A member of the coffee (Rubiaceae) family, gardenias are lovely decorative evergreen shrubs native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania. They bear fragrant white to pale yellow flowers that bloom from mid-spring to mid-summer. The intoxicating, floral aroma of gardenias has made them a popular garden and household plant in addition to a must-have ingredient in perfumery!
Floral, green and sweet
History of Gardenia
Gardenias earned their moniker from botanist Carl Linnaeus and naturalist John Ellis, who named the lush flower after famous Scottish botanist Dr. Alexander Garden. A symbol of love, harmony and grace, gardenias are distinctly romantic in their appearance and, most importantly, their uplifting aroma. In France, these supple blooms are worn by men as boutonnieres during extravagant evening events.
How to Use Gardenia Fragrance Oil
Enjoy the intoxicating aroma of gardenia fragrance oil in candle making, incense, potpourri, soaps, deodorants and other bath and body products!
To learn how to make your own unique homemade candles, check out this simple step-by-step on The Pipe Line!