Eucalyptus is a Top Note oil with a clear, sharp, piercing (menthol) odour and is derived from the leaves, twigs and gum resin of the tree. Although Eucalyptus Globulus is the most widely used variety there are many different varieties of the oil. Eucalyptus Citriodora, for instance, has a lemony undertone to it.
Eucalyptus is best known as a decongestant and is present in many of the over-the-counter cold remedies. However, it does have other lesser known uses - not least, it possesses powerful bactericidal properties .
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Artificial flowers aren't for everyone. For many, they still conjure up images of plastic fakery - you know the kind of thing.....countless grave yards across the country are a prime example of how unrealistic and tacky they can be, but don't dismiss them just yet.
In recent years the artificial flower and plant industry has evolved dramatically.
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For centuries many people have believed that plants contain healing powers....in their seeds, flowers, petals, leaves, bark and roots. Plants have been used as skin tonics, medicines,aphrodisiacs, mind stimulants/calmers, insect deterrents, hair treatments, air fresheners, perfumes and more.
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Perfume's power is primitive and primary. Smell was the first sense. It guided single-celled organisms through the earliest sea, billions of years ago.
We respond to odours emotionally rather than intellectually. Smell receptors high in the nostrils are directly linked to the limbic system, which is responsible for a great range of emotions, as well as regulating reproductive cycles and sex drive. Some of the olfactory nerves that transmit smell signals pass through the limbic system, so certain smells stimulate intense memories and recreate experiences – good and bad.
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