|A wonderful fragrance oil that can be found at IndigoFragrance on ETSY|
The greatest gift from the Peony flower is its muscle relaxing properties. It can used as a soothing balm and message lotion and the scent is so much more pleasant than Ben Gay. It is also known to be helpful topically during menstrual cycles in relieving cramps. Unfortunately to really benefit from that property you have to make it fresh right from the flowers because there is no way to save the natural scent or oil past a reasonable amount of time. Thank goodness for synthetic oils but they most likely will not have that same property; they just smell nice.
Peony is not known in aromatherapy because there are no true natural essential Peony oils made. It is one of those flowers that during the distillation process the scent becomes spoiled. But since I love the scent of Peony so much I thought it would be worth mentioning in my Thursday's post. Fragrance is an important part of my life and although these are synthetic I see my spirits just completely lift when I start warming my favorite candles and diffusers. Make sure that you look for a top grade fragrance oil and that it is not "cut" if you want to purchase the oil itself. There are also many nice products that use Peony fragrance already made for you and ready to go.
|This delicate Peony is actually Soap! Beautiful and available at The Charming Frog http://www.etsy.com/shop/thecharmingfrog?ref=seller_info|
Always test for allergies and sensitivities prior to using products that contain essential or fragrant oil. Aromatherapy and holistic remedies should always be discussed with your physician prior to use and should never take the place of medical treatment.