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The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oil Inhalation

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oil Inhalation

It’s very likely that the first time you experienced essential oils was through inhalation. Our noses are the perfect gateway for the volatile compounds in essential oils, in fact they are designed precisely to engage with the smells of our world. Perhaps this is why...

The Tisserand Institute Team: Rachel Andorfer

Sometimes it's good to switch the camera around and interview the interviewer. You know Rachel Andorfer as the one who talks to our graduates, and perhaps also as the one who tells you all about our upcoming courses through her emails. And while she likes to stay...

Essential Oils and Cognitive Function

Essential Oils and Cognitive Function

Some time ago a research paper that looked at the brains of perfumers caught my curiosity. I knew that smelling essential oils could have a profound impact on our psychological wellbeing, and I wanted to see if there are actual, physiological changes that happen in...

Could essential oils be the answer for fighting anxiety?

Could essential oils be the answer for fighting anxiety?

This article was originally submitted as part of Jenna Puumalainen's final project for the Diploma in Aromatic Science at the Tisserand Institute. It is very common to feel anxiety in certain situations, like before a dental appointment or surgery. The Cambridge...

Dilution for essential oils

Dilution for essential oils

With thanks to Hana Tisserand for her input. You probably know that most authorities advise dilution of essential oils before use, especially if applying to the skin. There are many reasons to dilute, and we will go through them here, along with an explanation for...

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