Frangipani : Tree of Life
Botanical Name: Plumeria Rubia
Country of Origin: Comoros Island
Frangipani essential oil is the wonderful sweet smelling essential oil, which comes from the plumeria flower. Ancient Indians have believed the Plumeria plant to be the “Tree of Life” due to its healing capacity. The oil itself is said to rejuvenate and refresh the mind, body, and spirit of those who inhale.
Flower of Frangipani
Frangipani is one of the most enticing and captivating scents due to its uplifting and soul soothing qualities and Ancient Indians believed it to be the “Tree of Life” due to its healing capacity.
Frangipani evokes deep internal cleansing that refreshes the body, mind and soul.
Tree of Frangipani
Culture and History
In Mesoamerica, Frangipani have carried complex symbolic significance for over two millennia, with striking examples from the Maya and Aztec periods into the present. Among the Maya, Frangipani have been associated with deities representing life and fertility, and the flowers also became strongly connected with female sexuality.
These are now common naturalized plants in South and Southeast Asia. They are also associated with temples in both Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cultures.
Uses of Frangipani:
Frangipani is a common ingredient in much fragranced soap, candles, massage oils and potpourris. The flowers of the plant are also considered scared in certain tropical nations such as Bali and India, where they are used in religious ceremonies.
Frangipani is a fragrant flowering tree. The oil of the colorful flower, also known as the Hawaiian Lei flower, has been used in perfumery since the 16th century, usually as a top or heart note.
FRANGIPANI IN SKIN CARE
Frangipani/Plumeria essential oil has long been revered in traditional medicine for its therapeutic properties. The lovely colors and aroma of plumeria flowers represent natural beauty. It is a deciduous shrub or tree with scented blooms that range in color from pink to white with golden accents in the center.
Moisturize skin: Glycosides in Frangipani help to get other vital ingredients absorbed into the skin to hydrate the skin by binding onto water molecules. It also supports healthy collagen production.
Anti-ageing : Frangipani keeps skin supple and toned thanks to an organic substance, Lignin. It is also used in anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and skin toning products. Oxidative stress-induced tissue damage can also be diminished with the use of this essential oil.
- How to use for face care : Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
- How to use for body care : Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.
FRANGIPANI IN HEALTH CARE
Maintains healthy body: Frangipani has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This maintains a healthy body by virtue of eliminating harmful toxins and free radicals from the tissues. The oil’s purifying qualities protect the organs from damage.
Increase libido: A natural aphrodisiac,Frangipani allows you to connect passionately with your partner during intimacy. Often used in perfumes for its sensual aroma,Frangipani can also promote inner peace and confidence.
HOW TO USE :
In a nebuliser or oil burner
BLENDS WELL WITH
Frangipani blends with other floral oils and citrus oils like Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose and Ylang Ylang.
Frangipani has emmenagogue properties, so it should be avoided during pregnancy as it may lead to miscarriage. This oil is best used topically, diluted in a safe carrier oil.