Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Magdalene Deluxe Botanical Perfume with Flower Essences

Magdalene perfume feels like a bold move for me. The base of it is Spikenard which is rarely used in perfume these days. It's very expensive and VERY earthy. It's also the oil Mary Magdalene is said to have poured on Jesus's feet. In ancient times it was used for spiritual purposes in the Holy Temple and to help people get into a deeply relaxing state. It was used to connect a person to the Divinity within. I use it in my very popular Mama Love formula Restful Sleep along with Chamomile and Chamomile flower essence which is also in this perfume. I combine that with Jasmine, Myrrh, Lemon, Rose, Neroli, Rosewood, Vanilla and a touch of my homemade Five Spice Extract. You'll find it in my new Flower & Spirit shop on Etsy.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Moxie Deluxe Organic Botanical Perfume with Flower Essences

Moxie is another perfume in my new Flower & Spirit shop that came out of my work with Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy. In my last post I talked about how the perfume Sanctuary came from my choice to mix two of my Mama Love formulas together: Mama Love for Troubled Times and Releasing Worry and Fear.  Moxie was developed the same way, but that was actually the result of a very fortunate but weird mistake!

It was late at night and I was tired and should not have been doing it at all, but I just wanted to get one more Mama Love formula done for the night. I neglected to put the bottle of Focused Attention I had just made away and it has a blue label almost the same as the color I use for Doing New Things with Confidence. So, sure enough, one went into the other and I had a bottle of something I was sure I could never sell. . . but could not bear to throw away.

A few weeks later I was starting school and wasn't feeling very confident about my classes and my ability to stay focused on what I needed to do (long story) but I realized I had a Mama Love formula for that very thing now! So I tried it and it was helpful. Not only that, I loved the way it smelled—better than either of the two alone. So I made it available on Etsy. I'm almost out of it in my Mama Love shop but you might find it there if you're reading my blog close to the time I'm writing this. Soon it became one of the most popular choices in my shop—maybe because it was marked down as a mistake but people also praised it as something they really liked!

So... amp up the concentration of ingredients to full parfum strength, and that's Moxie!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sanctuary Deluxe Natural Botanical Perfume with Flower Essences

How did I go from making flower essence aromatherapy products for emotionally therapeutic purposes to full fledged perfume? Well, here's the perfect example.

A long time ago. . . 13 years? . . . I was going through a very painful period in my life and wished I had a magical formula to lift me up and get me back on my feet again. I trusted my guidance and developed my first Reiki-infused flower essence aromatherapy formula that made me feel as safe as a baby held in its loving mother's arms. It made a huge difference so I called it Mama Love for Troubled Times. (Now called Mama Love Support for Troubled Times—you can find it here!) But not only did it work incredibly well, it smelled incredible, too! And it still does—it's like real perfume with Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Angelica and Rosewood, but not anywhere near as strong as perfume as it is made at a safe aromatherapy strength to be suitable for everyday or massage therapy use.

Mama Love for Troubled Times is still one of my top sellers but my best seller was my next formula which I call Releasing Worry and Fear. And it also smells like a real (but very light) perfume as it is made with perfume-like essential oils, too: Sandalwood, Angelica, Ylang Ylang and Rosewood. Notice that several of the oils used are the same but the formulas smell completely different.

One day, I was going through a really hard time and I mixed both together. . . and that, by the way, became my typical way of using them. Amped up to full parfum strength, that's Sanctuary, now in my Flower & Spirit shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mama Love is Now at New Earth Market in Chico, CA

The north side of Chico has a great new organic grocery store called New Earth Market. They're a locally owned store with an emphasis on organic, all-natural and a surprising number of gluten free choices. And now Mama Love is going to be there. . . in the Health and Beauty Department. Come check them out at 864 East Ave., next to Walgreen's.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Intentions Natural Botanical Perfume by Flower And Spirit

"You know who you are and you know where you're going. Inspired and filled with soul purpose, you're filled with love of life and walk your path with confidence. You have INTENTIONS."

Among my Mama Love formulas there are couple that stand out and scream: "This really ought to be perfume!" "Manifesting Life Purpose" is one of them. So now it is! But not with Mama Love. You'll find it under a new name, "INTENTIONS", in my brand new Flower & Spirit shop

I don't think there's a scent that I love more than Jasmine. . . except maybe Neroli. "Intentions" has both and a lot of other wonderful scent ingredients besides! It's an intensely floral yet herbaceous scent with just a hint of deepened citrus. Uplifting for the spirit.

I sell it in a 5ml roller bottle in a small gift box.

And I sell samples, too...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Introducing Flower and Spirit Natural Botanical Perfume

If you've visited this blog before, you probably know by now that I've made healing potions for emotional and spiritual well-being for many years. They're all natural, almost entirely organic, infused with Reiki, and made with the highest quality flower essences and wonderful smelling essential oils, sustainably sourced as much as possible. But as time has gone by I've longed for something more: real perfume and affordable natural luxuries that just don't fit the cute Healer Mama Love look and feel.

So I've opened a new shop on Etsy (Mama Love has a shop on Etsy, too!) and I'm calling it Flower & Spirit.

Here's the story I'm using for my shop announcement:
The Story of Aphrodite and Hygeia
Aphrodite was the goddess of art, beauty, and love. Flowers grew where she walked and perfume was her delight. Her best friend was the potion-maker Hygiea, the goddess of emotional well-being and health. Hygeia's world-renowned elixers could lift you up if you were blue ( But Aphrodite could take that state of well-being and raise it to the sublime. Flower & Spirit is inspired by Aphrodite. Ethereal flower essences combine with natural botanical essential oils, absolutes and extracts to envelop your senses, delight your spirit, and help you rest in the sweetness of life.

Come visit! It's work in progress. Right now I have nine deluxe perfumes, samples and sample sets but I have many more things to come!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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