How to Make a Plant Infusion

A plant infused oil, called an infusion, is a process used to extract properties from a plant matter which is sometimes referred to as our Prima materia.┬áIn plant fragrance making and aromatherapy we use infusions for salves, solid perfume and oil bases. First thing to consider is your end purpose, what is the intention of… Continue reading How to Make a Plant Infusion

Perfume Illuminated: Lime

Perfume Illuminated is back with zesty and cheerful Lime! Might as well return in style with the marvelous little accent this green fruit offers to both fragrance and flavor. Originating in the tropical and subtropical areas of Asia the Citrus aurantifolia is a small spreading tree similar to other citrus bearing plants of the Rutaceae… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Lime

Lunatics

“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator”~ Mahatma Gandhi Lunatic tidings of the Aquarian kind are now upon us with this new moon phase. Aquarius, the astrological sign of the humanitarian, beckons you to step into your power as an… Continue reading Lunatics

the SUN

Today we honor Fathers and Summer Solstice. Rather auspiciously one of the symbolic aspects of the Sun is the Male, the father. Where as the Moon is associated with the Feminine, the mother. Known as Midsummer and Lilith, Summer Solstice marks the official first day of summer, an extended day of light for those of… Continue reading the SUN

Prosperity Accord

Continuing on from yesterdays post on weaving magic into botanical perfume formulation I will share some of the methodology utilized in the magical accord within the Sierra solid perfume. To read the initial post on the Sierra solid perfume from November 8th click here. I began by looking at the planetary associations and influences with… Continue reading Prosperity Accord

Recipe of the Day: #2 Bay Rum continued

Here is an alternate t0 the Bay Rum Aftershave recipe published in yesterdays post. Instead of placing the herbs and spices in rum you can place them in a pure grain or grape alcohol. This process is called tincturing. A tincture is defined as: Prima materia (plant or other material) placed into alcohol to extract… Continue reading Recipe of the Day: #2 Bay Rum continued