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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

A panic attack can strike without warning and without an obvious reason, bringing with it overwhelming, sometimes paralyzing fear and terror. The experience is far more intense than a feeling of being ‘stressed out’, and terrified victims often report that they thought they were going crazy, losing control, or even having a heart attack. In fact, panic disorder sufferers say the attacks are some of the most sudden, frightening and uncomfortable experiences you could ever imagine. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , , | Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - 12:00

Mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata) has a delicious aroma that brings a feeling of joy and happiness to any occasion, and is appreciated equally by young and old alike. Mandarin is actually the collective name given to a class of oranges that possess thin, loose peel and a flavour much sweeter than that of the orange. This large group of citrus fruits are all characterised by brightly coloured peel and pulp, segments that separate easily and a rind that is easy to peel. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , | Monday, February 4th, 2013 - 3:54

Keeping a cheerful outlook throughout the drudgery of winter following Christmas can be a struggle at the best of times, but even worse than this is the constant carping in the media about the gloomy economic climate. It seems every time you turn on the television or radio they are droning on about the continuing global financial crisis and announcing even more businesses going bust. Talk about depressing! Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Monday, January 7th, 2013 - 3:55

From time to time many of us suffer from a dose of what might be called the ‘winter blues’, which usually appears as a short period of inexplicable lethargy, anxiety or low mood. For some people though, at certain times of the year, this malaise can develop into a seriously disabling illness with a wide range of symptoms that can totally and utterly disrupt their lives.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 11:56

Juniper berry essential oil is derived from the berry-like seed cones of Juniperus communis, which belongs to the Cupressaceae family. The genus Juniper is divided into at least two subspecies with frequent intermediates which can vary in habit from a low, spreading bush to a small columnar, single stemmed tree. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Thursday, July 5th, 2012 - 3:39

Benzoin essential oil can be derived from various Styrax species which originate in several geographical locations. Styrax benzoin is known commercially as benzoin Sumatra due to its origin, and Styrax tonkinensis is called benzoin Siam. Due to the low quantities of benzoin oil produced from Styrax tonkinensis together with its popularity in the perfumery industry, benzoin Sumatra tends to be the one found most commonly in the aromatherapy market. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Friday, May 4th, 2012 - 1:38

Vetiver essential oil is extracted from the roots of a grass known as Vetiveria zizanoides which belongs to the same botanical family as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. This plant has been appreciated for its diverse range of useful applications since records began, and in some countries such as India its role as a perfume may even precede that of the ubiquitous rose. Although its aroma is not to everyone’s taste, vetiver essential oil has been growing in popularity since aromatherapy re-emerged in the 1980’s. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - 12:19

It seems impossible to avoid change in our lives, no matter how much we would prefer things to remain the same. Even when these changes offer us the opportunity to transform our lives, they invariably arrive at the worst possible time bringing lots of disruption, frustration or pain. Some of the brighter opportunities often bring all three together. It just doesn’t seem fair.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , | Sunday, April 4th, 2010 - 12:02
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