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December 6, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the…

Carnation – Dianthus caryophyllus

Aroma – Rich, floral, spicy, honey-clove

Parts Used – Flower heads

Extraction Method – Solvent extraction then alcohol extraction which produces an absolute.

Therapeutic Properties – Calmative, sedative

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Interesting Facts – The name may derive from the fact that the flower was woven into ancient garlands and crowns, hence carnation. Symbolic of divine love and said to bring luck.

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