Frankincense Benefits

Silhouette of camels crossing the horizon on a starry night and a text overlay "Frankincense 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 is testing Frankincense to use against cancer cells. The BBC made an interesting …

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Tigernuts make Chufa Oil

Photgraph of raw tigernuts in plastic cups and a text overlay "Tigernut Oil"

Tigernuts. Just what is tigernut? First thing to know is that it is not a nut, so, good news if you have nut allergies. They are a tuber that is commonly grown in the Valencia area of Spain and it produces an amazing Tigernut Oil that is also called Chufa Oil that is rich in nutrients for your skin and hair.

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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Dl Panthenol

Laboratory glassware containing d-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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Mango Butter vs Shea Butter

A coffee cup with chunks of mango butter ready to be used in a mango butter recipe.

Well, why argue about it – I want both! But if it came to it, which would gives you the most functionality? Shea Butter is the most well known of course, but read on to find out how to make mango butter your new favorite butter.