If you’ve ever played with essential oils, you’ll find that there are so many beautiful aromas and blends that can be created. I took a refresher course recently on making natural perfumes and WoW, did I have a ball. The class had women of all ages but to the surprise of all of us it was the birthday of about 5 of the women.
I remember asking one of the women how she felt about turning 60, her response was “Sensual and Sultry”. It reminded me of an article I’d written about nine years ago. As it turns out, she’d read the article. She said it had stayed with her because it was about a friend of mine turning 60. My friend had asked me to suggest something for her 60th Birthday, I suggested Poll Dancing. She was referring to a perfume blend.
So I asked her how she felt about turning 60. Her answer, “Sensual & Sultry.” I’m thinking, this is Great! Now, how do you put that into a bottle? Here’s what happened next.
I started out by putting some essential oils on the table for her to smell. For her, I brought out the Big Players, Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. I keep them in a treasure chest, seriously. Not everyone is privy to their aromas.
Bulgarian Rose – Also known as ‘attar of roses’ or ‘rose otto’ is sensual in its character. There are over 7000 varieties of roses worldwide, but only a few are known to produce oils. The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena, cultivated for over 300 years, is considered to be the best oil bearing rose worldwide.
Jasmine– Jasmine has been nicknamed ‘Queen of the Night’ and ‘Moonlight of the Grove’, for centuries. She’s the sultry one of the group. Women have treasured Jasmine for its seductive, beautiful fragrance. Jasmine is beneficial for dry and oily skin. It’s been used to treat eczema when caused by stress.
Ylang Ylang– The balancer of the blend. Ylang Ylang gives off a sweet aroma. Used in small amounts, it’s good for oil reduction in caring for your skin and acts as an aphrodisiac.
I balanced out her blend with Gardenia (not a synthetic blend). Gardenia brings any scent to a level of sweetness. It can be a scent that captures your senses and wraps them and You into this great ball of euphoria.
Sandalwood and Oakmoss are the grounding oils for this blend. With all of the floral oils that are used in this perfume blend, there would be a tendency to keep your head in the clouds.
The way that this blend was created allows it to be added to an unscented cream base. Placed at just the right points on your body… behind your ears… on your wrist or behind your knees, will give rise to your special scent as you begin to dance the night away.
My firend told me that she felt, Sensual and Sultry as she approached her 60th birthday. So, it was only right for me to create for her a special blend that captures that feeling. Packaged in a frosted crystal perfume bottle, she has her perfume and sitting beside it in a frosted crystal jar, the matching body cream.
Although my friend and the woman in my class were celebrating their 60th birthday, turns out, the 30 and 45 year old in the class loved the blend as well. Just goes to show you, a beautiful perfume blend has no age boundaries.
That’s it for this week! As always …
Dedicated to Your Beauty,