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Agarwood - The Scent of an Injured Soul

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Agarwod or Oud is in the news again.  To me, it's always amazing what an injury can do to a living thing. Some wither away becoming a shell of their former selves, and some get back up and fight. I think that what an injury & infection does to the Agarwood (Sp. Aquilaria) tree is a tale worth telling. When the odorless heartwood of aquilaria trees becomes infected with a fungus or mold, it produces a dark aromatic resin that we know as aloes or agar. The part of the tree that is infected changes color and scent while the rest of the tree...

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How to Blend for Scent

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I love perfume and I love it even more when it’s blended to exactly fit what I want from here. Here’s a tutorial on a technique I use to make perfume with essential oils and other aromatics.

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In a body lotion bottle with a pump, when you've used all but the last bit of lotion, how do you get the rest out?

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Here's why airless bottles make the most sense in terms of cost-effectiveness of a product.

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Is Aromatherapy a Scam?

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After years of hearing tall claims about the miraculous nature of essential oils, people are naturally wary. They wonder if aromatherapy is a scam. Is it? Read on to know more

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Essential Oils and Bio Individuality

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We are all unique individuals – and although we have many similarities and commonalities between us, bottom line is we are all unique. How we think, how we feel, how we see and experience the world is all unique to us. We all have our own likes, dislikes, preferences and loves. How a disease or […]

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