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Household Uses For Clove Essential Oil

Dried clove buds

There are many interesting uses for specific essential oils. Oil of the clove plant can have many health benefits when used correctly. Continue reading to find out more about how clove essential oil can be helpful around the house.

The difference between clove bud and clove leaf essential oil

The main difference between clove bud essential oil and clove leaf essential oil lies in the part of the clove plant from which each oil is extracted and the chemical composition they contain.

Extraction: Clove bud essential oil is extracted from the flower buds of the clove plant (Syzygium aromaticum). Clove leaf essential oil is derived from the leaves of the clove plant.

Chemical Composition: Clove bud oil is rich in eugenol, a phenolic compound that contributes to its characteristic spicy and warm aroma. Eugenol is known for its antimicrobial and analgesic properties. While clove leaf oil also contains eugenol, its composition may differ slightly from clove bud oil. It tends to have a higher percentage of eugenol acetate.

Aroma: Clove bud oil has a sweet and spicy aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy for its warming and stimulating qualities. Clove leaf oil has a slightly different aroma compared to clove bud oil, with a fresher and more herbaceous scent.

Uses: Clove bud oil is often used for its various therapeutic benefits, including dental care, pain relief, and as an immune system booster. Clove leaf essential oil shares some similar uses with clove bud oil, such as its antimicrobial properties. However, due to its different aroma profile, it may be preferred in certain blends or formulations.

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Using Clove Essential Oil Around The Home

For temporary relief from toothache or gum pain, dilute clove oil with a carrier oil and apply a small amount to the affected area. Consult with a dentist for persistent issues.

Create a natural air freshener by diffusing clove essential oil in your home. Its warm and spicy aroma can help eliminate unpleasant odors and create a cozy atmosphere, especially during colder seasons.

Diffusing clove oil may also contribute to a cleaner indoor environment due to its antimicrobial properties.

Clove essential oil is known for its potent antifungal activity. The active component responsible for this antifungal activity is eugenol. Use clove essential oil as a cleaning solution to kill mould spores.

At Aromatherapy Clinic we source only the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils. We offer a range of individual essential oils in our online store. If you would like to order an essential oil that isn’t on our list, please contact us and we will do our best to source your desired oil.

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Discontinuing Our Rosewood Body Butter: A Closer Look at the Change

In recent years, rosewood essential oil has faced a scarcity that has left enthusiasts and aromatherapy aficionados wondering about the reasons behind its decline. The primary culprit is the overharvesting and unsustainable logging of rosewood trees, particularly those of the Dalbergia genus, from which the essential oil is extracted.

Rosewood trees, with their fragrant heartwood, are slow-growing and vulnerable to exploitation due to their high demand in various industries, such as cosmetics and perfume. As consumer interest in natural and botanical products surged, so did the demand for rosewood essential oil. This increased demand, coupled with lax regulations and inadequate monitoring of logging practices, led to rampant deforestation and depletion of rosewood populations.

Furthermore, rosewood has become a victim of its own popularity. The exquisite aroma and therapeutic properties of the essential oil have made it a sought-after ingredient, resulting in a surge in demand that has outpaced the trees’ ability to regenerate.

In response to environmental concerns and the need for conservation, regulatory bodies have imposed restrictions on the harvesting and trade of rosewood. International agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), aim to protect rosewood and other endangered species from unsustainable exploitation.

While the scarcity of rosewood essential oil is undoubtedly disheartening, it underscores the importance of sustainable and ethical sourcing practices in the aromatherapy industry. As consumers, we play a pivotal role in promoting the conservation of botanical resources by choosing products derived from responsibly managed sources.

Due to the increased price and scarcity of rosewood essential oil Aromatherapy Clinic has made the decision to discontinue our natural Rosewood Body Butter. We will continue to produce our other popular body butter product, the incredibly nourishing Hempseed Body Butter with Patchouli and Bergamot. Handmade in Australia, our body butter is packed with vitamin E and all natural ingredients that protect and hydrate the skin. Apply 2-3 times per week after your bath or shower for soft, supple skin. Works a treat on dry elbows, knees and cracked heels.

Jar of moisturizing hemp seed body butter with vitamin E
Aromatherapy Clinic handmade body butter is made in Australia with all natural hempseed oil, Vitamin E, Patchouli and Bergamot essential oils. No artificial fragrances.
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Discover The Most Powerful Essential Oil Blend – Immune Booster

In today’s health-conscious world, we’re constantly seeking natural remedies to enhance our well-being. One such approach that has gained popularity is the use of essential oils, specifically immune boosting blends. These blends harness the power of various essential oils to strengthen the immune system, helping the body defend against illnesses and allergies. Read on to find out how our unique Immune Booster essential oil blend works and why it has become a go-to choice for many health-conscious individuals.

What Is Immune Booster Blend?

Aromatherapy Clinic’s original Immune Booster blend was created by our certified aromatherapist to combat colds, flu and hay fever allergies. The ingredients of our Immune Booster are high quality and all natural, no synthetic chemicals involved.

How Does It Work?

These essential oils work in synergy to enhance your body’s immune response. They stimulate and regulate the activity of white blood cells, which are the body’s primary defense against infections. Additionally, many of these essential oils have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which can help your body fight off pathogens more effectively.

How and When To Use Immune Booster

The Immune Booster is already diluted in a carrier oil, ready for application. Apply this powerful blend of essential oils to the skin of your feet as this skin is thicker here than other parts of the body. Apply the Immune Booster as soon as your throat feels sore and scratchy, the indication that you’re about to come down with a respiratory illness. You can also apply this blend to prevent or ease hay fever allergies during hay fever season.

Incorporating our Immune Booster essential oil blend into your wellness regimen can be a valuable tool in maintaining a strong and resilient immune system.

If you often find yourself struggling through cold and flu season, check out our Cold and Flu Pack which will help you through every cold, flu, cough and respiratory illness.

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The Difference Between Fragrance and Essential Oils

Comparing fragrance oils with essential oils

Fragrance oils and essential oils serve different functions and have distinct characteristics. In the table below we explore the differences between the two types of scented oils.

Fragrance OilsEssential Oils
PurposeTo provide aroma and scentTo promote health and well-being
PropertiesTypically used for their pleasant fragrance and aroma. Often used in perfumes, candles, and home fragrances.Used for their therapeutic properties, such as relaxation, pain relief, stress reduction, and more.
Extraction ProcessObtained through various methods, including steam distillation, cold-press extraction, and solvent extraction.Extracted using methods that preserve the therapeutic compounds, such as steam distillation or cold-press extraction.
Chemical CompositionCan be a combination of natural compounds and synthetic fragrance chemicals. May not always have consistent therapeutic benefits.Composed primarily of natural compounds and chemicals found in plants, with specific therapeutic properties.
Safety and DilutionGenerally safe for external use but may need dilution before applying to the skin. Some may cause skin sensitization or irritation.Must be used with caution, properly diluted, or under the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist. Can be potent and may have contraindications.
Therapeutic BenefitsLimited therapeutic benefits, mainly related to mood and emotions (e.g., relaxation, uplifting).Designed and used specifically for their therapeutic properties, such as pain relief, immune support, stress reduction, and more.
ExamplesLavender, rose, vanilla, jasmine.Lavender (for relaxation), tea tree (for skin issues), eucalyptus (for respiratory relief), peppermint (for headaches).
ApplicationOften used in cosmetic and fragrance products like perfumes, soaps, and candles.Applied in aromatherapy, massage therapy, diffusers, topical applications, and more, for specific health and wellness purposes.
RegulationRegulated primarily as fragrance ingredients and may not have strict quality standards for therapeutic use.Subject to regulations that ensure the purity, quality, and labeling accuracy for therapeutic purposes, depending on the region.
PricePrices can vary widely based on the source and quality but may be more affordable than therapeutic oils.Typically higher in price due to their purity and specific therapeutic benefits.

When to choose fragrance oils over essential oils

Fragrance oils are primarily used for their pleasant scent and are found in cosmetic and fragrance products, while therapeutic oils are specifically chosen and used for their health and well-being benefits under proper guidance. The choice between them depends on the intended purpose and desired outcomes.

At Aromatherapy Clinic we use only the highest quality, pure and natural essential oils and skincare ingredients. Our suppliers have tested and guarantee the efficiency of each ingredient.

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Meet the Aromatherapy Clinic Team

At Aromatherapy Clinic, our story is rooted in the timeless wisdom of nature’s fragrant treasures. We believe that the power of essential oils and aromatherapy can transform lives, heal the spirit, and invigorate the body. Our journey began with a passion for holistic well-being, a commitment to harnessing the natural world’s gifts, and a vision to share the magic of aromatherapy with the world.

Founded in 2002 by our certified aromatherapist, John, and recently joined by his daughter, Victoria the microbiologist, the Aromatherapy Clinic is a family business where ancient knowledge meets modern science. We carefully source the highest quality ingredients from around the globe, ensuring the purity and potency of our essential oils. Each bottle we craft is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, authenticity and integrity.

Aromatherapy Clinic is more than a brand; it’s a sanctuary where wellness seekers and healers alike come together. We empower individuals to take control of their health with all natural ingredients, fostering a deeper connection to nature and the power it holds.

Our brand story is a tale of harmony, where science and nature dance in perfect synchrony to enrich lives. Aromatherapy Clinic is not just about products; it’s about elevating your well-being and embracing the beauty of holistic health. Join us on this aromatic voyage, and let nature’s essence heal, soothe, and uplift your spirit.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about aromatherapy or our range of products. John and Victoria are available to assist you.

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How Sinus Clearing Blend Works To Decongest Blocked Sinuses

Sinus Clearing Blend bottle and box

Aromatherapy Clinic’s in house aromatherapist designed our Sinus Clearing Blend as a natural remedy to instantly clear your blocked nose and congested sinuses.

Menthol and eucalyptus essential oils are often used to help unblock a stuffy or congested nose due to their natural properties and soothing effects. Here’s how they work:

Cooling Sensation

Menthol, which is found in peppermint oil, provides a cooling sensation when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. This cooling sensation can help relieve the irritation and inflammation in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Both menthol and eucalyptus essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation in the nasal passages can lead to congestion and blockage. These oils can help reduce this inflammation, which in turn can relieve nasal congestion.

Mucous Thinning

Eucalyptus oil, in particular, has the ability to thin mucus. When you have a stuffy nose, mucus can become thick and sticky, making it difficult to clear. Eucalyptus oil can help make the mucus thinner and easier to expel.

Opening Airways

The aroma of menthol and eucalyptus can also help open up the airways by relaxing the muscles in the respiratory system. This can lead to improved airflow and easier breathing.

Here are some ways to use our Sinus Clearing Blend of essential oils to unblock a nose:

  • Steam Inhalation: Add a few drops of our Sinus Clearing Blend to a bowl of hot water. Carefully inhale the steam by leaning over the bowl with a towel draped over your head to trap the steam. Inhale deeply for a few minutes to help clear your nasal passages.
  • Aromatherapy: Use an essential oil diffuser to disperse the scent of the essential oil blend into the air in your room. Breathing in the aroma can help relieve congestion.
  • Topical Application: Mix a few drops of the essential oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut or jojoba oil) and apply the mixture to your chest or throat. The oils can be absorbed through the skin and provide relief from congestion.

It’s important to use essential oils with caution, as they can be potent and may cause skin irritation or other adverse reactions in some individuals. If you have underlying medical conditions or are pregnant, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils for nasal congestion relief. Additionally, make sure to use high-quality, pure essential oils and dilute them as needed to avoid any skin irritation.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding aromatherapy or our products.

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Why You Need Goat Milk Soap

In a world filled with an abundance of skincare products, it’s easy to overlook the simple and natural alternatives that can do wonders for our skin. Goat milk soap is one such hidden gem, cherished for centuries for its remarkable benefits. This creamy, luxurious soap offers a wide range of advantages that can transform your skincare routine and leave your skin feeling pampered and rejuvenated. In this blog post, we’ll explore the incredible benefits of using goat milk soap and why it deserves a place in your daily skincare regimen.

What is goat milk soap?

Goat milk soap is a type of soap that is made from goat’s milk, typically in combination with other natural ingredients. It has been used for centuries as a cleansing and skincare product due to its numerous benefits for the skin.

Beneficial properties of goat milk soap:

Gentle Cleansing – One of the primary reasons people choose goat milk soap is its gentle cleansing properties. Unlike many commercial soaps that contain harsh chemicals and detergents, goat milk soap is mild and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. It effectively removes dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils, leaving it soft, supple, and well-hydrated.

Moisturizing Powerhouse – Goat milk soap is rich in natural fats and moisturizing agents like glycerin. This high-fat content helps to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Regular use of goat milk soap can help alleviate dryness, itchiness, and flakiness, making it an excellent choice for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

Skin-friendly Nutrients – Goat milk is packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E, as well as minerals like zinc and selenium. These nutrients nourish and rejuvenate the skin, promoting a healthy complexion. Vitamin A, in particular, can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making goat milk soap a natural anti-aging solution.

Gentle Exfoliation – Goat milk soap contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like lactic acid, which gently exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells. This natural exfoliation process can improve skin texture, promote cell turnover, and reduce the occurrence of clogged pores, resulting in a clearer and more radiant complexion.

Soothing and Anti-inflammatory – Goat milk soap is well-known for its soothing and calming properties. It can help alleviate skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of goat milk can reduce redness, irritation, and the appearance of blemishes, making it a great choice for those with sensitive or problematic skin.

Hypoallergenic – Goat milk soap is free from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances so it is less likely to cause skin allergies or irritations. It’s an excellent option for individuals with sensitivities or allergies to the chemicals often found in commercial soaps and skincare products.

Luxurious Lather – Goat milk soap produces a creamy, rich lather that feels luxurious on the skin. This lather makes it easy to apply and distribute the soap evenly, ensuring a thorough and effective cleanse every time you use it.

How often should I use goat milk soap?

The frequency with which you should use goat milk soap depends on your skin type, your individual skincare needs, and personal preferences. Goat milk soap is generally gentle and suitable for daily use for most people. In general, if you’re new to using goat milk soap, start by using it once a day and monitor how your skin responds. If you find that your skin feels dry or tight, you can reduce the frequency of use. Conversely, if your skin feels comfortable and well-hydrated, you can continue with daily use. Remember to follow up with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type to lock in moisture.

Aromatherapy Clinic offers an all natural goat milk soap that is scented with lemon myrtle essential oil, no artificial fragrances or synthetic chemicals. Our customer service team is available to answer any of your questions regarding aromatherapy and our products, contact us.

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Welcome to Aromatherapy Clinic

We are a family owned business located in Sydney, Australia and shipping worldwide. We are focused on producing high quality essential oil blends made from therapeutic grade, 100% natural and pure essential oils which are used as natural remedies.

View our best selling original therapeutic blends created by our certified aromatherapist:

  • Snoring keeping you awake and affecting your quality of sleep? Try our Anti Snoring Blend.
  • Strengthen your immune system and reduce symptoms of hay fever, colds and flu with our Immune Booster.
Immune Booster bottle and box
Sinus Clearing Blend bottle and box

We are certain you will love our therapeutic grade essential oil blends which is why we offer a satisfaction guarantee on all of our original blends.

Find what you need from our online store including all natural skincare and individual essential oils.

Contact us for help with all of your aromatherapy questions.

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Vitamin Enriched Skincare Designed To Protect and Improve Your Skin

At Aromatherapy Clinic, we have created skincare products containing all natural ingredients. Each batch is handmade in Sydney, Australia and shipped worldwide from our online store.

All of our skincare and beauty products contain therapeutic grade essential oils, no synthetic fragrances or chemicals. We use only the highest quality ingredients sourced from reputable suppliers that implement stringent testing and quality assurance methods.

We designed a small range of nourishing body butters, healing hand and nail lotions, a soothing foot lotion and hydrating face mists. All of the ingredients were chosen for their specific properties and benefits to the skin.

We have two different hand and nail lotions. One contains a base of citrus essential oils and the other contains lavender essential oil. Our hand and nail lotions also include:

  • Hazelnut oil to help tone and tighten skin
  • Macadamia nut oil which is rich in fatty acids that mimic the natural sebum in your skin and helps to moisturize and nourish your skin deeply
  • Wheat amino acids extract for skin repair and moisture retention to keep your skin plump and glowing
  • Vitamin A, aka retinol, to reduce wrinkles and support the growth of new skin cells
  • Provitamin B5 to hydrate and soothe minor skin irritations
  • Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Rosemary leaf extract which is rich in antioxidants that can help protect the skin from oxidative stress, has anti-inflammatory properties that may calm irritated skin and acts as a natural preservative, extending the shelf life of our homemade lotions.

The peppermint foot lotion is a popular choice to soothe tired legs and feet at the end of a long day. In addition to almond oil, hazelnut oil, vitamin E and rosemary leaf extract we included:

  • Comfrey extract which assists in wound healing, reduces inflammation and assists in the formation of healthy new skin cells.
  • Grapefruit seed extract for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

At Aromatherapy Clinic we have developed a deeply nourishing body butter that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. Our Patchouli and Bergamot Hempseed Body Butter contains:

  • Shea nut butter and cocoa butter to hydrate the skin and create a protective barrier to lock in moisture.
  • Calendula extract and calendula infused oil for their anti-inflammatory properties
  • Hempseed oil which is deeply nourishing for your skin.
  • Rose water to calm skin irritations and reduce redness.
Jar of moisturizing hemp seed body butter with vitamin E

Our two face mists are all natural and alcohol-free. They both contain almond oil and vitamin E to soothe, soften and hydrate your skin. Almond oil is non-comedogenic and helps to balance the pH of your skin. We created the Rose Face Mist to tone and hydrate while our Aloe Vera and Lime Tonic soothes and replenishes the delicate skin of your face.

Shopping for a gift for yourself or a loved one?

Take the guesswork out of gift shopping and save money when you purchase our Relaxing or Energising gift packs. Our gift packs contain full sized products and you save over $30 when purchasing the pack, compared with buying the products separately.

Our full skincare range is available directly from our new website. Our customer service team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding our aromatherapy products, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are interested in stocking our products in your store please contact us regarding wholesale enquiries.

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What Causes Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring and sleep apnea are both sleep-related breathing disorders that can disrupt a person’s sleep and have negative health consequences. They have different causes, but there can be some overlap in contributing factors.

What does apnoea/apnea mean?

The spelling of the word apnea differs between the UK and the US. In Australia, both spellings are used and both are correct. The word apnoea stems from the Greek words a = no and pnea = breathing.

Causes of Snoring

Snoring is the sound produced when airflow is partially obstructed during sleep. It is often caused by the vibration of the soft tissues in the throat, including the uvula and the soft palate. Some common causes of snoring include:

  • Sleeping Position: Sleeping on your back can cause your tongue and soft palate to collapse to the back of your throat, partially blocking the airway.
  • Obesity: Excess weight, especially around the neck, can put pressure on the airway, leading to snoring.
  • Alcohol and Sedatives: These substances relax the muscles in the throat, increasing the likelihood of snoring.
  • Nasal Congestion: Blocked nasal passages due to allergies, colds, or anatomical issues can contribute to snoring.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a more serious condition characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. There are two main types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): This is the most common type. It occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax excessively during sleep, causing a complete or partial blockage of the airway. Factors contributing to OSA include obesity, a large neck circumference, and genetics.
  • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA): CSA is less common and occurs when the brain fails to transmit the proper signals to the muscles responsible for controlling breathing. It is often associated with certain medical conditions like heart failure and stroke.

In both snoring and sleep apnea, lifestyle factors can play a significant role in their development and severity. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, and changing sleep positions, can help reduce the severity of these conditions.

If you suspect that you or someone you know may have sleep apnea, it is essential to seek medical evaluation and treatment, as untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems, including cardiovascular issues and reduced sleep quality.

Aromatherapy Clinic’s aromatherapist, John, has always been a very loud snorer. He has developed the Anti Snoring Blend to help reduce or, in some cases, eliminate snoring and sleep apnea. The Anti Snoring Blend is a mixture of only the highest quality essential oils and works for about 90-95% of all snorers who have tried it. One bottle of this powerful blend lasts for up to 3 months because you only need to use a few drops every night. We offer a 100% money back guarantee so you can try the Anti Snoring Blend risk-free. If it doesn’t work for you within 30 days, send it back to us and we will even pay the return postage cost.