Harmonious Hay Essential Oil captures the countrified aroma of a sweet, summer day. Steam distilled from French countryside hay, this unique aromatic oil offers fascinating tendrils of dried apricot and honeyed-amber. Reminiscent of sweet grass, these unique and tranquil top notes graces perfumes with pastoral peace as this hay essence emanates a happy, comforting aroma.
Botanical Name: Hierochloe alpina
Botanical Family: Poaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Straw
Country of Origin: Corsica
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Hierochloe alpina
Scent Description: Sun shining on fields of fallen fruits with hints of sweet grass, a sultry breeze and autumn leaves.
In Living Libations: Night Flight to Venus Petal Perfume
Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang, Marjoram, Vanilla, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Orange Blossom Absolute, Blood Orange, Tangerine, Sweet Thyme, Palmarosa, Vetiver, Spikenard, and Patchouli.
Uses: Perfectly pleasant in perfumes, aromatherapy blends and colognes. Diffuse to infuse the sweet scent of summer.
Our happy Hay Essential Oil is the result of months-long labors of love! During the harvest in Corsica, our distiller dries the fragrant hay in the sunshine for months on end until it is ready to exude its aromatic oil.
The secret of hay's sunny day scent is in its constituent coumarin. Coumarin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in many plants, including sweet clover, sweet grass, bergamot, and cinnamon. The use of Hay Essential Oil in colognes and perfumes dates back to the late 19th century, when perfumeries began cultivating and harvesting it to sweeten the scent of their fragrant creations.
"The term 'agrestic' refers to odors that are in some way reminiscent of the countryside or great outdoors
– woods, meadows, damp earth. Here we find the complex mossy scent of oakmoss... and the sweet rich hay absolute. Vetiver essential oil could represent the earthy aspect of the agrestic family, as could patchouli..."
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Listening to Scent
"The grateful sweetness of new-mown hay, breathing refreshment."
~ Robert Dodsley, 1777