Frangipani is a beautiful oil to have in an angelic or perfume blend.
Synonyms: White frangipani, caterpillar tree.
Aroma: Floral, sweet.
Colour: Pale yellow.
Plant: This large evergreen shrub has narrow elongated leaves, large and strongly perfumed white flowers with a yellow centre.
Main Growing Areas: South & Central America, Caribbean, Australia, India.
Major Constituents: Benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate, 2-phenylethyl benzoate.
Interesting snippets: Named in honour of Charles Plumier (1648-1704) a botanist and Franciscan Monk who travelled the world in search of plant species for medicinal use.
Frangipani flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them.
According to Chinese culture, a frangipani flower symbolizes love and portrayal of one’s feelings.
Part of Plant used / Extraction: Flowers solvent extracted.
Therapeutic actions: Use to treat bruises, warts and wounds.
Emotional and Spiritual: Frangipani restores inner peace and harmony and reminds you of the beauty of your soul’s infinite journey.
She can make you feel very comfortable with yourself and give inner peace, self-awareness and confidence.
She represents spring and new life as well as the beginning or birth of something.
Frangipani is also excellent for people who are feeling sad, down and defeated.
Fragrant Change Healing Card: I can begin anew any time I choose.
Safety: Non-irritating, non-sensitising, non-toxic.
Note: Available as both an absolute and reconstituted. Reconstituted is a blend of the absolute with natural and nature identical ingredients although the aroma is sweeter the therapeutic value is lower.
Sources: Hodges C, Fragrant Change Healing Cards (2015)