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Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin) is unmistakable, and for those of a certain generation its sweet earthy aroma will often trigger happy memories of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Adopted by the counterculture that began in the USA and quickly swept the western world, patchouli will be forever associated with hippies, psychedelia, Hare Krishna and marijuana; although not necessarily all of those or in that order!
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - 1:11

Frankincense essential oil is obtained from the hardened oleo-gum resin collected from Boswellia carterii or related species found in the Boswellia family. The genus Boswellia comprises of approximately 23 species, but only about 6 of these exude oleo-gum resin that yields frankincense oil with the beautiful, classical fragrance we are familiar with.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 2:12

The colder winter months are finally upon us which means it’s time to make changes to our skin care routine before the winter weather starts to take its toll on us. Just as your body needs different clothing to protect it against the changing weather, your skin needs a different skin care regime to properly protect it from the harsh weather too.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 12:55

A vast range of natural materials is available to protect and care for your skin, and you’ll find many of them conveniently brought together for the gentle healing art of aromatherapy. And I’m not just talking about essential oils either; carrier oils also have the ability to revitalize, nourish, and shield your skin from the ravages of the weather and environmental pollution. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , , , , , | Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 6:05

Most people today are skin conscious. We want our skin to look young and healthy, and will usually do as much as we possibly can to protect our skin from whatever possible harm there may be in our environment. Of course every woman wants to have a beautiful, clear, radiant complexion. But are you doing as much as you possibly can to care for your skin?
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Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , , , | Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 - 4:29

Myrrh essential oil is derived from an oleo-gum resin which is secreted naturally from the trunk of Commiphora myrrha trees when they are wounded or lacerated. There are almost 60 species of Commiphora found throughout Africa and Arabia, and although several produce an oleo-gum resin, Commiphora myrrha is the species of choice for producing the myrrh essential oil used in aromatherapy.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 - 8:04

The latest addition to our range of carrier oils is Argan oil, and the chances are you have probably already heard or read about this amazing hot beauty ‘secret’ – which is possibly one of the rarest vegetable oils in the world. Those of you with a good memory may recall that we used to stock this oil back in 2001, but we had to discontinue it due to difficulities in getting regular supplies. Read more…

Article by David Howell | New Products | Tags: , , , | Friday, December 2nd, 2011 - 1:23

Knowing how to choose the right carrier oil can be somewhat bewildering for newcomers to aromatherapy because specialist suppliers usually offer such a wide range. Very little is written about this subject in most aromatherapy books, so unless you enroll on a training course knowing how to select them can seem like a bit of a black art.
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Article by Sue Charles | About Aromatherapy,Profiles - Carrier Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - 7:30

Neroli essential oil is extracted from the fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium sub.sp amara), and has a beautiful aroma that appeals to men and women alike. In common with rose and jasmine, neroli oil is a complete fragrance in itself and forms the heart of one of the worlds most enduring perfumes, ‘Eau de Cologne’.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , | Thursday, May 21st, 2009 - 7:57