Rosemary (Rose of Mary) is sacred to remembrance, friendship and protection. During the Middle Ages, rosemary was believed to remove negativity and cleanse sacred spaces. Since Roman times it has featured in burial rites to immortalise the memory of loved ones. Rosemary traditionally adorned bridal bouquets and sprigs of rosemary were given to wedding guests as a token of remembrance.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender holds a long association with love and protection. Elizabethan England considered lavender the flower of love. Lavender was thought to be an aphrodisiac, a way to keep lovers faithful and to soothe broken hearts. It was placed under mattresses for marital passion and lavender under a pillow was said to bring dreams of true love.
Also known as brassica campestris, rapeseed is part of the brassica family (it’s name is derived from the latin word for ‘turnip’) and has been cultivated since ancient times. It’s light, clean feel makes it a perfect base oil and it is ten times higher in Omega 3 than olive oil. It is rich in Vitamin E and K, with superb anti-oxidant properties and is excellent for dry skin.
Often called ‘Gold of Pleasure’, camelina oil is rich in moisurising Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for good skin health. Camelia oil’s Vitamin E helps improve skin tone and prevent free radical damage.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil
A rich source of gamma linolenic acid (or GLA), blackcurrant seed oil has an anti-inflammatory agent to keep the skin hydrated and firm. It is an effective moisturiser and helps maintain skin-elasticity.
In the Victorian language of Flowers poppies symbolised eternal sleep and imagination. Poppyseed oil has a rich profile of essential fatty acids to moisturise and reduce transepidermal water loss. Due to it’s high level of linoleic acid, poppyseed oil is good for mature, dry and sensitive skin.