One of the highlighted ingredients in 5YINA autumn beauty oil is Osmanthus fragrans, a flowering tree native to eastern Asia. The more fragrant species bloom for a few short weeks in early autumn, while there are few varietals that bloom all year round.
The scent of osmanthus is extremely captivating - honey sweet, fruity-leathery, complex, and delicate, all at the same time.
Almost everyone we know who experiences the scent of this tiny golden blossom is enraptured by its delightful aroma.
Rich in polyphenols and vitamin B3, osmanthus offer antioxidant benefits that may help reduce chronic diseases. The aroma profile of osmanthus may have a sedative effect that curbs appetite according to a 2013 study published in Scientific Reports journal.
We love a good cup of osmanthus tea from time to time. It’s really simple, take 1-2 tablespoons of dried osmanthus flowers, put it in a steeper, pour hot water (about 90 deg Celsius), and steep for half a minute. Strain, inhale the fragrance and enjoy. Subsequent steeping may require longer time. To change up flavors a bit, you may add black or green tea, or create a tisane blend with other flowers or herbs ( tip: goji berries work well ). The beautiful golden blossoms are great as topping on desserts. You can use it in sweet stews, puddings, jelly and cakes. Be creative!
Improve Suppleness. Protect. Illuminate.
Chinese scientists discovered that osmanthus is also rich in niacinmide, a form of vitamin B-3 that may improve skin elasticity, even out skin discolorations and rejuvenate skin tone and texture. Grace beauty oil, 5YINA’s autumn skin treatment, uses wildcrafted osmanthus flowers in our proprietary botanical complex to add suppleness, protect and illuminate the complexion.
Preview the limited edition of our autumn beauty oil here, October 28th, 2015.