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Flower Waxes

by Jeanne Rose


      Essential flower wax is the vegetable wax (like beeswax) from the flowers, the solid material that is left after the plant scent is alcohol extracted and chilled. This separates the wax (the solid material) from the essential oil. This process and new perfume substance can only be done in the laboratory or in the perfume industry. The production of essential wax is a result of solvent extraction that is used on delicate flowers whose scent would be destroyed by steam distillation. Only the flowers that are undamaged and are freshly picked and selectively chosen are collected and taken to the extraction plant. The flowers are mixed with the solvent, which results in the floral concrète. The concrète is then thoroughly mixed with and dissolved in high proof alcohol. Then this is chilled. The fragrant tincture and wax separates via the cold and the tincture is filtered off. The wax is collected. The alcohol tincture is treated via vacuum distillation or simple evaporation that removes the alcohol leaving the absolute (scent).
~Flowers are picked
~Flowers taken to the extraction plant
~Flowers are crushed
~Flowers mixed with high-proof alcohol
~Mixture is chilled = WAX + fragrant tincture
~Wax extracted + Scent
~The Essential Wax is mixed with 100% virgin Hazelnut oil (which contains phospholipids, Oleic
acid, vitamin E & carotenoids).
~Resulting substance is used in a concentration of 0.5- 10% in cosmetic Products
~Flowers are picked
~Flowers taken to the extraction plant
~Flowers mixed with solvent = Floral concrète
~Floral concrète is dissolved with high-proof alcohol
~Mixture is chilled = WAX + fragrant tincture
~Wax collected separately
~Fragrant tincture is treated with vacuum distillation or evaporation = Absolute + alcohol
~Absolute used in perfumery

The Essential Wax is also mixed with 100% virgin Hazelnut oil (which contains phospholipids, Oleic acid, vitamin E & carotenoids). This process carries all the valuable fatty components (carotenoids) in their original state into the raw wax that is naturally produced from the flowers. The wax becomes linked with the vegetable triglycerides. The wax is stable and 100% natural and not susceptible to oxidation, so there is no need to add any (exogenous) type of antioxidants.

1. The waxes have the melting point of the temperature of the human body. As a result, when the
wax is applied, it immediately melts and creates a fine lipid-rich film that protects the skin and
feels pleasant to the touch. With this low melting point, the wax can be readily combined with
other ingredients used to make cosmetics without the need for high temperatures.

2. The waxes linked to the vegetable triglycerides show cosmetic activities that are not seen in the
original raw materials alone.

3. Resulting substance is used in a concentration of 0.5-5% in cosmetic Products.
If using the virgin Hazelnut oil is 100% natural and subjected to a very rigorous selection process
based on the criteria of low peroxide, low acidity, correct ripeness of the nut and it is extracted in
a hydraulic, cold-extraction process. The extraction process involves neither organic solvents nor
high temperatures. With this process, the phospholipids and vitamin E that are naturally present
are carried through into the end product.
There are as many waxes as there are flowers being treated by solvent extraction. Some that are
available to us are Orange Flower wax, Narcissus wax, Cassie wax, Jasmine wax, Rose wax,
Tuberose wax and others. Waxes can be used as part of the solid base of solid perfumes or it can
be added to skin care products where the waxes properties are to soften, moisturize, soothe, as an
emollient and others.

Essential Flower Wax Properties
Neroli Floral Wax #602
Citrus bigaradia from France
1250 flowers = 1 gram of wax

Aids in blocking harmful UV rays
Antioxidant properties
Calming and soothing to skin
Contains carotenoids
Helps eliminate dead skin cells
Helps improve dull hair
Helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Rich in Vitamin E
Softens skin
Tones and soothes sensitive skin
Use in skin care products; lotions, creams, sunscreen, and balms and for all your Anti-aging
Read about Essential Flower Wax at my website.

In San Francisco at the 'House of 1000 Aromatic Wonders'™, 219 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117.
August 14-17 and Aug 20-23, 2012. Every day from 9-5 in San Francisco, CA
This is a full course, encompassing the 7-part series of Blending, Perfumery, Bases, Accords, Tinctures, Carriers,
and Alcohol. It includes 4-natural perfumery courses, all course booklets, 2 textbooks, scent blotters and the
Basic 7 Vocabulary of Odor©. It includes all goods and tangibles. This includes free time to peruse the hundreds
of Jeanne Rose absolutes, essential oils, and CO2 and antique and library odors for analysis. Can be paid by
check or credit card in full. [If paid in full the amount is $2650].
IF paid in payments, the cost is $950 x 3 to be paid in full by July 1, 2012. PH 415-564-6785 Call to
and aromaticplant@yahoo.com •The House of 1000 Aromatic Wonders
OCTOBER 13-14, 2012 (Learning/Making/Combining Therapy) San Francisco, CA. $420
We will learn how to incorporate and make the most of essential oils and herbs in combination and the secrets that Jeanne
Rose has acquired over the last 40 years. Personalize your strategies in healing. Share the ways in which herbalism and
aromatherapy may provide complementary assistance. Jeanne says, 'Aromatherapy is to Herbalism as surgery is to
medicine-, during this seminar you will learn how to care for many conditions using a complete treatment program. Learn
how to choose the best Essential Oils to work well with the best Herbs for various condition - the trick is finding out
when and how to use both, for herbs and essential oils compliment one another most graciously.
Volume 2 -- Aromatherapy Treatments Book II will be given in class (a $209.00 free gift).
Volume 1 -- Aromatherapy Treatments Book I, 88 full treatments from 2010 is available for $100.00 SAT & SUN - 9-4 p.m.
- Supplies & samples are provided with the class at no charge. [Enrollment limited] -
Call 415-564-6785
219 Carl St., San Francisco, CA 94117

Jeanne Rose, San Francisco, CA 94117 - PH 415-564-6785
- http://www.JeanneRose.net
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- http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/jeannerosenews/


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