Aromatics International Blog


Palm Kernel Oil

Karen Williams on April 25, 2013

While called an “oil,” unrefined virgin palm kernel oil is actually the consistency of butter at room temperature, making it an ideal base for body butters, soaps and salves. In its purest form, it is a beautiful light brown color and has a unique, rich, nutty caramel fragrance.

Yarrow–Strong, yet gentle

Karen Williams on August 06, 2012

The Yarrow plant is strong and gentle at the same time. It has a hard, strong outer stem and a soft substance inside the stem. We love this oil for its’ cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very useful for muscle spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and gas.

Practical Hydrosol Applications Part 2

Karen Williams on July 10, 2012

While hydrosols can differ in their chemical properties from essential oils, they also have fantastic therapeutic value. With a milder aroma, hydrosols are potent, chemical combinations that are effective in assisting with various discomforts or conditions.

Practical Hydrosol Applications – Part 1

Karen Williams on February 21, 2012

Hydrosols are the first part of the distillate waters from the steam distillation of plants as stated by Ann Harman. Also known as hydrolates or floral waters, hydrosols have a wide variety of applications. Read on to discover some of the remarkable ways that I have used hydrosols this winter!