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6 02, 2021

The act of lighting candles

By |2021-02-07T10:48:24+00:00February 6th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Lighting a candle mindfully stops the passage of time and within that space can be found peace and remembrance. Peace, where darkness becomes light and remembrance for those who are no longer with us.  My creation of a new candle range coincided with the loss of someone important to me. I lit many candles everyday [...]

29 10, 2020

Sacred Frankincense

By |2020-10-29T12:40:16+00:00October 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Sacred frankincense This is boswellia sacra (sacred frankincense) and thought by many to be the most precious of frankincense types. The differences in frankincense trees depend upon where they are grown, either Africa, Middle East or India. They have similar characteristics and properties but because of the region/conditions they grow in, there are variations in fragrance and [...]

27 05, 2020

smell and emotions

By |2020-05-27T09:43:20+00:00May 27th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Smells can evoke feelings of goodness, fondness, love, desire, passion, as well as aversion, hate, anger and fear. Our olfactory nerve (sense of smell) sits beside the limbic area in our brain which controls emotion, memories and arousal. It’s easy to see how inhaling essential oils can impact on physical illness caused or aggravated by [...]

12 03, 2020

The science of soap and how it kills the coronavirus

By |2020-03-15T09:41:52+00:00March 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Taking from today's Guardian (12.3.20) The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirus Palli Thordarson Alcohol-based disinfectants are also effective, but soap is a highly efficient way of killing the virus when it’s on your skin ‘Soap dissolves the fat membrane of the virus – and the virus falls apart like a [...]

11 08, 2017


By |2017-08-11T11:43:19+00:00August 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

If you like a fragrance, does it matter whether it is natural or synthetic? I have been a fan of aromatic herbs and flowers my whole life but did wear perfumes before my fateful encounter with essential oils. For me, nothing can improve upon the beautiful, complex aromas from essential oils, which can reach the depths [...]

9 07, 2017

essential spirit reed diffuser?

By |2017-07-09T10:30:34+00:00July 9th, 2017|Blog|6 Comments

I've been avoiding these forever because I believe that we should use pure essential oils in an oil burner or candles with that added ambient natural light of a flame. They just keep jumping out at me though in various places and requests so I have started looking into them. Can't believe  how many cheap and synthetic [...]

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