100% NATURAL, 90% ORGANIC
“Chosen for beauty, vibrancy, health, and intelligence.”
OUR INGREDIENTS INCLUDE
Organic, wild crafted, and conventionally grown botanicals with other organic materials in the form of essential oils, absolutes, CO2’s, natural isolates, and tinctures.
Our carriers include
Undenatured, Organic Alcohol: Grain · Grape · Cane · Other organic specialty alcohol
PURELY BOTANICALS AND BIOLOGICS
– Rare, exotic, and classic natural essences
– Chosen for aromatic beauty, vibrancy, health, and intelligence
– Found in and created by nature – free from molecules not-found-in-nature
– Natural benefits from active intrinsic properties and unique energies
THE FINER POINTS
A whole aromatic oil is the entire extract of a plant’s volatile oils. It is extracted from various raw organic materials. It has these qualities:
- Richer and more complex, multiple notes in one
- Experienced as a “multi-dimensional” smell
- Not “sheer”; has a full-bodied feel and smell
- Natural smelling and feeling; may contain ‘earthy’ notes
- Incomparable to a synthetic or natural isolate in smell
- More balanced and balancing to the body
- Of greater ‘plant intelligence’ – synergistic
- Commonly colored. Many are richly pigmented
A natural isolate is a single volatile-oil molecule. It is manually extracted from various whole aromatics or raw organic materials. It has these qualities:
- Largely a one-note fragrance
- Experienced as a “one-dimensional” smell
- More ‘sheer’ and less substantial in feel and smell
- Less natural smelling than a whole aromatic
- Similar to a bio-identical synthetic in smell; often more beautiful
- Not balancing to the body
- Of less ‘plant intelligence’ or non-synergistic
- Commonly clear. Some are lightly pigmented.
FOUND IN NATURE OR NOT
Natural perfumes are made solely of aromatic essences derived from plants and natural biologics found in nature. Time is needed to grow the parent crops or collect from the wild.
Once the raw materials are in hand, the aromatic essences are mechanically extracted from them. Various methods aim to extract the full spectrum of aromatic molecules, part of them, or a single molecule, called a natural isolate.
Synthetic perfumes, on the other hand, are all isolates. They are made relatively quickly in a lab, usually out of petrochemical or turpentine molecules. Most perfumes today are made largely or solely of synthetic isolates.
One category of synthetics is called, “bio-identical”. These synthetic isolates are modeled after a natural molecule found within natural essences. Most chemists and perfumers consider these molecules to be chemically identical to nature-made molecules, and they seem to behave like them as well.
Yet, the chemical makeup of bio-identical molecules are not always exactly identical to the ones in nature. For an example, visit the Royal Society of Chemistry to learn about Vanillin.
A second category of synthetics refers to those “not found in nature”. These are fully “man-made”. They are foreign to nature and the human body.
Chemicals that are not-found-in-nature will typically have damaging side effects on living organisms. Pharmaceutical side-effects for example, or the detrimental side effects of phthalates in synthetic perfumes. They are also pollutants in the environment and often toxic in various proportions.
An additional problem with many not-found-in-nature synthetic isolates comes from the collective amounts that build up in the environment and our bodies from millions of users, using small amounts.
This is especially true when not-found-in-nature isolates have a long half-life, such as those used to make synthetic perfume last a long time. This means that they biodegrade very, very slowly. They remain in the ecosystem for thousands of years. “Longevity” in synthetic perfume equals longevity in the environment. Whatever toxicity is present, will continue its negative effects for a very long time.
The term “synergy” can describe the harmony of a perfume, or the harmony of a perfume with its wearer.
Scientifically, synergy is when two or more elements work together to give an additional effect, beyond the effect of each individual element. In natural medicine, synergy is the intelligent power of the [cooperative] whole. In common understanding, we say, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Mother Nature is very wise in creating smart plants and other elements. In her grand design, the human body and the environment have evolved together over the eons. Plant compatibility with our bodies is generally high.
On the other hand, any isolated molecule has no synergy:
1) The “isolate” is not in the smaller and proportional amount found naturally within the parent-oil
2) It no longer has its natural partners and modifiers, also found within the parent-oil
3) It has properties and actions, exclusively its own
4) It may upset natural bodily or environmental balance
5) It can be useful to replenish a deficit
An everyday example of synergy is whole milk. Its isolates consist of water and different kinds of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and minerals. While any one of milk’s isolates is not harmful in moderation, it is also true that it will not do as well in nourishing the calf.
Aromatic synergy, on a chemical-physical level, becomes most important when aromatics are widely used on skin or taken internally in any way, including being inhaled in large quantities. It is not a significant issue in a personal-use-perfume, simply due to the relatively tiny “dose”, of which, little will be absorbed internally.
However, in any sense of the word, synergy has a special aesthetic and energetic effect that is desirable in any amount.
As perfume, you’ll enjoy a luxury, beneficial experience.
As elixir, the energy of each perfume is augmented to mirror and attune you to the beauty of your powers within. It serves you by working with your body and intuition to uplift you, and thus your life.
Along with personal chemistry, which makes a perfume smell unique on everyone, there is another unique ingredient to the fragrance that is often missed.
That is the energy that you bring as you wear the perfume. In more ways than one, you are part of the overall fragrance synergy; that “special something”.
The River of Life
The connoisseur of natural perfume is aware that like wine, each new batch can be subtly different due to materials from a new crop, its growing location, changable weather, and so on.
The natural thing to do is to enjoy the subtleties as the river flows and toast to the beauty of life.