Category: Industry News

Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

| January 26, 2012

A question that most natural & organic cosmetic brands ask themselves is ‘who is the greenest of them all?’, with many thinking they are deserved of the ‘green crown’. Organic Monitor research finds the reality is very different from perception. In its new Natural Cosmetics Brand Assessment report, a chartered chemist analysed the ingredient composition [...]

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Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

| January 11, 2012

Viet Nam has favourable conditions to grow various kinds of oil plants, including peppermint, holy basil, cinnamon tree and anise . . .

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EU Scrutinises Cosmetic Ingredients

EU Scrutinises Cosmetic Ingredients

| November 1, 2011

In the European Union, assuring the safety of cosmetic ingredients is based on a dual approach established in the regulatory frameworks, and in relation to the old Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, no fundamental changes to these principles were introduced with the new Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009). Accordingly, most ingredients can be freely used. The [...]

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Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

| August 26, 2009

Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 is commonly referred to as the ‘herbalists exemption’ and permits unlicensed herbal remedies to be made up and supplied by a practitioner to meet the needs of an individual patient following a one-to-one consultation. Although it may come as a surprise to some therapists, aromatherapy falls within the [...]

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ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 2008

ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 2008

| June 4, 2008

The best garden designers, plantsmen and plantswomen from the world’s most celebrated growers come together annually to create the most famous flower show in the world – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It is a truly Enchanted Garden, breathtakingly beautiful, full of vibrant colours and sweet aromas that disappears after only six days. The ATC [...]

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Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Rebuttle

Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Rebuttle

| April 3, 2007

In a recent report, a correlation is alleged between commercial products containing lavender and tea tree oils and breast growth in young boys. This is an appaling example of poor research work that does nothing to help the cause of aromatherapy . . .

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Prepubertal Gynecomastia Linked to Lavender and Tea Tree Oils

Prepubertal Gynecomastia Linked to Lavender and Tea Tree Oils

| February 10, 2007

Gynecomastia is generally attributed to conditions that disrupt sex-steroid signaling pathways, resulting in increased or unopposed estrogen action on breast tissue.1 In contrast to gynecomastia in adolescent boys and men, prepubertal gynecomastia is rare and should always be considered pathological, prompting a search for a source of estrogen. Although hyperestrogenemia may be endogenous or exogenous [...]

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