One of the main ingredients in perfume making is essential oils. Without essential oils, your favorite perfume will not have the fragrance it has nor will it ever be called a perfume. Do not look down on these four flowers as one of them is what powers one of the strongest emotions known to mankind: Love
The Magnolia has long been revered in different cultures but it is more prominent in Oriental Asia. There are more than 200 species spread across the Americas and Asia. This flower is quite hardy as it is known to be one of the oldest flowers on earth–they have been around since the time of the dinosaurs! In 1990, scientists were able to determine that a 20 million year old fossil they found was that of a Magnolia leaf.
To create the magnolia’s essential oil, it is recommended to harvest the flowers at night when the fragrance is stronger. The magnolia has been used to boost one’s confidence as well as relieving respiratory problems. It is known to have calming properties and increase one’s concentration.
His vanity was the cause of his downfall. After spurning away the nymph Echo, the gods decided to punish the hunter Narcissus. He saw his reflection on the shiny surface of the water and fell in love with the image he saw. He tried to kiss his reflection and drowned after falling in. The gods repented and turned him into a flower.
The strong scent of Narcissus can help relieve stress and can also help relieve cold symptoms. This essential oil can also alleviate headaches and sharpen your mind. It is also said that narcissus can affect epilepsy, lessening the chances of getting an attack.
Another flower whose name was derived from Greek mythology is the hyacinth. He was a young prince who was also the lover of the god of sun, prophecy and music. One day, as Hyacinth ran to catch the discus he and Apollo were tossing back and forth, it hit him on the head, causing his death. Not wanting Hades, god of the underworld, to capture his lover’s soul and beauty, Apollo turned the drops of blood on the ground into the lovely flowers you see today.
British naturalist Charles Darwin was captivated by the beauty of the flowers, saying that it is quite rare to have a single species of flower have three different colors. The hyacinth has a distinct, sweet, floral smell that can aid in the release of tension, distress and fatigue. For times of grieving, it is best to have a diffuser of this fragrance in the room as it can help alleviate the sorrow felt in one’s heart.
Called the Queen of Essential Oils, the rose is the flower we commonly associate with Aphrodite. Love is her business after all and it is the blossom that has inspired numerous acts of devotion. Roses are what one offers to their loved ones in times of affection on the universal day of adoration: Valentine’s Day. It is no wonder why the writers of British science fiction show Doctor Who decided to name one of their most beloved characters after this beautiful flower— Rose Tyler.
Did you know that it takes 10,000 roses to produce a mere 5 ml of essential oil. What that means is one drop of rose oil is equivalent to 60 roses! A sniff of this essential oil can help whisk your sadness away and calm down your nerves, relieve digestive problems. It can also be used as massage oil to reduce menstrual pain.
The beauty about Chemworld Fragrance Factory’s Floral Perfection essential oil is you cannot help but smile upon first smelling it in the air. Appreciate it. Inhale it deeply. Then relax your mind with these fragrant flowers.