Nature and gardens come alive with colours and scents in the Spring, intensifying our feelings for change, optimism and enjoyment after the hibernation of Winter.
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The captivating neroli essential oil is extracted from fragrant citrus blossoms of the bitter orange tree.
Mandarins have their origin in China, native to the countries of South East Asia and the Philippines. The fruit spread through Asia and eventually in the 19th century to the Western world.
The bathroom, once a forgotten area of the home, is moving away from a purely functional role to becoming a space of retreat and wellbeing.
The sense of smell is a neglected and undervalued sense in our visually dominated world.
As we approach the coldest period of the year, it's a time when we want to hibernate and seek warmth and comfort from our environment. We can use scent in our homes to foster these feelings and support us through the chilly months.
Myrrh is a natural exudate or gum resin collected from Commiphora trees that inhabit the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.
The bedroom is a place of shelter and pause, a private sanctuary for relaxing and romance.
Scent can play a part in a well designed bedroom to enhance our experience and can be employed to reflect its role as a restorative space.
A member of the hardy Sage herbal family, clary sage is native to the Northern Mediterranean, growing both in the wild and cultivated.
The elegant cypress tree is an evergreen conifer, originating from the Eastern Mediterranean.
Open plan living spaces that contain a combined living, dining and kitchen area are a common feature of the modern house or apartment.
High up in the Atlas mountains spreading across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, forests of cedarwood Atlas trees grow yielding an essential oil from their highly aromatic hardwood.
The island of Andros is part of the Cyclades archipelago in the South Aegean. Its fertile natural landscape is marked with mountainous terrain, heavy vegetation and an abundance of running water.
The camphor or camphor laurel tree (Cinnamomum camphora) is native to China, Japan and Taiwan with botanically similar sub-species now growing in many other countries.
Limes were first cultivated more than 2,000 years BCE in tropical and subtropical regions of South East Asia and northern India, spreading west at the time of Alexander the Great.
In the transitional months of Autumn, as we leave the hot days of Summer behind and approach the Winter season; we can use scent in our homes to evoke the scents of Autumn in our environment and bring warmth and comfort in anticipation of the cool
The Origanum species of aromatic herbs are natives of the Mediterranean region, North Africa and Western Asia.
The living room or salon is the home's most expressive space, identifying who we are and providing comfort and relaxation for ourselves and the people we bring into our home.
Scent has played an important role in Chinese culture for centuries.
Thought to be a hybrid of the citron and pomelo, the lemon tree has its origins in North East Asia.
Scent is an important though neglected part of a perceived sensescape. Aromas, whether they are part of an urban or rural landscape, identify a place, having the ability to be immediately evocative, emotional and meaningful.
The entrance point to your home is an area of transition from the public to the private world, framing your impression of what is to come.
Colours, as do scents, can have an influence on our emotional state and behaviour.
The Juniperus family includes a wide variety of trees and shrubs, natives of Northern Europe, South-West Asia, North Africa and North America.
Adding scent as the final layer to your space when you're celebrating a special event like New Year's Eve helps to cement the experience; enhancing a welcoming, joyful and celebratory atmosphere, personalising your event and contributing to the em
In the Summer months, high temperatures and humidity can affect the way your home smells and how aromas are perceived and distributed in a space.
The celebration of Christmas involves intense and vivid sensory stimulation, whether it be the aroma of meals or drinks fragrant with herbs and spices, festive music, blinking lights or the bright red and green combination or silver and gold hues
Like other citrus essential oils, bergamot essential oil (Citrus x limon / Citrus aurantium subsp.bergamia) is obtained from the cold expression of the rind of a citrus fruit. The actual fruit is inedible, it is very acidic and bitter.
Christmas is fast approaching, have you given some thought to what you're getting your family and friends as gifts?
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Long associated with love, romance and faith, a representation of beauty and perfection, the rose has occupied a prominent and revered position in the aromatic, medicinal and culinary world, spanning civilisations and cultures.
Well, she looks at you so coolly
And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
She comes in incense and patchouli
So you take her, to find what's waiting inside
The Year of the Cat.
A very distinctive aromatic, frankincense was once prized above gold. One of the gifts of the 3 Magi, it has been traded as a precious commodity for more than 5,000 years.
The slow growing sandalwood trees have been sought after for centuries for their long lasting fragrant woods, producing a rich, creamy scent that is highly distinctive.
Citrus essential oils are just perfect for the long, languid, hot Summer days ,especially in the Australian Summertime.
A native of the Philippines, Indonesia and Madagascar, the fragrant ylang ylang (or flower of flowers) can be found across the Pacific and tropical Asia.
Tango, a 1998 film by Spanish director Carlos Saura, would have to be in my opinion, one of the best films ever made about tango.
Clementines were once referred to as the crown jewels of the mandarin family.
Now that the cool and crisp days and chilly nights of Winter are fast approaching , two of our essential oil blends are just the thing to create a warm and cozy ambience during the cold Winter months.