Friday, August 24, 2012

White Magick Alchemy...



Yesterday afternoon I received a lovely package in the mail that smelled so amazing I had to drop what I was doing and take a moment to appreciate the sweet smell emanating from my mailbox. Its no secret that I'm in love with essential oils and natural soaps. One of the first things I learned in organic chemistry was how to make soap, I've since had an intense appreciation for the work and care that goes into essential oil blends and the art of simplicity that goes along with its use in soaps. Fast forward a few years and while at a Reiki workshop I was given a book on aromatherapy and started using scent as a form of healing and relaxation, the book basically told me what I had known for some time-scent plays a role in mood. Since, I have been on an endless search for the perfect calming blend . I am pretty sure I found it...
  You'd be amazed at how hard it is to find blends of oils in good condition, some go rancid quickly and require delicate care, some cannot be exposed to light, and some need carrier oils before application. White Magick Alchemy is one of those few places that uses excellent ingredients and exemplifies the care and time needed to create the perfect blend. Nancy Upshaw is a genius! Not only was my Frankincense and Myrrh oil packaged to perfection but she also sent a huge blend of dried sage, lavender, and rose hips as a free gift, a beautiful post card and handwritten note. I'm so excited to try her other blends. If you are interested in trying out oils for general well-being or just want a personalized perfume alternative (that last longer than most department store brands and doesn't contain additives) then check out Nancy's website: White Magick Alchemy I recommend all of her blends but my favorite would have to be the Frankincense and Myrrh. Both of these ingredients have been used for centuries to promote relaxation, and reduce inflammation their scent  is a sweet earthy blend that is reminiscent of aged leather, vanilla and musk, with a very light note of citrus. Its complex and melodic scent will be a staple of fall for me.

4 comments:

  1. I find this so interesting! I love natural oils as well.

    Young Living's Jasmine is my favorite one to wear.

    Thank you for your sweet post and positive feedback on Two Leaf Clover!

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    1. Thanks Allison, I'm glad you found it interesting! I hope to share more on aromatherapy in upcoming posts :)
      I LOVE Jasmine in the Spring!
      and you're very welcome I love to give credit where it is due and you and your sister are doing an awesome job over on Two Leaf Clover, excited to see more :)

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  2. Thank you for the kind words!~ Nancy xo

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    1. No, Thank you Nancy for having an awesome product, and such a wonderful passion for what you do! You're one of the most sincere people I've met through this blog <3

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Thanks for sharing!