Gardenia Aromatic Balm
The organic gardenia enfleurage oil used to create this wonderfully scented emollient is from an organic South American farm that makes small-batch and limited edition oil through the ancient and labor intensive art of enfleurage scent extraction. Described as euphoric, the Ancient Greeks believed that the scent of gardenia could transport one to Elysium, a paradise where immortals were sent, and the Victorians used the naturally aphrodisiac bold white flower to symbolize secret love.
An all-natural and clean emollient for the skin, coconut oil is uniquely restorative because it is particularly high in anti-inflammatory and cell regenerating linoleic acid and lauric acid that regenerates cells and repairs damaged tissue. Lauric acid also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and can improve texture and tone by increasing cellular turnover and stimulating collagen. High in antioxidants, coconut is a useful oil cleanser, makeup remover, can be used on scarring and stretch marks, and under eyes to reduce environmental stress and aging.
Scent of gardenia balm is activated when it is applied to skin. When just smelling the jar, the scent may at first seem very light and non-distinct.