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Carrot seed is one of nature's purifiers, of great help where there is congestion or accumulation of toxins.

Gentle purification
The detoxifying effects of carrot seed oil are helpful in both therapy and skincare. Carrot seed makes a great addition to a massage blend for a full-body massage or detox wrap, or it can be used in the bath for a gentle clearing effect. It blends well with other purifying oils such as Juniper. For skincare it blends well with Jojoba Oil to keep skin supple and toned, or try adding a drop to your usual moisturiser. Definitely worth a try if your skin is congested or problematic.

Simple skincare for men
The scent of this oil lends itself well to male skincare as it is herbaceous and spicy. The oil has an immediate sweetness that is a little like the taste of a freshly pulled home-grown carrot, followed by a dryness that is more reminiscent of the scent of the carrot skin. The combination of elements is not obviously identifiable as carrot but if you know what you are looking for you can find the familiar scent amongst the layers. Try a jojoba and carrot seed blend as a simple natural aftershave.

What are Absolutes

Some plants do not allow the creation of an essential oil through steam distillation, either because the yield is so minute as to make it prohibitively expensive, or because the heat may adversely affect the aroma of the oil. In such cases extraction may be used. Oils produced in this way are known as essential [...]

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Product Focus: Oshadhi Massage Oils

If you are suffering with aches and pains, stress or anxiety, then a massage might just be the answer. And you don't necessarily need a willing masseur either; just giving yourself a hand or foot massage can be surprisingly effective. Oshadhi massage oils are contain pure essential oils in a vegetable oil base, skilfully blended [...]

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A blend for stuffy noses

If you suffer with the sniffles when the flowers are out then this could be the blend for you: 3 drops Cypress 3 drops German Camomile 3 drops Bay Laurel 2 drops Peppermint 2 drops Helichrysum Cypress and Peppermint are said to be vaso-constricting which helps to keep your nose clear. Peppermint also gives a [...]

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Essential Oil Profiles: Spearmint Essential Oil

If you love mint oils but find Peppermint essential oil a little overpowering then you might like to try Spearmint. It is the menthol that makes mint oils smell 'minty' and the high concentration of menthol in Peppermint oil can sometimes make this oil little fierce (I would say 'fiery' but it is more of [...]

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Product Focus: Omega Deluxe Facial Oil

When it comes to choosing skincare we know that with the multitude of products on offer finding something that is right for your skin can be tricky. Our Product Focus articles look at our products in detail so that you can understand how and why they work and whether they would be right for you. [...]

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We prefer to be upfront about our shipping charges so you know exactly what you are paying for. We charge shipping based on the weight of your order and we only charge what it costs us to send your parcel. You can estimate the shipping for your order using the calculator on our shopping cart [...]

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My bottle won't open, I can't get the cap off!

If you have purchased Oshadhi oils before you will know that all of our essential oils come with a safety cap. Very occasionally we find that the caps can be difficult to open. Usually it is possible to open the bottle by following these simple steps:- Firstly, if the cap is clicking rather than engaging [...]

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Vegetable oils (carrier oils) for for skin and hair care

In some ways when we talk about 'carrier oils' we're perhaps conjuring up a vision of rather bland oils which only exist to transport essential oils as part of an aromatherapy treatment. Whilst this is of course one very important aspect of these kinds of oil, it isn't their defining characteristic. It would be more [...]

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A couple of thoughts on oils for candle making

Recently I was asked by a customer about oils for making candles. In this case the strength of the scent is as important as the scent itself so I did some comparisons:Lavender/Lavandin: Our Lavandin Sweet Super (item no. 1870) has a more penetrating scent than the Highland Lavender. Their scents are different though... the Lavender [...]

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