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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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Wild Geranium and its Use in Essential Oils

Wild Geranium and its Use in Essential Oils

When we think of a geranium the bright red horticulture geraniums come to mind. Decorative and attractive, these are not the kind of geraniums used in essential oils.Pelargonium graveolens, the geranium used in essential oils, has a small pink flower, almost invisible...

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How to Keep Insects at Bay Naturally This Summer

How to Keep Insects at Bay Naturally This Summer

Nothing is more annoying than a swarm of mosquitoes on a picnic. They can send everyone scurrying for the shelter of a screened enclosure. But if you want to be standing in the middle of a stream fishing, or out in your garden planting and weeding, it is not at...

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Singing Flower Products Make Great Gifts for Vegans

Singing Flower Products Make Great Gifts for Vegans

Our products make great gifts for anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy body. In addition all our products are Vegan appropriate. What does that mean to be vegan appropriate? It means that we not only use no animal products in our beautiful lotions, face...

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