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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Tamanu Oil

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Native to Polynesia and Tropical Asia, the Tamanu Tree is a very functional part of day to day life. It is often planted in hedgerows and along the side of roads as an effective windbreak, which stops a lot of wind erosion to the soil. The timber of the tree is not usually large enough …

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Squalane Cleanser

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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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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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The Difference Between Hydrolats And Hydrosols

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People ask “What’s the difference between hydrolats and hydrosols?” Oh, if only it was a simple answer because there are others words also used to mean the same thing; Flower Waters, Hydrolates as well as the very old terms, Aromatic Waters and Spirituous Waters. So, let’s go through just what is a hydrosol, and learn …

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DIY Facial Toner

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DIY Facial Toner Have you ever thought that toners might be a waste of money or just something that you would like to be able to afford? Are they something that you thought you wouldn’t have time to actually use? Do you wonder if you are missing out on something by not using a toner? …

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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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Vitamin B3 Benefits

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Vitamin B3 Benefits Have you always wondered why there wasn’t a simple way to have good skin without spending a fortune on pricey products? Me too! Then, I was watching a seminar about Vitamins in skincare products, so I started to do my own research. I was amazed at how much Vitamin B3 benefits your …

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Squalane Benefits

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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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