A 1918 recipe!
Violet massage cream for the neck and shoulders! A beautiful rich cream especially useful for natural pain relief...and an aphrodisiac!
A bit about Violets
Violet oils are an effective alternative natural pain relief to many over the counter medicines. It is an analgesic, expectorant and a decongestant, which makes it particularly helpful for any types of aches and pains. Violets have been long regarded for their delicate and sublime aroma. They were very popular in the Victorian times.
What can Violets do?
Violets were mentioned by Homer and Virgil, and were used by the Athenians "to moderate anger," to "procure sleep" and "to comfort and strengthen the heart." Blue Violet Leaf has been used medicinally for over two thousand years, and in ancient times, it was used as a treatment for skin cancer, to ease temper and to prevent headache and dizziness. Many arthritis sufferers have found pain relief by applying violet essential oil to the affected areas. In addition, it can be used to reduce swelling and inflammation when massaged into the painful area 3-4 times a day.
Please Note: This recipe does not have any modern stabilizers in- so in time it may separate a little. This is perfectly normal and natural. Just give it a good shake or stir it up. It will keep longer if it's refrigerated- but it doesn't need to be. This is why pharmacists sold creams in little jars.
Almond Oil, Bees Wax, Jojoba, Violet Fragrance Oil, Benzoin, Organic Violet Water, Organic Blue Violet Tincture
Photo courtesy of LBCC Historical.