Kenyan Cocoa Butter Soap with sugar cane juice

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Introducing a new unscented soap, made from simple but luxurious ingredients: organic cocoa butter, sugar cane juice right here from Barbados, olive oil and coconut oil. Fragrance free, palm oil free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. This soap will be available on Saturdays at Hastings Farmers Market, The Artsplash Centre, Christ Church from 9 am – 1 pm.

Givaudan’s perfumery school

Givaudan is a Swiss manufacturer of flavour and fragrance components, and considered the largest company in the industry. Their products are developed mainly for the food, beverage and perfume industries, as well as for household goods (laundry detergents, cleaning solutions, etc.) and for personal care products.  This short video is an introduction to their perfumery school… Read More

New Sugar Cane Syrup Soap

The first in the series of sugar cane syrup soaps is now available. It was made from a homemade glycerin soap base that has been infused with fresh hand pressed sugar cane juice, cane sugar, and ylang ylang essential oils. Five scented mini soaps in a beautifully illustrated gift box. The sugar cane syrup is first obtained from the freshly pressed juice of sugar… Read More

Lime notes in perfumery

  Limes come from a small, thorny evergreen citrus tree with dark green leaves and small white flowers (blossoms) which turn into the fruit. Native to South-East Asia, it is naturalized in many tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. In the Caribbean, for example, it’s common to see a lime tree growing in the backyard of… Read More

More thoughts on frangipani

I decided to re-analyze the frangipani absolute from Haiti for the first time since I wrote about it here and what a difference a year makes! The aroma straight from the bottle has definitely mellowed a lot, and it is now more floral, sweet and fruity. I am also able to smell frangipani flowers on… Read More

Chocolate Cosmos – cocoa scented flower

There are many scented flowers out there, but some of the most intriguing are those that smell like chocolate. Who wouldn’t want their garden to pack a little cocoa power! Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) is one flower I am dying to smell in my lifetime. Native to Mexico, it’s also known as ‘Chocamocha’ and smells… Read More

Jasmine

I’ve started a board on Pinterest dedicated to all things fragrantly jasmine: Jasmine Tea Jelly - Better Homes & Gardens Jasmine & Golden Plum Iced Tea - Miss Mallory on Flickr Jasmine-Scented Tapioca Pudding with Kiwifruit -Williams-Sonoma Old World Jasmine Flower Water - Crabtree & Evelyn    

Mother’s Day Giveaway – win a free fine art print!

Update: This competition closed on Tuesday, May 6th and a lucky winner was chosen. Hi everyone, For a chance to win an exclusive Hibiscus Tea botanical print for Mother’s Day, please visit the wedding blog Bajan Wed for more details and enter to win! This giveaway is open to a worldwide audience and closes on May 5th. The winner… Read More

Grenadian Chocolate Perfume

Inspired by the complex, aromatic cocoa beans found growing on the island of Grenada, Grenadian Chocolate Eau de Parfum features notes of rich, bittersweet dark chocolate obtained from the fruit and seeds of the cocoa bean plant has been used to give a genuine chocolate aroma. Top: Fruits Heart: White floral and rose accord, clove Base: chocolate, vanilla, woods Fragrance… Read More

Agarwood in the Bible

Agarwood is mentioned five times in the Bible. Four times in the Old Testament (Numbers 24:6; Psalms 45:8, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14) and once in the New Testament (John 19:39). It is sometimes referred to as aloes or aloeswood in these passages, which has  nothing to do with the aloe vera plant that we know of… Read More