Friday, March 8, 2013

Chypre Soap Blend

The Chypre (pronounced SHEEP-ruh) family of perfumes takes its name from Cyprus, which is Chypre in French. The island itself is now thought to have been the home of one of the first major perfumeries in the Western world dating back to 2000 BC.
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  • 3 ounces bergamot essential oil
  • 1.5 ounces oakmoss absolute
  • 1 ounce lime essential oil
  • 3/4 ounce labdanum eo or abs

This is Christopher's recipe from White Lotus Aromatics..the labdanum is from Sunrose is the bergamot. She has amazing citrus oils at Sunrose and her new petitgrain is heaven. It smells like the flowers, very special indeed.
I am inspired to work with bergamot and I have been for a while now. 
All these ingredients are not new in aromatherapy, but  it is always so exciting to crack open a new bottle of bergamot and then the labdanum, forget it, it takes you away, you become a rider on a wave of scent!

The recipe above is a nice way to enjoy Chypre..soon I will show you photos:)

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