Other than having meaningful dreams I've been lounging around mostly today and poking at the occasional project. Mostly I'm concerned about getting my Halloween costume finished so I've been focused on that. I did take some time today to work on two more oils that I wanted to try. I wanted a dark and full scent and the two I worked on both remind me of the deep mossy crunchy leaves and crisp air of fall.
This oil makes me think of Voodoo, dark and sultry but filled with power. It has fresh Rosemary, Cloves, Orange peel, ground Nutmeg, Cherry bark, and whole Allspice. The scent of the cloves is full and sharp and it lingers in your nose. The cherry bark gives it a bit of earthy sweet, while the dried orange peel gives it a small citrus bite. I love this one, can't wait to see how it turns out.
Now this one is a different kind of dark. It reminds me of a sleeping serpent, slow but strong and slithering through tall grass. It has heaps of Green Tea, Jasmine flowers, Valerian root, Yellow Mustard seed, and Anise. The licorice note of the Anise and the awkward soury sweet of the Valerian root make this scent a little lighter. I'm excited about this one too.
Once again, both the bases of these oils are Safflower oil. I use it because it's odorless, colorless, and rich in vitamin E :)