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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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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 Aroma Diffusers 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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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

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.
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

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

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

Tender Essence has had to audit all its 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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