ingredient spotlight + folklore : PLUMERIA

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”
― Joseph Campbell

Skin Benefits

Sweetly scented, vibrant petals that speak to the soul. Plumeria is an incredibly energetic bloom.  The skin benefits from this flower truly work on an emotional level. Connecting us to the divine, light, abundant love and wisdom beyond ourselves. The Plumeria used in our brand new anointing oil was created from the process of enfleurage. The very essence of the flower was captured to be used specifically in this companion oil. Plumeria oils have been used to calm and soothe sensitive skin, improving tone and texture. This romantic flower truly creates a magical scent in our Spiritual Warrior Anointing Oil.

History + Folklore

The petals of this vibrant flower have been deeply desired by many cultures. Most known in Hawaiian culture, but this flower is also very important in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian cultures.  In past centuries, it has been used as an ingredient in love potions, as it is considered the “flower of sensuality” because of its intoxicating scent. It is also the symbol of new life, springtime and re-creation of nature.

This divine flower is deeply special to us as it helped inspire the creation of Spiritual Warrior. Its presence alone brings incredible relaxation and a feeling of euphoria. Here are some photos from when Laurel was creating the Plumeria enfleurage!

Plumeria Enfleurage
Creating the Plumeria Enfleurage

4 responses to “ingredient spotlight + folklore : PLUMERIA

  1. It looks like you are using coconut oil as the oil base–? But I only see jojoba oil listed in the ingredients for the Spiritual Warrior oil. Is this jojoba oil/wax? And do you use heat or cold process in your formulation? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Heather! We don’t use heat to process any of our ingredients ever – everything that we use is raw and cold pressed. As for the Spiritual Warrior, it does just contain Jojoba as the carrier. As for this blog post, Enfleurage is a beautiful art form that needs to be practiced and perfected! These images are from our first attempts at enfleurage, and we need to do many more before we will be able to use our own as our only source of Plumeria! Currently, we use a biodynamic Plumeria enfleurage from a small farm that we love to help boost the scent of the one that we make. Oh, and with enfleurage, no lipids remain from the carrier oil after its complete, so that wouldn’t need to be listed on a label anyway. 🙂 Thank you!

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