Essential Oil Muguet (15 mL)
Essential Oil Muguet
Muguet (Lily of the Valley) Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of Convallaria majalis and highly valued for their properties in skin care and perfumery. It has been used as a herbal remedy for several hundred years, but is found in modern-day cosmetics as a skin conditioning agent and fragrance. It is most often found in soaps, creams and powders, with its distinctive floral scent making it a popular choice.
Convallaria majalis is an herbaceous perennial plant commonly known as Lily of the Valley. The plant is native to England, North America and North Asia. Among the many, many enchanting things about France is the tradition of giving beautiful Muguet (lily of the valley) bouquets to loved ones on the first day of May. Today, a bottle of Muguet perfume, given to a loved one, presets a better value gift.
AROMA: Intense, elegant, delicately floral, with a distinct touch of greenness, surrounded by fresh, rosy-lemony nuances.
HISTORY OF USE
There are many myths and legends associated with the plant. According to Greek legend, Lily of the Valley was given by Apollo, the Sun God, to Aesculapius, the great healer. According to Christian mythology, the flowers of this plant represent the tears of Virgin Mother Mary. Apart from its medicinal and health benefits, wedding bouquets of these sweet smelling, beautiful flowers are carried by brides for good luck and prosperity in married life.
In France there is the tradition of giving beautiful Muguet (lily of the valley) bouquets to loved ones on the first day of May. The tradition began on May 1st, 1561, when King Charles IX of France was presented with Muguet flowers as a good luck charm. History does not remember who gave this perfumed gift but the king loved the idea so much that he started presenting Muguet bouquets to the ladies of his court on May 1st every year.
And that’s not all: another ancient European tradition of “bals de muguet” dances allowed a rare chance for young boys and girls to mingle without having to get parents’ permission (which could be an arduous task in those days). At these dances, the girls would dress in pure virginal white, while the boys would wear a sprig of Muguet in their buttonhole.
By the 1900s, it became traditional for French men to present Muguet flowers to their sweethearts. Hence, the day came to be affectionately nicknamed La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day) even though the official moniker is La Fête du Travail (Labor Day).
Nowadays Muguet flowers are not just about romance – they are also given as good luck charms or tokens of appreciation between close friends and family members.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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