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Quinessence Lectures At New Healing Centre In China

A new teaching school in Guangzhou, China opened in November, and Quinessence were there to help launch the first aromatherapy training classes to their students . . .

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Brexit: What Impact On The Aromatherapy Industry?

Now that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, how will the Brexit affect all the regulations and directives that apply to the aromatherapy industry?

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 . . .

Natural & Organic Growth Stalls In Europe

We’re now into the fourth year of the economic recession with no end in sight, and the negative impact on businesses of all kinds continues relentlessly. Recent figures show that consumers continue to feel the squeeze during the debt crisis, and sales of natural and organic products are now beginning to suffer throughout Europe.

Chinese Essential Oils Market Hit By Recession

What is common with Chanel, Coty and Davidoff? Nothing, one would tend to say, as they have different fragrances and positioning. But very few know that some essential ingredients that make up most of the famous perfume brands come from Yunnan, in China. Though the province is still home to many aromatic treasures, it seems […]

Europe To Ban Hundreds Of Herbal Remedies

Hundreds of herbal medicinal products will be banned from sale in Britain next year under what campaigners say is a “discriminatory and disproportionate” European law. With four months to go before the EU-wide ban is implemented, thousands of patients face the loss of herbal remedies that have been used in the UK for decades. From […]

Quinessence Aromatherapy On BBC TV

On 3rd October 2010, the BBC’s Politics Show discussed the emotive subject of animal testing, and in particular the cruelty of testing cosmetics on animals. Despite what you may think, the number of experiments conducted on animals in some countries has actually increased in recent years, and a former MP from Nottinghamshire says it’s high […]

East Meets West At Aroma Summit In China

The first International Organization of the Aroma Industry Summit was held in Shanghai, China on 22nd-24th October 2009, heralding a new chapter for aromatherapy . . .

Quinessence Scoops Top Award!

As well as commemorating the arrival of Spring last month, we also celebrated picking up our latest award at the Natural Health magazine Beauty Awards 2009! We were honoured and delighted that for the 5th year in succession, a product from our Aroma-botanicals® natural skin care range has won acclaim from the beauty experts at […]

Quinessence Wins Best Day Cream Award

In the prestigious Natural Health and Beauty Awards 2008 held in March, Aroma-botanicals® Age Defying Cream has been voted the outright winner in the ‘Best Day Cream’ category. Quinessence had to fight off strong competition to pick up this exclusive accolade from the panel of beauty experts at Natural Health and Beauty Magazine, and their […]