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Best Starter Essential Oils

If you're new to essential oils, knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming. We've created a guide that explains the properties and benefits of the most popular essential oils to help you begin your journey with the best ones for you.
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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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Help Save the Bees with Wildflower Seeds

Help Save the Bees with Wildflower Seeds

Brighten up your garden and save the bees this spring with Tender Essence Wildflower Seeds. Find out how important bees are to the environment and how planting wildflower seeds can help them - all while making your garden look gorgeous!

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Bright and Beautiful - Making Your Own Natural Cosmetics book

Bright and Beautiful - Our New DIY Cosmetics Book

We've got exciting news here at Tender Essence and we think you're going to love it. We realise that lots of our customers have an interest in making their own cosmetics with essential oils and incorporating these into their daily lives, so we've created a DIY make your own cosmetics book called Bright and Beautiful - Making Your Own Natural Cosmetics.

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Why We Don't Sell That!

We've made a list of the products and oils we don't sell, and our reasons for this. Instead of searching through webpages looking for a certain essential oil only to find out we don't sell it, this article makes it quick and easy for you.
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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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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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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. Luckily there are things that we can do to make everything that little bit more calm.
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Using Diffusers and Oil Burners with Essential Oils

Scent is a powerful thing. Simply smelling lavender can transport you into the garden of your childhood home and leave you with 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

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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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 and give you some ideas to try.
The blog also has some great articles that will develop your skills so you become an aromatherapy & cosmetics genius.
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