The wonders of Carolina allspice: Used to scent a garden, a kitchen, or even your cleavage | Country Life

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Credit: Alamy 'Unfortunately, I’m without the necessary equipment to test this theory (although middle age may bestow it), but having a Carolina allspice in a sunny spot near the front…

Medicinal Scents And How To Make Your Home Smell Healthy | Longevity Live

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Medicinal scents are fragrances or aromas that tickle our noses as we walk into a room and somehow make us feel good at the same time. We are discovering more…

How A.I. Engineered the Most Delicious, Efficient Basil Ever | The Daily Beast

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Getty Caleb Harper and Risto Miikkulainen were on a mission to grow basil: lots of it, fast, in an industrial environment—and without compromising the herb’s sweet-but-savory flavor. So they did.…

Perfume Changing Color Over Time? Here’s What It Really Means | MBG Lifestyle

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Image by Ellie Baygulov / Stocksy Ever reached for a bottle of perfume you haven't used in a while only to find its contents mysteriously darker than you remember? Your…

Functional Fragrance: The Latest Scent Trend | Haute Beauty

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TheNueCo.com Once upon a time, the sole purpose of perfume was to mask body odor since bathing wasn’t seen as the daily necessity it is now. The first modern perfume…

Are you throwing out the best part of your citrus fruits? | Treehugger

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© ch_ch Behold the delicious treasures of the glorious citrus peel. As much as I love to snack on a slice of orange or add the bright zing of lime juice…

The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms | Blog.Frontierin

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Linalool, a fragrant alcohol found in lavender extracts, could provide an alternative to current anxiety-relieving drugs like benzodiazepines. A new study shows that the famous relaxing effects of lavender rely…

Lavender: all-purpose ‘Swiss army knife’ of fragrant herbs | National Post

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Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto winters. This perennial evergreen shrub is a prized…

Return to nature: the fragrance world’s unexpected new influence | IMAGE.ie

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Some places inspire art, others fashion, and others great fragrances. Last summer, Chanel successfully launched its Les Eaux collection based on three chic destinations close to Coco Chanel’s heart. This year,…

4 out of 10 Consumers Prefer Plant-based Food Flavour Enhancers: FMI Survey | The business investment

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Consumption of food flavour enhancer is likely to reach 4,000 thousand MT towards 2019 end. As indicated by a new research study by Future Market Insights, food flavour enhancer market volume will…

11 Vegan Perfumes to Keep You Smelling Fresh All Day Long | LIVEKINDLY

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Looking and smelling amazing doesn’t have to come at the price of your cruelty-free, ethical lifestyle. There are plenty of gorgeous vegan fragrances on the market to choose from. Here…

Gardeners love lavender for scent, flavor | The Hoosier Gardener 

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(Photo: Photo courtesy Peace Tree Farm) Lavender, an Old World plant native to the Mediterranean region, has had a place in gardens for thousands of years. During the Roman Empire,…

Calm your horse with lavender | Wahpetondailynews

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Horses appeared more relaxed when exposed to lavender. They performed behaviors such as neck lowering, licking and chewing to indicate that reaction. Such findings are helpful to those who work…

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill ‘persister’ Lyme disease bacteria | Science Daily

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Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins…

Does Sniffing Rosemary Increase Memory by 75 Percent? | Snopes

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Rosemary has long been associated with memory enhancement in classical literature and in folklore. The herb makes a notable cameo in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, for instance, when Ophelia describes the rosemary as…

Soothing Colours And Right Scent Can Aid Sound Sleep: Here’s How | Doctor.ndtv

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Blue colour in the room may help you have better sleep HIGHLIGHTS You should chose a relaxing theme for your bedroom Some scents can help relieve stress to promote better…

This Sweet Spice May Fight Off Superbugs | Care2 Healthy Living

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With widespread abuse of antibiotics, bacteria are getting stronger and harder to kill. This is creating drug-resistant superbugs, and that doesn’t bode well for human health. According to Dr. Marie-Paule…

The smell & taste of rose | MBGFood

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Photo by Lily Diamond The scent of rose has been used for centuries in perfume and food, its popularity buoyed by the belief that rose essential oil can rejuvenate the…

Medicinal Uses For Anise Seed | The alternative daily

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Many know anise seed — known traditionally as Pimpinella anisum — because of its licorice-like flavor and scent used in baking and soaps. In fact, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and…

Smell and flavor of plants: Getting on the terpene train

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Terpenes/essential oils Photo Credit: Statix.Pexels.com Smell and flavor of plants, specifically marijuana Legal for everyone Medical benefits Terpene examples: Pinene, Limonene Terpenes are the chemicals found in marijuana—and every other plant—that…

Properties of essential oils

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Essential oils in feed improve meat quality: study

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istock/Jowil Use of clove and rosemary essential oils with encapsulated active principles in feed may reduce oxidation of meat and improve shelf life, say researchers. Source: Essential oils in feed…

Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative for livestock | AG Daily

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Image courtesy of Your Best Digs, Flickr. www.yourbestdigs.com Humans aren’t the only ones touting relief from essential oils. Kansas State University researchers have found essential oils can play an essential role in livestock…

Other Essential Oil Solutions

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When it comes to essential oils, you have to be careful with the declarations. They can often be misleading & taken advantage of by dishonest vendors. To properly be able…

Crop calendar for essential oils

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*locations of crops in calendar does not necessarily represent the locations of Novotaste essential oils

Adding Value Through the Use of Essential Oils

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Aside from their use in aroma and flavour, there exists some research on added benefits of certain essential oils.  The uses of essential oils are far reaching encompassing aspects of…