Saturday, May 22, 2010

Victorian Perfume

"Highest Award, Gold Medal, Capetown, 1877. Prize Medal, Sydney, 1879. Highest Award, Silver Medal, First Class, & 1st Class Certificate, Calcutta, 1884. Prize Medal, Nice, 1884."

Once again click to see entire image :)

Egyptian Limestone Fragment

Today's blog photo depicts the making of lily perfume in ancient Egypt - click on it to see the full version. This is a limestone fragment from a tomb, projected to be from the 4th dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom. This item is located in the Louvre in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities.

Photo by Borislav Manolov.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I have no idea what Dr. Green's advice would have been - but as a occasional sufferer of 'nervousness' in the home myself I have found myself craving the following oils when I am afflicted with 'disturbed nerves!'

*Rose, Bulgarian, Absolute- This is a mood lifter and helps with PMS symptoms too.

*Clary Sage - Excellent for quieting the mind on those nights we stay awake worrying about our kids.

*Ylang Ylang - A floral oil for stress relief.

*Neroli - For those times when you find yourself at the end of your rope and your nerves are shattered.