Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is steam distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark oil is generally preferred over Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. However, oil distilled from cinnamon bark tends to be much more costly than that distilled from the leaves. Aromatically, Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is much richer in aroma than ground […]

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Your perfume, yourself There’s interesting data linking your perfume choice to your personality. When you’re on a date, for example, you can smell the person’s perfume or cologne and instantly know much more about their personality. “Often on a first date, people put up a false front, acting their best and not wanting to show […]

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Invigorating. Refreshing. Stimulating. These are the first three words that come to mind when I think of Rosemary Essential Oil. When I was first exploring aromatherapy back in the 1990s, Rosemary Oil took me by surprise. I was expecting it to smell closely to the freshly cut herb, but Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosmarinus officinalis var camphor) […]

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Little is known about the history of aromatherapy, or where it originated specifically, but the Egyptians are credited with developing one of the first distillation machines to extract oils from certain plants — cedarwood, clove, cinnamon, to name a few — which were used to embalm the dead. The practice of using infused aromatic oils […]

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Sandalwood Essential Oil is a profoundly versatile essential oil for its applications spiritual and emotional applications as well as its applications in perfumery/fragrancing and skin care. Sandalwood has been used since ancient times as incense for spiritual applications. Sandalwood Essential Oil is deeply grounding and is useful for chakra work. Emotionally, Sandalwood Essential Oil is […]

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Perfumes may have all of the above-mentioned superpowers, but before you step into your hero outfit and go about town trying to save the day, you need to know how to pick the right perfume. Or the wrong (the truth is, there is no such thing as the wrong perfume, just perfume repulsive to your […]

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Palo Santo is a revered tree native to South America. It is considered a cousin to Frankincense Oil because both share similar constituents (primarily Limonene), slightly similar aromas and because both have similar applications. Palo Santo Essential Oil is gaining more widespread use within holistic aromatherapy. However, there is great concern regarding the sustainability of […]

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Scents, aromas, fragrances (however you describe them) can be used to trigger specific responses. For instance; to encourage relaxation, aid sleep, promote concentration, stimulate creativity, increase motivation and heighten sexual desire. In addition, there’s also a whole raft of religious, aesthetic and practical reasons. A further dimension is that specific fragrances or ingredients can be […]

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Despite its aroma being an “acquired taste” (so to speak) for some, Patchouli Oil is remarkably versatile. use Patchouli Essential Oil in skin care applications, emotionally in diffuser blends, romantically in sensual blends, spiritually at times for meditation, and in making natural personal fragrances. Unlike most essential oils that oxidize and diminish in therapeutic and […]

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Aromatherapy has many benefits, but it is imperative that safety precautions are taken when handling essential oils. While they may seem harmless (they are extracted from plants, after all), many need to be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Safety Tips Read all label warnings and cautions Keep essential oils away from your eyes. […]

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