The Story of Grapefruit

The Story of Grapefruit

Story:  The grapefruit was originally named “the Forbidden Fruit” by a reverend who discovered it in 18th century Barbados while on a quest to find the origin of the Garden of Eden’s tree of good & evil. Did you know… Grapefruit is the only citrus species that did not originate in Southeast Asia.  It was […]

The Story of Lavender

The Story of Lavender

The Story:   The recorded use of Lavender goes back 2,500 years. The name is derived from the Latin word “lavare”, meaning “to wash” as it was historically used to scent Roman baths for relaxation. One of my favorite herbs and essential oils is lavender.  Its therapeutic benefits are vast, and its use goes as […]

The Story of Ylang Ylang

The Story of Ylang Ylang

The Story: Ylang Ylang, or “the flower of flowers”, received its name after a Philippine legend of a girl who vanished into thin air upon falling in love. In her place appeared a tree that had never graced the earth before. I was a bit late in discovering Ylang Ylang. The aroma is deeply fragrant, […]