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Some uses for this medicinal quality herb include:
eye shadow
body powders
baby powder
healing preparations

Orris root is one of the oldest known perfumery and herbal ingredients. Mentioned by authors in antiquity, it was a staple up until this century as a fixative for scent and has been used as a base for all manner of body powders, such as face, hair, foot, underarm deodorants, and baby powders. It also is blended with minerals and colour for powdered make up. Safe for even the most sensitive areas, it does not clog pores like talc and is totally natural, unlike most modern day powders.

Made from the root of an iris, it has a subtle violet aroma and was used to isolate the first synthetic violet scent in modern perfumery. Today it is mostly known for its ability to retain fragrance in potpourris and is much harder to find. However, it is truly a necessity in any superior cosmetic herbery. I use it in so many of my preparations!

For potpourri or when the resultant mixture is to be enclosed in fabric, please consider the cut orris root:

If you would like to experiment with these magical and healing plants but don't want to order giant quantities or want to waste your time shopping around for the best quality, let me do it for you! I make all of my products with the freshest, most organic, best preserved and most potent herbs I can find, and I am always willing to help promote herb use by sharing my stash or my experience.

Price is for 50 grams packaged in a resealable envelope. $2 off shipping with the purchase of two items. Five or more different items and ground shipping is free! (Canada and US only.)

More Individual Herbs:

"Diuretic, stomachic. Orris root is a good diuretic which is useful for dropsy and other water retention problems. It is also used sometimes for bronchitis, coughs, and sore throat; for colic; and for congestion in the liver."

"Orris Root Powder uses include diuretic, bronchitis, coughs, sore throat, physical and spiritual protection, bring love, romance, companionship and a loving mate, attract money, dreams, and divination."

"A Moon plant, orris root is good for digging deep into the Moon-ruled subconscious and uprooting what is hidden. Like any Moon herb, it can also be used in divination and dreamwork. The iris is also called the fleur-de-lis, so this Moon plant has often been associated with dominion and war, which gives it a nice protective aspect. Some consider orris root a Venus herb. It is definitely widely used for love magick, and in Hoodoo is known as Love Drawing Herb (and Queen Elizabeth root). The powder form is blown onto clothes, sheets, and so forth to make sure that the owner returns one's love."

Some websites of interest:

Orris Root Powder - Base for Face, Baby, and Body Powder, Underarm Deodorant, Natural Fixative for Perfumery - 50g


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