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The latest flo blog posts

  • Aromatherapy candles - A guide to finding the best aromatherapy candles and avoiding synthetic alternative

    More and more people are seeking out natural, chemical-free products not only for the body but also within the home. From our inception our ethos has been to work with only natural, plant-based and sustainable ingredients. This has led to us being awarded both vegan and cruelty free status by PETA.

  • Spring cleaning without the chemicals

    We wanted to share a few of our favourite cleaning hacks to get your chemical-free spring clean underway. And what’s more, they are not only simple, they’re also easy!
  • 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 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.

  • Homeworking hints and 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...

  • Winter blues survival tips

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Essential reading...

    There's a home fragrance advert where they state that each lavender essential oil diffuser has been infused with 80 lavender flowers. That sounds impressive, until you realise that it takes around three pounds of lavender flowers to produce enough essential oil to fill just one of our 10ml bottles.