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Rosemary Essential Oil May Improve Memory

by Geoff Lyth

Throughout ancient history, the herb rosemary was used at weddings, funerals and burned in schools to enhance learning. The Tudors believed rosemary had powers to enhance memory and in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Ophelia famously remarked, ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember.’ It’s fair to say the connection with rosemary and memory has been a long and persistent one. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | News & Media | Tags: , | Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - 5:04

Join A Worldwide Ban On Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Sarah Shelley

Cruelty Free International, founded by the BUAV, was launched in March 2012 with the support of Ricky Gervais. It is the only global organisation dedicated to ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing. There is currently no worldwide ban and over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in these cruel experiments.
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Article Sarah Shelley | News & Media | Tags: | Thursday, May 10th, 2012 - 4:57

Vegetarian Diets Are Healthier In Every Way

posted by Debbie Johnson

Vegetarian diets are not just better for weight management, they are more nutritious than diets that include meat, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. With two out of three Americans needing to lose weight, the message about the importance of embracing a plant-based diet is more urgent than ever.
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Article posted by Debbie Johnson | Mind and Body,News & Media | Tags: | Monday, August 1st, 2011 - 12:02

EU Says Animal Testing For Cosmetics Could Continue

by David Howell

In the coming months, a crucial decision for animals will be made: the European Commission will advise on whether the EU should maintain the 2013 deadline, after which no cosmetics that have been tested on animals could be legally sold in the European Union. The BUAV, heading the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), is championing the cause and urging the Commission to stand firm.
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Article by David Howell | News & Media | Tags: , , | Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - 9:23

Quinessence Aromatherapy On BBC TV

by David Howell

On 3rd October, the BBC’s Politics Show discussed the emotive subject of animal testing, and in particular the cruelty of testing cosmetics on animals. Despite what you may think, the number of experiments conducted on animals in some countries has actually increased in recent years, and a former MP from Nottinghamshire says it’s high time that this situation changed. Read more…

Article by David Howell | News & Media | Tags: , | Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - 10:32

Quinessence Hand Cream Receives Award!

by David Howell

We are absolutely delighted to report that Quinessence Nourishing Hand Cream received the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the esteemed Natural Health Beauty Awards 2010 which were held last month.

This latest accolade makes it the 6th year in succession that Quinessence have been recognised for manufacturing products using only natural ingredients that have not been tested on animals. Once again it is an honour to have been recognised by Natural Health and Beauty magazine, and we will continue to strive for the same excellence as we expand our range of natural skin and hair care products. Read more…

Article by David Howell | News & Media | Tags: | Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - 6:06

Quinessence Scoops Top Award!

by David Howell

As well as commemorating the arrival of Spring last month, we also celebrated picking up our latest award at the Natural Health magazine Beauty Awards 2009!

We were honoured and delighted that for the 5th year in succession, a product from our Aroma-botanicals® natural skin care range has won acclaim from the beauty experts at the prestigious Natural Health magazine. Read more…

Article by David Howell | News & Media | Tags: | Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - 12:24

Majority Say Herbal Medicines Should Be Regulated

the Editor

A recent Ipsos MORI report shows that 77% of adults agree that it is important that herbal medicines are regulated.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) commissioned a programme of research by Ipsos MORI to identify the public’s view on herbal medicines. The report sought opinion on safety issues arising from usage, the regulation of herbal products and how the public obtains information about herbal medicines. The research involved both quantitative surveys and discussion group discussions. Read more…

Article the Editor | News & Media | Tags: | Sunday, February 15th, 2009 - 11:30

Aromatherapy at the Chelsea Flower Show

by David Howell

The Chelsea Flower Show is the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship annual event, where the world’s most celebrated designers and growers come together to create the most famous flower show on the planet. It is breathtakingly beautiful, creating an explosion of colours and scents; a truly Enchanted Garden that disappears after only six days.

And this year – for the first time ever, aromatherapy was represented at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show by the UK’s very own Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC). Located in the Continuous Learning Area, their educational theme for the show was ‘The Use and Benefits of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants’.
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Article by David Howell | News & Media | | Monday, May 26th, 2008 - 8:07
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