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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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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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