The Danish word ‘hygge’ pronounced "hoo-ga" is more of a concept than a single word. It’s a mood or a feeling of being both cosy and content. The Danish believe by enjoying the simple things in life you can be surrounded by the comfortable ambience that hygge provides. Think of a cold day, snuggled on the couch with a hot chocolate and a warm blanket. It’s this feeling that is growing candle sales all over the world. Read More
Music and fragrance have a lot in common. They are both comprised of harmonies and multiple notes blended together to create a memorable experience. Sometimes sensual and always complex a fragrance like a symphony are made up of select notes used to capture the talented perfumers vision. Read More
Scent is processed through the olfactory bulb located inside your nose and then runs up and along the base of the brain. Our smell receptors are directly connected to the limbic part of the brain where emotions and memories are stored. Read More
From the earliest histories from our civilization, there is evidence of the use of fragrant flora to enhance our surroundings. Thousands of years ago flowers, herbs and resins were used to create a fragrance. People soon discovered that resins and balms gave off a more powerful fragrance when heat and smoke was applied. Thus came the word ‘per fumum’ - meaning by or through smoke. Read More
Researchers have been studying the wide uses of Tea Tree oil for years. Pain relief is top of their list with Tea tree being combined with oils like wintergreen, eucalyptus and lavender. The properties of these oils used together, assist with minimising joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis or injury. Read More
Finding a topical treatment for acne is hard when you are looking for natural options. Retinoid creams, gels or lotions like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide are often prescribed to treat the inflammation caused by acne and work by drying out the natural oils from your skin. Read More
A natural treatment for skin conditions and infections. Tea tree oil has the same effect on blemishes as benzoyl peroxide but without the negative side effects, such as redness and sensitivity. Read More
Tea tree oil is produced from the tree with the botanical name, Melaleuca alternifolia. The essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the twigs and leaves of this tree.
Extracted from the peach pit or kernel of the fruit Prunus persica or Peach. The oil of Peach Kernel is extremely light in texture to be easily absorbed without leaving a greasy residue. Peach Kernel oil has a clear to pale yellow colouring with a beautiful yet delicate aroma it’s a perfect addition to any skin care regime. Read More
For thousands of years, various cultures have used essential oils for their medicinal and health benefits. We have yet to discover all of the wonderful health benefits of every essential oil. They can be used in and around the house for many different purposes, aromatherapy being the most popular. Read More
There are many trends that fluctuate over time, but the need for high-quality personal care products like toothpaste will always exist. In fact, the personal care ingredients market accounted for 13.37 billion USD in 2016 and is expected to reach 17.33 Billion USD by 2022.
Both brands and cosmetic chemists are loving the appeal of unique and interesting ingredients that not only work but sound amazing on product labels. With new buzz-worthy ingredients taking over social media in an instant the beauty industry is trending on these ingredients for not just their effectiveness but the hot names that are being promoted on product labels. Read More