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The latest flo blog posts

  • Psychology of scent

    Psychology of scent

    Meeting our customers, as we often do at various events, reminds us how much smell is closely linked with memory; probably more so than any of our other senses.

    It is fascinating to observe people's different responses to our scents and the memories and stories they evoke. We'll regularly see someone smelling one of our blends for the first time, then witness how they can trigger a long-forgotten memory or experience.

    In this blog we thought we would give a brief introduction to the psychology of scent...

     

  • Jasmine absolute oil

    Jasmine oil

    Jasmine is such a captivating flower which produces an equally alluring fragrance that fills the night air. But it doesn’t stop there. The Jasmine flower is often associated with romance and love, and is responsible for inspiring the work of many writers and poets.

    There is nothing more poetic and relaxing than closing your eyes and breathing in the elegantly floral, aromatic fragrance of Jasmine essential oil to ease away the stresses and strains of the day and transport you to a warm summer's evening beneath the stars. Learn more about this amazing oil in our latest blog post...

  • Cultivate your calm

    create a calm environment

    We are in unprecedented times and nerves are probably frayed even more than usual. We’re winding each other up, pushing each other’s buttons, until we are on the ceiling and muttering expletives under our breath! So now more than ever, creating a space and time in your day, to just be, is really important. Nothing complicated, no fancy exercise or subscriptions to apps required. Spoiler alert... essential oils are involved!

  • Spring cleaning without the chemicals

    Natural cleaning hacks

    Now is the time to ditch the chemicals and opt for a natural spring clean, so next time you put your feet up you also know your home is naturally fresh-smelling and clean. 

  • Homeworking hints and tips

    home working tips

    I am conscious that for many people, at the moment, homeworking is new, and perhaps the novelty of not commuting is starting to wear off; the dog snoring is ruining your concentration and you are missing Steve from the office more than you ever thought possible!

    So, as a seasoned homeworker, I thought I would share some of the things I have learnt along the way...

  • Get some sleep

     Sleep tips

    We know that sleep is essential - Sleeping helps us to recover from the physical and mental exertions we face each day. Our cognitive functions can also be affected by sleep deprivation, so you could say that this is quite an important topic. A few small lifestyle adjustments can make a difference. We are by no means experts but we thought we would share some of the everyday strategies we find help us to nod off and stay in the land of nod...

  • Winter blues survival tips

    winter blues

    I'm not sure if Blue Monday is a real thing or not, but with winter in full swing, along with its long dark nights and grey gloomy days, it's no wonder our mood can sometimes take a nosedive and our energy levels dip. 


    Fortunately aromatherapy can help to lift spirits while we're waiting patiently for spring to arrive. Here are a few of our go to essential oils to have to hand:

  • Candle meditation

     Candle meditation

    At a time where our brains are constantly being stimulated, do you ever find yourself mesmerised by the gentle flicker of a flame and drifting off into a calm space for just a moment in time?

  • Aromatherapy Awareness Week

     Lavender essential oil

    In this blog post we wanted to share with you just some of the essential oils we have selected to fragrance our products with; but first a little bit about aromatherapy.

  • Aromatherapy versus aromachology

    Aromatherapy

    Although aromatherapy and aromachology are similar sounding words that relate to the effects of scent, they have different roots and objectives. Learn more from flos blog...

  • What is happiness to you?

    If you asked ten people to define happiness you'd probably get ten different answers. For me it's a moment, usually a brief one, where you stop to appreciate what you are experiencing at that precise time. 
  • Stop comparing yourself!

    Don't compare your everyday life with someone's heavily edited highlights on social media.