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Our Magnolia Leaf Essential Oil contains the healing properties of a species of trees that first came into existence some 95 million years ago (1).
Talk about ancient allies! The Magnolia tree, also known as the Champaca Tree or the Michelia champaca, is revered by the Indian people for its powerful aphrodisiac qualities. The flowers of this sacred tree are even used in weddings and other religious ceremonies.
1. Crane, P.R. (1988), The phylogenetic position and fossil history of the Magnoliaceae. in: Hunt, D. (ed.), Magnolias and their allies (Milbourne Port): 21.
Living Libations Mandarin Essential Oil is a sparkling-citrus Italian dream steeped in the fragrant florals of tangerine. Mandarin oil is cold-pressed from the succulent outer rind of the Chinese mandarin, a sweet citrus fruit first brought to Europe in the early nineteenth century.
Mandarin Oil is yellow-orange in color and offers a more complex scent with hints of indigo florals.
Manuka Essential Oil
5 ml – Our Manuka Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of the manuka shrub, which is a favorite feeding place for Australian honeybees. It is from these bees that Manuka Honey is made. Bees are not the only ones who love this plant’s healing powers: Kakariki parakeets are also big fans of manuka!
These parakeets harness the antiviral and antibacterial properties of manuka to eliminate parasites on their skin and feathers (1). In addition to rubbing themselves with manuka leaves, these birds chew the leaves into a paste, and apply the paste to their feathers!
Marigold Essential Oil
5 ml – Living Libations Marigold Essential Oil is steam-distilled from organically cultivated Tagetes minuta grown in India. An ancient remedy for everything from indigestion to hemorrhoids, Marigold is often confused with calendula essential oil. While from similar plant families, Calendula officinalis originates in Southern Europe and is used for its anti-aging properties. Tagetes minuta, on the other hand, can trace its roots back to South Africa and is primarily used to make delicious perfumes and treat respiratory ailments.
Marigold essential oil is steam-distilled from all the aerial parts of the flowering plant. The blossoms, leaves and stems offer deeply revered medicinal properties to people of many different cultures. The dried herbs are used as a flavorful cooking condiment in South America, while the flowers are used to treat colds and coughs across China.
Living Libations Marjoram Essential Oil has been used to purify body, mind, and spirit since Biblical times. Steam-distilled to capture the medicinal powers of this fragrant herb, our organic Marjoram Oil clears the body of viruses and infections while balancing wild, anxious emotions.
Those suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings, grief, or a bad breakup will benefit greatly from the calming, healing essence of marjoram.
Our Mastic Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the resin of the mastic tree, a symbol of freshness and purity in both Greek Mythology and traditional Hebrew scriptures. The mastic tree has been used for thousands of years for its decongestant, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. It is excellent for maintain the integrity of tissues.
Also known as “Arabic gum” and the “tears of Chios,” the resin of the mastic tree dries in the sun to create a natural, piney gum that was first used to freshen the breath over two thousand years ago. Beyond creating a minty mouth, mastic was also used to combat serious dental decay, whiten the teeth, combat digestive problems, and treat bronchitis.
An ancient Greek remedy that has created a buzz across the ages, Melissa Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of Melissa Officinalis, a favorite of honeybees. In fact, the name “Melissa” actually means “honeybee” in Greek!
This oil is a powerful antiviral agent that has been traditionally shown to stop a virus in its tracks before it penetrates the body’s healthy cells. It is also a powerful sedative and anti-anxiety agent. A fairly common garden herb but the genuine essential oil is rare as the yield is low. Each summer we get our yearly reserve of this precious, sweet-smelling, medicinal essence.
The enigmatic aroma of Living Libations’ Mitti Attar essential oil is perfectly expressed by the word petrichor, the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry, sun-drenched soil. Once the monsoons arrive and splash life upon the parched and sun baked earth, the earth awakens and breaths forth its heady aroma – this is the fragrance of Mitti Attar.
This essence of earth’s emanations gathered from the ground surrounding the sacred River Ganges is the rare, rich, relaxing aroma captured by the ancient Eastern art of attar distillation.
Musk Mallow Seed Essential Oil
5 ml – Musk Mallow Seed oil, also known as Ambrette Seed oil, is from the Malvaceae botanical family and is a sacred addition to the Living Libations collection.
This ancient elixir hails from India, where it is wild-crafted and CO2 extracted to capture the natural powers of the plant’s musk-fragrant seeds.
This particular type of musk oil is the only oil of its type that is neither synthetic, nor derived from animal sources. Within its pure plant power lays ancient Ayurvedic secrets of health, wellness, and healing for body, spirit, and soul.