ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : IMMORTELLE

Immortelle: The Everlasting Flower

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STORY AND SYMBOLISM: The name Immortelle - ‘everlasting’ came about because it retains its intense sun-filled yellow colour even when dried: their petals will neither fade nor wilt. This is why they were often favoured in the 19th century to make up the funeral wreathes laid at the tomb of a departed loved one… Objects made from immortelles suggest that the Immortelle flowers served as markers of continuity in a world challenged by uncertainty and change, and the flower became a symbol of Immortality through memory.

SCENT: Honeyed notes of warm spice, herbaceous hay-like curry, succulent earthy fruit.

BEAUTY: Ever-lasting Radiance! Due to its potent restorative cell regenerating properties, Immortelle enhances healing and rejuvenation, improving the appearance of skin ‘imperfections’: wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Improves elasticity.

MAGIC: Inhale dreamy mountain meadows - comforting in their golden warmth, and freeing in their altitude. Immortelle is said to have a relaxing and elevating effect on the mind, increase dream activity, stimulate imagination and intuition.

MEDICINE: Anti-Inflammatory, analgesic. Immortelle is used in mixtures for reliving rosecea symptoms and treating acne (or other) scarring.

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE:   MAGIC HOUR FACE CREAM

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ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : JASMINE

JASMINE THE 'QUEEN OF THE NIGHT' IS PICKED AFTER SUNDOWN TO CAPTURE THE STRENGTH OF ITS ENCHANTING FRAGRANCE

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STORY  The delicate white flowers of this climbing tree are picked when the aroma is the most intense- at night. ‘Queen of the Night’, has long been used in love potions due to it’s powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac. It’s production requires huge quantities of flowers to make the oil and it’s extraction requires a delicate process and great skill making it precious and expensive.  One pound of Jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh blossoms. 

SCENT  Rich, warm, heavy and fruity, intensely floral

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Jasmine has an overall warming feeling to the emotions, it’s calming to the nerves and produces positive feelings of confidence. It restores vitality and is generally energizing. 

PERFUME  "Despite all the crisis, all the economic challenges, all the competition from synthetic products, the perfume of the jasmine flower remains one of the essential elements, and sometimes the main pillar in the structure of the greatest perfumes. " - Grasse chemist, Jean Garnero

EFFECT ON SKIN It’s a highly effective balm for dry and sensitive skin, and beneficial for all skin types. When blended with oils such as Lavender and Mandarin, it is used to soften stretch marks and scarring. It is also helpful for wrinkles and eczema. 

MEDICINE The essence is said to be helpful during labour to hasten delivery by strengthening contractions while helping with pain. Also reported to help relieve menstrual cramps and combat stress. 

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Jasmin de Nuit Tonic & Jasmin de Nuit Body Serum

RESOURCES

'Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume', Mandy Aftel

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE: MELALEUCA

Commonly knows as Tea Tree, Melaleuca is a super-healer from the south

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STORY  The legends and practice of using the oil produced from the Melaleuca Alternofolia tree have been passed down for thousands of years by Australian Aborigines. They used it to cure infectious wounds, coughs and colds and skin ailments but the small tree that grows like a weed was only introduced as a healer in Europe in 1927. Since then it’s anti-infectious and anti-fungal properties have been well researched and utilized in aromatherapy and herbal medicine worldwide. 

SCENT Fresh, herbaceous, medicinal

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES  Strengthens the immune system, sweats out toxins

EFFECT ON SKIN Very cleansing, helpful for clearing spots and blemishes and skin infections

MEDICINE  In world war II itwas included in first aid kits in tropical areas to treat skin injuries. We've heard from our clients that our Melaleuca & Frank Cream (which also includes Frankincense and Sage) has been extremely healing for their eczema. 

HISTORY OF THE NAME The legend told is that when Captain Cook arrived in 'Botany Bay' in Australia, local natives introduced Cook to the healing powers of trees with thick sticky and aromatic leaves and showed him how they used the leaves to treat cuts and wounds.  It is also said that Cook and his crew brewed the leaves to make a tea to prevent scurvy, thus the name, “Tea Tree.”

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Melaleuca & Frank Botanical Body Cream (100 ML, 50ML, Healing Botanicals Trio)

RESOURCES

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing

 

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : VETIVER

VETIVER : THE ANCIENT ROOT THAT BALANCES THE SKIN & THE AURA

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STORY  Vetiver essential oil has been used in perfumery throughout the ages and is known as the "oil of tranquility" for it's calming properties. It is distilled from the roots of a grass native to India. It is also said to be cleanse the aura  - the energy field around the body - and to strengthen the auric shield. The older the root, the better the fragrance, which may explain the reason for its musky scent. 

SCENT Musk, earth, smoke, deep and round

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Grounding and has a balancing effect on the nervous system. 

EFFECT ON SKIN The anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful for preventing acne and and balancing oily skin.

MEDICINE Vetiver is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and traditionally used for arthritic symptoms. 

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Vetiver & Fleur Botanical Body Cream and Lotion, Voluptas & Soils Face Oils

RESOURCES

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing