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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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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Patchouli Essential Oil

Picture of a single incense stick burning made using patchouli 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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Black Spruce Essential Oil

Photograph of a Canadian forest from which Black Spruce Essential Oil is produced.

Black Spruce Essential Oil is a clear to pale yellow oil that is thin and fluid. It is obtained from steam distillation of the needles and twigs of the Black Spruce tree. Typically, it comes from Canada where it is the dominant tree in the boreal forest and an important part of the ecosystem. Scientific …

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