Rock Rose and Lilac Floral Balm
Rock rose essential oil is distilled from a small, wild shrub with fragrant white flowers. An ancient healer, rock rose has been used for centuries to speed the healing of wounds and calm the skin. Its astringent properties tone the skin, while the regulation of sebum production makes it a great choice for oily and acne prone skin. A warm, sweet, and earthy scent, rock rose is used in aromatherapy to treat stress, panic, and anxiety.
The lilac used in this blend is made using the ancient, labor intensive, and all but vanished scent extraction process of enfleurage – two to three gallons of fresh, organic lilac flowers are placed into an organic fat on glass chassis every day for 33 days. At the end of the process, between eight and ten bushels of flowers have been used (about a bathtub full of flowers) and the fat molecules are infused with the pure, rich scent from the exhaling flowers.
The lilacs used are from a female owned, organic farm dedicated to the propagation and preservation of local lilacs. Forty to fifty different varieties are used each year to make the oil, depending on which plants are resting, and the scent of each year’s batch is wonderfully varied by the unique blend of rare, classic, heritage, and new generation lilacs used and the way early bloomers, mid-season bloomers, and late season bloomers are combined (some have honey notes and some tend to be on the spicier side). In keeping with the ancient perfumers, spiritual invocations are said each year by the farmers as the plants are being harvested to infuse the “soul” of the lilacs with appeals for world healing, peace, giving, love, and abundance.
The base of the balm is a nourishing and hydrating argan oil blend. Rich in omega 6, 9, polyphenol, and vitamin E, Argan oil absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and moisturized with a healthy glow. An oil highly concentrated in natural antioxidants and fatty acids, argan is a wonder at balancing sebum production and improving skin’s elasticity, making it a great spot treatment for stretch marks and scars.
Use Rock Rose and Lilac Floral Balm as a clean and all-natural solid perfume, as a rejuvenating face balm, or on the body anywhere that skin is irritated or needs extra hydration.