May Oil of the Month Reveal: Butterfly Lily Co-Extraction

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Butterfly Lily oil of the month

May Oil of the Month Reveal: Butterfly Lily Co-Extraction

Allow us to introduce you to the fascinatingly fresh and fundamentally floral Butterfly Lily Co-Extraction: your May Oil of the Month!

As the Monarch Butterflies passed during their yearly migration, we took our Butterfly Lily bottles to the roof of the warehouse and were able to coax those pretty pollinators into blessing each and every one. Okay, okay, it might not have happened exactly like that. But the Monarchs probably did bless the beautiful flowers used for this blend.

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Butterfly Lily Co-Extraction

This month’s aromatic oil is created by extracting the Butterfly Lily blossom together with a fractionation of Cabreuva Wood. Butterfly Lillies grow four to six feet tall and produce fragrant flowers that look a lot like butterflies (hence the name). Its flowers are soft and white when they are young but become a pale yellow when ripe. Once they are ripe, farmers in small villages pick the delicate blossoms by hand. Cabreuva Nerolidol is extracted using low temperatures and molecular distillation from the tropical Cabreuva Wood (Myrocarpus fastigiatus) and has a sweet, woodsy, slightly floral scent. By extracting the precious oils from the flowers and wood together, we’ve created a uniquely multifaceted fragrance reminiscent of blooming lilies and lilacs with green, herbaceous top notes.

This co-extraction is particularly beneficial for promoting relaxation and deep sleep. For that, diffuse it at the end of the day to help you wind down using 2-3 drops in your diffuser. It blends particularly well with other calming, deep oils like Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Vetiver. Or you can try diluting it to 2-3% in your favorite unscented lotion, cream, or massage oil. Naturally, Butterfly Lily’s fresh floral aroma makes it a fitting addition to room and linen sprays, as well as perfumery. Keep reading and you’ll find an easy DIY for a simple solid perfume. Also, we chose a solid perfume because it helps keep the aroma on your skin for a longer period of time. You can use Butterfly Lily on its own or create your own blend!

Some Things to Know

  • Ingredients: Butterfly Lily, Cabreuva Nerolidol
  • KidSafe: No
  • Pregnancy Safe: No
  • Nursing Safe: No
  • Pup & Pony Approved: No
  • Shelf Life: 2-3 years
  • Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
  • Oils to Blend With: BergamotCedarwood, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver

*For a printable version, click here.

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Butterfly Kisses Solid Perfume

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do: 

Melt beeswax over a double boiler and add your carrier oil. Now remove from heat and add 7-10 drops of Butterfly Lily. Stir well, then pour into small tins or jars and cap tightly to cool.

Don’t forget to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group for more amazing DIYs.


24 thoughts on “May Oil of the Month Reveal: Butterfly Lily Co-Extraction”

  • Butterfly lily is one of my favorites i hope they bring that one back and leave it.i would really like another bottle.

  • Absolutely love this oil! It smells amazing! I use to live in Hawaii and it reminds me of pikake ( a flower used to make leis). It’s a soft floral scent and I find it very soothing! Makes me miss the islands

  • Absolutely love Thai oil!! My favourite ever! It love it first for its scent, a little goes a long way. But then I find it helping me to have deep sleep!!! Thanks so much PT for bring us this wonderful oil!

  • I really enjoyed this Oil of the Month, Butterfly Lily. It definitely reminds me of lilacs and they’re among my very favorite scents! Unfortunately, before I realized how much I had used, it was gone… How can I get a replacement? And past club oils.. You’ve got me hooked, now how do I get more??

    1. Hi Dana, usually there is a limited supply of our Oils of the Month. If there are any left over, you can reach out to our customer satisfaction team and purchase one directly through them. However I know Butterfly Lily was especially popular, so we may have sold out. But it’s worth reaching out to find out!

  • I’m sure hoping that this becomes a permanent oil for sale because it smells incredible. I’m rationing it out. Please carry butterfly lily on the regular so I don’t have to act all hoardy with it!

  • This was my first OOTM, and I was so impressed by the beautiful packaging and information regarding the oil. Butterfly lily smelled really delicate and beautiful, just like a lily.

  • Butterfly Lily is a beautiful scent, I agree with some of the other reviewers it should be always available! I have gone thru almost half of my bottle and now holding back on using it because I don’t want it to finish! Thank you OOTM!

  • That’s oil has been a pleasant surprise! I love most of the OOTM oils but this one is one of my favs. It would be nice to have access to it permanently

  • Thank you for this recipe. I am really enjoying Butterfly Lily. It’s so soothing to me.

  • This oil was beyond AMAZING. I’ve always wanted a scent that captured a walk in the woods in the spring time and this scent absolutely does it. I’ve turned it into a solid perfume to help make it last longer, but sadly the bottle was emptied before the end of May. Would love to see this as part of your inventory in the spring.

  • Love this- hope it’s a permanent item soon!! I’m on the lookout for the printable insert…. is there one this month?

  • Absolutely LOVE butterfly lily! Please please PLEASE add this to your inventory. I’m not even out of it yet and I need more!

  • This is my favorite Oil I have received so far. I hope you add this one to your inventory. The scent is so delicate and puts me in mind of neroli.

  • This oil has become one of my absolute favorites! This and the “Best Mom Ever” blend! First time receiving an OOTM and I’d say it was a total success! ❤️❤️

  • This sounds lovely. What is the dilution percentage for this particular recipe?
    I’m hoping to make it when I receive my oil but I may change the amounts of each ingredient. Do you include the beeswax when working out the dilution for adding the essential oil? Thankyou.

    1. Hi Jodi, this is right about a 1% dilution for the solid perfume. If you change the amount, you will want to count the beeswax pearls when you consider your dilution.

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