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Why certified organic is key to citrus goodness
Of all the amazing essential oil aromas there are, the citrus oils are arguably the most impactful. Known in perfumery as principally 'top note' fragrances, they are among the most stimulating and energising oils that bring an immediate cleansing...
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Get full organic flavour in your food with essential oils
Yes, it is true. I have said it many times before that even pure and organic essential oils should not be ingested - unless occasionally at a careful dosage and application, directed by a qualified practitioner. In professional aromatherapy...
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Ambient scent influences your mood and improves quality of life
I just read an article about research into the influence of aroma in a retail environment. Apparently, the smell of chocolate has been shown to get people loosening their purse strings … in a book store. Go figure. I have a vested interest...
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Young girls are buying artificial fragrances containing toxins
In today’s culture where our girls grow up noticeably faster than previous generations, ‘grown-up’ perfumes are being sold to kids endorsed by their idols, in youthful packaging, and with little question or control about what is in them. Artificial...
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Make your own perfume and cologne free from synthetic chemicals
Everyone loves perfume! Most people have their favourites that they stick to year after year but every now and again you feel like a change. Have you ever passed someone in the street and caught a whiff of their fragrance, or had your nostrils...
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A small travel kit ensures safe and happy travel
After a recent blog on first aid and primary home care, a question has come up about which essential oils are the best to use for travelling. At first I thought we were more or less talking about the same thing, but the query was especially...
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5 natural ways to enhance your next dinner party
Saying goodbye to Summer is not such a bad thing Especially as here in the Southern Hemisphere we have had the most amazing summer - it' has been so beautiful that everywhere you go all over New Zealand you hear people saying "it's like the...
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So Easy To Achieve a Green Goal And Make Your Home A Happy Haven
Did you know that, even if we escape to the country, our homes may be up to five times more polluted inside than out? This from the United States Environmental Protection Agency*, a surprisingly mainstream source giving confirmation of what...
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