This plant I would love to lay my hands on.
Historically one of the most famous perfume plants, the ancient Persimmon (not to be confused with the modern persimmon fruit). The ancient plant was grown by the shore of the Dead Sea, and was called
Balsam oil by the Greeks of that time, and is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies, in medical preparations and as a perfume oil.
Pliny, the Roman writer, historian and natural Philosopher, wrote that the ancient Persimmon oil was treasured as high as gold.
Sadly today, nobody knows what happened to this plant.
In 1988 a jar of oil, believed to be a rare finding of the fragrant oil of the persimmon, was discovered in the Qumran caves beside the Dead Sea in Israel. The oil was still liquid, but had lost all its fragrance. The researchers also found another unique feature of the oil, besides being 2000 years old, unlike other oils which normally float in water, this one sunk.
Today perfume oils are seldom used in commercial perfume making, as their fragrant staying power is limited to three to four months.
I dream about the days when we went to/goes to our own herbal maker (if we were/are, not able to make it ourselves), to get fresh and pure facial & body products for the coming month.
higher self meditation
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
-Deva Premal-Gayatri mantra