These titles sound so enchanting, don't they? The luxurious aromas of these flowers are so fragile that they are not often, if at all, found in essential oils. Often, they are made into absolutes, a process that uses a solvent to extract the delicate fragrances from these flowers. During the manufacturing of absolutes the natural solid wax from the plant is left behind. This is called floral wax. It retains a milder aroma than is found in the absolute, but its creamy texture makes it a desirable ingredient in its own right. Floral waxes can be incorporated into creams, lotions, balms and solid perfumes. They tend to be very hard and can sometimes take a little coaxing to melt , but the effort can be very rewarding!
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