Friday, 31 July 2015

Decoding Natural Perfume Oils: Apricot Oil



We are not just retailers of organic perfumes, we are also connoisseurs and perfume enthusiasts who adore nearly every aspect of making perfume, it usage, and its after-taste. Today, we would like to talk about the some of the popular perfume oils that continue to engage the attention of perfume lovers across the world—Apricot Oil.
Popular Fruit Oils: Apricot Oil
Apricot Oil is also referred to as the Otto of Roses. For many centuries, it was considered one of the most treasured oils, close to rose oil. It is one of the very few fragrant oils that augment aura of other oils, i.e. when used as a blend. It happens to be equally effective when used as standalone oil.

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

Essential oils are also referred to as volatile oils. In the botanical world, it is a commonly known fact that many plants are rich in essential oils while many produce trace amounts of volatile oils. These oils are different from fatty oils. Volatility refers to the tendency of these oils to evaporate. This makes them easily diffusible in the air. Most essential oils are associated with an aromatic odor. The volatility ensures that the fragrance spreads quickly.

Trending Changing Arabic Perfume Industry Marketplace Dynamics

Arabian Perfume Industry is Evolving
The evolution of Arabic fragrance industry continues to surprise us. Traditional scents are finding an increasing presence on high street shelves across European nations that have traditionally been more inclined towards premium, French fragrances. This growing awareness about fragrant essential oils is also the result of a consumer preferences towards the lesser processed, more organic way of living. Traditional Agarwood and Oudh fragrances are now finding a consumer demographic that once seemed impractical to pursue.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

How to Prepare Your Own Aroma Therapy Bath?

Since the early ages aromatherapy has been deemed as the perfect way to relax, replenish and even cure some of the ailments. The aromatherapy bath is as soothing and calming retreat which is not only a reviving experience but has also proved to be a moisturizing treatment for the skin. An aromatherapy bath can be enjoyed in multiple ways even if you have sensitive skin type. You can use different types of essential oils to bath gels, candles and even scent diffusers to make your aromatherapy your aromatherapy bath a luxurious and calming experience. Going to a spa and taking an aromatherapy bath can really dig a hole in your pocket but there are simple ways with which you can prepare your own aromatherapy bath at your home without spending much. Here is the procedure which you can follow to experience your own aromatherapy bath:

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Short Discussion on Changing Perfume Perceptions in 2014-15


This is a discussion about how people’s perception about perfume is undergoing a transformation. We are focusing on traditional users of fragrances that are abundant in Arabian societies and those outside the realm of Arabian culture also.

Covering the Basics First

It is fair to say that the perfume industry is witnessing a constant change. Things are in motion as consumer preferences fluctuate with spending habits ranging from a few Dirham to hundreds of dollars. While the overall perfume industry inthe Middle East continues to register massive profits, things are not as enthusiastic in other parts of the world. Difference lies in how the rich cultural heritage in Middle East Asia pursues perfumery with passion. In other nations, people are being deviated from natural fragrances with the advent of cheaper alternatives, including celebrity perfumes.

Learn the Art of Blending Essential Oils

Do you like to use essential oils in candles for the purpose of making your home filled with fragrance, in bathing water to relax your senses or to heal your ailments but are hesitant about blending them? Then you need to know that blending of essential oils is not rocket science but is an art which is not that hard to master. Here we will share the basics of blending essential oils with you so that you can get the oils of your choice and start making your own synergy blends.
•    With what motive do you want to use essential oils? You need to determine that why do you want to blend these oils? And to what use they will be put to?

Monday, 27 July 2015

Putting the Spotlight on Uses of Rose Oil

Discussing Natural Fragrances like Rose Oil
As a flower, rose has is steeped in history, finding its ways to literature, adored by scholars and foolish romantics alike. Symbolic of beauty, purity and long-lasting freshness, the flower continues to capture our attention. However, there is another way of logging into the heavenly world of roses, i.e. rose oils. Lesser discussed on social platforms and not aggressively marketed as deodorant or perfumes, rose oils have a layered, classical fragrance. Besides being a fragrant, organic oil, rose oil has some undeniable therapeutic properties too.

How can I find high quality essential oils?

The essential oil marketplace remains somewhat unorganized. We feel there is a genuine lack of guidance in this niche with too many people claiming to be the best. Before we jump into the discussion, please make sure that you realize essential oils are plant oils with a strong aroma. These are not diluted oils. Many essential oils can be mixed to create a more aromatic blend and stronger therapeutic properties. Essential oils are usually meant for external applications. Now that we have summarized the basics, let us proceed towards the art of finding high quality essential oils…

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Starter's Guide to Buying Pure Essential Oils

The essential oil marketplace remains somewhat unorganized. We feel there is a genuine lack of guidance in this niche with too many people claiming to be the best. Before we jump into the discussion, please make sure that you realize essential oils are plant oils with a strong aroma. These are not diluted oils. Many essential oils can be mixed to create a more aromatic blend and stronger therapeutic properties. Essential oils are usually meant for external applications. Now that we have summarized the basics, let us proceed towards the art of finding high quality essential oils…

Every Oil that Relieves Symptoms is Not Pure Essential Oil

For starters, don't get misled by terms like therapeutic grade essential oils. This does not mean greater purity. It does not guarantee that you are buying the best. Similarly, different certifications for purity don't mean that the essential oils have been fully tested for purity.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Part 2 – Decoding Common, Everyday Fragrances

Every Perfume Has a Note, Some are Easy to Identify
In the first part of this discussion, we had shared some of the most common fragrances that form a part of our environment. Now, we are taking this discussion further, trying to round-up some more fragrances. After reading this, if you feel that we have missed upon something, please let us know and we will be happy to update our observations. Here, we go…

Edible Fragrances

This categorization might sound a bit weird but it exists. These are fragrances emitted by food items and consumables that cannot be ignored. Typical examples of this type include coffee, especially when freshly ground, where the nutty smell has no parallel in the natural world. Other edible fragrances that come close include herbal tea concoctions where the herbal brew emanates a unique fragrance that varies in intensity according to the type of herbal tea preparation method.

Helping You Understand Common Scents – Part 1

We do love fragrances but no many of us are able to decipher the difference between different types of fragrances. Today, we list some of the most common fragrances that form a part of our everyday lives. Please note that some, not all, of these fragrances are found in Essential Oils but all of these are natural fragrances with varying notes of intensity.

 

Floral Scents

Floral scents are the most common, most adored among men and women. This includes rose and gardenia apart from jasmine and Ylang Ylang. These essential oil fragrances have stronger notes even when mixed minimally in a concoction of natural oils. The lighter floral scents are derived from lotus, mimosa and chamomile.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Helping You Buy Better by Understanding Carrier Oils

There has been quite a buzz about carrier oils. But now it’s time to know them better and realize how you can create a healthy bond with them! This is important if you want to know the truth about perfumed or fragrant essential oils.

What Are Carrier Oils and What Uses You Can Put Them To?

Carrier oils are “base” oils, which are derived primarily from nuts and seeds of different plants. Such oils can be used for healing problem areas, diluting strong essential oils and preventing them from evaporating. They can also be effectively used in combination with some other ingredients to moisturize your skin.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Extracted: Basics of How Essential Oils are Created


As promised in our last discussion, we are sharing some insight into how essential oils are extracted. It should be noted that all the processes discussed below are high on patience and quality. The emphasis here is on ensuring the oils are 10% pure, devoid of any organic compound that might compromise their notes. The three, most common processes used for extracting essential oils have been listed below for you:

Getting Acquainted with Essential Oils



The world of Arabic perfurmes and natural oils often refer to essential oils. It seems not many people, at least first-time purchasers, are aware of what constitutes an essential oil. Moreover, rarely do people understand how essential oils are related to the fragrance or perfume industry. This is a small discussion to help you get familiar with the basics of this niche. Our motive is not to overwhelm you with information. Instead, the emphasis is on easing you into the subject. Read ahead to understand what makes essential oils precious and how they are delivered to your doorstep…

Saturday, 18 July 2015

A Quick Glance into the World of Agarwood



You might be shocked to know this—something as exotically fragrant as Agarwood or Oudh is actually a result of the plant’s defense mechanism against bacterial or fungal attacks! Yes, the Oudh tree is prone to being infected by a parasitic mould. The tree, in response to this infection, exudes a protective lubricant, a thick resin. This aromatic resin is found in different wounded parts of the tree including its trunk, branches and roots. During this reaction, the wood gradually darkens, changing from lighter to darker shades of brown, often turning black. This is why Agarwood bark chips are so dark in color. Some purists say that the darker shade is a mark of purity while other give more importance to strength of the fragrance.

Scents that Linger: A Different Peek into the Wonderful History of Fragrances!



You will find plenty of stories about how Arabs have always loved fragrances, particularly those that are extracted from natural compounds. In Arabian culture, fragrances have been pursued as an art, symbolic of might, equated with reverence and often gifted as a deep-felt token of appreciation. We try to bring a different perspective to this niche, helping you discover some of the lesser told aspects of the history of perfumes. For instance, perfume making was detailed on the walls Petosiris—a tomb built by the ancient Egyptians.

Delving Deeper into Contemporary Arabic Perfume Trends


Conventionally, people bought perfumes and expensive scents on special occasions, such as the ongoing season of Ramadan. However, recent trends in the Arabic perfume marketplace suggest that the most traditional marketplaces are now evolving, moving out of the realm of seasonal demands. The change in lifestyle and culture along with global influences are bringing about this shift. Today, better grooming trends means that the contemporary Muslimah is ready to invest in organic perfumes as a part of everyday regimens—A sentiment echoed in traditional perfume shops of Jeddah and streets of Karachi to online perfume buying platforms like Mukhallat.com.

Global Demand for Halal Scents Reaches Unprecedented Levels


Growing Footprints of Halal Perfumes in 2014-15
It is hard to figure out why the global e-commerce industry has been passive in recognizing the enormous potential of the Islamic perfume marketplace. The Gulf alone accounts for nearly SR12 billion via sale of everyday and exotic perfumes. The Saudi market is not far behind, average at more than SR5 billion, making these demographics one of the biggest consumers of scents and perfumes.