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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

Getting sufficient sleep is vital for your overall health, because during this important ‘down-time’ you have the opportunity to rest and recuperate in preparation for the following day. During sleep the mind gets a well deserved break from the pressures and stress of daily life, the cells and tissues of the body are repaired, and energy levels are replenished. Medical studies have confirmed that sleep helps to regulate our hormones and recharge the body’s immune system which protects us from infection and disease. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 - 12:21

Sweet marjoram essential oil is derived from the flowering tops of Origanum majorana, which is classified under the Labiatae family along with over 30 other species of ‘marjoram’ within the genus Origanum. This diversity and the fact that origanums have been widely used for both medicinal and culinary purposes over many centuries has led to a certain amount of confusion regarding their correct identification.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , | Saturday, April 6th, 2013 - 7:55

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

Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils which, when used correctly, can help to alleviate a wide range of physical and emotional disorders. Used in massages, baths, compresses and inhalations, essential oils can assist relaxation and pain relief, thereby promoting a feeling of health and well-being. This in turn can help to break the vicious circle of stress, which so often leads to ill health.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , , , | Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 - 12:20

Petitgrain essential oil is derived from the fresh leaves and green twigs of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium) and its various sub-species. Bitter orange belongs to the Rutaceae family and is believed to have originated in South-East Asia, and spread to North-Eastern India, Burma and China, eventually finding its way via Arab traders to Africa, Arabia and Syria.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , | Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - 11:30

Insomnia is the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for any length of time, and it affects most people at some point in their lives. Every night, millions of people around the world go to bed and struggle to get a decent nights sleep, either because they are unable to switch off their busy minds, or because they awaken suddenly in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 - 8:06

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

Sandalwood (Santalum album) is one of the oldest of all known aromatic materials and has a history that dates back over 4,000 years. Highly revered as a sacred fragrance by many religions around the world such as Buddhism and Hinduism, its wood has been used to make religious artefacts and fragrant incense for a vast range of devotional ceremonies.

The demand for this highly sought-after timber has led to over-harvesting, and over the past 10 years the availability of the heartwood that’s required for extracting the essential oil has diminished significantly. Read more…

Article by David Howell | New Products | Tags: , , | Monday, March 30th, 2009 - 10:10