making it an ideal ingredient in fragrance formulations
Encourage positive feelings of tranquility and relaxation
Have anti-septic, astringent, cleansing, and soothing benefits for skin, making it ideal for use in baths, moisturizers, lip balms, and hair care products
Facilitate the relief of infections, dryness, acne, sores, and boils
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MYRRH OIL
As per NAHA guidelines, we do not recommend the ingestion of essential oils or resinoids. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Myrrh Oil and Myrrh Resinoid for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use Myrrh Oil or Resinoid without the medical advice of a physician, as they may increase uterine contractions. The Oil/Resinoid should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.
Prior to using Myrrh Oil/Resinoid, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by diluting the essential Oil/Resinoid in a Carrier Oil and applying a small amount to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Myrrh Oil/Resinoid must never be used near the eyes, inner nose and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin.
Potential side effects of Myrrh Essential Oil and Myrrh Resinoid include skin inflammation, dermatitis, lowered blood pressure, and heart irregularities. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the products and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use. Those with sensitive skin, those taking prescription drugs (especially anti-coagulants and diabetes medication), heart patients, and those with health conditions such as cancer, liver damage, skin disorders, or conditions related to blood sugar levels are especially recommended to be advised before using either of these products. The use of Myrrh Oil/Resinoid should be stopped a minimum of two weeks prior to any surgery. Its use is not recommended for those undergoing surgery.
Those seeking medical care to manage moods, behaviors, or disorders should treat this essential oil and resinoid as a complementary remedy rather than a replacement for any medicinal treatments or prescriptions.
The following report contains updates on the current trends in production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Raw Materials sourced from around the globe.
Macadamia Oil – Refined
Macadamia nuts are harvested from February to April. There are no issues with the current growing conditions. This year’s harvest yield is projected to be the same as that of the previous year. Demand for this product is high and market conditions are stable.
Grapefruit Oil – Pink and White
The grapefruit harvest season depends on the region; however, being available in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, newly processed Grapefruit Oil is available any time of the year with the exception of times when weather and other threats to ideal growing conditions make it difficult to produce. Grapefruit growing conditions are also dependent on the growing region. While Florida remains the largest global supplier of Grapefruit juice and oils, it continues to suffer from Citrus Greening Disease. Though it was previously a 42M box crop (pre2004), it is now a total of 5M boxes, of which less than 1M is White Oil. Other growing regions, which include Mexico, South Africa, and Israel, appear to be progressing better, as they have either not been afflicted with greening or have been successful in managing any outbreaks in their orchards. Furthermore, hurricanes in Florida’s Indian River area during the 2004-2005 season devastated the crops, which have not recovered since.
There is a greater availability of Pink Grapefruit, as there is higher demand for Grapefruit Juice and the global availability of Grapefruit is 4:1 Pink to White. The demand for Grapefruit Oil is steady, and there is decent availability of oils with low levels of Nootkatone; however, oil with high Nootkatone levels of 0.2% or more with acceptable pesticide levels still demands a high premium over the lower Nootkatone qualities. The 2020 situation is projected to be stable.
In Chile, Rosehips grow wild and are harvested by hand around March to May. The fruit is then dried and the shell is separated from the seed. The seed is used for the production of Rosehip Oil while the shell is distributed to tea and food supplement industries. Although the next season’s harvest conditions appear to be favourable in terms of climate, at this stage, it is not possible to estimate the harvest yield, which will become clearer when the season starts. Demand for Organic Rosehip Oil continues to grow greater than that for conventional varieties. Market conditions will also become more apparent in the next season. Prices are expected to rise, an estimate based on the current higher costs of the fruit and the resultant increased costs of the seed and thus of the oil.
Frankincense Oil – Serrata Boswellia serrata trees take ten years to reach maturation, at which time they exude gum. In India, these trees begin to expel their gum near the end of November, and this continues until March or April. The gum is collected from reserved forests, and the process is overseen by the Forest Department and the MP Biodiversity Board – organizations that ensure the implementation of and adherence to sustainable practices. There has been adequate rainfall this year, thus a normal gum harvest can be expected. The nutraceutical industry’s high demand for Boswellia gum has caused supply shortages and has led stockists to adulterate the gum and compromise the pure quality. Prices of Boswellia gum are expected to increase as a result of the Bio-Diversity Board increasing its tax on this product and taking strict action against illegal collection.
Frankincense Oil – Carterii In the UAE, Frankincense is distilled year-round. The availability of Frankincense has remained stable year after year. Although the demand for Frankincense has grown in recent years, new pullback from large users may lead to a decrease and a subsequent return to normal demand levels. Market pricing for Frankincense has remained stable without any expectations of an extreme fluctuation in the foreseeable future.
Ylang Ylang Oil
In Madagascar, Ylang Ylang flowers are harvested from March to May and from September to November. Demand for Ylang Ylang is stable as it remains among the most popular and sought-after products in the global market. In terms of market conditions, in both domestic and worldwide businesses, there is strong competition.
Tea Tree Oil – AAA
In Australia, Tea Tree leaves are harvested from December to May, which is the Winter season. The Tea Tree, which grows in dry areas but still needs some level of humidity, experienced dry growing conditions this year, which also caused a drought. This year’s harvest is ~40% lower than that of last year at ~600-700MT. The demand for Tea Tree is approximately 1,000MT. Due to the drought and the subsequent reduction in supply, there is an upward trend in market pricing for Tea Tree Oil. This trend is expected to continue until the next harvest in 2020.
In Indonesia, Vetiver is harvested year-round, although the roots can be harvested in 5-6-month intervals. This year’s harvest is in line with past upward trends; Indonesia produces 30-35 MT per annum. The demand is currently stable and moving upward. As a result of market pressures to improve the quality of this oil, the distillation and cultivation practices have improved, and Indonesian Vetiver Oil’s aroma profile has thus also improved. Market conditions are stable and moving slightly upwards. For the past 6-8 months, prices have been at their lowest; however, they are now steadily rising on a monthly basis.
Copaiba Balsam Oil
In Brazil, Copaiba Balsam is available year-round. The current growing conditions are favorable for this tree of the Atlantic, Amazon, Caatinga, and Cerrado forests. Copaiba Balsam yields reach 100 to 4000 kgs and sometimes more. Each tree produces 10 to 25 liters, depending on its size. There has been significant growth in demand for Copaiba Oil – a new reality to which suppliers, who are small and informal farmers, have not become accustomed. On the other hand, large companies in Brazil are closing deals with the small and medium cooperatives that supply this product, causing difficulty for this product. The market has been favorable for Copaiba Oil; however, suppliers’ ability to provide larger quantities has been affecting the market.
In the South of Spain, Sunflower seeds are harvested from July to August and, in the North, they are harvested from September to November. In the South of Spain, the optimal growing conditions consist of rain in the Winter and Spring and a hot, dry Summer season. In the North of Spain, the optimal growing conditions consist of rain in the Spring and a long summer season with hot, sunny days until October. This year, poor rains have created unfortunate growing conditions, and this year’s harvest yield is projected to be lower than the last year. The demand and the prices for this product are stable. Further, the prices have been high. Despite the unfavorable weather, Sunflower Oil has been stable with the usual curve of prices during the year.
The following report contains updates on the current trends in production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Raw Materials sourced from around the globe.
Eucalyptus Oil (Radiata)
Eucalyptus Radiata does not have a distinct harvest season, as the various production regions’ harvest seasons differ significantly; thus, individual producers commonly harvest for only approximately half the year, after which time the other producers begin their harvest. The current growing conditions are favorable, and there are no expected issues with production at this time. This year’s crop is expected to be slightly higher than that of last year. Although the demand for Eucalyptus Oil is now at a slightly lower rate than the demand experienced over the last 5 years, it remains strong and continues to increase. The demand and supply are balanced, and the pricing remains stable. In contrast to much of the past 5-6 years, Eucalyptus Oil is now largely available ex stock for prompt distribution.
Lime Organic Oil
In Sri Lanka, Limes can be harvested every 4-6 months. Generally, 12500-13000 kgs of the conventional variety can be harvested per hectare, whereas the organic variety yields 9000-9500 kgs per hectare. In organic farming, farmer groups cultivate the fruits, and most of the farmer groups supply 90% of their crops to value-added processors, while 10% is released to local supermarkets. The current crop yield is the same as that of last year. There is a global increase in the demand for organic-grade Lime Oil, and with demand and supply playing major roles in deciding prices, the Lime Oil prices are forecasted to remain the same for the next two months; however, natural disasters lead to increased prices in the global market place.
Black Cumin Seed Oil – Virgin and Organic
In Israel, new Cumin crops are planted in December and harvested in June, and the new crop becomes available in July. Both virgin and organic varieties of Black Cumin Seed Carrier Oil are currently in great demand, and while this oil has been eminent in the Middle East and Far East for generations, it has become a best-selling oil in the US in the past year. The market is tight, especially for the organic variety, and cheaply-priced offers should be handled prudently in case of potentially adulterated product.
Cedarwood Oil (Atlas) In Morocco, Cedarwood undergoes wild harvest collection from March to November. This year’s projected harvest yield, demand, and market conditions are all stable.
Cedarwood Oil (Chinese) In China, Cedarwood is harvested in all four seasons. This year’s crop yield is projected to be almost the same as that of last year. With the demand remaining high for Chinese Cedarwood, production is working intensively to keep pace. Prices remain firm and stable.
Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan) In India, Cedarwood is harvested throughout the year. The harvest yield is constant, as it is a controlled product, and the oil distillation yield is approximately 4-5%. Reputed to function effectively as an ideal pest repellent and as a fixative ingredient in perfumery, Cedarwood is increasing in demand. This year’s prices are increasing relative to the previous year.
Camellia Seed Oil
In China, Camellia flowers grow on the mountains, where the climate is mild, there is an equal abundance of sunlight and rain, and the land is fertile, an exceptional environment in which the air, soil, and water are free from contamination. Camellia seeds are harvested from early November to the end of December. Compared to last year, this year’s harvest yield is higher. As per the typical growth pattern, this year’s harvest indicates that next year’s will be comparatively lesser. With usage of Camellia Oil growing extensively, there has been an increasing demand for this product.
Pumpkin Spice home diffuser oil is a 100% Pure Diffuser Blend created with the highest quality of raw and natural ingredients. We combine our aroma oils with pure essential oils that are certified Non-GMO, Vegan, and contain no parabens, DPG, glycols, petrochemicals, phthalate, artificial additives, synthetic colors, or harmful chemicals. All of our diffuser oil blends and essential oils are created to be 100% safe for your home, family, and pets. Pumpkin Spice aroma oil is designed to be conveniently used in any cold-air or ultrasonic oil diffuser to create your ideal ambience.
For Cold-Air Diffusion Scent Machines
10ml, 120ml, 500ml, and Half Gallon Jugs. Simply remove the diffuser oil bottle and add the Aroma Oil blend. Screw the bottle back into the scent machine. Adjust the diffuser intensity to your desired level to create the perfect ambient scent. Mixing Aroma or Essential Oils with water or other carriers is NOT required. Here at AromaTech™, we use pure concentrated Essential and Aroma Oil Blends for all of our business scent machines. Important Information
All of our Aroma and Essential Oils are for diffuser use only. Do not use topically or ingest. If ingested, contact a local poison control center immediately or seek professional medical care. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, or skin may cause serious irritation and harmful effects. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, please consult a health care practitioner prior to diffusing oils.
Are you someone who hates buying something, trying it once, and then stashing it away never to be used again? If so, you have likely decided to make smarter purchasing decisions, and want to be entirely sure you will get the most value out of whatever it is you are about to buy. One way you can still try something new without much risk is to try one of AromaTech’sscent sample packs, that allow you to test a variety of essential oil blends so that you have a better chance of finding the ideal aroma for your home scenting or aromatherapeutic needs.
Each scent sample pack includes a variety of our popular essential oil and aroma blends, such as The Hotel or our White Tea & Thyme. Many of our blends also have potentially useful aromatherapeutic benefits, such as our Breathe Easy eucalyptus and peppermint blend that can help clear your head and ease your worried mind. Instead of ordering each blend separately and trying it out one at a time, which could be potentially costlier and take significantly more time, you’ll have an assortment at your disposal to quickly peruse. Once you’ve found your perfect match, you’ll be able to order a regular refill size to use with whatever AromaTech diffuser you currently use.
All our essential oil blends are 100 percent pure and cold-pressed to preserve their integrity best so that you can enjoy their scent in its richest, full-body form. Also, our products are Vegan and non-GMO, meaning you can purchase any oil blends with a guilt-free conscience. So, go ahead and try something new—you may be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find in these convenient sample-size packs.
Cold air diffusion technology (nebulizing technology) is safest and cleanest way to diffuse your 100% Pure Essential and Aroma oils to get the most out of them. Instead of using heat, a fan, or evaporation, Aromatech’s scent machines use filtered air from your room to diffuse fragrances into an ultra-dry micro mist. This allows you to experience the full olfactive fragrance of the scent and receive the maximum therapeutic benefits of your oils without diluting them in water, alcohol, solvent, or using heat.
There are several reasons why cold-air diffusion technology is the best way to diffuse 100% essential oils and home fragrances. Not only does cold-air diffusion preserves the therapeutic power in your oils, but it also uses less oil while scenting small or large areas of your home or business. Unlike ultrasonic diffusers that evaporate the essential oils, require water dilution, and/or heat; cold-air diffusers simply use oil and cold air. AromaTech’s technology ensures that there is no damage to the essential oils’ properties and creates a longer lasting and consistent scent.
How Does It Work?
The oil is diffused through nebulization, a process that breaks down essential oil into a very fine dry mist without leaving any residue. The oil is then diffused through the diffuser core using air in your space. An internal air filter ensures that no foreign particles or dust interrupt the diffusion process. The result, is a subtle and consistent scented environment.
AromaTech home fragrance diffusers use internal intensity controls to allow users to be in total and full control through out the entire scent diffusion process. Make it as subtle or as strong as you want, the choice is yours.
Our Cold Air Diffusers.
All of AromaTech’s™ scent machines are designed for aesthetics as well as proficiency. We use patented nebulizing technology, which preserves the integrity of 100% essential and aroma oils. This allows you to get the most olfactive and therapeutic benefits from your oils. These revolutionary home fragrance diffusers release scent in the form of micro-mist to ensure precise diffusion that is long-lasting, pure, and high quality.
AromaTech™ home diffusers are available in several beautiful designs to compliment your home. We also offer wall-mount diffusers with the option to easily connect to your home HVAC system. Many of our scent diffuser designs are equipped with an LCD control panel that allows you to easily set the intensity of the fragrance output as well as “hours of operation”.
Start your day with the fresh and zesty scent of Bergamot Orangeor go to sleep to our White Tea and Bamboo aroma oil. Whichever way you want to go about your day, our home diffusers will provide you with the most flexibly, more convenience, and healthier, happier air.
Scent diffusers are a safe, convenient, and effective way you can enjoy the aroma-therapeutic benefits of essential oils at home, any time you want. With the help of AromaTech’s state-of-the-art cold-air nebulizing technology, the delicate olfactory components found in each oil are preserved in their purest state, for distribution around any space at the precise level of concentration you desire. Each scenting device is a valuable investment in your comfort at home and can deliver other potential benefits, such as eliminating unwanted odors, improving your mood, or helping you to get a more restful night’s sleep.
AromaTech offers a wide array of scent diffusers, including both new and refurbished devices, which are suited for a range of environments. Our popular AroMini BT, for example, is an excellent choice for apartment-dwellers who want to scent a smaller area with the help of a sleek and versatile Bluetooth connected diffuser. If you have a larger space to scent, the AromaPro, Air Stream Single or Air Stream Duo can all be connected to your HVAC/AC system, allowing you to distribute your chosen aroma over 4,000 + square feet efficiently. All our diffusers are also whisper-quiet, allowing you to use them anywhere without having to worry about any mechanical hum or buzz.
You have many options when it comes to selecting an essential oil diffuser, but only cold-air nebulizing scenting machines can distribute highly-concentrated scent over such a large area without compromising the oil’s chemical integrity. Unlike ultrasonic diffusers, these devices create a very fine mist that leaves no residue and do not need to be diluted using water or additional solvents beforehand. The bottom line is that if you want to experience the purest and most potent fragrance possible, you need one of these innovative scenting solutions.