VETIVER the oil of tranquility

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) also called khus khus, is a perennial scented grass. It has a straight stem, long narrow leaves and grows in tufts, reaching a height of 2 meters. It has abundant white scented rootlets.Vetiver is native to South India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, but is cultivated in the Comoros Islands, Reunion, Java andContinue reading “VETIVER the oil of tranquility”

PEONY or CHINESE ROSE

I have an ever increasing love for these flowers. When I was a child my grandmother grew deep-red peonies that used to bloom around midsummer. They were always used to crown the midsummer-pole – The Queen of Midsummer. There exists about 25-40 varieties. They are heavenly scented with huge flowers ranging from white and yellowContinue reading “PEONY or CHINESE ROSE”