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  Lilac CO2, 10% Dilution
Lilac CO2, Syringa Vulgaris, CO2 Total, 10% dilution in Organic Jojoba Oil. Organically produced from wild Lilacs in Bulgaria.

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When I was a child, my neighbor's 20 foot tall Lilac bush bloomed under my bedroom window.  The intoxication aroma perfumed my dreams on early summer nights.

Several years ago we received a sample of this rare extract, and declined to import it. The aroma was just too weak.  But my friend and mentor Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes teaches its use, so I decided to try again.  What a difference. The undiluted (and very solid) Total Extract is still too mildly scented, but we warmed a wee bit, warmed 90% Organic Jojoba Oil (by weight, not volume) and ah! the difference. It is still softly and subtly scented, but definitely Lilac. It will never be an assertive aroma, never overwhelm the space you are in, but we find it lovely, subtle, and evocative. 

A drop of the diluted extract on my wrist, and the warmth of my skin brings the aroma I remember from my childhood.  

Madeleine recommends using the essence at only two or three %, and says that this lovely Lilac essence is "relaxing, soothing, and harmonizing.  It is said to promote love and optimism, to be sweetly relaxing.  

I believe it is an instant nostalgia trip for those who grew up near lilac bushes. For me, it is a destressor. It is said to be helpful in blends for grief, for issues with unconditional love.    I defy anyone to breath this sweet essence and not smile.    

A rare delight.

CofA Undiluted Extract: 

Batch Number: BU-58606

 


Customer Reviews

  • 5 Really disappointing

    Posted by Helene from California on 07/01/2018 Verified Purchase

    You can’t smell the lilac in the least~ I understand it is delicate and tough to produce an oil from lilacs, but I expected at least a *little* scent.... I feel sad that I wasted money on this... :/

    Helene, I’m sorry that was your reaction. Have you applied it to your wrists? Our experience is that it needs the warmth of the human body to truly open up. And it will never have a lot of "sillage"... it’s for personal enjoyment.

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