Lilac Enfleurage Pomade
Uses of Lilac Enfleurage Pomade:
- enjoy as a natural perfume by massaging a small amount to a few pulse points
- great to hydrate and condition the skin
- use sparingly to restore luster for the hair
Organic Lilac Enfleurage Pomade
Our Lilac Enfleurage Pomade is quite rare and is one of the very few all natural enfleurage pomades made in the USA. A top perfumer said “Lilac is the note of spring, the promise of summer.”
We source this precious Organic Lilac Enfleurage Pomade from a small farm in upstate New York where they use the ancient process of Enfleurage to yield the most authentic Lilac oil we’ve found. Blossoms from more than 150 different varieties of Lilac from their farm are hand-picked and infused in organically grown and sustainable Palm Kernel oil. Each and every day for 33 days, they painstakingly reload the chassis with fresh Lilac flowers, replacing and discarding the flowers from the day before. The fragrance is intoxicatingly authentic, because the Enfleurage process captures the most delicate components of scent and the most comprehensive spectrum of scent molecules.
Our supplier loves what they do:
“What a lovely job, smell-testing the trees as we walk through the field, picking bushels of the finest quality Lilac flowers. It’s a wonderful place to work and create Lilac Enfleurage. The air smells great and colors are fabulous too.”
Once the pomade has been created, the product is ready for use as a pomade. There is one additional step in the process where the essential oils are extracted from the base/fat. This next step involves adding pure alcohol to the pomade whereby the essential oil molecules migrate from the base/fat to the alcohol. The alcohol then evaporates leaving the pure essential oil.
As is customary with all Artisan Aromatics essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, our pomades have been carefully selected for their therapeutic qualities. To ensure maximum freshness and potency, we fill the product by hand in the USA upon receipt of each order.
Size Options: Only small sizes of Lilac Pomade are listed on our website but, on occasion, we have more available. Send us an email if you need a larger size.
Lilac – Method of Oil Extraction
Lilac does not lend itself to distillation and other methods collect only fractions of the scent and leaving behind or destroying certain elements. Enfleurage is the French term for an ancient, labor intensive, and all-but vanished, technique in which a fat is used to absorb scent from fresh exhaling flowers. Our source grows their own Lilac flowers and uses only Organically grown and sustainably sourced palm kernel oil for the extraction.
For four years I experimented with using several different types of fat for the Enfleurage process. Lard, tallow, coconut oil, Shea, cocoa butter, mango butter, avocado butter.I choose to use palm kernel oil for its beautiful texture and feel on the skin. It is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and naturally occurring Vitamin A palmitate. It is the fat that most closely resembles human sebum, and is a potent healer of skin ailments by itself. However when infused with the essence of lilac or jasmine, from the simple exhalations of living flowers, it becomes something truly extraordinary.
Ancient Methods of extracting and using Lilac Essential Oil:
Historical data on Pascha, or Lilac, is scarce. However, we know that it originated in the Middle East and was used in enfleurage for many centuries, probably before the 14th century. It is reported that sailors have traditionally used it as a talisman for safe passage. Hence, women on the Mayflower carried a sprig in their bosom, to ensure a safe passage across the Atlantic. Lilac, or Syringe vulgaris (common syringe), is proposed to have been introduced in the US as an early cultivar at Plymouth in this way. The name Syringe is from the structural significance of the hollow tubed stalks on the lilac plant. These stalks were made into Pan’s pipes of lore. The white Lilac has been used at funerals to ensure the soul’s safe passage to the arms of God.
Aromatherapists have said that Lilac is a copious heart opener and memory inducer, and brings sweet dreams when slumbering in the scent.
Disclaimer: Pomades are semi-solids will melt at around 76 degrees. This is a good thing as it allows the product to effortlessly melt into your shin when applying a thin layer. If the weather is hot this body cream may arrive slightly melted during shipping. If this is the case, there is no need for concern as the integrity of the pomade has not been compromised. Simply let it sit in a cool place for a few hours to allow it to re-solidify. Storing this product in a cool, dark place will keep it fresh.