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Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

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 …

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Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

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

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 …

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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

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 …

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ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 2008

ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 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 …

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Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Rebuttle

Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Rebuttle

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

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 …

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