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Picture of a single incense stick burning made using patchouli oil.
Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil can be a very divisive oil whereby some people love it and some people loathe it. Often, I have found that varies quite a lot with the age of the person and how much of it was being used or diffused in the room. Certainly, Patchouli incense can completely overpower a room

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Slivers of orange peel which, when pressed give out orange essential oil.
Essential Oil

Orange Essential Oil

Orange Essential Oil is possibly one of the most popular essential oils and not just for aromatherapy massage. It is one of the major oils used in food and drink production and it is a massive industry. Aromatherapy oils are often adulterated, diluted or simply are not essential oils and are fragrance oils instead. Even

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Laboratory glassware containing d-panthenol.
Actives

Dl Panthenol

Dl Panthenol is a wonderful ingredient for your skin, as well as your hair. It is available in powdered form, but I prefer the liquid form as it does not cake or harden up like the powder sometimes can. It is a combination of D Panthenol and L Panthenol. The combination is readily absorbed by

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Photograph of a male masseur using a massage oil on a male patient.
Free Recipe

Massage Oil Blend #1

Over three decades ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to do massage properly. The only course I could find was an aromatherapy course that included massage as well. I signed up and turned up for the first class in an old Victorian school. For the massage section, there were tables laid out

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A lavender field ready to be harvested and distilled into lavender essential oil.
Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most recognizable essential oils around. With hundreds of varieties grown, these fragrances vary from strong camphoraceous (granny-like) to fine fruit notes that are used in top end perfumery. Predating the Bible, washing of clothes and bedding was always done down by the river. After washing, the fabrics were

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Frankincense resin pieces that will benefit the skin when distilled into an essential oil.
Essential Oil

Frankincense Benefits

Frankincense benefits have been known about in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and now, in the US, researchers at the University of California have been running trials using it for reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Scientists at The University of Oklahoma are testing Frankincense to use against cancer cells. The BBC made an interesting

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