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Range of Carrier oils

Skin Benefits of Carrier Oils

Dry and problematic skin can be a huge pain, so we highly recommend the use of carrier oils to deal with it. Carrier oils are rich in vitamins and minerals which makes them the best natural body and face moisturiser. We have a range of oils available, read this blog post to find out which one will suit you best.
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Assortment of Tender Essence essential oils

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are wonderful natural products that smell great. But what exactly are they? In this article we cover answers to some of the most common questions, including how essential oils are made, and what they are good for.

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Making your own Frankincense oleoresin

Making Your Own Frankincense Oleoresin

Here at Tender Essence we love essential oils, but even we know that sometimes there are better alternatives. In this article we'll tell you how to make your own Frankincense oleoresin, full of therapeutic benefits you simply can't get from the essential oil.
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A homemade face mask with essential oil

How to Make Your Own Natural Face Mask

Learning how to create your own DIY face masks can really make you feel like you’ve unlocked the power of the universe. Or unlocked a really good skincare secret, at least! That's why, here at Tender Essence we’ve created these three super easy, but super effective, face mask recipes.
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Tea tree and lemon essential oils in hand

Treating Fungal Nail Infections with Essential Oils

Is that nail fungal stopping you from wearing your favourite sandals or flip flops? In this article we talk about how essential oils can treat your fungal nails in a natural and safe way. Thanks to the amazing properties of essential oils you'll be able to enjoy wearing your summer shoes once again.
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Children's small hands playing in mud

Don't Use Essential Oils on Children

Essential oils are a natural product, but that doesn't mean they come without risks. As a parent you do many things to keep your children safe, which includes protecting them from potentially harmful cosmetics.
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Chemical Synthetic Fragrance Oil

Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

Want to learn more about the difference between essential oils and synthetic fragrance oils? At Tender Essence we think it’s important to know what you’re putting onto your body, so we’ve prepared this article explaining the risks and benefits associated with each.
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witch hazel plant

The Wonders of Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a timeless natural ingredient, brilliant for removing makeup and more. Learn about the benefits and how to choose between alcohol and non-alcohol witch hazel. 

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Shower Spa Fizzers with Essential Oils

Short of time but would like a spa shower experience? Try these DIY shower fizzing melts. Make your own with your favourite essential oils & use when your schedule is demanding. Great for a relaxing session in the shower.
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Bath melts on a plate

DIY Bee-Free 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? 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, 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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Massage oils sensual bra

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 (or longer) about how mood is influenced by scent, but recently we’ve also been learning all about the power of touch. Studies show that skin on skin contact releases oxytocin in the brain, which helps us to feel confident and to bond. It’s pretty amazing stuff.
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