When I talk to customers about the state of our world today one thing that surfaces is the choices we can make for our health. People are waking up to the idea of what we put on our skin in the form of scents and serums are just as important as eating organically.
When I see evidence coming out in mainstream news stating the same I like to pass it on.
Here is an article that puts forward that we have to be cognizant of what is in our cleaning products, because the scents in them are creating asthma, headaches and more. Please read more here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/34572546/fragrances-can-cause-health-issues-study/#page1
LPO offers the most organic and wildcrafted path. My deepest testimonial from clients is that they could not wear perfumes for 20 - 30 years and are able to again with mine. That makes me so happy.
Most perfumes that tout they are all natural and organic are far from it. To qualify legally to be organic eco cert in the EU you only have to have 85% organic ingredients. That could be why people complain they can not even wear organics because the problem is in the system that legally people are attuning to and being able to use language that is misleading.
Bottom line is know your artist: your perfumer. Find out what they are using as a base, and in their compositions. As I age, I find that people love simple, and layering soliflore (single notes) can build their own unique compositions.
The field of Natural Perfume has exploded in recent years with many people entering the field only to be limited by the organic palette. Perfumers who are new at their craft get feedback that the customer wants a longer sillage (length of time it lasts on the skin).
My response is always to share my own personal philosophy of wanting that direct hit of the uptick emotionally from spraying a mist of beautiful floral headspace soliflore or parfums but then I like being returned to a neutral palette. I believe we can maneuver through our lives best when we have that neutral palette.
Once the shift occurs you can always re-apply your scent again when YOU need or want it again. This is my philosophy that many of my customers share. I found out over the years that many nurses or health care practioners are using my scents because they do not interfere with their patients, yet they give needed emotional bouyancy to people giving intimate care to people in need.
Soft Gentle Solifore Parfums evoke that barely there scent that can be layered to attain the bouquet that a bride wears, an historical garden with all your favorite flowers, or just the scent memories that help recall the past and the future for dementia, alzheimers or amnesia patients.
I met a woman this weekend in our Davenport Slowcoast 1954 Airstream Store. She was trying some scents and we got to talking about these things when she told me that she studies intuition. She went on to say that when people experience amnesia they have damage in the hippocampus part of the brain and it hurts their ability to imagine both the past and the future.
She went on to explain that Freud knew this and he was a big proponent of using scent for his patients.
To return to my original idea of this post now, to wrap up the trajectory here: I hope that when you choose your scents for your life you will be aware of cleaning products as being disruptive hormonally, and to creating some health problems.
I urge everyone to go free and clear in all their cleaning products. Go organic. Leave behind misleading labeling companies, that say they are scenting with essential oils for cleaning products. They are not. They are using molecular identicals that mask for the similar scent. They cloy and you can not shake them, then they get in to your skin, cellular system, blood, etc and you then are not free and clear.
Same with Parfums, skin care, anything you put on your skin. Use organic products. I am proud to create a beautiful line that people can embrace as an alternative to the many products that are synthetics and frauding as organics.
Thank you for your support of a woman owned business.
I really appreciate all the love letters, notes and words of kindness coming from all our customers who really have found this the shift they need and want to embrace their health.
I will be working in our SCENT GARDEN this WED on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. Come say hello if you are in Davenport. Thanks. xooxoxoxox
Master Perfumer, Photographer, Painter, Entrepreneur, Designer