For your olfactory pleasure, darlings... 100% natural single note botanical essential oils, absolutes, and extracts in a base of fractionated coconut oil, presented in a 5ml roll on bottle. I source my materials from the most discriminating distilleries and suppliers from around the globe, so rest assured that these are of the highest quality I'm able to procure.
My selection of natural essential oils, absolutes, and extracts is quite vast - and I've selected a few of my favorites to offer here to you in single note form. These particular oils are ones I've chosen due to their fabulous and complex aromas that make many of them nearly a perfume unto themselves! Many also blend very well with one another - giving you the freedom to layer them on your skin as you wish to create your own unique fragrances. (Be sure to make notes of your experimentations so you can replicate any fabulous combinations you fall in love with!) If there's a botanical you're looking for but do not see listed here, please don't hesitate to message me. It's quite possible I have it and I'd be happy to put up a listing for you.
Please bear in mind that many natural botanical oils will NOT have the "staying power" that many synthetics do. Many natural single note oils are ones that you will need to touch up occasionally throughout the day.
Your chosen botanicals will arrive suitably packaged for gifting in a gorgeous embossed gift box tied with ribbon. Perfect for gifting someone else or simply for treating yourself to something fun and unique.
Make your selections from:
♥ Blood Cedar - The rich, earthy aroma of aged Blood Cedar. This is one I can't get enough of. Blends well with patchouli and a touch of vetiver for a gorgeous, earthy, grounding scent.
♥ Butterfly Lily - At several hundred dollars per ounce, this rare oil is one of the most expensive in my collection. Distilled from the blossoms of the Butterfly Lily, this oil is absolutely exquisite! It's sweet, heady, somewhat spicy, smells a bit like tuberose, and has lovely "green" aspect to it. This is so complex that it's a perfume unto itself!
♥ Fir Balsam Absolute - If you're a fan of "forest-y" scents but you've never smelled fir absolute, you're in for a treat. This is not a typical "sharp" pine or conifer scent typically associated essential oils from those trees, but rather sweet, rounded, and full of body. The first time my little girl ever smelled fir absolute her eyes lit up and she said "Mommy! It smells like the mountains!" The mountains she was referring to were the Big Horn Mountains here in Wyoming where we live. If you love sweet and earthy aromas, chances are you'll love this. When I smell this, all I can think is "Take to the trees!" ;-)
♥ Frankincense - Frankincense has a long tradition and connection with spirituality, inspiration, knowledge, and strength. Many view this oil as instrumental for astral, dream, and psychic work as well as divination and reaching higher levels of awareness. This particular variety of frankincense is my personal favorite - it's rich, mellow, and grounding. I love to inhale the aroma directly from my master bottle to ease headaches and relieve tension.
♥ Geranium, Rose - Crisp, green, almost minty to my nose, with a very discernible note of rose, hence the name "Rose Geranium". This is an oil that is said to assist in relieving anxiety and tension in the body.
♥ Jasmine Grandiflorum - For centuries, this narcotic floral has been connected with beauty, love, lust, and sex. Known as the "King of Flowers", jasmine grandiflorum is rich, spicy, indolic, and wholly intoxicating.
♥ Jasmine Sambac - This jasmine is a sweeter and almost "fruity" jasmine with soft green notes, sometimes referred to as "sampaquita", or Arabian jasmine. It doesn't have that heavy, spicy, "narcotic" profile that the grandiflorum does. This one happens to be my personal favorite of the jasmines.
♥ Honeysuckle - This intensely sweet, rich floral is heavy and narcotic, practically a perfume by itself. The scent of honeysuckle is said to clear the mind, stimulate psychic powers, sharpen intuition, encourage psychic dreams, and sweeten the mood. Honeysuckle absolute is one of the more expensive in my collection, at several hundred dollars per ounce and difficult to procure.
♥ Labdanum Absolute - Also known as cistus, or "rock rose", this is an earthy, rich, sweet, and somewhat spicy oil that is said to stimulate intuition and aid in reception of messages from our spirit guides. It's emotionally elevating, yet grounding, which can make it a positive aid in healing as well as dealing with loss. I sometimes refer to this as "black amber". Loooooove this stuff!
♥ Lavender Absolute - Lavender absolute is a bit sweeter and more floral than lavender essential oil. It still has that high, spicy, aromatic note we expect of lavender, but this smells more like one would expect the blossoms themselves to smell as opposed to the foliage. If you love lavender, lavender absolute is truly an indulgent pleasure!
♥ Lavender, Wild Alpine - For years I believed that I wasn't a fan of lavender in general, I always found it far too "medicinal" to my nose, that is until I actually had the pleasure of experiencing a truly fine, high quality lavender! This lavender is a wild high elevation variety that is out of this world. It has a high, clear, almost crystalline quality to it that is hard to describe. It's like taking a walk in the clouds atop a mountain covered in blossoming lavender. Lavender is said to enhance awareness and intuition for dream work.
♥ Myrrh from Namibia - Native to northeastern Africa and the Red Sea region, myrrh was in high demand throughout the ancient world as an ingredient for perfumes and in medicines. It was also used for ritual purification for the living as well as the dead. This is the finest myrrh I've ever experienced - it's uplifting and relaxing, with none of the sharpness typically found in traditional myrrhs. It has a smooth aroma with hints of lemon, and it blends spectacularly with florals. I adore it with cedar and patchouli as a heavenly accord in perfumery. ***SOLD OUT***
♥ Neroli (from Egypt, Organic) - The oil of the orange blossom was named in honor of the 17th century countess Anne-Marie of Nerola, Italy who loved the fragrance for scenting her gloves. It became all the rage throughout Europe. Neroli is not a heavy floral, but rather a light and somewhat green and fresh scent with faintly sweet floral undertones.
♥ Palo Santo - Also known as "holy wood", palo santo is native to Central and South America. It is extracted from the aged wood of fallen trees and is part of the same family as frankincense, myrrh, and elemi. Dating back to the time of the Incas, palo santo wood was used as a smudge for cleansing and purifying. It has a dry and somewhat peppery, earthy aroma that is quite grounding.
♥ Patchouli - Grounding yet enlightening, patchouli aids in transcending boundaries and connecting with the Otherworld. It is also said to attract love, prosperity, and money. There are many, many types of patchouli. Even though they are all derived from the same species of plant, the aroma profile can vary wildly depending on distillation types, conditions, and aging. As a general rule, aging is very beneficial to the overall aroma profile of patchouli and I have several different ones to choose from... Yes, I'm a bit of a patchouli addict! I have even more than what I offer here:
~Aged - This is an aged French patchouli that has a somewhat "light" character, with a tenacious sweet, woody, spicy aroma.
~Black - This one is full-bodied, earthy, and rich. I've aged it here in my studio (8 years) to mellow it and the result is glorious.
~Crisp - This is the same "Crisp Patchouli" that was listed separately in the shop. It smells rich and earthy, but clean and soft. I know, it seems impossible. So what makes this patchouli different? It's a special double distillation process that removes some additional constituents during the second distillation, leaving us with a soft, fresh, yet full-bodied patchouli.
~Patchouli Sweet - Just as the name implies, this patchouli has a warm, sweet aroma, but plenty of depth.
~Patchouli Vintage - Now this is very special patchouli... a true VINTAGE that has been aged for nearly 25 years and I have a VERY limited amount of it. This one is warm, almost syrupy, and quite sweet and balsamic with a smooth earthiness. Once this one is gone it's gone since my supplier's stock is depleted. ***SOLD OUT***
♥ Rose Damask - The Damask Rose has been found in Egyptian tombs and it is believed to have been introduced during the reign of Ramses the Great. In Indian myth, Lakshmi (the wife of Vishnu) was found in a rose. From this came the custom of a groom giving his bride attar of rose on their wedding day. This is a rich full-bodied rose.
♥ Tahitian Gardenia (Tiare Flower) - Tahitian Gardenia, or Tiare, absolute is EXTREMELY rare. The flower is beloved around the world in its more commonly recognized usage in Monoi de Tahiti - where the blossoms are used to infuse coconut oil with their sweet, hypnotic scent. At nearly $1,000 per ounce and very difficult to procure, this absolute is one of the most expensive and rare in my possession, hence the price for this one. It's sweet, but not cloying, and has a wonderful soft, clean, "green" note to it as well. It's truly drop-dead gorgeous! This was sourced from a very small artisan distillery in Tahiti. ***SOLD OUT***
♥ Vanilla Bourbon - This is the finest vanilla for perfumery use. It hails from the Comoros islands and has a rich, creamy, sweet aroma that is just beautiful, almost candy-like. It blends very well with many florals and earthy base notes. ***SOLD OUT***
♥ Vetiver - A grass native to southern India and Indonesia, the oil is distilled from the roots and is known as the "oil of tranquility" for its grounding and calming effects. Vetiver is a very masculine aroma. I have two different distillations that have somewhat different aroma profiles:
~Black - It has a rich, woody, rather smoky, faintly sweet scent that I even detect leather-like undertones from. This one is a deep, earthy, full-bodied distillation.
~Fine - This vetiver goes through a special double distillation process that removes some additional constituents during the second distillation, leaving us with a softer and more mellow vetiver aroma.
♥ Ylang Ylang Fine - This ylang ylang is the result of a special distillation process that yields a sweet, floral, creamy, and exotic aromatic bouquet missing the majority of those overwhelming volatile notes I find present in so many ylang ylang oils. I truly love this one! Rich, heady, intoxicating, and narcotic! It blends well with other florals and base notes like vanilla and patchouli.
*****Not all natural botanicals are safe for everyone to use. Please consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any medical condition. Avoid getting this product in your eyes.*****