Garden Incense

My tiny little local General Store has a knack for getting some interesting products sometimes.  Today when I stopped for a coffee, I discovered Amazon Lights — which smelled amazing.   The scent is a combination of Andiroba oil, citronella, rosemary and Thyme.

amazon lights

What is Andiroba oil?   I wondered too.   It is the oil is extracted from the round chestnut-like fruits  of the Andiroba Tree.  One Andiroba tree can produce nearly a quarter of a ton of seeds annually and each seed is composed of 50% oil, making this one of Brazil’s most sustainable rainforest products. The Andiroba tree is native to tropical South America. Extracts from its bark, flowers and fruits have been used for centuries by the Amazonian people as a source of prevention and treatment for a variety of ailments: arthritis, inflammation, skin disorders, fevers, flu and depression – just to name a few.  And apparently is is quite good at chasing away bugs….or at the very least, I am going to use it to make things smell particularly nice out in the garden.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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