aromatic updates

They’re here! The shipment came from Proxisanté in France of Patchouli Coeur, Cocoa extract, Carrot seed, African Stone, and my minuscule investment (1ml each) in Tuberose and Osmanthus absolutes. I’m so excited to get them into their dilutions!  Now I can stroke those two off my wish list.

Oh and the skin care DIY products came in from the US last week so I will be needing to get my hands into those babies soon as I promised my lovely sister-in-law I’d make her an oil based skin serum and her own scent for her birthday.  Gotta get crackin’ on those.

So, what else has been brewing you ask?

The smell of the elderflower tincture was bothering me so much I’ve decided to dump it out!  Yes, I had great expectations but since I’m not one to waste time that’s it. The smell is just horrid and I can’t imagine putting that anywhere on my skin, so out it goes!

The jury’s still out with the jasmine flower tincture.  It’s not winning me over so it may come to the same fate as the elderflower, but I will give this one some more time.

While out walking Charlie this morning my mind started thinking about perhaps investing in a small alembic to distill some of the wonderful botanicals that surround us here in the Alps like the beeswax from our bee farmer friend (I’ve got about 3kgs of the stuff in a ziplock bag). I think I might get a better product out of the elderflower using this method, linden flower, our beautiful roses, the majestic Bay Laurel tree and the acacia trees that are so plentiful here…hmmm, I think I’ll check online today and see what the costs are and where I can source them here in Europe. Yikes, another project, how the heck did that happen?!

Make it a loving day.