||Did you know? America is the largest fragrance market in the world.
It is a fact that flowers are known for their exclusive and unique fragrances. These fragrances in flowers are a result of production of some special volatile chemicals which are released into the air. These fragrances can either be pleasant or unpleasant. The purpose of these flower fragrances is to attract pollinating insects.
Besides flowers, many plants have their fragrance centres in different parts of the plant. Pure essential oils are extracted from many parts of the plant including the flower, leaf, resin, bark, root, twig, seed, etc. The oils thus extracted from flowers and distilled for direct use in daily life are known as Flower Fragrance Oils. The Flower Fragrance Oils are a blend of this oil extracte from the flower and 3% alcohol, and The Essential Oils (extracted from the plant parts) are 100% pure essence from the plant and they are alcohol-free. Essential Oils are ideal for aromatherapy and massage. Fragrance oils dissolves in water only with the help of a solubilizer.
- All Flower Fragrance oils are always liquids. Fragrance oils leave an oily residue on paper, and are not as volatile as essential oils. The scents of the fragrance oils last much longer.
- Flower Fragrance oils are man made and resemble natural scents.
- Flower fragrance oils by nature, are highly concentrated. They should be diluted before use.
- The Manufacturers Grade Fragrance oils: These fragrance oils are specifically designed for scenting products and are used by Soaps Makers in both Melt and Pour and Cold Processed soap making; Candle Makers for use in Paraffin, Gel, and Soy.
- The Cosmetic Grade Fragrance oils: These fragrance oils were created for use directly on the body as a skin safe perfume oil. This Cosmetic Grade fragrance oil is not designed for scenting cosmetic products.
- The Premium Grade Fragrance oils: These fragrance oils are primarily used by customers to scent products such as melt and pour soap, cold processed soaps, incense sticks candle, waxes and cones and toiletry bases.
Thus, the uses of flower fragrance oils can be summarised as follows:
- Flower Fragrance oils are used in lamp rings and other diffusers.
- Flower Fragrance oils are used to give fragrance to any place as in air freshners.
- Flower Fragrance oils are used to eliminate pet, cooking, and stale odors.
- Flower Fragrance oils are a great alternative to burning candles because they are environmentally safe and friendly. They are cleaner to diffuse, eliminate waxy odor, much stronger, more versatile, less expensive than candles.
- Flower Fragrance oils are great for potpourri, soap, candles, bath salts, balms, lotions and bath oils.
- In ancient times if people wanted their rooms and surroundings to be fragrant, they bathed in fresh flowers or put up fresh flowers
in their rooms.
- Ancient people even put flowers in their hair, or shoulder or put dried flowers, barks of trees and leaves in their cupboards.
- From 7000-4000 B.C, People prepared neolithic ointments by combining fatty oils of olive and sesame with fragrant plants. Later on, the art of extracting oil for perfumes was invented.
- Aromatherapy, which uses flower essence oils, is one of the most powerful homeopathic ways to change the mood and senses.
- Some flower fragrances can be allergic to some. They are to be tested by using a drop on the skin before applying it to the whole body.
Some of the most fragrant flowers are from which fragrance oils are extracted are Chinese wisteria, Damascus rose, Daphne, Gardenia, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Lavender, Lilac, Lily-of-the-valley, Peony, Sweet pea, Violets, Lily, Ylang-ylang, Plumerias etc.