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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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aroma diffuser

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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Essesntial oil soap ingredients

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.
The blog also has some great articles that will develop your skills so you become an aromatherapy & cosmetics genius.
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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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Bee on a Lavender plant

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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Lavender essential oil with lavender plant

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. It holds many beneficial properties and can be used for a range of ailments. It also has a great fragrance and is safe for sensitive skin types.

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Aromatherapy women bathing

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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