Dappled sunlight and dew make Living Libations wild crafted Sweet Fern Essential Oil delightfully delectable. The soft, sweet rustlings of the sweet fern plant belie the grounding powers of its fairy-like scent tendrils. The sweet, airy scent dances upon giddy-green notes, just as the oil itself connects sweet sky to earthbound ground.
Botanical Name: Comptonia peregrina
Botanical Family: Myricaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Fronds and stems
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild-crafted
Composition: 100% Comptonia peregrina
Scent Description: Sweet and airy with heady base notes and subtle hints of fairy-fruit.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Fragonia, Hyssop, Poplar Balsam, Immortelle, Angelica, Rose Otto, Spruce, Douglas Fir, Laurel, Palmarosa, Mastic, Palo Santo, Lavender, Marjoram, Greenland Moss, and Silver Fir.
Uses: Floral fragrances and earthy perfumes. Benevolent in baths. Ethereal in diffusion. Elevating for meditations of simply inhaling from the bottle.
Sweet Fern insists upon ample sunlight to grow, forever seeking that magical place where the forest shade gives way to an open clearing of sun rays during the day. The plant flourishes in places where others whither and is quick to colonize land that has been burnt or otherwise destroyed. When crushed, the fern's fronds cascade a surprisingly sweet scent that transports to timelessness.
Sweet Fern Essential Oil was a staple of Native American self-care preparations. Spiritually and energetically, it is used to create a linking bridge between sky and earth. It helps build connections between that which needs to soar and be free and that which needs to stay grounded and stable.
The essence of Sweet Fern benevolently bonds the melodious-molecules between body (earth) and spirit (sky).
"Many people I interviewed had used Sweet Fern [the plant not the essential oil] to deal with Poison Ivy. A strong tea was made by simmering the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. For severe cases, a clean rag was dunked in the tea, wrapped around the poison area, and left to set."
~ Elisabeth Janos, Country Folk Herbals
"The chief olfactory families were floral, oriental, chypre, citrus and fern. Perfume concentration was defined in terms of how the perfume was used. What is more, apprentice perfumers had to be familiar with some forty archetypes that represented the aesthetic canons of perfumery."
~ Jean-Claude Ellena, The Diary of a Nose
"The fougère (fern) genre has historically been the most fertile source of great masculine fragrances. Fougères are built on an accord between lavender and coumarin, with every conceivable variation and elaboration. Great perfumery accords are like dominoes: when juxtaposed, the materials must have a number in common."
~ Turin and Sanchez, Perfumes