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Rose de Mai Distillates (Rosa × Centifolia) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Rose de Mai Distillates (Rosa × Centifolia)BASE / GENERAL
Rosa Centifolia is a hybrid Rose developed by Dutch Rose breeders in the period between the 17th century and the 19th century, possibly earlier.

Rose de Mai is particular cultivating in the French city of Grasse, known as the perfume capital of the world. It is widely cultivated for its singular fragrance - clear and sweet, with light notes of honey. The flowers are commercially harvested for the production of Rose oil, which is commonly used in perfumery.

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Rosemary Distillates (Rosmarinus Officinalis) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Rosemary Distillates (Rosmarinus Officinalis)BASE / GENERAL
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary belongs to the Lamiaceae, commonly known as the mint family.  Rosemary grows to a height and spread of 3 feet. Pale blue flowers bloom in spring to early summer. The needle-shaped evergreen leaves are highly aromatic.

Rosemary is a wonderful tonic, particularly to the heart, brain and nervous system.

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Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Indian Sandalwood Distillates (Santalum Album)BASE / GENERAL
Santalum Album or Indian Sandalwood is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of Sandalwood.

Sandalwood is an evergreen, parasitic tree that burrows its roots into other trees and it can grow up to 9 meters high and has a brown-gray trunk, many smooth slender branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. It can take thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity. That is when it can be harvested and distilled.

A Hydrosol (Floral Water) is the by-product of the essential oils distillation process. Once thought of as waste, Hydrosols contain all the therapeutic properties of essential oils, just at a lower concentration.

Sandalwood Distillate is extracted from East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) by the method of hydro distillation.

Indian Sandalwood Distillate has a rich, sweet and creamy buttery wood aroma that is emotionally calming and soothing.

The shelf life of hydrosols is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator.

Suzanne Catty recommends blending with Lemon Verbena Distillate for a cooling after shave facial toner for men.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (May 14, 2014)

Lemon-Scented Teatree Distillates (Leptospermum Petersonii) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Lemon-Scented Teatree Distillates (Leptospermum Petersonii)BASE / GENERAL
Lemon-Scented Teatree is a tall shrub to small tree to 5 m which is cultivated as an ornamental and for essential oils.

The leaves are distilled commercially for the essential oil which contains citronellal, citral, and pinene. It is grown in plantations in Kenya, Zaire, South Africa, Guatemala and Australia

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Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Bulgarian Geranium Distillates (Geranium Macrorrhizum)BASE / GENERAL
Geranium macrorrhizum is a species of hardy flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the genus Geranium, Geraniaceae family. It is native to the South east Alps and the Balkans.

The plant is used for medical purposes in the traditional herbal medicine since it possesses high antimicrobial properties. In Bulgaria an oil is extracted from this plant, the name of which in Bulgarian means "The Healthy One".

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Clary Sage Distillates (Salvia Sclarea) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Clary Sage Distillates (Salvia Sclarea)BASE / GENERAL
Salvia Sclarea is a native to southern Europe and is a stout biennial herb that grows up to 1 meter tall with large, hairy leaves and small blue / white flowers growing directly off the long, thin stem.

It is cultivated for oil production in France, Russia, north Africa and Central Asia. A tall stately herb both cultivated and found in the wild, Clary Sage is a native of Italy and Syria, preferring the dry, sunny climate of the Mediterranean region.

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Curry Plant Distillates (Helichrysum Italicum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Curry Plant Distillates (Helichrysum Italicum)BASE / GENERAL
Helichrysum Italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is called the Curry plant because of the strong smell of its leaves.

It grows on dry, rocky or sandy ground around the Mediterranean.

Helichrysum Italicum is a small perennial shrubby herb with narrow, silver-hairy leaves and small, yellow dry flowers. The flowers are a cluster of golden yellow ball shaped blossoms, the leaves are delicate and oblong, which when crushed release a distinct aroma.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled: fresh flowering tops.

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Rockrose (Labdanum) Distillates (Cistus Ladanifer) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Rockrose (Labdanum) Distillates (Cistus Ladanifer)BASE / GENERAL
Cistus Ladanifer is a species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae.  It is native to the western Mediterranean region.

It is a shrub growing 1 - 2,5 m tall and wide. The flowers are 5 - 8 cm diameter, with 5 papery white petals, usually with a red to maroon spot at the base, surrounding the yellow stamens and pistils. The whole plant is covered with the sticky exudate of fragrant resin.

Its leaves yield a fragrant oleoresin known as Labdanum, used in perfumes, especially as a fixative.

Labdanum essential oil is extracted by steam distillation resin. The water that came down with the essential oil is called the Labdanum Hydrosol (Distillate).

Cistus Ladanifer from Spain which comes as a resinoid, a thick liquid resin.

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Tuberose Distillates (Polianthes Tuberosa) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Tuberose Distillates (Polianthes Tuberosa)BASE / GENERAL
Tuberose oil is extracted from Polianthes Tuberosa of the Agavaceae family and is also known as Tuberosa and Tubereuse. The Tuberose (Polianthes Tuberosa) is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery.

The Tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes.

It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

It is cultivated all over the world for the cut flower trade, but specially in Egypt, China, France, Morocco and  Philippines for its oil

"Mistress of the Night" (Tuberrose) is believed to be so seductive and arousing that in Victorian times young girls were forbidden to inhale its heady fragrance as it would make them lose their innocence.

Tuberose is an outstandingly beautiful flower with a very complex scent that becomes very potent at nightfall.

The lipophilic components of fresh Tuberose blossoms are extracted, filtrated and concentrated and purified via distillation.

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Vetiver Distillates (Chrysopogon Zizanioides) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Vetiver Distillates (Chrysopogon Zizanioides)BASE / GENERAL
Chrysopogon Zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver and ramacham is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India.

Vetiver can grow up to 1.5 metres high and form clumps as wide. The stems are tall and the leaves are long, thin, and rather rigid, the flowers are brownish-purple. Unlike most grasses, which form horizontally spreading, mat-like root systems, Vetiver's roots grow downward, 2 - 4 m in depth.

Though it originates in India, Vetiver is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The world's major producers include Haiti, India, Java and Réunion.

Method of Extraction: Vetiver is mainly cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots. Vetiver Distillate comes from this process.

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Atlantic Cedar Distillates (Cedrus Atlantica) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Atlantic Cedar Distillates (Cedrus Atlantica)BASE / GENERAL
Cedrus Atlantica, the Atlas Cedar, is a Cedar native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco.

Fully grown, Atlas Cedar is a large coniferous evergreen tree, 30 - 35 m (rarely 40m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 1.5 - 2 m.It is very similar in all characters to the other varieties of Lebanon Cedar, differences are hard to discern. A pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree.

Method of Extraction: The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the high percentage of essential oil it contains, and the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation.

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Agarwood Distillates (Aquilaria Agallocha) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Agarwood Distillates (Aquilaria Agallocha)BASE / GENERAL
Agarwood, also known as Oud, Oodh or Agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees when they become infected with a type of mould.

Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale coloured, however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. This tree grows in southeast AsiaVietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh.

Method of Extraction: There are at least 3 common methods to extract oil from Agarwood (Hydro Distillation, Steam Distillation, Supercritical CO2 Extraction). In hydro distillation and   steam distillation process comes Agarwood Hydrosol.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (May 14, 2014)

Silver Birch Distillates (Betula Pendula) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Silver Birch Distillates (Betula Pendula)BASE / GENERAL
Betula pendula (silver birch) is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae, native to Europe, though in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes. Its range extends into southwest Asia in the mountains of northern Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a medium-sized deciduous tree, typically reaching 15–25 metres tall, exceptionally up to 39 metres. 

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Himalayan Cedar Distillate (Cedrus Deodara) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

Himalayan Cedar Distillate (Cedrus Deodara)BASE / GENERAL
Cedrus Deodara is a species of cedar native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, north Republic of India, southwesternmost Tibet in (China) and western Nepal, occurring at 1,500 - 3,200 m altitude. It is a large evergreen coniferous tree reaching 40 - 50 m tall, exceptionally 60 m with a trunk up to 3 m in diameter. It has a conic crown with level branches and drooping branchlets.

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St Johns Wort Distillate (Hypericum Perforatum) ☸ Herbal distillates ☸ Base / General

St Johns Wort Distillate (Hypericum Perforatum)BASE / GENERAL Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John's wort, is a flowering plant species of the genus Hypericum and a medicinal herb that is sold over-the-counter as a treatment for depression. Other names for it include Tipton's weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or Klamath weed.

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