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Oil of the Month – November: Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus seed oil)

Hip Hip Hooray it’s November! And the time to celebrate another sensational oil of the month. For November, I’ve chosen to highlight the most understated oil there is sunflower seed oil. Before you make any presumptions (and before you stop reading), give me a chance to explain why. First of all – sunflowers. That in itself should be a good enough reason for you to not only continue reading but also share this blog post. Any oil derived from such a glorious plant can only be magical, am I right? Yes, I am.All jokes aside, this oil is truly miraculous. The sunflower is a part of the Asteraceae plant family. The genetic origin of the flower is in western North...

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Essential Oil of the Month – August: Frankincense Oil

It is August. For some of you, this might be a good thing (probably because it’s your birthday month – happy birthday!) but for most of us, it’s just another month of more work and more (Yep, you guessed it) work. But August doesn’t have to be only known for being the last month before Spring. There’s quite a lot that’s happening this month such as International Beer Day, International Forgiveness Day and of course International Lefthanders Day on the second Sunday of August. Hopefully, you've also celebrated the first week of the month as International Clown Week and World Breastfeeding Week? Woah – is it just me, or is August already very busy? Now that you know August is...

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Essential Oil of the Month – June: Sea buckthorn Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides Fruit Oil)

Winter is unofficially here and with that comes the continuous longing for sunshine, warmer weather and holidays. Well, for this month’s essential oil of the month we’ve chosen the ‘do-it-all’ oil with the colour of a midsummer sunset that will help with those winter blues. Introducing Sea buckthorn fruit oil, a bright yellow/orange/crimson oil that is extracted from Fanta coloured berries that are packed with nutrients. The berries grow on shrubs found naturally in mountainous and coastal regions of Asia and Europe. It is a wildcrafted ingredient and only harvested from places where it grows naturally. The medicinal use of the berries dates back many centuries. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, Ancient Greek Mythology and Ayurvedic Medicine....

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