Once I've established a formula, making new batches of it each week easily becomes part of my routine; however, there are a few things I've created for my own use that tend to feel quite personal. This is one case in point – an aromatherapeutic scent to facilitate quiet, generative meditation that helps mark the self-care time I need to manage chronic illness.
I don't have a diffuser and sometimes want to be enveloped with scent rather than simply place it on my pulse points, so I created a hair perfume to settle my mind and focus my thinking. I also enjoy how it lingers with me in the most lovely way for several hours later – the initial notes are fresh, spicy, and cardamom forward, which then give way to the soft warmth of sweet vanilla-like benzoin. The base of this perfume is rosewater, which doubles as a gentle conditioner... cuz you know I love those multi-function creations ;-)
Each element in this hair perfume was selected according to their aromatherapeutic values:
- Geranium and lavender are centring
- Cardamom is centring and focusing
- Rosewater and neroli are both centring and uplifting
- Vetiver helps us connect to our roots so that we may ground and become present
- Benzoin is widely regarded as helpful for meditation, but also encourages dreaming
- Petitgrain clears the mind while also alleviating emotions such as anger, shock, and fear
Each bottle comes in an organza gift bag with 4 carefully selected gemstones to hold or ponder as desired. Shapes and size vary to create a balanced set:
- Amethyst chevron enhances relaxation to facilitate self-discovery and peace of mind
- Rose quartz opens the heart, increases self acceptance and the ability to love others
- Moonstone provides the patience needed for inner work and grows intuition
- Lapis lazuli clears the mind and is said to be a powerful thought amplifier. It furthermore is said to helps access the universal knowledge and cultivate the wisdom needed to understand it
This preservative-free product lasts longer when exposure to the elements (i.e. air, humidity, sunlight) is kept to a minimum. Please store in a cool, dark place and keep tightly sealed between uses.
10 sets are available.
hair perfume - meditation / parfum pour les cheveux - méditation
rosa damascena (rose) flower water, alcohol-free hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water / eau d'hamamélis virginiana sans alcool, vetiveria zizaniodes (vetiver/vétiver) root oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium bourbon/géranium bourbon) oil, citrus aurantium (petitgrain) oil, styrax benzoin (benjoin) resin extract, elettaria cardamomum (cardamom/cardamome) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender/lavande) oil, citrus aurantium (neroli/néroli) oil
Shake bottle and spritz hair as desired. Inhale. Exhale.
Each bottle contains 65 ml / 2.19 fl oz