When you don't have much, you learn to appreciate the simple things in life. When you have more, you understand the value of those simple things. Sitting out on a sunny day costs nothing, but does wonders for body and soul.
I have been creating beautiful, naturally scented products for myself and my family for more than 25 years. My journey with perfumery began when I realized synthetic fragrances were triggering my migraines. It deepended after the 2008 down turn. I was woefully underemployed with half-time custody and a stack of bills. And here is where I found resilience and passion.
I hit rock bottom and used scent to help me push off.
The simple things gave my life buoyancy--a walk in nature, a calming bath, board games with my kids. I found wearing rose and spikenard scents helped me feel a little more confident and courageous. It was a little way to fragrantly say, "I love you," to myself, even when I felt like a failure. Scent helped me gather the strength to continue.
Scent is a wonderful, gentle way to bring your attention back to a more positive outlook. I soaked in love, lotioned with calm, and add a top note of optimism--bolstering the soul to keep moving forward.
I offer you Modern Peasant's alchemy as fragrant, mood-supportive rituals that rely on the science of aromatherapy and the intuitive musings of a perfumer. Combining these blends with meditation, gratitude journals, and mantras has been the key to my finding the optimism and the courage to step fully into living my dreams.