Flower Garden Moisturizing Spray
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), Bergamot Peel (Citrus bergamia), Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Jasmine Absolute* (Jasminum sambac), Vanilla planifolia Absolute,* Rose Absolute* (Rosa damascena), Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Cocoa Bean Absolute* (Theobroma cacao) in a base of fractionated Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), organic Safflower seed oil (Carthamus tinctorius), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Sesame seed oil (Sesamum indicum), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), organic Sunflower Oil (Helicanthus annuus), Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin A (Retinol) oils
*Absolutes are solvent extracted products. They are produced by a multi-step process which involves first extracting the flower (or other biomass) with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. After the hexane is evaporated, a waxy product is obtained called the concrete. The concrete is then extracted using a polar solvent such as ethanol. The polarity of ethanol allows extraction of the volatile aromatics from the concrete while leaving behind the non-polar plant waxes which don't dissolve well in ethanol. Finally, the ethanol is evaporated to leave behind the absolute, which will typically have 1-5% ethanol remaining in it and sometimes a trace of hexane, depending on the method used. Robert Tisserand, author of Essential Oil Safety, writes: The solvent normally used is hexane, and residues in absolutes are in the region of 1-20 ppm (parts per million). These are tiny amounts and should not be cause for concern in regard to safety" (Complete Skin Care Series).
Skin care, scarring, stretch marks, after shave, sleep issues, stress and hormone balance.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage):
Spray into palm and apply over the body as desired. Avoid the eyes.
1. This blend is incredibly special. I want to order this for all my friends' birthdays! They will love me for it :-).
2. One night when I had an obnoxious headache (not a migraine, a regular headache), I reached for Headache Relief, rubbed it into my temples and all over my forehead like I normally do. As I sat there the next few minutes, the headache started dissolving away ... but at the same time, I kept thinking to myself: "This doesn't smell like Headache Relief".... so I looked at the bottle and I had put Flower Garden on my head! But it worked ... so I went with it! - Ami
Dermal Risk: Due to aldehyde content, there is a moderate risk that Cinnamon Bark may be sensitizing. The level of Cinnamon Bark in this blend is minimal and within the "safe" range of 0.07%.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Cinnamon Bark is contraindicated for pregnancy and breastfeeding because when it was fed to pregnant mice for two weeks it significantly reduced the number of nuclei and altered the distribution of embryos according to nucleus number (Tisserand 249).
Drug interaction: Cinnamon Bark may inhibit blood clotting.
Low Blood Pressure: Ylang Ylang should be used sparingly if one has low blood pressure.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 248-249, 652-653.