Poinsettias are the official flower of Christmas in North America. As festive as they are, they have no fragrance, so no perfume, pot pourri, skincare, etc. is scented with poinsettia. Well, except mine, that is.
First, a word about body balms. As this is the first Product Profile for a body balm, I should answer a few common questions. First of all, you might be looking at the photo and thinking, “Hang on, isn’t that a deodorant?” No, but you wouldn’t be the first person to think that (I’ll hopefully be changing the packaging in 2017). Body balms are like lotion sticks, a lip balm for your body. In fact, it’s the same basic recipe as my lip balm recipe, but in a larger body size (WARNING: while all lip balms are body-safe, not all body balms have lip-safe fragrances/essential oils).
So how does one make a fragrance from an unscented flower? The short answer is, one doesn’t. The fragrance of Poinsettia Body Balm is a nostalgic blend of spices, rose, Siberian fir, and a hint of peppermint. Poinsettia is like White Christmas in a tube; it smells what I imagine Christmas parties in the 50s smelled like (well, without the cigarette smoke). It has that vintage feel without being too powdery or stuffy. This body balm is all about softness: the color, the formula, and the scent are all soft and dreamy and Christmassy.
Next week, we’ll be taking a look at one of my all-time favorite products, Snowball Lip Balm. Creamy, sweet, and delicious… but enough about me.