Welcome to the Quinessence Aromatherapy Blog


We love making the art of aromatherapy as easy and understandable as possible, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of this gentle yet powerful healing art in their daily lives.

So here on the Quinessence blog we show you all the ways that aromatherapy can help keep you in the best of health and looking good with quick expert recipes, health and beauty tips, plus all the latest news from the world of aromatherapy.

For those of you who like to keep up to date with current issues we also scour the internet to bring you the latest news about aromatherapy, essential oils, natural health, and other interesting stuff. Since aromatherapy is interconnected with several other subjects we think it's important to be up to date with everything that is relevant.

Please leave a comment or ask questions about the articles, and we’ll be sure to leave a reply here as fast as we can.

Niaouli Essential Oil

Niaouli essential oil has been derived commercially from the tree of the same name now for well over 100 years, although it has taken many years to correctly identify and classify it botanically. This is because there are several plants with strikingly similar appearance that were originally mistaken for niaouli. Over the years a wide range of common names and synonyms were associated with all of these species which added to the confusion, taxonomically speaking.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Essential Oil Profiles | Tags: , , | Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 9:44

Essential Oils For Cellulite

The weather is beginning to get warmer now and it will soon be time for us to reveal areas of flesh that have remained hidden under layers of warm woollies throughout the past five months. Chances are that hidden under those layers of winter-warmers are even more areas of lumpy, bumpy cellulite than you had last year!
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind & Body | Tags: , , , | Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - 8:29

Springtime Aromatherapy In Your Home

Spring has finally sprung here in Blighty, and with it has come a little sunshine and a whole lot of greenery as the new grass begins to make an appearance and seasonal flowers start to bloom. So to celebrate the change in season let’s re-energize your house with some mood enhancing essential oil blends, and turn your home into a luxurious spring-time haven!
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind & Body | Tags: , , , | Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 11:39

British Spring Flowers

In the United Kingdom, the Meteorological Office considers the 1st March to be the beginning of spring, whereas traditionally the Vernal Equinox which occurs during the night of March 20th or 21st signals its arrival. Spring brings us increasing daylight, warmer temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. In fact the word vernal comes originally from the Latin word for ‘bloom’.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Botanical Stuff | Tags: | Thursday, March 20th, 2014 - 8:50

Pine Essential Oil Limits Climate Change

Research published recently in the journal Nature revealed how minute particles of essential oils released from forests of pine trees acts as a protection against climate change. The tiny particles of pine essential oil released by the leaves convert into aerosols above the forests, and these aerosols help to reflect sunlight back into space, which in turn aids the formation of cloud cover.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Conservation & Environment | Tags: , | Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - 12:13

Politics & Natural Disasters Threaten Essential Oils Supply

One of the first things that student aromatherapists are taught regarding essential oils is that their prices are vulnerable to various market forces. This includes the effects of extreme weather such as hurricanes, floods and drought, plus wars and territorial disputes etc. And everyone who becomes fascinated with aromatherapy eventually discovers that some essential oils shoot up in price unexpectedly from time to time , or simply become unavailable.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Health Research & News | Tags: | Friday, March 14th, 2014 - 5:29

Silver Fir Essential Oil

There are several fir essential oils extracted from the needles and twigs of trees belonging to the Pinaceae family, and most notably these fall within the Abies, Picea and Pinus genera. Strictly speaking, only those of the Abies genus should be considered true ‘fir’ oils. As always, it is the use of common names that have introduced confusion within this taxonomic group.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Essential Oil Profiles | Tags: , , , , | Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - 3:24

Essential Oils For The Menopause

Although some women appear to go through the menopause without too much suffering, for many it brings profound changes to both mind and body as it signals the loss of both fertility and youth. Many symptoms ranging from moderate to severe can occur during the transition which can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Fortunately, aromatherapy can prove invaluable during this challenging time for a woman. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind & Body | Tags: , | Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - 2:19

Essential Oils To Clear Negative Energy

Have you ever entered a room whilst in a perfectly normal and happy mood, and immediately felt an emotional change come over you? The feeling is unmistakable and may vary from just feeling a little uncomfortable right through to experiencing the irresistible urge to flee the room.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Mind & Body | Tags: , , | Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - 9:22
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