Friday, August 15, 2014

Current Soap Selections at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary

Falling Into Autumn ~ patchouli, spike lavender, Siam wood, and nutmeg


Solstice ~ lemongrass and vetyver















Basil Lime ~ basil and lime














Arnica & Rosemary ~ arnica and rosemary

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Soap Ready August 14

The newest soap from The Scented Djinn will be ready August 14. Beautifully scented with loads of aged patchouli (no kidding, I just tipped the big liter bottle and poured), spike lavender, siam wood, and nutmeg CO2 ~ it smells heavenly! The base is a simple virgin organic olive oil, virgin organic coconut oil, and a dollop of luscious coconut cream. These soaps promise to be something spectacular.

Sexy, mad, wild, perfectly imperfect Falling Into Autumn super scented soap!

Falling Into Autumn ~ patchouli, spike lavender, siam wood & nutmeg CO2

Rose Geranium & Olive Leaf Hydrosol is BACK!

We made a batch of this toner a couple of years ago and decided since it turned out so nicely, we'd make another batch in July 2014. We made a really small batch as the materials used to make this perfect hydrosol were in limited supply. We hope to distill larger batches towards the fall and will have this hydrosol pretty much year-round -- or until we sell out.

Made with organically grown rose geranium (from my dear departed Mum's cuttings) and olive leaves plucked from an organically grown tree on a farm in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Low heat copper distilled.

2.5 oz

Tuberose & Patchouli Body Mist All Natural All Botanical

Tuberose & Patchouli Body Mist ~ sweet, lush tuberose and sweet, earthy patchouli combine to create a lovely floral body mist. We've added just a hint of vanilla because we didn't think it was sweet enough.

Use as an all over body spray. Made with distilled water, organic grape alcohol, aged patchouli essential oil, tuberose absolute, and vanilla absolute.

2.5 oz fine mist spray

Perfume Bottles for Sale from the Apothecary on Ebay

Perfume Bottles from the apothecary for sale ~

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Selling Parts of the Perfume Apothecary

Smithsonian Magazine, 1991, 'sea of roses' cover, 10 pages of perfume and perfume making information. Good condition. Nice addition to your collection ~

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Selling Vintage Educational and Library Pieces for Your Perfume Organ

Currently for sale at The Scented Djinn Apothecary are bottles of vintage oils and hand tinctured/evulsed natural perfume materials for educational purposes, or to include in a perfumer's educational library.

Snake Root Oil, Vintage 1980's ~ $6.30 per 15 ml bottle

Hyacinth Evulsion/Tincture 2008 ~ $18.00 per 15 ml bottle

Hops Oil, Vintage 1980's-1990's ~ $20.00 per 15 ml bottle

More to come in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on The Scented Djinn's Apothecary page at Etsy.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shipping Kyphi Incense Worldwide

The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary now ships our fabulous Kyphi incense worldwide!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Products at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary

New at The Scented Djinn this week ~

Helichrysum & Hemp Serum ~ soothing, lushly fragrant, radiance making skin serum made with oils specific to troubled skin.






Solstice Soap ~ fresh, uplifting, earthy, made with a gorgeous warm vintage lemongrass oil and enhanced with vetyver, nutmeg, and Peru balsam. We added a dash of petitgrain Maroc oil to give a slightly floral twist. Made at midnight on the eve of the Summer Solstice 2014.




Coming soon ~ Wildharvested Blue Gum Eucalyptus Whole Hydrosol and Organic Rosemary Whole Hydrosol.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coming Today



Helichrysum & Hemp Skin Serum is made with extra virgin olive oil, virgin hemp oil, helichrysum italicum (Immortelle/Everlasting), frankincense, lavender, and turmeric CO2 ~ all skin loving oils!

Lapsang Souchong Hydrosol is made with organic lapsang souchong tea, which is full of antioxidants. Slow distilled to present a more true to the tea scented hydrosol.


Coming Soon!

Lapsang Souchong slow distilled hydrosol, Helichrysum & Hemp Skin Serum, soaps, and bigger tins of our precious handmade kyphi incense.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mourning Incense In Store Now

Mourning Incense was created to help alleviate feelings of loss. It was carefully formulated to instill joy and hope.


Made without the traditional inclusion of dried fruit or the high quantity of dry herbs, this kyphi-style incense is more resinous, fluid, and more deeply sweet than our other kyphi incense. A very small bit goes a long, long way.

We began with intensely fragrant oakmoss, sandalwood chips, and orris root and soaked them in red wine for five days, then all the resins, frankincense, myrrh, white fir, elemi, and pinon were powdered and boiled in a vat of honey until they became a cohesive mass of sweet, fragrant resinified honey. We then added the oakmoss, santal, orris and wine to the honey blend during the last stages of cooking to bind all the ingredients. After the honey resin cooled, we then spread a layer of jasmine concrete over the top and began a process of weeks of kneading until the 'honey dough' was firm and more or less dry.

Use when the blues strike, or use when things are going well, as a sort of celebration of life and all her gifts. Mourning Incense creates a fair bit of smoke when burned, so beware.

*Please note that you will have to purchase charcoal to burn this, and all our other fabulous kyphi incense ~ we do not sell charcoals for this purpose. You may also use an electric incense burner. Charcoal can be purchased online or at smoke shops or wherever hookah is sold.

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Hydrosol!


Sacred Blend Hydrosol, a gorgeous and intensely scented hydrosol created using freshly cut white sage, cedar, and juniper is now available at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary.

Our hydrosols are slow distilled in copper or glass, and we never remove the essential oil, so you get a high quality, intensely fragrant product. A little goes a long way.

This particular hydrosol is not intended for use on skin, or internally. It is a sacred blend used by Native Americans to 'smudge' before, during, and after ceremony, and is used by all manner of human folk to cleanse their sacred spaces, be it a bedroom, an entire home, or a ceremonial space. Smudging is done by lighting the dried plant material and allowing the smoke to cleanse the space of bad spirits or negativity. Now this can be done using a non-burning medium with the same result. Our Sacred Blend Hydrosol can also be used as a linen and pillow spray. Please allow the linen or pillow to dry thoroughly before using.

We're packaging this hydrosol, and the others to come, in 2.5 ounce slim aluminum spray bottles. $15.75 plus shipping and handling.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Perfume and Perfume Related Books

Interested in natural perfumery? Try this book ~ Working the Bench (at Amazon.com).





How about soap making using perfumery techniques to scent your creations? Botanical Soap Making Using Perfumery Techniques (at Amazon.com).



Cooking with perfumery ingredients? Try A Perfumer's Cookbook, a mini-primer on using perfume oils to flavor food.

Aged Patchouli

Patchouli oil, well aged and carefully stored, can become the most subliminally beautiful material in a perfumer's palette, moving from a young, fresh earthy, musky, dusty, breathless quality to darkly floral, honied, sweet, warm, sensual, euphoric.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Independent Perfume Production

Small scale, independent, niche, natural and botanical in structure, handcrafted, hand bottled, hand labeled, optimal quality ~
 The Scented Djinn creates small batches of carefully crafted natural and botanical perfume compounds. Natural perfumes take months, even years, to formulate, and then a period of time is allowed for the finished composition to meld harmoniously.
 Rare, exotic, expensive -- the origins of the raw materials that go into making a single bottle of our lush perfume span the globe -- decadent jasmin sambac, patchouli, and santal from India, cananga and vanilla from Indonesia, vetyver, earthy and dark and carnal, hails from the soil of Haiti, roses from Morocco, labdanum from Spain, orris from the southern fields of France.
 Each bottle we pour our perfumes into is carefully selected to offer optimal variety -- our 15 ml (1/2 ounce) spray bottles are lovely and decorative,  beautifully labeled, and spray a fine mist of scent; our 10 ml roll-on bottles offer a more travel-friendly option, and our wee sample bottles give the opportunity to try a few day's worth of perfume before committing to a full bottle.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Modhlim ~ Dark Floral Parfum

Modhlim, the newest addition to The Scented Djinn's perfumes is up for sale May 15, 2014.

This is a complex floral enveloped in dark, smoky tea notes, musk, moss, grasses, and savory spices.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Mourning Kyphi in the Works

For when you're feeling your Miss Havisham coming on ~


Mourning Incense is a kyphi-style incense made with honey, frankincense, myrrh, white fir, elemi resin, pinon pine resin, oakmoss, orris, jasmine sambac concrete, and red wine.

Available June 2014 at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ta Da!

Finally, the Rose Rock soaps are done and ready to put up on Etsy. Made with a perfumed scent formulation based around patchouli and rosey essences, this is one nice, hunky, chunky, clay spa style soap that's just waiting to make you feel special.

The base soap formula is made with extra virgin olive oil, organic virgin coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil, shea butter, and loads of skin detoxifying red clay. At just the right moment, the perfume was added, made with an aged patchouli oil, bois de rose oil, clary sage oil, bergamot, blood orange, petit grain sur fleur neroli, and lavandin abrial. The soaps have a dusky rose and earth scent to them. Very nice.



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