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Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits

Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits

Helichrysum italicum Helichrysum is often referred to as “strawflowers.” Where I spend summers in northern Wisconsin, I see Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis nubigena) growing along the roadside. They make lovely winter nosegays, because, when dried, they will last...

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Why is Galbanum Essential Oil in Our Insect Repellent?

Why is Galbanum Essential Oil in Our Insect Repellent?

Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua or Ferula Gummosa) essential oil has been harvested in Iran for several thousand years by collecting the gum resin exuded when the plant is injured. The plant heals itself by producing a gum resin to seal the wound. It is an umbelliferous...

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The Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

The Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

Citrus fruits make wonderful refreshing essential oils. The essential oils areproduced by cold pressing the rind of the grapefruit. This is a little different from essential oils that are distilled. It is also unusual for the fruit of a plant to be used for the...

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The Benefits of Orange and Neroli

The Benefits of Orange and Neroli

Santa Claus used to leave an orange in the heel of my stocking on Christmas morning. Oranges occupied a special space with candies and nuts. Now that they are available in grocery stores everywhere, they seem more commonplace and less cherished. Though...

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Did you Know That Vanilla Comes From an Orchid?

Did you Know That Vanilla Comes From an Orchid?

Finally a Vanilla Lotion. One of my Florida customers would ask me when she walked by my booth on Saturdays, “ Have you made the Vanilla Lotion yet?” I tried some different brands of vanilla essential oil and finally settled on awonderful vanilla absolute. This is a...

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Making Rosewater from Old Fashioned Roses

Making Rosewater from Old Fashioned Roses

What is the Difference between Rose Absolute and Rose Essential Oil? Our farmhouse in northern Wisconsin came with some beautiful fragrant roses out front. They are pink and the petals are very dense. When they bloom for two weeks the fragrance is marvelous and...

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How Eucalyptus Can Offer Us Protection

How Eucalyptus Can Offer Us Protection

Those cute little koala bears just love to eat eucalyptus leaves, and seem to thrive on them. But for the rest of us, Eucalyptus is a strong disinfectant and a strong insecticide. Eucalyptus globulus, the most commonly used species of Eucalyptus, is sometimes called...

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Natural Carrier Oils

Natural Carrier Oils

Singing Flower Studio uses natural oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Oil and Avocado Oil to carry the important essential oils and other ingredients that have healing abilities in our lotions. These are called carrier oils because they “carry” other essential...

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All About Neroli

All About Neroli

Neroli is the essential oil that is derived from the blossom of the sour orange tree (Citrus aurantium var. amara (flos). Sour orange you may ask? The sour orange was the original fruit that was grown before hybridizers began to work with the orange tree to make it...

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How Do You Know When a Product Has Artificial Fragrance?

How Do You Know When a Product Has Artificial Fragrance?

Last summer when I was talking with an acquaintance about essential oils, she showed me her supply of little bottles with essential oils and fragrance oils next to each other in a box. I realized that she did not know the difference. Fragrance oils are artificial,...

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Pamper Yourself This Winter

Pamper Yourself This Winter

Self care is especially important during the winter months. Short days deplete our spirit and cold dry weather depletes our skin, lips and throats. It is a set up for colds and flu, which become a threat during winter months. What to do? Treat yourself to uplifting...

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3 Conifers That I Love to Share

3 Conifers That I Love to Share

When I make my Northwoods Lotion, I use essential oils of three of my favorite “pine” trees. Actually, only one of them is pine. The others are Cedar and Fir. Each one is distinctive and adds to the melody of the north woods. That fresh cut scent when you cut a pine...

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