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A recipe used dating from 1893-1927!
Can be used as a light perfume, linen/room spray, in bath water or laundry...and more! We love a splash in our lingerie washing basin!
HIstorically Violets were associated with love,luck, wisdom, protection, and associated with Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Though, as a Scorpio I just love violets!
Some information and history on violets from LBCC Historical:
Violets can help relieve pain. It is an analgesic, expectorant and a decongestant, which makes it particularly helpful for any types of aches and pains. The smell of violets have been revered for centuries, but the flower itself can't give off enough oil and when it does the smell doesn't last long. Therefore, for centuries, oil has been extracted from the leaves and flowers but in addition, other violet smelling ingredients have been used like Orris Root. It is said that true violet oil does not exist. And the violet/leaf oil does not carry the true violet smell. They both have different scents. The flower possesses a sweet powdery, woody-floral scent which is due to ionones in the flower. These ionones were first separated from Parma violets by Tiemann and Kruger in 1893. The discovery of ionones triggered the successful production of synthetic violet notes identical in scent. This means that before 1893 - using the oil produced by the flowers and leaves, one was not able to obtain the exact violet flower scent. After 1893 Violet waters, perfume, cosmetics, and toiletry products became very popular with the introduction of synthetic violet. Our violet water is post 1893. We bring you the true scent of Violets just like the 20th century women loved.
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Violet oil, water, alcohol
Photos courtesy of LBCC Historical