I love making natural perfumes and prefer to work with alcohol as a diluent, but since it is a problem to ship any amount of alcohol via Airmail, I hesitated to include any of them on my website. I also had some oil based perfumes leak when I attempted to put them into roller ball applicators. ARGH!
So... my work-around was to make solid perfumes. I love them and will continue to offer them, as I love the tactile nature of them, but now I have another option. Several months ago, I stumbled on the most beautiful glass bottles. I love the heft of the glass and the simplicity of shape. When I received them, I was surprised to find that they had a "sprinkle" top molded in, which meant that the planned sprayers were not going to work. These bottles were SCREAMING at me to use them for perfumed oils. I have had some essential oil blends marrying for a number of years, waiting to coalesce and tell their story.... LISTEN
Here they are...
top row: Sultana, Vernal Glen, Field Spirit
Bottom Row: Summer Garden, Winter Moon, Sylvan Joy, and Mirth.
Look at the colors! They are the result of the essences used and have no color added. I still need to create descriptions and essence lists so that people will have an idea of what they are like, so they will be on the website in the next day or so.
Bayberry candles are back in stock! These gorgeous candles are made simply with a blend of real bayberry wax and beeswax - no added color or scent. I purchased more bayberry wax this year, so I should have plenty, but just in case, order early.
I like to walk the line between the creative and the analytical. Making soaps and other body care products allows me to explore both sides. I am always in awe of bees and what gifts they provide for us. There are many things to be learned....