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  • I’ve just spent a few minutes trying to work out how I’m going to crack the code on the punch key that keeps the childcare centre secure and then I’m […]

    Mito What?

    I’ve just spent a few minutes trying to work out how I’m going to crack the code on the punch key that keeps the childcare centre secure and then I’m […]

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  • Once you start enjoying the fruits; and, vegetables in your organic garden, it’s not long before you start receiving visitors.  Meet the arthropods.  Those freeloading vegetarians who come swinging their […]

    Insect control with plant essential oils

    Once you start enjoying the fruits; and, vegetables in your organic garden, it’s not long before you start receiving visitors.  Meet the arthropods.  Those freeloading vegetarians who come swinging their […]

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  • Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua) is a unique Australian aromatherapy oil. The common names for this plant of tick bush and poverty bush don’t do justice to this beautiful Australian native with […]

    Kunzea – a unique Australian aromatherapy oil

    Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua) is a unique Australian aromatherapy oil. The common names for this plant of tick bush and poverty bush don’t do justice to this beautiful Australian native with […]

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  • Aniseed Myrtle (Syzgium anisata)flowers of aniseed myrtleAnother strongly aromatic Australian plant is:Aniseed Myrtle (Syzgium anisata formerly backhousia anisata)
This has a strong aniseed aroma that for anyone that has abused the liquor, Sambuca, it will bring those memories flooding back for good or bad.The chemical responsible for this aroma is the phenol, anethole, which is high in its constituents.Constituents: Anethole and Methyl chavicol, interestingly, two isomers with the same formulat

    Aniseed Myrtle

    Aniseed Myrtle (Syzgium anisata)flowers of aniseed myrtleAnother strongly aromatic Australian plant is:Aniseed Myrtle (Syzgium anisata formerly backhousia anisata) This has a strong aniseed aroma that for anyone that has abused the liquor, Sambuca, it will bring those memories flooding back for good or bad.The chemical responsible for this aroma is the phenol, anethole, which is high in its constituents.Constituents: Anethole and Methyl chavicol, interestingly, two isomers with the same formulat

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  • We don’t have to rely on temperate herb plants for our source of oils.  Australian plants have an amazing array of essential oils. Try: Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Lemon Myrtle […]

    Aussie Aussie Aussie, oil; oil; oil

    We don’t have to rely on temperate herb plants for our source of oils.  Australian plants have an amazing array of essential oils. Try: Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Lemon Myrtle […]

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