HOW OUR FLORAL ESSENCES ARE MADE (Oils)
Mother's Fragrances Essences are high quality perfume compounds which contain no alcohol. Alcohol dries the skin. Oils moisturize it. Each 1/3 fl. oz. bottle is equivalent in volume to one full ounce of a fine quality alcohol-based perfume.
We employ the finest natural ingredients in Mother's Fragrances Essences, including French rose oil, geranium oil bourbon, Mysore sandalwood oil, Singapore patchouli, ylang ylang bourbon, citronella neroli, jasmine and tuberose absolute, and clove oil Madagascar, as well as natural resinoids including benzoin, labdanum, styrax, vanilla and pure balsam. In addition we employ derivatives from oils such as geraniol (from geranium leaves) and rhodinol (from palmarosa grass).
Our essences contain no animal products. The base for our Amber and Musk fragrances is ambrette seeds, to which other spices, natural oils and derivatives of natural oils are added.
Mother's Fragrances Essences are uncut, whereas most perfume oils on the market are diluted with chemical solvents. All of our essences are blends, except for our Pure Patchouli from Singapore. We blend our essences to give them the natural fixative properties lost on extraction from the plant, and to create beautiful new fragrances. For example, our Patchouli blend combines Singapore Patchouli and Rose Oil with a touch of clove, and our Musk has an accent of saffron. Since natural Jasmine and Tuberose oil are prohibitively expensive -- one of our small bottles would have to sell for $60 to $200 -- we use them only in small amounts blended with natural oil of Ylang ylang and a floral extract from Citronella Grass which contains the scented substance.
Mother's Fragrances Essences are very concentrated. One drop is enough to last for many hours, the exact time depending on the individual. These fragrances can be placed on the skin and clothing, and used to scent bath water and massage oils. Our essences reveal their fullest fragrance when applied to the skin. The best fragrance will emerge about one hour after application.