One of my ways of experiencing exquisite self care is incorporating floral absolutes into my beauty rituals. The first aromatherapy book I ever purchased was back in 1995. I was absolutely fascinated by the concept that distillations and extracts of natural aromatics could have an effect on emotions. But what I was even more drawn to was that one could obtain bottles of concentrated essences of flowers----Rose, Jasmine, Neroli and Tuberose. This discovery led me to studying natural perfumery and the creation of bath and body products. These precious drops of perfumed petals nourish your skin and mind like nothing else. They inspire you to slow down and take a more mindful approach to caring for your skin and hair while inhaling their beautiful scents. When women adorn and anoint themselves with petal potions, the result is a greater connection to self and nature, which many of us have lost due to the demands of modern life. Take the time to reconnect to your inner knowing and nurture your wild soul. You are worth it!
Years ago it was not always easy to find these exquisite oils being used in beauty products due to the price. It takes massive amounts of rose petals to produce mere drops of the oil. And the same could be said of the other florals. Of the products I could find locally, Jurlique's Rose Toner was a fave as well as Weleda's Rose range of products. As we have taken a greater interest in clean/green beauty, women created body luxuries have gained wider distribution.
What is your favourite floral scent and how do you incorporate it into your beauty routine?