Sporting bright purple clusters of blooms, lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) are familiar perennials found in temperate climates throughout the world. Native to southeastern Europe and Asia, these lovely star-like flowers can be found thriving amongst the rocky hills of the Balkan Peninsula. They are a staple ornamental plant in many fragrant gardens and have had a significant impact on cultures near and far for generations!
Floral and jasmine-like, with hints of honey pollen
History of Lilac
Derived from the Greek word “syrinks” meaning “pipe,” lilacs have a distinct importance in myths and folklore. Celtic culture believes that these flowers are magical, carrying those who inhale the rich aroma into a supernatural fantasy world. In ancient Greek mythology, Pan, god of forests and fields, fell for a beautiful nymph named Syringa. When she ran from his advances, she was turned into the divine lilacs with help from Artemis. Pan took the hollow wood of the lilacs and created the first pan pipe, a tradition followed by shepherds for generations.
How to Use Lilac Fragrance Oil
Enjoy the clean, intimate aroma of lilac fragrance oil in candle making, incense, potpourri, soaps, deodorants and other bath and body products!
To learn how to make your own unique homemade candles, check out this simple step-by-step on The Pipe Line!