Ramblings on about natural perfumery . . . and other moderately related perfumery stuff, written
by Justine Crane, natural botanical perfumer, olfactogustatorian, writer, alchemist, and owner of The Scented Djinn perfume apothecary.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Frankincense and Rose Skin Elixir
I just have to say that
the frankincense oil I used in this is so fine! (Imagine that statement
in a sing-song voice). So fine ~ gorgeous Omani frankincense blended
with a few drops (in each bottle) of the lovely rose de Mai and folded
into a half-and-half mixture of anti-inflammatory organic borage oil and
anti-oxidant (vitamin E rich) organic pumpkin seed oil. I also must
confess that while mixing this little bit of heaven, I began in a bit of
a funk having woken up late and then discovering the day was dreary,
cold, overcast, with the monsoon rains pouring down, but by the end of
the formulating session, I felt a sense of euphoria and that juxtaposed a
sense of calm and the feeling that all is well and whatever gloom and
doom I'd allowed into my spirit from the late morning was (and is) gone
-- utterly. And also (more confessions) I've been using the
half-and-half borage/pumpkin blend sans scent for the past week on my
new tattoo and it is the only application of any combination of oils
that has soothed my healing skin, keeping it soft and supple without any
greasy residue. I adore the borage/pumpkin blend and I think you will
too -- it just makes it doubly wonderful with that gorgeous, beautiful,
divine Omani frankincense that is sooooo fine!
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