BOTANICAL NAME: plumeria alba
ORIGIN: South America, North America, Hawaii
PARTS USED: flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent
FRAGRANCE: sweet, heady, fruity, floral
AROMATIC BENEFITS: promotes peace and harmony
MAGICAL USES: love
PHYSICAL USES: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin refresher
The Frangipani flower is Mother Nature's symbol of perfection. The Frangipani tree, its flowers, and its fragrance, invoke memories of paradise, peace, tranquility and perfection deep within our subconscious. The Frangipani is therefore considered sacred to many cultures. The plant is associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures. In several Pacific islands, such as Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, and the Cook Islands, Frangipani is used for making leis. In modern Polynesian culture, it can be worn by women to indicate their relationship status - over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if not. The name Frangipani is an English derivative of the French name Frangipanier, and the common old English name was "nosegay".
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