Macerated Orchid Oil ~ Anacamptis morio (L.)

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East India has a rich tradition of intertwining scent, sensuality, and spirituality. The following snippet illuminates the role of scent in love play. It is taken from the classic Indian poem Ritusanhara. "Lovers lie together on their girdled, round hips covered with silken robes, or on sandalwood anointed breasts, heavy with ornaments. They seek help from fragrant flowers, set in coiffures after a bath, to intoxicate and delight their lovers."

A beautiful expression of this energy is from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, "in the embrace of his beloved, a man forgets the whole world, everything both within and without." "In the very same way, he who embraces the Self knows neither within nor without."

For a moment, close your eyes and take in the warm scented erotism, intwined with spirituality and deep connection, in your minds eye. The following blend brings this languid energy of exploring with delight your beloved into your life.  


Blend 15 drops clary sage essential oil, 5 drops Rose otto absolute, 10 drops sandalwood (Australian) essential oil in 1oz Macerated Orchid Oil.

Clary sage is slow, seductive, warm, and desirous.

Rose otto is luxurious and bring out your deepest feelings, desires, and a radiantly open heart.  

Sandalwood is rich, warm, sensuous, and elevating.  


Macerated Orchid Oil is also the perfect base oil for creating fertility blends. The following essential oils are recommended by Australasian College of Health Sciences.  

Fertility Essential Oils for Women: Cypress, savoy, angelica, geranium, sweet basil, clary sage, nutmeg, cajeput, fennel, Roman chamomile, thyme, star anise. 

Fertility Essential Oils for Men: Cumin, angelica, clary sage, sweet basil, common sage. 


The orchid has a potent energy and historically has been associated with fertility and sexuality. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl. Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23/24 – 79) known, as Pliny the Elder was a Roman author, a naturalist and natural philosopher, claimed that even holding the roots of an orchid would stimulate one to ecstasy.

 The Latin word for orchid is orchis, which comes from the Greek orkhis, meaning testicle, because of the twin bulbs resembling testicles. The Romans believed that orchids came into being when Satyrs (a male nature spirit with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse, as well as a permanent, exaggerated erection) spilled their seed upon the earth.

Key Vibrations: Romance, sensuality, sexuality, fertility.  

Energetic Gifts: Use this oil when you want more romance in your life. This can be attracting in a new love relationship, or revitalizing the relationship you are in, if it has become lackluster. This is a dynamic oil to use, to energetically prime your body to conceive (apply to both potential parents).

Reported Benefits and Uses: 

This oil is a remarkably nourishing and soothing and can help improve skin's elasticity and promote cell regeneration, making this an excellent choice for mature, aging skin. It is helpful for relieving skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Orchid Infused Oil also promotes new tissue formation, accelerating healing and healthy skin growth. It also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and is a useful germicide, helping prevent or eliminate infections. Orchid Oil is wonderful as a hair treatment.


Our organically crafted Orchid Oil is produced by low temperature maceration (solar-infusion) of the beautiful fragrant purple flowers of the Anacamptis morio plant in organic cold pressed Sunflower Oil to extract its lipid soluble components.

Common Name: Green Winged Orchid, Green-Veined Orchid

About: The inflorescence (the arrangement of the flowers on a plant) is of various colors, mainly purple but ranging from white, through pink, to deep purple. From 5 to 25 helmet-shaped flowers grow in a loose, linear bunch at the top of the single stalk. A pair of lateral sepals with prominent green, occasionally purple veins extend laterally like "wings", giving the orchid its name. The broad, three lobed, lower petal is pale in the center with dark spots.

Extraction Method: Infusion of Green Winged Orchid flowers in Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil. 

Flower Origin: Iran 

1 fluid oz ~ please note this is hand labeled 


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