Gorgeous Gingerlily over Vetiver Essential Oil combines the honey-floral aroma of the Gingerlily flower co-distilled with the earthy love notes of Vetiver. A cousin of the ginger root that is used widely in the culinary arts, Gingerlily is a fragrant flower that offers fragrant blossoms. Vetiver, which was used as an ingredient in perfumes throughout the British Empire during Colonial times, offers a redolent root base to this florals' fancy. Enjoy this full-bodied, flower-root fragrance, where vetiver beautifully tempers the floral-flight of Gingerlily Essential Oil.
Botanical Name: Hedychium coronarium over Vetiveria zizanioides
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Ingredients: Co-distillation of Gingerlily Essential Oil and Vetiver Essential Oil
Part of Plant Distilled: Flower and root
Country of Origin: India
Composition: 100% Hedychium coronarium + Vetiveria zizanioides
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Deep warm undertones of wood and herbaceous earth, all floating beneath a delicate top-note of fluttering gardenias.
In Living Libations: Gingerlily Poetic Pits
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carnation, Patchouli, and Spikenard.
Uses: Aromatherapy blends. Stabilizing and grounding perfumes. Regenerative and moisturizing skin serum. Lovely in a bath. Ready to wear as a perfume and a dash as a deodorant.
Glamorous Gingerlily Essential Oil's fragrance lightens the mood and unleashes pent up emotions. This delicate floral oil is said to be an uplifting desire-igniter that inspires romance and sensuality. The Gingerlily lends this distillation a perfume-like aroma that is versatile enough to be worn for a special occasion or to create a sense of energetic sensuality in the home.
Together, these two potent elixirs create an uplifting tonic that celebrates floral levity and rooted calm.
"Your perfume, its vetiver fragrance, your own delicate smell: both foreign. Your subtly sinuous thought processes are so foreign to my own meanderings, and yet clearer and sharper. Of course you are not a foreigner, but how I value this foreignness in you. Perhaps keeping that foreign element is the secret."
~ Hervé Le Tellier
"[Gingerlily is] an ornamental, rhizomatous herb occurring throughout the moist parts of India. An essential oil, obtained from rhizomes, is active against gram positive bacteria and fungi."
~ Rashtra Vardhana, Floristic Plants of the World, Vol. 3
"Vetiver nourishes people who have cold feet or have their heads in the clouds. When we lose contact with the ground beneath us, with reality, we pay the price of a weakened immune system.
When in touch with the earth, we breathe fresh air, enjoy the magic of an open fire, and feel the wind blow through our hair."
~ Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, The Complete Aromatherapy Handbook