In Time for the Holidays ... Crystal Perfume Bottle Pendant Necklaces

Posted on December 01, 2016 by Info info

Our best-selling crystal perfume pendant necklaces now come in the most stunning gift-presentation: corked glass vials. Included in each vial is a complimentary dram of perfume and a small funnel (to assist with filling the pendant with perfume or essential oils).

This is the perfect gift for that SCENTsational person on your holiday list!

Available online and in our La Jolla boutique.

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Essential Oil of the Week: Benzoin Styrax

Posted on November 01, 2014 by Emily Villanueva

Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma and is golden brown in color, with a treacle-like viscosity.

The essential oil is extracted from the Styrax Benzoin tree, which is from Java, Sumatra and Thailand and grows to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree, from which the grayish colored sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark.

Benzoin, also known as gum Benjamin, is one of the classic ingredients of incense. In ancient civilizations it was used in fumigation and it is also an ingredient of 'Friar's balsam', an aid to respiratory problems. It is also used as a fixative in the perfume industry.

The therapeutic properties of benzoin oil include the following; antiseptic, anti-depressant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, carminative, cordial, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and vulnerary.

Benzoin oil's greatest benefit lies in that it has a calming effect on the nervous and digestive systems, a warming effect on circulation problems and a toning effect on the respiratory tract.

It furthermore boosts the pancreas, which in turns helps digestion, and is thought to be involved in controlling blood sugar, which makes it valuable for sufferers of diabetes.

The effect it has on the skin is to improve elasticity, helping cracked skin, while aiding the healing of sores and wounds and at the same time reducing redness, irritation and itching.

via www.essentialoils.co.za.

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Essential Oil of the Week - Anethi Essential Oil

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

Anethi Essential Oil, also known as the East Indian Dill Oil, is used extensively in foods, beverages and medicines. It also constitutes an important flavoring for the pickle industry. The oil, extracted from the seeds of the plant through steam distillation, is pale yellow with a sweetish sharp, burning taste and a penetrating odor resembling that of fruit. It is the extracted oil from which all of the benefits and uses are utilized. The seeds themselves do not possess the same benefits and the extraction process can become quite difficult. However, for health and culinary purposes, Anethi essential oil becomes worth the long process to achieve it.

Here is what you need to know about Anethi Essential Oil:

Botanical Name: Anethum Sowa

Plant Part: Seeds

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: India

Description: Anethi is an annual herb of the parsley family. It has a distinctive but mild caraway-like flavor.

Color: Clear to pale yellow.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Middle (There are top, middle, and base notes in fragrance just as there are in music)

Aromatic Scent: It is said to have a fresh, sweet, herbaceous, slightly earthy scent. It has a characteristic odor, resembling that of caraway, and a sweet aromatic and subsequently pungent taste.

Blends well with: Anise star, Caraway, Celery Seed, Cade and Cardamom.

Common Uses: The chemical constituents in Anethi Essential Oil are caryone and dill apiole. Because of their properties, Anethi was traditionally used as an herbal remedy for the relief of flatulence and colic in infants. It also has soothing effects.

Fun Facts: It is an important flavoring ingredient in commercially made pickles.

If you have any questions regarding Anethi, would like to test its various uses and benefits for yourself, or would like to add it to your custom fragrance, stop by Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique located at 7853 Herschel Ave. La Jolla CA 92037.   Also, feel free to call us at 619.821.8219 or shoot us an email at info@tijon.com.

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