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Make Like a Koala and Get Some Eucalyptus

Make Like a Koala and Get Some Eucalyptus

Years ago, I picked up a bottle of eucalyptus essential oil to add to some homemade bath bombs I was making for Holiday gifts. My interest in DIY products was in full swing, and I was trying my hand at a number of recipes for the first time. I’d heard that eucalyptus...

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Back to the Roots Pt. 2: Ginger

Back to the Roots Pt. 2: Ginger

Last January, we started a series meant to showcase every essential oil derived from a plant root. We’re bringing that series back, starting with a spicy ingredient that serves as a staple in most kitchens. For most, there’s nothing unfamiliar about ginger. You can...

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The Mints of Summer

The Mints of Summer

Would you believe it if I told you ice cream is still on my mind? We made another batch with our machine, this time getting our flavors from fresh plants instead of essential oils. A big handful of fresh, locally grown mint was steeped in milk and heavy cream...

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Cooking with Essential Oils

Cooking with Essential Oils

No tarragon on hand? Want an economical substitute for an expensive spice like cardamom? Looking to add a pop of flavor to your favorite recipes? Essential oils might be the answer — as long as they’re used safely and responsibly. A quick disclaimer We encourage...

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Just a Dash: Aromatics in Cocktails

Just a Dash: Aromatics in Cocktails

Aromas are all around us, influencing our impressions and experiences. At Possets, we focus on creating pleasant, unique aromatics that belong on your wrist or bosom. Other companies provide a complementary olfactory product — aromatics for cocktails. In 1948, an...

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Pessoa

Pessoa

“The unnatural and the strange have a perfume of their own.” - Fernando Pessoa If you ever feel like casually wading through someone else’s complex, imaginative mind, consider picking up “The Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa. This so-called “factless biography” is...

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The Intertwining of Writing and Perfume

The Intertwining of Writing and Perfume

“Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.” — Frank Lloyd Wright That definition sounds a lot like the process of perfume making. It is undoubtedly an art, and one that inspires responses of many...

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Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

If you wanted, you could easily spend your entire stimulus check on some expensive care and beauty products. Or, you could take the extra time you may have on your hands and try one of these easy home-made options. All you need are some pretty basic ingredients and...

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Garden of Perfume

Garden of Perfume

The other day, my mom told me that when she bought her first house, she immediately planted hyacinth bulbs so she would know when winter was over. That got me thinking about how the plants in her garden became a prominent part of the backdrop at home, the way that...

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Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

  I love incense just as much as I love perfume. There are packages of it scattered throughout my apartment and a big treasure trove in the living room. I’ve got Japanese incense, Indian incense, Mexican incense, incense made from ethically foraged plants in the...

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