Frangipani Article

FRANGIPANI TREES GROWING OUTSIDE MY FRIENDS RESTAURANT written by Adam Michael.

On my latest travels in Malaysia one thing that struck me was the amount of Frangipani trees, they were everywhere I went, the tree is very distinctive and has an understated charm about it, slightly crooked shaped branches, large green leaves with a rich leathery texture and bundles of at least 20 frangipani flowers in an array of co-ordinated colours exuding a very distinctive and pleasant aroma for everyone to enjoy.  When I felt the texture of this precious and alluring flower it seemed to again have a slightly leathery feel about it and it comprised of five petals per flower. My understanding of Frangipani is that there are over 290 recorded varieties.

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Frankincense Article

SOMALILAND CO-OPERATIVE PROJECT written by Adam Michael.

My name is Adam Michael and if you are subscribed to my newsletters you will know I adore all the various Frankincense species in oil form. I have now teamed up with a Co-Operative in Somalia and I am buying the Frankincense Carteri (Boswelia.carteri) and Frankincense Sacra (Boswelia.sacra) essential oils they are responsible for producing. We are selling these oils in 5ml volumes upto 30ml volumes. I have decided to do a little write up about it and hope you find it useful.

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Rose Article

I LOVE DONCHO PAPASOV written by Adam Michael.

As someone that follows various aromatherapy and perfume forums I always find it interesting reading people’s opinions about the fragrance descriptions of rose oils so I thought I’d create a little page and share my thoughts about the fragrance of various Rose oils that I have experienced so far. To make it more enjoyable my Bulgarian producer has taken some photos for me, all uploaded. So here goes!

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Sage Article

MY DADS ALLOTMENT GARDEN written by Adam Michael.

Since the days of helping my dad on his allotment garden as a young boy I have always loved gardening. Although my dad no longer has the allotment garden he still enjoys growing his own fruit, vegetables and herbs and whilst I am much older now it remains a lovely way of spending precious time with him. As so many species of Sage exist within the world of essential oils I want to write a little article about this delightful herb of which I hope you find of some use.

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Ylang Ylang Article

YLANG YLANG FRACTIONS written by Adam Michael.

At the time of writing (06/09/14) the estimated global production of Ylang Ylang essential oil stands at 70-75 tonnes per year. Production is split largely into 4 geographical areas which are COMOROS (La Grande Comore, Anjuan and Moheli), AMBANJA (Northeast of Madagscar), NOSY BE (Island facing Ambanja) and MAYOTTE (Island part of the Comoros – under French administration).

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