LotR Collection: Lothlórien Blend
Curious about my Middle-Earth Oils? Here's a bit more about the Lothlórien blend, which is part of the LotR Collection!
LOTHLÓRIEN: heady, flower-studded woods encased in sparkling, golden citruses
- Yuzu [Citrus junos] - bright, fruity
- Bergamot [Citrus bergamia] - green, fruity
- Copaiba Balsam [Copaifera officinalis] - woodsy, fresh
- Lavender [Lavandula augustifolia] - herbal, floral
- Ho Wood [Cinnamomum camphora] - woodsy, cooling
- Myrrh [Commiphora myrrha] - dry, resinous, earthy
- Jasmine [Jasminum sambac] - intense, floral
Lothlórien is a realm of ageless magic and lofty flet dwellings in the towering mellyrn trees. The scent of this realm deserved notes with sacred connotations. The golden hues of the mellyrn leaves and Galadriel's iconic hair inspired my use of bright citruses and the deep golden oil distilled from jasmine flowers.
Top Notes: Yuzu and Bergamot. Yuzu is an especially bright scent, a cross between lemon, lime, and grapefruit. Together with the greener scent of Bergamot, these citruses add a light effervescence to the blend.
Middle Notes: Lavender, Ho Wood, and Copaiba Balsam. In addition to its camphorous nature, Ho Wood also has high levels of linalool, the calming component so prevalent in Lavender. With Copaiba, these three are a trifecta of therapeutic calm, perfect for when you are weary with grief and much toil.
Base Notes: Jasmine and Myrrh. Earthy and resinous, Myrrh is a deeply meditative scent steeped in ritual. Jasmine is an intense floral, but I couldn't resist using it when it so closely resembles Tolkien's Niphredil flowers, pale snowdrop-like blooms common in the forests of Lothlórien.