Ingredient Glossary

 

Our carefully selected raw materials are of the highest quality, chosen for both their unique scent profiles
and therapeutic benefits. 100% natural essences and absolutes extracted from flowers, woods, citruses and spices
 from around the world that will intrigue the senses and evoke a profound effect on mood.

 


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AMYRIS

Botanical Name: (Amyris balsamifera)

Scent Profile: balsamic, woody, dry, earthy. 

The aromatic Amyris is a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia, Haiti and other Caribbean islands, as well as Central America. Patience is required, as this tree that grows to be 2-4 meters needs approximately 30 years before it produces it’s sweet essential oil from the bark. Amyris' woody, balsamic aroma is relaxing and calming to the nerves. It’s cooling action also helps to relieve frustration as well as general stress and irritability. The scent is both uplifting and soothing and helps to center the mind and can be used for meditation. It promotes inner peace and compassion.

Emotional Influence: centering, soothing, relaxing

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla

AMBRETTE ABSOLUTE

Botanical Name: (Hibiscus abelmoschus)

Scent Profile: rich, sweet, musky, floral top notes with well-rounded, warm, cognac, tenacious, dry, seed-like, oriental undertones, smooth sultry depth. 

Ambrette seeds are derived from the seeds of a type of hibiscus that is common in India and the Middle East. They are used as a spice in the East, and in Arab countries they are used to flavor coffee. Ambrette seeds are the only natural musk available on the market that is not animal derived. It is aged for several months before being used. The sensuous aroma has long been valued for its aphrodisiac qualities. In India, the roots and seeds have a long tradition of medicinal use. Ambrette seed oil relaxes the nervous system. The full aroma develops over time and should be given time to unfold.

Emotional Influence: calming, uplifting, sensuous

Featured in: Rose & AmbretteNarcissus & NeroliLavender & Mandarin


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BITTER ORANGE OIL

Botanical Name: (Citrus aurantium amara)

Scent Profile: fresh tangy oranges, energizing and enlivening, sparkling, dry, bitter aroma with sweet undertones.

Bitter orange is an evergreen tree indigenous to the tropical parts of Asia and Africa. Almost all the parts of this tree are used in extracting essential oils due its healing values. Bitter orange essential oil is extracted from the peel of the bitter fruit. The Brazilian folklore medicine used bitter orange oil in treating insomnia and anxiety. Inhaling the energizing and enlivening fragrance of this oil especially during the early hours of the day instills calmness. This is why Ayurvedic healing suggests the use of bitter orange oil during meditation practice.

Emotional Influence: energizing, enlivening, soothing

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine

Bergamot

Botanical Name: (Citrus aurantium bergamia)

Scent Profile: citrus, fresh with floral, lemon fresh, green floral heady, with a slightly spicy balsamic undertone. 

Cold-pressed from the outer peels of unripe bergamot oranges. The tree yields small round fruit, much like miniature oranges in appearance. Originating in tropical Asia, the tree is most widely grown in Italy. Well known for it’s use as the signature flavor in Earl Grey black. It’s scent is reviving, soothing and balancing. It gently brings peace and joy to the soul and lightens the shadows of the mind and brings joy to the heart. Subtle and uplifting, one of the most enticing perfume aromas with the possibility of powerful healing effects.

Emotional Influence: balancing, reviving, joyful

Featured in: Amber & Elemi, Rose & Ambrette,
Orange Blossom & JasmineBergamot & Vanilla


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Cedarwood Atlantica

Botanical Name: (Cedarwood atlantica)

Scent Profile: a warm, balsamic, woody aroma, resinous

One of the oldest ingredients used in perfumery obtained from the reddish brown wood of the Atlas cedar tree, a large spreading evergreen confer that can grow to 165 feet. Known to boost mood and combat negativity while aphrodisiac benefits help inspire feelings of affection. Fortifying and strengthening and powerful tonic for the body’s Qi- energy. Native Americans have long used it for purification.

Emotional Influence: balancing, purifying, protecting

Featured in: Amber & Elemi

Cedarwood Virginia

Botancial Name: (juniperus virginiana)

Scent Profile: woody, evergreen, robust

One of the most majestic of trees, the cedar expresses a great spiritual strength. Cedar is used in incense burning in the form of wood shavings, resins, and the dried tips from branches. Cedar smoke is believed to prevent bad dreams. Used by Native Americans for purification and removing undesirable energy, cedar is placed on hot stones during sweat lodge ceremonies.

Emotional Influence: purifying, strengthening, abundance

Featured in: Amber & Elemi

Cardamom

Botanical Name: (Elettaria cardamomum)

Scent Profile: warm, sweet and spicy with a hint of green-eucalyptus

The seeds of a reed like perennial herb that have been used for over 3,000 years in Chinese & Ayurvedic medicine to promote stability and contentment and a gentle tonic for the brain and nervous system. Cardamon essential oil brings insight and wisdom to the soul. It opens our hearts and minds to love and generosity.

Emotional Influence: wisdom, insight, stability

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette

Carrot Seed Oil

Botanical Name: (Daucus carota sativa)

Scent Profile: slightly sweet, dry, earthy, grounding aroma

Carrot seed oil is obtained from the oil extracted from the seeds of wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s lace), typically found in Europe. It is an annual or biennial herb with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centers. A thin, yellow oil that is a distillation from the ground seeds that are a rich source of beta-carotene. Known to be uplifting, purifying, soothing to the psyche, and cleansing. Clears away negative energy and is an excellent stress and anxiety reliever.

Emotional Influence: loving, grounding, soothing

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette

CISTE ABSOLUTE

Botanical Name: (Cistus ladaniferus resin)

Scent Profile: A sweet resin note with subtle spice, honey and fruit
nuances, resinous and floral warmth.

Cistus is a low shrub with pink or white ornamental flowers, whose
shoots secrete a sweet-smelling and viscous resin called labdanum.
The plant creates a gum that is dissolved in solvent to create a musky,
sweet thick substance. A key ingredient to amber blends.

Emotional Influence: harmonizing, grounding, centering

Featured in: Amber & Elemi

 


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Davana Flower

Botanical Name: (Artemisia pallens)

Scent Profile: sweet, rich fruity floral

The essential oil of Davana is extracted by the steam distillation of flowers of the Davana plant. This plant has been in use in India for religious purposes since time immemorial. There, the fresh flowers of Davana are offered to Lord Shiva, perhaps as a token of recognition of its medicinal properties that have been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicinal formulations as an aphrodisiac and mood elevator for centuries. An essential oil that promotes positive energy and feelings of inner peace. It has long been cherished for its making of aromatic decorations and extracts. The oil is brown and viscous, with a characteristic rich fruity scent that is said to smell differently on everyone and is highly valued in perfumery because it creates truly individual notes.

Emotional Influence: uplifting, harmonizing, positivity

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla, Ylang & Sandalwood

 

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Elemi

Botanical Name: (Manila elemi)

Scent Profile: Citrus-like and reminiscent of frankincense and myrrh, pleasant rich aroma with hints of balsam, pine and honey nuances

The name elemi comes from an arabic phrase meaning 'above and below', reminding us that the sacred resin in the tree supports our well-being on both the spiritual and the physical planes. The elemi tree sprouts beautiful pale yellow leaves and produces an exotic honey-like aromatic oleo-resin. The botanical resin will solidify on contact with the air and the tree stops producing it when the last leaf falls. It is useful for meditation and for relieving nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions. With its grounding yet joyous effect on the mind elemi instills a feeling of peace.

Emotional Influence: joy, peace, comforting

Featured in: Amber & Elemi

 

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Geranium

Botanical Name: (Pelargonium graveolens flower)

Scent Profile: green, crisp, balanced herbal, slightly spicy, peppery, floral aroma

A bush perennial shrub with heart shaped leaves and dense umbels of pink flowers which originate from South Africa. Celebrated for its ability to lift worry and anxiety. Geranium is one of the few essential oils, according to oriental medicine, that has a cool, moist energy that clears heat and inflammation. Geranium essential oil relaxes the nerves and calms feelings of anxiety. Known for its support in releasing negative memories and easing nervous tension and promoting a sense of peace and well-being.

Emotional Influence: balancing, relaxing, calming

Featured in: Amber & Elemi, Rose & Ambrette, Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Ylang & Sandalwood

Gurjum Balsam

Botanical Name: (Dipterocarpus)

Scent Profile: sweet, woody, mossy, cedar

The trees producing gurjum balsam grow wild all over Southeast Asia. It’s enduring scent makes it a suitable fixative. It is native to East India and is now predominantly exported from Indonesia and also known as East Indian copaiba balsam. Gurjum balsam is a natural resin discharged from trees of the dipterocarpus species. The resin flows from the trunks of cut or pierced trees.

Emotional Influence: balancing, grounding, meditative

Featured in: Amber & Elemi

Ginger Root

Botanical Name: (Zingiber officinale)

Scent Profile: warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper

A tropical perennial herb with thick tuberous rhizome, from which both the famous spice and essential oil are produced. Ginger has been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Ginger root oil is warming and invigorating. Since time immemorial ginger has been valued as a spice and medicine, and today it is still traded as a valued commodity around the world, either fresh, dried, ground, crystallized, candied, or preserved. It has been part of Chinese traditional medicine for well over 3,000 years and it’s medicinal qualities recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts.

Emotional Influence: loving, invigorating, warming

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette

 

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Ho wood

Botanical Name: (Cinnamomum camphora)

Scent Profile: woody, sweet, slightly floral, leafy, fresh

Derived from the Hon Sho variety of Camphor, which occurs mainly in Japan. It is distilled from the leaves and branches of the tree and thus does not smell much like camphor at all. Because of its high concentration of linalool, ho wood is considered to be nourishing to the immune system. It is very similar to rosewood essential oil in its chemical makeup, but comes from a renewable resource. It can be used for courage to help face change and daring to leap into the unknown.

Emotional Influence: encouraging, uplifting, strengthening

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Ylang & Sandalwood

 

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Jasmine Absolute

Botanical Name: (Jasminum officinale)

Scent Profile: intensely floral, sweet, tenacious, with a deep richness and a somewhat musky undertone

Emotionally warming, jasmine oil relaxes, soothes, uplifts and is said to assist with self confidence. Jasmine is called, “queen of the night” because it’s scent is strongest after sunset. An exquisite sweetness that relaxes and supports the nerves, releases tension and uplifts the mind. One of the most effective essential oils for nervous anxiety and restlessness. This sweet, exotic oil delivers mental and physical feelings of bliss and compassion. There is no true jasmine essential oil, as the flowers are too delicate to process through steam distillation. An absolute is extracted from jasmine flowers, and the advantage of the absolute is that the complete aroma of this wonderful flower is preserved in the resultant oil. It takes a vast number of blossoms, which are gathered before the sun rises, to produce only a few drops of this precious oil.

Emotional Influence: uplifting, soothing, joyful

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Ylang & Sandalwood

 

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Lavender

Botanical Name: (Lavandula angustifolia)

Scent Profile: herbaceous, floral, fresh, sweet, slightly camphorous

A hardy fragrant shrub with grey blue flowers where the essential oil is extracted. Lavender oil has a long history of use, the name coming from the latin word 'lavere', which means 'to wash', because the Romans added lavender to their bath water. Calming and stabilizing, with sedative, relaxing effects that have been used for hundreds of years to help bring restful sleep. The familiar fragrance of lavender is soothing, balancing and calming, Helps lift the weight of sadness from the spirit. Lavender essential oil is an adaptogen that calms or uplifts according to the body's needs.

Emotional Influence: relaxing, restoring, calming

Featured in: Lavender & Mandarin

Labdanum

Botanical Name: (Cistus ladaniferus resin)

Scent Profile: warm, sweet, musky, balsamic amber scent, balsam like, woody, earthy, marshy, smoky, ambergris like, leathery, flowery, with hints of plum or oakmoss

Labdanum is a sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs Cistus ladanifer (western Mediterranean) and Cistus creticus (eastern Mediterranean), species of rockrose. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient. Labdanum was produced on the banks of the Mediterranean in antiquity. The Book of Genesis contains two mentions of labdanum being carried to Egypt from Palestine. Labdanum strengthens the body and provides warmth and sensuality. Labdanum is made from the gum resin of the plant. It is exceptionally grounding and makes an excellent spiritual or meditation oil.

Emotional Influence: centering, balancing, grounding

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla

LEMON

Botanical Name: (Citrus medica limonum)

Scent Profile: bright, fresh, zesty, sparkling, sweet undertone, aromatic nuance, cheerful & vibrant

A small evergreen tree with pale green ovate leaves and highly perfumed white and pink flowers with fruit turning from green to yellow as it ripens. The peel was used in ancient times to perfume clothes and repel insects. Produced through cold expression of the outer peel of the fruit, the essential oil is one of the lightest in aromatherapy and serves as a top note. It’s refreshing, uplifting and clarifying to the mind and has anti viral properties. Lemon essential oil acts as a spiritual cleanser and is vitalizing and purifying to the body, mind, and soul, and stimulates the nervous system.

Emotional Influence: purifying, refreshing, clarifying

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Bergamot & Vanilla,
Ylang & Sandalwood

LIME

Botanical Name: (Citrus aurantifolia)

Scent Profile: rich, fresh, zesty citrus, lime peel

Lime has been a vital part of the folklore medicine for cleansing the system and revitalizing the mind. Obtained from the peel of unripe fruit (cold expression). Lime is a powerful ancient remedy for cleansing the aura and restoring confidence. It has a divine aroma that is refreshing, rejuvenating, revitalizing, uplifting yet calming in nature. It helps in strengthening the heart chakra responsible for love for others and self.

Emotional Influence: energizing, restoring, purifying

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla


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Mandarin

Botanical Name: (Citrus nobilis)

Scent Profile: sweet citrus, tangy, warm

Pure mandarin essential oil, cold pressed from the peels of red mandarin fruit. Has a slight hypnotic quality, helping switch off an over active mind and bringing deep sleep. Mandarin essential oil gently awakens the spirit. Called "the children's remedy" in France for its broad range of soothing effects. The presence of the highly sedative anthranilic acid ester makes this oil the first choice for use in those suffering from anxiety, nervousness, sleep difficulties and nervous tension.

Emotional Influence: nurturing, soothing, calming

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Bergamot & Vanilla,
Lavender & Mandarin

 

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NARCISSUS ABSOLUTE

Botanical Name: (Narcissus poeticus)

Scent Profile: heady green floral, narcotic flower with sweet, hypnotic, green nuances

Narcissus poeticus (Poet's Daffodil,) was one of the first daffodils to be cultivated, and is frequently identified as the narcissus of ancient times — often associated with the Greek legend of Narcissus. Extremely fragrant, with a ring of petals in pure white and a short corona of light yellow with a distinct reddish edge. Spiritually, narcissus essential oil is said to help at times of transition, and to enable the angelic realms to come closer. Extraordinarily rare and difficult to obtain, narcissus absolute has been used for centuries to treat all manner of physical, emotional, spiritual imbalances and nervous tension.

Emotional Influence: inspiring, comforting, angelic

Featured in: Narcissus & Neroli

NEROLI ABSOLUTE

Botanical Name: (Citrus aurantium dulcis)

Scent Profile: sweet, honeyed floral, green and spicy facets, intensely rich, complex, deep, heady floral

An absolute extracted from the fragrant flowers of the bitter orange tree, also known as the sour or Seville orange tree. A tree with dark green ovate leaves and white flowers with thick fleshy petals and small dark fruits. Neroli assists in healing emotional pain, dispelling anxiety, and calming nerves and peace to the soul. Neroli is considered one of the most important aromatics for aromatherapy treatment for stress and anxiety. Known for its healing effects on the mind, body and spirit it was a highly regarded oil used in Ancient Egypt. It takes about 1000 pounds of orange blossom flowers to make 1 pound of neroli oil.

Emotional Influence: healing, calming, soothing

Featured in: Narcissus & Neroli


Orris Concrete

Botanical Name: (Iris padilla)

Scent Profile: warm, sweet and violet like, woody, powdery, delicate

The use of this dried root was recorded in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Dried orris root smells like violets. It is coveted not only for its soft and sweet fragrance but also for its strong and protective chemical properties. In combination with weaker botanicals, orris root acts as a fixative that prolongs their aromas and preserves their organic structures without overpowering their unique fragrances. Orris root is harvested from iris plants that are at least three years old. The roots are peeled and left to dry. As it dries, the bitter taste mellows and it acquires the strong yet delicate scent of fresh violets. This aroma takes two to five years to fully develop and is then retained and may further intensify over time, making orris butter one of the most expensive raw materials in the world. It is one of the most precious materials used in perfumery, because it strengthens other botanical scents and preserves them from evaporating. Orris root is reminiscent of a baby’s head or soft skin. One of the most potent of love oils.

Emotional Influence: loving, strengthening, grounding

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla

Olibanum

Botanical Name: (Olibanum)

Scent Profile: fresh, resinous and woody undertones, citrus nuances

Olibanum, also known as frankincense, regarded as a substance worthy of kings and has been revered for centuries because of it’s intoxicating scent and healing properties. Made from the resin of the Olibanum tree which is native to India, Africa, and Saudi Arabia. It has been traded on the Arabian Peninsula and in North Africa for more than 5000 years. Olibanum has a vast history of use, widely known as a historic biblical ingredient, and to many as one of three gifts from the visiting Magi to the newborn Jesus and as an ingredient in the Old Testament's Exodus incense mixture.

Emotional Influence: nurturing, protecting, healing

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette

 


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Patchouli

Botanical Name: (Pogostemon cablin)

Scent Profile: sweet, dark, with a deep earthy, woody edge, rich musky-sweet and herbaceous

Patchouli is a large perennial that is a member of the labiatae family, which includes lavender, mint and sage. It helps reduce tension, insomnia and anxiety, while uplifting the mind and calming the nervous system. Its deep, rich, intoxicating aroma has also been used as an aphrodisiac. Patchouli is one of the few essential oils that improve with age. Over time the oil softens and deepens and develops a sweet top note.. Due to it’s power as a moth repellent, the aroma of Patchouli was pervasive in cloth exported from India in the 19th century.

The scent became an indicator of true Oriental fabric, so much so that English and French garment makers were obliged to scent their imitation products with patchouli to ensure their acceptance in the domestic marketplace. It has also been used for centuries in traditional medicine in Malaysia, China and Japan. Patchouli oil is considered an excellent base note and fixative in perfumery, being a component in many famous perfumes. As a fixative, it slows the evaporation of other, more volatile oils so that their aroma may be released over a longer period of time.

Emotional Influence: releasing, loving, grounding

Featured in: Amber & Elemi, Rose & Ambrette, Bergamot & Vanilla

Petitigrain Oil

Botanical Name: (Citrus reticulata mandarin)

Scent Profile: rich, tangy, fresh and green, woody undertone

Mandarin petitgrain essential oil is derived from a small citrus tree that originated in southeastern Asia. Steam distilled from the fresh leaves and green twigs of the Mandarin Orange tree. Petitgrain is known to the world as an emotionally harmonizing oil and helps reduce mental fatigue. One of the most effective oils for insomnia, anxiety and stress. Petitgrain essential oil is surprisingly versatile, and like several other oils it has the ability to both relax and uplift at the same time.

Emotional Influence: harmonizing, joy, self-confidence

Featured in: Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Narcissus & Neroli,
Ylang & Sandalwood

PERU BALSAM RESINOID

Botanical Name: (Myroxylon pereirae)

Scent Profile: rich, balsamic, sweet vanilla-like undertone,with soft cinnamon-like and slight smoky undertones

A balsam derived from a tree known as Myroxylon, which is grown in Central America, primarily in El Salvador, and South America. It has a calming vanilla-like aroma that is both peaceful and comforting with it’s unique aromatic combination of sweet and spicy. The historical uses of Balsam of Peru date as far back as the Mayan culture where it was used as incense for medicinal purposes.

Emotional Influence: calming, creativity, happiness

Featured in: Bergamot & Vanilla

 

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Rose Damascena

Botanical Name: (Rosa Damascena Flower)

Scent Profile: deep, rosy, fresh aroma, divinely sweet, rich, and deeply floral

Only a handful of regions, in just 2 countries, are able to provide just the right conditions to grow this incredible flower in large enough quantities to produce rose otto essential oil. 60,000 roses are needed to distill a single ounce of oil, or about 60 roses per drop, a fact that brings the high cost of rose oil into perspective. One such area is in Bulgaria, and the others are in Turkey. The oil consists of over 400 components, not all of which have been identified to date. 

 

Damask rose oil soothes and harmonizes the mind and is considered the essential oil that has the highest vibrational frequency. This prized oil possesses harmonizing aromatherapeutic properties, promoting inner relaxation, balance and sleep. It is also one of the most beneficial and skin-friendly essential oils.

Emotional Influence: happiness, love, protection

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette, Orange Blossom & Jasmine


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Tonka Bean Absolute

Botanical Name: (Dipteryx odorata)

Scent Profile: Warm, vanilla/caramel with powdery notes and slight fruity undertone. Adds a deliciously sweet hay-like smell, nuances of cinnamon, clove, and almonds

Little black pods that come from the flowering cumaru (also spelled kumaru) tree, found in Central and South America, that belongs to the pea family. The plant was cultivated and grown as a tropical tree with beautiful purple flowers, and black tonka beans, that are distinguished by their wrinkled surface, smooth brown interior and strong, intoxicating fragrance. Tonka beans became popular in perfumery in the late 1700’s, when the cumaru fruit was first introduced to France.

 

Folklore traditions suggest that tonka beans may assist in fulfilling desires and wishes by holding the bean in one's hand while whispering a wish or desire and carrying it until that wish or desire is fulfilled. Tonka beans taste similar to vanilla beans, but have distinctly fruity and spicy elements to them where vanilla is more floral. Used in folkloric traditions for love sachets to attract love and strengthen courage.

Emotional Influence: dreams, positivity, fufillment

Featured in: Amber & Elemi, Rose & Ambrette, Bergamot & Vanilla, Lavender & Mandarin


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Sandalwood

Botanical Name: (Santalum album)

Scent Profile: classic oriental woody note, divinely sweet, warm, buttery smooth, rich, with a soft satisfying lingering, softly balsamic

A small evergreen tree, native to the East Indies, with slender drooping branches. The tree reaches its full maturity in 60 to 80 years, which is when the center of the slender trunk (the heartwood) has achieved its greatest oil content. The essential oil is extracted from the tree’s heartwood. The long history of sandalwood in the cultural and spiritual life of Asia can not be overstated. Encourages a meditative state and it’s divinely sweet, softly balsamic lingering scent is deeply tranquil. It has been used, from the earliest times, in spiritual practices. Sandalwood has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, traditionally as a skin tonic, and for yogic meditative practice and has been one of the most prized incense ingredients for thousands of years. 

 

The fragrance of sandalwood creates a relaxing and harmonizing atmosphere of calm and supports the search for inner peace, reflection and balance.

Emotional Influence: healing, focusing, peace

Featured in: Ylang & Sandalwood


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Vanilla Absolute, Madagascar

Botanical Name: (Vanilla Plantifolia)

Scent Profile: rich, sweet, slightly tobacco-like, with a deep balsamic

Vanilla is the fruit of the planifolia orchid or the tahitensis orchid, the only two of 35,000 species of orchids that bears edible fruit – the vanilla bean. The vanilla orchid’s flowers open briefly only part of one day during a month-long flowering and require hand pollinating to produce fruit. The history of vanilla possesses an intriguing past going back to the 15th century Totonac Indians of Mexico, who resided in the eastern coastal and mountainous regions of Mexico. The Totonac’s were the first to cultivate vanilla. Until the mid-19th century, Mexico was the chief producer of vanilla. In 1819, however, French entrepreneurs shipped vanilla fruits to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius in hopes of producing vanilla there. Once a way was discovered to pollinate the flowers by hand, the pods began to thrive. Soon, the tropical orchids were sent from Réunion Island to the Comoros Islands and Madagascar, along with instructions for pollinating them. The tranquilizing nature of this oil makes it wonderful for sleep and its exotic, relaxing, and sensual aroma makes it a well known aphrodisiac.

 

The essential oil of vanilla is extracted by solvent extraction of the resinous substance obtained from fermented vanilla beans. This oil has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and the nerves that provides relief from anxiety, anger, and restlessness.

Emotional Influence: calming, soothing, loving

Featured in: Amber & Elemi, Rose & Ambrette, Bergamot & Vanilla, Narcissus & Neroli, Lavender & Mandarin, Ylang & Sandalwood


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Ylang Ylang

Botanical Name: (Cananga odorata)

Scent Profile: rich, deep floral, jasmine nuances, heavy, sweet, slightly fruity floral narcotic, aphrodisiac and erotic

A tropical evergreen tree with large shiny leaves and downy flowers that turn from pale green to deep yellow as they mature. It is the freshly picked flowers that contain the essentail oil. Ylang oil is distilled from the cananga tree's greenish-yellow, starfish-shaped flowers, produced year-round. Indonesians place the flowers on the marriage bed of newly wedded couples. It’s exotic spicy sweetness imparts voluptuous floral notes that soothe, entice, open and center.

Emotional Influence: peace, love, lust

Featured in: Rose & Ambrette, Ylang & Sandalwood

 

fractionated coconut oil

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil (Trade Name Neobee M-5) and why was it chosen
as the carrier oil for the perfumes?

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a 100% natural, feather-light carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin.
It is odorless, colorless, does not go rancid, will not stain and is completely soluble with all essential oils.  It easily absorbs
into the skin, is not greasy, does not clog pores and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.