Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana)
| Tulips are spring blooming bulbous perennial plants that bear one of the most beautiful flowers of various hues and colors. Scientifically referred to as Tulipa, belonging to the family Lilaceae, or family of Lily, there are over 100 different species of the plant, that are often sought for their aesthetic beauty. Some of the most popular varieties are Darwin, parrot, lily, cottage, Semper Augustus, and Duc van Tol tulips.|
The plant stands erect, with strong broad leaves clustered near the base, and a cup shaped, beautiful flower borne on the tip of the stem. Many plants bear single flower, but some do bear 2 or more flowers on the stem. The tulip flowers bloom in almost every color of the rainbow, including black, deep purple, maroon, magenta, violet-blue, pure white, and many more, except for the true blue color.
tulipSome flowers have multi colored petals with different shades and tones. Tulip ranks third on the flower popularity chart in the world, behind rose and chrysanthemum. The flower is regarded as the symbol of true love. Legends narrate that the blood of true lover had colored the red tulips; and hence giving red tulip means declaring true love in many parts of the world.
The beauty of this flowering plant had swept away the Europeans off their feet when it was introduced in the land in the 16th Century. Holland went through the phase known as Tulipomania, were most of its citizens were interested in growing tulips. Even to this day, the landscape created by the gardens of tulips planted in different colors attracts thousands of tourists to Keukenhof in Netherlands, which is the world’s largest display of tulips. It is still a big commercial industry, and export of tulip bulbs forms a major chunk of Netherlands’ economy.
Tulip Absolute Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of Tulipa gesneriana.
Tulips are good for cleaning the air and have been shown to remove formaldehyde, xylene and ammonia from the atmosphere. Tulip Absolute is an amazing ingredient for aromatics such as perfumes, scented candles, incense sticks, room fresheners and soaps and other cosmetics. Tulip oil works wonders on insect bites, bee stings, burns, rashes, and irritation on the skin, as it gave quick relief with a soothing effect. Tulip oil from the petals also helps in removal of spots and blemishes from the skin. It produces a rejuvenating, smoothig, and anti-aging effect on the skin.
This pretty spring flower blends well with white gardenia, tuberose and warm musk for an inviting aroma every time!
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