I’m studying up on the differences between an absolute and an essential oil. Wow! It’s even more potent and concentrated than the essential oil.
A formidable list of oils in this blend:
Vanilla bean extract
Ylang Ylang complete
Since we recently saw an unveiling of jasmine essential oil, and both rose and jasmine are so labor-intensive to produce that they carry a higher price tag, I studied up a bit on those and they are powerful essential oils— and powerfully needed in my family right now.
Vanilla. I have revered vanilla for some years now. Have been half-way famous for sporting vanilla over the years… previously I have favored the vanilla from Bath & Body works, but I’m re-thinking the purity of their scents nowadays, to say the least!
The sweet, bland flavor is one of the most popular the world over, and while it is considered plain, it is really a complex layering of sweet and spicy flavors that have been used for centuries to flavor everything from chocolate to milk.
Cocoa bean has all the benefits you might have theorized. Patchouli has more!
Sandalwood has always been a favorite of mine, and has many powerful applications to boot!
Vetiver is a grounding base which gives this blend its fixative and base note: by itself, it kind of smells like… dirt. Any fixative, base note will aid a scent to “stick” lastingly.
Ylang Ylang has been coming up in conversations recently as well. I hadn’t been too interested in the past, but my interest is now piqued by this feminine scent.
I will be getting a few bottles to spread the love! With a wedding and a baby on the way in my family, and Mother’s Day and more in May, heaven knows we need it…
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