***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO CAIT, HER NAME WAS DRAWN TO WIN THE HEARTH PERFUME! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED UP FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.***
This week I am thrilled to be giving away a bottle of Amrita Aromatics & Apothecary’s Hearth perfume! This is one of my favorite perfumes and it goes perfectly with December’s herb as Vanilla plays a sweet role in the essence of this blend. From Ananda’s listing of Hearth:
The notes combine into one beautiful wreath of perfume casting a protective spell upon the wearer. No one note is overly pronounced, this perfume is subtly complex, steady and loyal, and will adapt and shift with your moods, body temperature, and pheromones.”
Amrita Aromatics & Apothecary is a small artisan line of pure botanical creations made by Ananda Lakshmi Wilson. Each item is carefully crafted completely by hand with an immense amount of creativity, inspiration, love, time, and well over 20 years of skill and practice. Ananda Wilson is the muse behind Amrita Aromatics & Apothecary:
“If you’ve ever sat so still in a favorite tree, watching the busy world go by and felt a peace beyond words. If you’ve ever spent an entire summer day rolling in grass, eating wild berries, stuffing your nose in every wildflower, and watching clouds make shapes and thought to yourself “today feels timeless”. If you’ve ever looked so closely at a flower that you realized there was a whole world existing inside that flower?
That’s what I’m about.
Nature connection and our connection to our bodies and senses is the root of much natural healing and the premise of my herbal work and perfumery. Without relationship to earth, we have no compassion. Without listening and learning the patterns, whims, and rhythms, of Earth as well as our bodies, we have no context for self worth, healthy pleasure, or internal compass for life.
Trees and roots and the nuances of each cycle bring us closer to knowing our own bodies, and help us to uncover keys to deeper health and well being. Sensory experience can be a powerful catalyst for creating new habits, healing old wounds, and dissolving outdated triggers. It is also a powerful way to attach physiological willpower to intentions, goals, and an envisioned future.
Aromatic herbalism is a journey for me, with many curves, caves, waters, and summits. I’m a regular woman too; I have a family, I work hard, and I do my best each day to live fully and consciously. I’m far from perfect and my plant journeys will carry on throughout my life, ever moving, but never quite “arriving”. Plant medicine and plant perfume is my lifestyle; a life-giving paradigm, and a resilient practice, not simply a job. It’s a way. ”
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Sign ups end on and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, December 9, 2013 morning. Thanks for entering and good luck!