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The Real Truth About Essential Oils that Nobody Talks About

The most common groups of chemical components found in essential oils are terpenes, alcohols, esters, ketones, aldehydes, and phenols. The …

Essential Oils

A Guide to Trash and Garbage Disposal in Japan – Japan Info

In most countries other than Japan, throwing away trash is pretty simple. Garbage is garbage, and that’s the end of unwanted items. Just put them in …

Learn how to become a DoTerra distributor!

DoTerra business opportunity is one of the best home businesses available! For only 35$ / 20€ / £20 you get a free webshop, back office and no …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Aromatherapy

The world of aromatherapy can be a confusing one: Essential oils, the power of plants and flowers, and products that have the ability to directly …

Essential Oils

Flux’s 3D Printer Is Also A Scanner, Laser Engraver And More Thanks to A Modular Design

This embed is invalid<p>3D printers are at a bit of a crossroads – after a lot of initial promise, they seem to have hit a roadblock between early adopter zeal and general consumer interest. A new entrant called Flux should at least reinvigorate hobbyist excitement, thanks to a modular design that …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

How Perfume Messes With Your Hormones (Even If You Don't Wear It)

Although many of us love our signature scent, it likely contains chemicals that may wreck havoc on our hormone function. I'm not suggesting we ditch …

Breast Cancer

MCMC Garden Natural Perfume Oil Review

Oh, summer is ending and really the only thing that I mourn is the produce. Fresh basil, plump tomatoes and berries are the only way I’ll put up with …

This Mexican Wildflower Could Help Clean Up The Perfume Industry

Snakeweed is a less expensive and more environmentally sound replacement for whale poop, a dirty (and gross) perfume ingredient.<p>Perfume ads may often be filled with women running through fields of flowers, but it’s rare that any actual flowers are involved in manufacturing. Now, a Mexican flower …

Local Economies

'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

HAVANA (AP) — Call it "Eau de Revolution."<p>Cuba's biggest producer of natural products has come up with a pair of colognes for the discerning supporter of international socialism who wants something more than just the iconic "Che" T-shirt.<p>A woodsy and refreshing citric scent with notes of talcum …

Cuba

A Better Way to Spray: Method Disrupts Air Care Industry

Go into any Target store and walk down the air freshener aisle, and you will notice a few things: opaque bottles, flowery pastel colors, goofy scent …

11 Different Ways To Bring The Scent Of Autumn Into Your Home

When scent crosses the ethical line

If there's one thing I'm superb at, it's leaving the mall with an armful of cinnamon-scented objects every December. I don't especially like the smell of cinnamon – in fact, I associate it with unpacking a shameful séance's worth of scented candles. But it reminds me of holidays past in which my …

A sense of occasion: How luxury hotels and condos seduce you with signature scents

<b>Matthew Hague</b> looks at the science behind creating the perfect custom scent<p>Tracy Pepe says scent is similar to lighting in how it affects the human psyche. (Photos by Yianni Tong)<p>The lobby of Toronto’s Trump Hotel has all of the elements of a ritzy, five-star lodging. The check-in desk is wrapped …

Christmas Trees

Making scents of tragedy: the most beautiful product of war zones?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hope smells like eucalyptus and lemongrass for the farmers of Ikirezi. The Rwandan co-operative is a producer of essential oils, with ambitious plans to reconstruct communities still scarred by genocide.<p>Ikirezi's designer scent "Patchouli of Rwanda" is now sold in upscale Selfridges of …

The Magic of Oils

Have you tried the sexiest product in history?<p>I never thought oil would change my life. Falling in love? Life changing. Being pregnant? Certainly. Writing a book? Yup. A beauty product? No. Really, <i>no</i>. But one did.<p>It started a year ago, when I gathered on my bathroom shelf a few glass bottles filled …

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass …

Circular economy to get boost from consumers with first online shop

People- and planet-friendly towels from Belgium the first products to be offered by UK startup Cradle to Cradle Marketplace<p>When Paul Capel wanted to buy some new towels for his home he couldn’t find any products that met his high environmental and ethical standards. Inspired by cradle to cradle …

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

A breath of fresh air<p>In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Robot butler piloted at California hotel

A US hotel in Cupertino, home to Apple's HQ, has a new robotic helper<p>A <b>California</b> hotel has unveiled its newest hire for the position of bellhop - a robot.<p>The Aloft hotel in high-tech Cupertino, where Apple has its HQ, plans to use the robot bellhop, called "Botlr" from August 20 this year, to help …

E-Cigs Are Smokers' Favorite Quitting Tool

Electronic cigarettes are a more popular tool for smokers trying to quit than nicotine gums and patches, according to a new study of consumer …

12 Perfumes in Floral, Woodsy, Citrus, and Oriental Scents—and When to Wear Them

Finding your true personal scent can be tricky. We make it easier for you by breaking it down by scent profile and occasion<p>As beauty blogger Amber Katz wrote on her site, Rouge18.com, have a signature scent is "an alluring siren of an era past… It's about as likely as wearing a single lipstick …

Texas is latest addition to line of collegiate 'signature scents'

If you've always wanted to smell like a combination of Orange Blossom, Mandarin Pulp and 'Longhorn Spirit,' you're in luck.<p><b>More Texas: Ash gets</b> …

Beauty