The oil extracted from lilies has healing and softening properties. Especially, when the lily essential oil is mixed with that of calendula, it works wonderfully for sensitive skin. Some benefit has been shown for the use of Lily Fragrance Oil and Calendula in the treatment of cuprous or spider veins. Lily oil (with Calendula) can be used for massage, in a bath, after a bath, for dry cuticles and elbows, as a facial moisturizer, under-eye oil, and hot-oil treatment.
Lilium auratum was first introduced to the Western world from Japan. Lily essential oil is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the Lily plant and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil. The essential oils from the flower petals slowly migrate to the palm oil and the process is repeated until the palm oil is completely saturated with the oil of the Lily. Then the Lily oil is separated from the palm oil by alcohol which then evaporated leaving only the pure Lily oil, i.e., Lily Fragrance Oil.
Lily oil cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers. Enfleurage was the traditional method of extraction used into the early 20th century but solvent extraction using hexane has virtually replaced enfleurage, except, of course, for our own Lily Fragrance Oil. Solvent extracted Lily, called an “absolute”, is used extensively by the perfume industry but, again, not by us (no chemicals are used to extract the that we sell). Either method (enfleurage or solvent extraction) is time-consuming and oil yields are quite small for the number of materials used. Now, the most commonly found Lily used by the perfume industry is entirely synthetic and has no healing properties whatsoever. Lily perfume is often enjoyed as a single-flower oil since the rich, warm, heady floral and yet subtle aroma produced from the flowers is quite wonderful in and of itself.
Benefits of Lily Fragrance Oil
1. Supports Mental and Emotional Health
The essential oil of lily flower can be used in aromatherapy for individuals who are feeling stressed, anxious or tense due to whatever various reasons. It can also be used to alleviate depression or feelings of self-doubt and low self-esteem. It is a great agent to boost your emotional and mental spirits as well to invoke positive feelings of self-confidence.
As such, lily flower oil is great for creating feelings of happiness and inculcating a sense of security, tranquility and calmness.
How to Use it: You can add about 5-6 drops of lily flower essential oil into a tub of warm, bathing water to soak inside and to soothe your mind. Alternatively, you can diffuse the oil by using a burner, diffuser or vaporizers as aromatherapy and place it in your room or on your desk.
2. Helps Reduce Insomnia
Because of its relaxing and soothing properties, it also helps to promote a deep, peaceful and restful sleep that you deserve! This is great for those who are suffering from insomnia or who have difficulty sleeping. Having a good night’s rest is extremely imperative for the smooth functioning of your physical, vital organs and for your mental as well as emotional health.
As such, if you have trouble sleeping, try using lily flower essential oil to induce feelings of calm and zen in your mind, thus providing a natural remedy for your troubles.
How to Use it: Diffuse the oil in a diffuser or distiller and place it by your bedside table at night to relax and destress.
3. Promotes Skin Health
Lily flower essential oil is also normally used in cosmetic products because it is great for your skin too! The oil contains potent moisturizing and soothing properties which helps to prevent dry skin and skin cracks. You can use it all over your body and even as a facial moisturizer to promote moisturized and healthy skin as well as to eliminate appearances of dry, flaky skin. This thus ensures that your skin remains very supple and smooth!
How to Use it: You can actually mix lily flower oil with coconut oil and massage all over desired areas. For sensitive skin and for enhanced results, try adding calendula oil into the mix too and massage in the bath or after a bath onto dry cuticles and elbows or in any other parts of the skin which are dry.
4. Heals Wounds, Scars and Burns
Lily flower essential oil also helps to heal wounds, scars and burns incurred externally on the skin as it contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well! It helps to eradicate bacteria that may linger on the wounds or cuts, thus preventing infections which can complicate the healing process further. Not only that, it offers relief from itching and reduces inflamed as well as red skin.
Use of Lily Fragrance Oil
Lilies are a group of gorgeous, unique flowers that have captured the hearts of people around the world for centuries. Lily fragrance oils are typically exotic and floral in scent, with soft, delicate notes that make them wonderful for:
- Creating bouquet-inspired fragrance blends
- Mixing delicate, soft perfumes
- Adding to homemade candles, potpourri, body products, & more!