Meet September's Oil of the Month - Periploca! - Everyday Essentials

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Meet September’s Oil of the Month – Periploca!

For the month of September, we are offering a rare, gourmand aroma from the roots of a flowering vine. Our 5 mL Periploca Natural Fragrance is available throughout September as our Oil of the Month.

Periploca Natural Fragrance

A rare botanical treat, Periploca presents intriguing, complex aromatic qualities not easily found in the world of aromatherapy. Its sultry, gourmand scent opens with subtle cucumber-like top notes before unfolding into deeper nuances of creamy vanilla and almond. Cherished throughout the fragrance industry for the sophistication it brings to perfumes, now you can enjoy this treasured oil in your own collection. Periploca makes a delightful addition to your favorite DIY recipes, roll-ons, and essential oil blends. The warm, inviting scent helps to evoke a sense of relaxation and creates a cozy environment when diffused. 

The essential oil is obtained from the roots of the Periploca sepium, also known as the Chinese Silk Vine. This climbing vine explodes with fragrant summer blooms of green and purple flowers against showy, dark green glossy leaves. However, it is the roots of this deciduous shrub that are most valuable, thanks to its unique and intoxicating aroma. At full strength, Periploca is thick and mostly solid, making it unusable in many applications. To make this into a workable product for diffusion, topical applications, and DIYs, the natural fragrance fixative ingredient triethyl citrate has been added. This gentle, biodegradable ingredient helps to thin out Periploca, making it mobile enough to use in a variety of ways. 

Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Periploca sepium

Country of Origin: China

Plant Part Used: Root/Rhizomes

KidSafe/ Pregnancy Safe/ Nursing Safe/ Pup & Pony Safe: No

Primary Constituents: 

  • 2-Hydroxy-para-anisaldehyde
  • Peonol
  • Palmitic Acid

Aromatic Scent: Gourmand, warm, vanilla and almond-like scent

Aromatic Note: Base

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 1-2% in a carrier.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. External use only.

Blends Well With: Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Sweet Musk Diffuser Blend

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Mix all oils together to create a stock formula (makes approximately 5 mL). Add 3-5 drops per 100 mL of water in your diffuser to enjoy this relaxing, sweet musk and woodsy scent.

Let us know what you think about Periploca Natural Fragrance! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.

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2 thoughts on “Meet September’s Oil of the Month – Periploca!”

  • More of a question… I read this blog post today and after reading through the entire article, even scrolling to the very bottom of the page, Ican’t seem to find the “questions” to earn points.
    I’ve actually read several blogs during the last 6-9 months and have never found any questions, after any blogs, to answer.
    What am I missing…?

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