Green Mandarin Essential Oil

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Green Mandarin Essential Oil is a clear to slight green oil that has the most amazingly fresh aroma of freshly cut mandarins – with a strong kick of green in the fragrance as well. It is more tart than sweet and is really mouth watering. It is cold pressed from the rind of the green, …

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Frankincense Benefits

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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 is testing Frankincense to use against cancer cells. The BBC made an interesting …

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Trauma Oil – Plai Essential Oil Benefits

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I first discovered Plai Essential Oil when I was travelling in Thailand, and it was being used in every place that I had a massage. I’m a big fan of massage, and I completely indulged myself whilst I was there and got used to having a daily massage from the monks at the medical school …

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Cedarwood Essential Oil is a colorless to almost a pale yellow essential oil that is produced by steam distillation of the wood from the red cedar tree. The tree is grown mainly for timber and all the off cuts, trimmings, knotty wood and even the sawdust, are all used in a steam distillation unit to …

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5 Ways To Use Black Spruce Essential Oil

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5 Ways To Use Black Spruce Essential Oil I first came across Black Spruce Essential Oil when I was on a perfumery training course. In perfumery, it brings a sweet, floral undertone and helps to hold a blend together. It is unmistakably a pine oil, but it smells very crisp, slightly green, and fresh, with …

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Fragonia™ Essential Oil

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Fragonia™ Essential Oil is a pale yellow, thin oil with a fresh, cineolic aroma that has notes of fruity florals and slightly spicy cinnamon with a balsamic undertone. The overall impression is very green, fresh and uplifting. It is made by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the plant. Scientific Name Fragonia™ Essential …

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Patchouli Essential Oil

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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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Orange Essential Oil

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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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Lavender Essential Oil

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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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Rosalina Essential Oil

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Rosalina Essential Oil is a lovely oil that is not so well known out of the aromatherapy arena. That is because it is a relatively new essential oil. It has a couple of other common names; Lavender Tea Tree and Swamp Paperbark Tree Oil. The last name gives you a clue as to its origin, …

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