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Seville Lavender Oil

Seville Lavender Oil

Among the many different species of Lavender, and one of the most interesting, is Lavandula stoechas subsp. luisieri (Rozeira) Rozeira, which is found only in Portugal and southwest Spain, and is often referred to as Seville Lavender. It is similar in appearance to...

The human volatilome – a molecular tour

The human volatilome – a molecular tour

olatile compounds, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are ubiquitous. They are in plants, the air we breathe, everything we eat and drink, and every fluid and tissue in our body. Volatile compounds are used for either same-species or cross-species communication by...

Of book and article serendipity: My first 10 years in aromatherapy

Of book and article serendipity: My first 10 years in aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, and I have either seen or been part of many of those changes. My aromatherapy career began in the late 1960s when I trained as a massage therapist. By 1980, I had a part-time practice as an aromatherapist,...

Synergy: A video by Robert Tisserand

Synergy: A video by Robert Tisserand

Robert Tisserand shares his view and experience with the concept of synergy - both in terms of fragrance and in terms of pharmacological effects. 

Olfactory Training and Recovery of Smell Loss

Olfactory Training and Recovery of Smell Loss

Personal note: I’ve been working on this article on and off since 2016 when I first came across the concept of smell training as a treatment for smell loss. And while the work has been delayed, at the same time I witnessed the evolution of a clinically approved and...

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