Lilac Enfleurage

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Syringa vulgaris

Extracted by enfleurage (small e) in upstate New York. Organically grown flowers are extracted in Cocoa Butter, Coconut, & Palm Oils. Very true to the fresh flowers but a bit softer. 

Lilac is one of those scents that is not found as an essential oil and I have never seen as an absolute either, although plenty of people have sworn up and down that their lilac was the real deal. However, lilac will put up with being enfleuraged and this is our local, update-made, Lilac enfleurage.

I personally find that this oil is just beautiful, sweet and perfect to the flower. Note that the quantities available are small—it might be a certain sweet something to enjoy as a glorious special treat, rather than an addition to your aromatic library…’s a great gift. Just sayin…

Arctander says

He says a lot about the different varities, and the less than spectacular absolutes available, etc, etc, it’s all disappointment on his part, and he goes on to list the aroma chemicals generally used to make a synthetic lilac. He goes on to say that lilac flower oil does not exist (this is 1960) and won’t be commercially available until extraction methods improve.

I wondered why he doesn’t bring up lilac enfleurage and realized that the key words are commercially available. Lilac has a short flowering season, and only one per year, so we can’t reasonably expect there to be lilac enfleurage available as a commercial product. Happily, we prefer artisanal ventures and our lilac supplier does make a small amount of lilac enfleurage every year—it’s just not something you will find a lot of. And it’s not commercially available. But we have it. Handmade in small batches, of course!

Lilac Loves

Laughing lavender blooms

Breathe beauty through the days

Almost as wise as prayers and praise

Delighting in the inspirational faith

Of a sensational lilac, brilliant as the sun

Coloring the soul in serenity and love

--Regina Mc Intosh




westbound wind and

scents of rosy lilac

~ dance of bumblebees

 --Line Gauthier



Lilac Dream—Haiku Trilogy

lilac sweet lilac

I would see them everywhere



dear friends gave to me

fragrant bouquets of purple

loosing my senses


my dream has come true

my own garden now I have

sweet lilac is mine

---Ellie Le Jeune


Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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