Saturday, August 27, 2016
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.