Our blog has a range of articles to help with using essential oils and blending them to make your own cosmetics. You'll find making your own cosmetics to be an uplifting and creative process.

Making your own cosmetics

DIY Bath Melts

DIY Bath Melts

When life starts to get busy, one of the first things that we let slide is our skincare. With three loads of washing to do, an inbox of emails to reply to and dinner to be cooked, moisturising your whole body just doesn't seem so important any more, does it? It's times like these that you need an amazing two-in-one product to get the job done for you... That's where these luxurious aromatherapy bath melts come in and save the day!

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Making Candles with Essential Oils

Making Candles with Essential Oils

There’s just something about candles, isn’t there? The mix of soft light, delicious scent and general cosiness can make any day seem not so bad. Whether you didn’t even get to leave your desk for lunch or were stuck in rush hour traffic a matter of minutes ago, there’s little that can’t be fixed by lighting up a candle as soon as you get through the door.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

In a world full of early morning commutes, packed supermarkets and looming deadlines, it can be hard to find a moment of peace. Add on the fact that a lot of us are constantly plugged into social media or news outlets and it becomes pretty much impossible for our brains to stop going at 100mph. If you’ve ever wanted to ram someone with a trolley or have spent a restless night worrying about to-do lists, then you know what we’re talking about. Luckily there are things that we can do to make everything that little bit more calm.

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Using Aroma Diffusers with Essential Oils

Using Aroma Diffusers with Essential Oils

Scent is a massively powerful thing. One second you’re sniffing some lavender and the next moment you’re transported into the garden of your childhood home and have a smile on your face for the rest of the day. As much as we would love to think it’s magic, scientists have shown that 75% of our emotions can be triggered by scent due to its relation to memory and pleasure. The best way to disperse scent is through an aroma diffuser. 

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Massage Oils & the power of touch.

Massage Oils & the power of touch.

Here at Tender Essence we’re pretty biased in our opinion that scent is the most powerful of the senses. We could talk to you for hours (probably longer) about how much mood is influenced by scent, but recently we’ve also been learning all about the power of touch. Studies have show that skin on skin contact releases a small amount of oxytocin in the brain, which helps us to feel confident and to bond. It’s pretty amazing stuff.

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How to make your own soap

How to make your own soap

This cosmetics DIY is about to change your life. In a few easy steps you can make wonderful soaps without even having to leave your kitchen. Learn how to use kitchen ingredients like dried mint, oats, paprika and cling film to make gorgeous soaps.

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Beginners guide to essential oils

Beginners guide to essential oils

Maybe we’re biased, but we love essential oils. The whole world should be using them, and this article will tell you why. It includes informative ideas to try out.
Keep an eye on the blog as we'll be adding some great articles that will develop your skills so you become an aromatherapy & cosmetics genius over the next few weeks.

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Introducing Bethany and our improved blog

Introducing Bethany and our improved blog

Our re-vamped and more informative blog posts are here to help you develop your own personal approach to using essential oils. Learn all our secrets on how to make your own cosmetics with our new blogger Bethany.

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Ethical & Environmental Policy

Ethical & Environmental Policy

Tender Essence thinks ethically about our products and the impact we have on the environment. All our staff take part in environmental campaigns in their spare time and so naturally bring 'green thoughts' into the Tender Essence workplace.

Read more about some of the ethical things we do:

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PETA Approved as Cruelty Free & Vegan

PETA Approved as Cruelty Free & Vegan

Tender Essence has had to audit all it's products, ingredients, suppliers and even our suppliers' practices. Each has been checked and signed off in order to have every product we sell approved with the PETA bunny logo. 

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Aromatherapy Map of Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Map of Essential Oils

Avoid having lots of aromatherapy guides, blending books and charts. If you need a quick way to remember all the oils uses and blends, then a single page infographic map is all you need. Download & print the map for free.

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Lavender essential oil, an all in one solution.

Lavender essential oil, an all in one solution.

Lavender is an amazing essential oil and is widely regarded as the most useful of all essential oils. Find out more and read about how to use the oil and it's benefits.

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What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy?

We have 5 senses and one of them is our sense of smell. It's one of the most overlooked senses. Yet, our sense of smell can have a marvellous effect on our health, body and mind.

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