Peeking out from behind its heart-shaped leaves, the humble violet represents shyness and modesty – but also death, for it is the flower of Persephone, a quiet and unassuming goddess who reigns as Queen of the Underworld for half of each year.
It is said that Persephone was walking in a field of violets when she was first spotted by Hades. After Hades took her away to the underworld, Persephone’s mother Demeter made the earth barren until Persephone was returned to her. However, while in the Underworld, Persephone had eaten a pomegranate seed, thus binding her to the place. Demeter and Hades struck a bargain, whereby Persephone spent half the year on Earth, and half in the Underworld. The return of the violet each February signifies the return of Persephone to her mother, and Demeter’s subsequent lifting of winter.
All our synthetic fragrance notes are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, with both natural and synthetic materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.
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Vetiver Aromatics provides the supplies, resources, and information you need to make your own perfume. We are located in Charlestown, Indiana.