Aromatario del Giglio – 15th Century Rossetto (Rouge)

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I want to invite you to visit Aromatario del Giglio, the La Bella Donna Apothecary! Here is the link,

I’ve just made a fresh batch of Rossetto, our 15th Century Italian Rouge. Another perfect addition to your living history kit or your modern organic eco-toilette!

This cheek and lip stain is made from organic ingredients combined exactly as Caterina Sforza recommended in her 16th Century Book of Secrets, ‘Gli Experimenti’. In that manuscript she recorded over 25 beauty recipes. This one is titled ‘Rossetto ligiadrissimo et eccellentissimo’ (Rouge very light and most excellent). The recipe was translated by me, made with love, and packaged with care in a recycled glass container.

Use it when you are readying yourself to attend a living history event, or anytime you want to pamper yourself with handmade, organic


This listing is for a 1/2 ounce corked bottle of Rossetto. A little goes a long way and this small package is a great value. My first bottle of this rosy red rouge lasted me two years with biweekly use. Use an applicator and not your fingers! It will stain them 🙂

Ingredients: red sandalwood, acqua vitae (distilled organic wine).

To use: Use a cotton swab or sea sponge to add a dab to your cheeks or lips for a beautiful rosy hue. This product is 100% organic with no additives.

According to the reference ‘A Modern Herbal’, red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) is an astringent and tonic used primarily as a colorant.

Handcrafted in my own personal still- room in New Orleans, Louisiana. I use primary source recipes from Renaissance and Medieval manuscripts along with organic, all-natural ingredients that do not contain chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances or synthetic chemicals. I use pure herbs, spices, oils, vegetables, and occasionally a mineral pigment known as iron oxide. THAT’S IT. My products are safe and simple.

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All La Bella Donna Apothecary products are handmade in small batches. They have a long lifespan due to the natural properties of the oils and herbs used. Store in a cool, dry place for best results. The packaging is recycled glass or recycled paper when possible and responsibly manufactured material in all other cases.

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