Garden Blossom Perfume, and Pixie Dust…

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This was inspired by my love of the scent of — can you love a scent? Okay, my extreme like of – the scent of grapefruit essential oil; but I have never been too fond of lavender. I used to really dislike it, but have come to appreciate its uses with a delicate hand.

I have also come to adore chamomile essential oil. Just hearing about it didn’t thrill me: I thought of cheap chamomile tea, which, from tea bags, dried, ground, and packed who-knows-when doesn’t exactly send me. However, having made chamomile from fresh flowers…Oh, yes, TOtally different taste, fragrance, and experience; so, I had an inkling the e.o. may be different when concentrated. So I tried it. Since then, I have used the essence of chamomile with great success in lotions and personal products, and it is one of my absolute favorites now :). It seems you can rarely go wrong with it. Following is a very simple but lovely combination.

Garden Blossom Perfume:

Organic ingredients are preferable.

Combine:

18d Grapefruit Essential Oil

10d Chamomile (R.) Essential Oil

Allow to ripen 1 week, shaking gently, daily.

Then add:

60d Jojoba Oil, (or other unscented oil, such as avocado, almond, or grapeseed).

Shake gently.

Makes about 1 tsp perfume

Variation: Add 1d Lavender Essential Oil

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Since I liked the the above fragrance, I decided to build on it. I started this about 1 1/2 months ago as well, and it’s perfect now ๐Ÿ™‚

My internet friend inspired the inclusion of ginger; so this is named after her: So, to Picks, who I hope is feeling better and getting stronger each day!

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Kelleen’s Garden:

18d Grapefruit Essential Oil

10d Chamomile (R) Essential Oil

Let ripen 1 week

Then add:

3d Ginger Essential Oil

1d Jasmine Essential Oil

1d Lavender Essential Oil

Ripen 1 week (at least), gently shaking daily.

Add

60d Jojoba Oil(or other unscented carrier oil) for perfume.

Store in glass; plastic absorbs and interferes with essential oils.

Makes @ 1 tsp.

Alternate: Use the essential oil mixture(sans the carrier oil) in body spritzer below

Or use to make Pixie Dust Take III ๐Ÿ˜‰

This was actually somewhat of an accident: I did not mean toย  add Lavender; instead, I accidentally picked it up when reaching for something else. I did not like the fragrance at first; however, after ripening,ย  fell for it :D. This is a testament to the need for “ripening” of hand-made products. This actually smells better the longer it sits — meaning, this smells better now at the over 1-month mark than it did at 2 weeks.

Ginger is very difficult to work with, I found! Lots of misses; few hits. It needs to be used lightly; it’s quite strong. However, I’m already thinking of a ginger fragrance for Autumn and Winter, for which I think it is well suited ๐Ÿ™‚

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My favorite dusting powder is made with Amber, my absolute, hands-down favorite all-time fragrance — and color! I just adore it. I use my Amber powder regularly, as well as an amber fragrance. But, change is good ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, here is another ginger inspired recipe. This is a much more personal preference recipe — mine, of course, ha!; Fragrance appreciation is such an individual thing ๐Ÿ˜‰



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Or should that be “Picksie Dust”?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cornstarch, Arrowroot, Kuzu, and Tapioca Starch can be used interchangeably.

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1/2 C White Rice Flour/Starch*

2 TB Orris Root Powder

1/2 C + 2 TB Tapioca Starch

10d Chamomile Essential Oil (R.)

1d Jasmine Essential Oil

2d Ginger Essential Oil

Instruction:

Combine powders.

Add the chamomile and whisk well.

Add the Jasmine and whisk well

Add the Ginger and whisk well.

Place in a glass receptacle, cover tightly, and allow to ripen 1ย  week, shaking daily. (Or, place in a container with powder puff or a shaker powder container)

Shake gently before each use.

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Pixie Dust, Take II ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 C Cornstarch

1/4 C White Rice Flour/Starch*

9d Grapefruit Essential Oil

4d Myrrh Essential Oil

2d Ginger Essential Oil

3d Chamomile Essential Oil (R.)

1d Lavender Essential oil

Instruction:Combine Powders.

Add Grapefruit Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Myrrh Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Ginger Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Chamomile Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Lavender Essential Oil; whisk well.

Place in a glass receptacle, cover tightly, and allow to ripen 1ย  week, shaking daily. (Or, place in a container with powder puff or a shaker powder container)

Shake gently before each use.

*NOTE: White rice flour is encouraged because it has a little graininess which is desirable to disperse the starches more efficiently. Otherwise, it becomes very “dusty,” and concentrated and not easy to apply. An alternative would be finely ground oats; but it’s not quite as fine as rice.

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LUSHS Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

LUSH'S Silky Underwear Dusting Powder - Lushusa.com

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Bonus Recipe: My “Silky” Sub

A Faux “Silky Underwear Dusting Powder” ๐Ÿ˜€

This is a copycat of Lush’s, luscious ๐Ÿ˜‰ “Silky Underwear Dusting Powder” — hated the name; but fell for the scent! So I did my best to recreate it ๐Ÿ˜€

(LUSH – has some nice products — loaded with vegan goodies;ย  vegan-marked for convenience, as well!)

1/2 C Cornstarch

1/2 TB Oat Flour, finely ground, or white rice flour

3d Jasmineย  Essential Oil

1d Vetiver (“Vetivert”) Essential Oil

* Rub in a small amount of fragrant raw, virgin Coconut Oil OR raw Cacao butter (fragrant)

Instruction:

Combine powders.

Add Jasmine Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Vetiver Essential Oil; whisk well.

Add Coconut Oil/Cacao butter,* melted; whisk well.

Place in a glass receptacle, (or container with powder puff or a shakerย  powder container) cover tightly, and allow to ripen 1ย  week, shaking daily.

Shake gently before each use.

*You can use good-quality, raw, virgin coconut oil (the fragrant kind) or raw (fragrant) cacao butter– either works nicely. As well, a cocoa butter — again, fragrant — would work. Melt gently;Disperse throughout. Start with a teaspoon or so.

You can also leave this out; it’s still fabulous :). But do try to include it. The vetiver — which is *extremely* potent, will be a bit stronger.

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Easy Body Spritzer General Recipe (adapted from Herb Companion magazine):

1 C Water, Distilled

10d Essential Oil of choice, or combination (or more, to preference)

Shake well and decant into a bottle affixed with a spritzer top.

Shake well before each use.

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Enjoy :^)

Strix

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6 Comments

  1. Kelleen said,

    May 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I’m feeling better (thank you for thinking of me!), just catching up on reading your posts and was so incredibly touched that you named a fragrance after me! It sounds absolutely divine!! I love essential oil of grapefruit, although I haven’t sniffed any in a while ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the inclusion of the ginger!! I could sniff ginger and lavender all day.
    LL, you have sooo many talents and so much knowledge. Have you ever thought of marketing your own line of products?

    • poxacuatl said,

      May 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      So glad you’re on the mend, Picks!! Yay ๐Ÿ˜€ I cannot think of ginger and not think of you now, Lol.
      Would be a cool thing to make my own products! However, I’m not really that good ๐Ÿ˜‰ Moreso, I’d lean toward herbal remedy products, such as natural body products. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sheila said,

    May 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Does the D in your recipes stand for Dram?

    • Strix said,

      August 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

      stands for drops! How many drops to add ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Deb said,

    February 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I love your site so much, that I downloaded your APP to my phone ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am fairly much a beginner soapmaker. But each time I make it, I get better and better:)

    Coloring is now my next hurdle. I try to use natural colorants, when possible ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been selling to friends. And they are really happy with them. I have my “wish list”….so each time I make enuff, I go and buy products I want/need. Seems my “lists”…..never seem to find the bottom tho…haha!!!
    Thank you for all your share…. I LOVE knowing I can make things smelled wonderful, with herbs alone. And an EO…HERE AND THERE TOO ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Strix said,

      February 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks, Deb. I should visit my own blog more often! I’m here about once or twice a year lately…oops! :^)
      Thanks for stopping by.


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