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Amazing Helichrysum!

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You may not be familiar with this incredible oil, but helichrysum oil is known for its ability to relieve mental exhaustion, stress, and mild depression.

Plus, it stimulates the right hemisphere of the brain, which enhances artistic and creative expression. With a strong fruity/straw scent, light yellow to red color and thin texture,  this aromatic herb makes a low-key but highly effective remedy for stomach spasms, allergies, and excess water retention.

This essential oil can help heal stretch marks, skin blemishes, and scars due to wounds, boils, and rashes. Muscle aches and pains as well as digestive issues are relieved when the oil is diluted in a bath or inhaled during aromatherapy.

A few drops of helichrysum oil and rose hip oil can banish acne and heal wounds with minimal scarring. Some loyal users claim it reduces signs of aging by keeping the skin smooth and wrinkle free.

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A few drops of the oil on burns as soon after the incident as possible will speed up the healing process. When impact injuries occur, apply the oil as quickly as possible to reduce swelling and reduce the healing time. Helichrysum oil is the only essential oil that contains di-ketones, which play a major role in scar tissue reduction and skin healing.

Helichrysum essential oil therapeutic properties:

  • Anti-Spasmodic: Helps in relieving headaches, migraines, asthma, bronchitis and irritable bowels.
  • Anti-Haematoma: Helps in dissolving blood clots and aids healing of the surrounding tissues.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Very effective in treating cuts, burns, infections and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Cicatrisant: This property makes your wounds and cuts heal and scars disappear. It is equally effective on spots left on your skin by pox, boils, etc.
  • Cytophylactic: It encourages recycling of dead cell and production of new cells. This property can be particularly beneficial for skin care, especially when used in rejuvenating facial oils.
  • Relaxant and Anti-Depressant: Curbs negative emotions and stimulates positive thoughts and actions.

 

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Love, Laughter & Candlelight!
lisa


My kind of exhibit!

NY Museum Stages First ‘Scent’ Exhibit

Chandler Burr calls his works ‘olfactory art,’ and says he’s not a freak—he just uses his nose more often and more carefully than the rest of us. Blake Gopnik reports.

What a fantastic idea! The very thought stirs my scent loving soul… I wish I was closer so I could attend. Although if I were making real wishes I would wish to share a bottle of red wine with Chandler Burr and talk scent for an afternoon.

I personally disagree with his idea that “a thing must be artificial; it is impossible to create art entirely with nature”—but I understand the point he is making.

Art by Katerina Silva Follow her talented work here: https://www.facebook.com/KatarinaSilvaArt

I love all kinds of fragrance; traditional as well as all natural.

There is room in my world and my shop for both!
What fragrances move your soul?

Leave us a comment to join the discussion.

For me this fall I am continuing my love affair with Cinnamon.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 


Vintage style Solid Perfume Lockets!

Hand Blended Perfume Locket…❤ Beautiful gold tone locket with crimson beads and golden key. Holds our handblended solid perfume in Spellbound Woods. 

Check out our new Solid Perfume lockets…each one unique, this is the first to be posted, more to come over the next couple weeks. This one is fragranced in Spellbound Woods.
Luscious berry and iced jasmine petals with magical notes of white amber and creamy sandalwood to create this Magic fragrance inspired by a walk in a Winter Orchard at dusk.

Top Notes: Wild Goji Berries, Ripe Raspberry
Mid Notes: Gardenia Petals, Jasmine, Peach Nectar
Base Notes: Coconut Musk, Creamy Vanilla, Sandalwood, White Amber ♥

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The process of Creativity.

Do you dream in color?  Have you ever dreamed with fragrance?  Sometimes I do…

This fragrance has haunted me since the first time I smelled it in a dream…this is the closest perfume reproduction I can make.  It is not exact, but very close. I love this one so much I felt she deserved her own blog entry…

I wanted to share a little bit of my insane process of creating with you in hopes that you will love, or at least better understand the end result.

I keep little blotter papers near me so I can scratch out ideas and inspirations as they strike-I have been known to pull over when driving to record ideas, jolt upright out of sleep to scratch them down,  and sometimes they just quietly sneak up and tap me on the shoulder.  Either way I hope this helps you understand the crazy that creates my fragrances….

Bella Notte Fragrance note scribbles

A few weeks ago during a rainstorm I woke up at 2 am in the middle of a haunting dream about a girl with a velvet dress (I think I am going to write a book about her someday) reading an old leather book, cemeteries, angels, roses, mist, leather,  and I could literally smell her perfume.

I decided to re-create her Perfume and I have decided to call it Bella Notte (Italian for Beautiful Night)

Bella Notte Perfume: Rich Dark & Warm, Intense, Sensual and Feminine…it begins like a dream with wistful  Rose Absolute & Grey Amber, mid notes of Smokey Cedar  grounded with Dark Sweet Benzoin & Vanilla, hints of Wild Lavender, ancient Woods and Earth, infused with burnt Caramel Bitters.

Inspired by old roses on a lovers grave, tattered time worn velvet, lost love, longing and heartbreak, misty full moons, wild gardens and herbs growing irreverently, remembrance of things past…

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think….❥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

(Artist links:  http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=beautiful death&order=9&offset=48#/d2j628h & http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=cemetary music&order=9&offset=72#/d18xj66)


Hand blending our exclusive*New* fragrance Mystique!

Jazz streams out into the moonlight French doors open to the night breezes, sweet olive scents the air. Nearby there is laughter, a cork popping, and cafe brulot aflame…

Exotic woods and cajun spices, with a promise of sweet sensuality and erotic mysticism, grounded in… strength with just a hint of fresh green notes for balance. It is at once stimulating and relaxing; hypnotic and grounding; a delightful and heady experience for both men and women.

Rich fragrances are meticulously hand blended and carefully balanced with pure Essential oils. Based on notes of Cedar, Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vetiver and Black Pepper. Middle notes include Vanilla Absolute, Myrrh and Sweetgrass, and topped with Turkish Rose, Italian Bergamot, and a hint of Cardamom and Nutmeg.

On sale Monday Night!  ❤

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


What does your fragrance say about you?!

If clothing makes the man, Fragrance makes the woman!

With all the fragrances for bath and body and candles on the market, how do you find your Signature Scent?  What do the different fragrance families say about your personality?

Here is a breakdown of the major fragrance families:

Women:
Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Floral: Jasmine, Rose, White flowers
Oriental: Spices, Vanilla, Patchouli
Woody: Citrus, Warm woods, Moss

Men:
Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Aromatic: Citrus, Lavendar, Geranium
Woody: Vetiver, Agarwood, Cedar

Floral fragrances (the most popular) are feminine and romantic, while Oriental fragrances are rich,warm, spicy and sophisticated.  The Oriental family also includes Gourmand- a relatively new category, with the concept of basing fragrances on edible notes. A gourmand scent may contain notes such as spices, honey, vanilla, chocolate, amber and cinnamon. Gourmand scents are usually “comfy” and delicious and wear nicely in the cooler seasons.

Woody includes nutty and spicy with resinous notes of amber, sandalwood, cedar wood, and a touch of patchouli.
Some wood blends have a hint of cinnamon, a sprinkle of earth, or a puff of tobacco.

Stay turned for perfume specials in each of these families!

Which suits your tastes and personality and why?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!