Fragonia™ Essential Oil

Photograph of a golden fractal illustrating the fractal nature of Fragonia™ Essential Oil.

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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Squalane Cleanser

A photograph of a pipette dropper with Squalane Cleanser.

A Squalane cleanser is really simple to make. The purpose of a cleanser is to remove daily dirt and grime from your face, as well as make up, if you have been wearing any. It is important for men as well as women to use a cleanser daily to keep their skin clean. For men …

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Frankincense Benefits

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

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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Vitamin B3 Benefits

A bottle of vitamin pills illustrating Vitamin B3 benefits for skincare.

Do an internet search for Vitamin B3 and you will find a huge amount of information about using it as an internal supplement. Here, I want to talk about the Vitamin B3 benefits when used topically on your skin. It’s also known as Niacinamide and Nicotinamide in the cosmetics industry. The INCI for Vitamin B3 is …

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Squalane Benefits

Photo showing close up bubbles of Squalane.

Squalene vs Squalane? Why does a single letter make such a difference and what are the Squalane benefits that we so desire? Squalene (with an “e”), is a naturally occurring substance found in plants, animals and in every human liver. It circulates through our bloodstream and appears in our sebaceous glands in a form that …

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Spearmint Essential Oil

Fresh spearmint leaves used to make spearmint tea or spearmint essential oil

Spearmint Essential Oil is one of the most commonly known essential oils thanks to its extensive use in the food and drink industry. Most people tend not to think of it beyond toothpaste but there is a lot of therapeutic value to the oil. In fact, spearmint benefits us in ways that may surprise you. …

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

Photograph of a Red Cedar Tree in the snow from which cedarwood essential oil is distilled.

Cedarwood Essential Oil is a colourless 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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Green Mandarin Essential Oil

Green mandarin fruits ready to be expressed into green mandarin essential oil.

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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