Monday, October 3, 2011

Lavender Balm (And Ale)

Yesterday I helped Lily create a creamy butter balm for her best customer. And when she added her signature ingredient, the lovely and fragrant lavender essential oil, I learned something new. Essential oils are distilled from the leaves, flowers, bark, or roots – truly the essence of the plant. Fragrance oils are artificially created synthetics. “Not that they don’t smell good,” she told me. “But watch out for that woman with the New-Age, breathy voice immersed in a bathtub surrounded by candles – if she tells you the watermelon fragrance is an essential oil, she’s lying!” And what better way to toast a bit of new information than with a bottle of Longshot Honey B’s Lavender Ale

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