Benefits of Lavender

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Benefits of Lavender

Lavender comes from the Latin word lavage which means "to wash". It is widely used in soaps, shampoos, fragrances, etc. Lavender has other uses that is not known to all. It is used to treat a range of ailments such as anxiety and depression to exhaustion and physical wounds. Research shows that lavender has soothing,...

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7 Interesting facts about incense

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7 Interesting facts about incense

Here are some interesting facts about incense:

  1. The earliest recorded use of incense was in China in about 2000 BC
  2. Incense mainly consists of ingredients such as bamboo stick, perfumes and a dried paste made from aromatic plants, wood and resins. Variations are present based on culture and geography.

 

 

     

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    VIDEO: Rain like sound when incense is burned

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    VIDEO: Rain like sound when incense is burned

    Frankly, this is surprising! This video reveals things that you don't normally see and don't normally hear when you light an incense stick. A macro footage of a burning incense stick reveals pitter patter sounds that resemble rainfall. 

    See for yourself!

     

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    The Science of Scent

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    The Science of Scent

    Olfaction, or the sense of smell, is the first sense that is activated when we're born. It allows us to identify food, danger, mates and sensual pleasures such as nature, perfumes. Smell is detected by sensory receptors called....

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    Evolution of Perfumery

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    Evolution of Perfumery

    The word perfume is derived from the Latin word: perfumare, which means "to smoke through". Perfume making roots can be traced to Indus Civilisation, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The first recorded perfumer is a woman named Tapputi in Mesopotamia. She made perfumes by distilling oil, flowers and other ingredients. Perfume was used much earlier..

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