Want the smell of Christmas... But not the mess of an alive tree?
The solution is.. Essential oils! As the days draw closer to Christmas, it's a perfect time to enjoy diffusing, or adding a few drops with water in a spray bottle and spritz it around the house. Blending essential oils will certainly help get us into the cheerful spirit of the season.
By their nature, spicy essential oils like Cinnamon, Clove Bud and Ginger are strong and quite warming. It's best to blend stronger spice oils into more gentle oils like Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Essential oils commonly associated with Christmas include coniferous oils like Fir Needle, minty oils like Peppermint and Spearmint, resinous oils like Frankincense and Myrrh, spicy oils like Cinnamon and Nutmeg and woody oils like Cedarwood.
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You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us. Sappho
Sappho was one of the first published female writers who was referred to by Plato as one of the greatest poets. Though a lot of her poems have been lost, she has remained as a huge influence for both females and men in the writing world.
Sappho is no ordinary poet. For the better part of three millennia, she has been the subject of furious controversies—about her work, her family life, and, above all, her sexuality. In antiquity, literary critics praised her “sublime” style, even as comic playwrights ridiculed her allegedly loose morals. Legend has it that the early Church burned her works. (“A sex-crazed whore who sings of her own wantonness,” one theologian wrote, just as a scribe was meticulously copying out the lines that Obbink deciphered.)
Sappho's sent allures the scent of greek, mystical and mythical writings, and the balance of masculinity and femininity
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Rosa Parks
Ingredients: hyacinths, iris, calendula, orchid, tangerine, cedarwood, and almond oil.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.’ Rosa Parks
As a girl, Rosa watched her grandfather stand in front of their house with a shotgun while Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. She attended sub-standard, segregated schools. She was birthed into a world of inequality, and she knew it was not fair.
In her own humble words, ‘all I was doing was trying to get home from work.’ In actuality, she did infinitely more: she became an overnight figurehead for the civil rights movement in the US. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on the Montgomery City bus.
This isolated act and a single reply – ‘no, I’m not’ – ignited a boycott which continued for 381 days until the city repealed its law enforcing racial segregation on public buses. Rosa’s fearless rejection of racial segregation made her ‘the first lady of civil rights’. The day itself – the day she was arrested – will forever be known as Rosa Parks Day.
Rosa Parks's aroma is perfect balance. It has an earthy tone with blends of sweetness, and a mark of black Africa.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Rosa Parks
Ingredients: Angelica, Patchouli, cedarwood, cinnamon, Orchid, lily and almond oil.
“I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names.” Nefertiti
Nefertiti exemplified a lesson that women today could learn from. Though renowned for her beauty, Nefertiti used her proximity to the throne and intellect to exert influence over the course of Egyptian history. This shows how women in a position of influence must show initiative in order to have the same impact as their male counterparts.
Leading by her husband’s side, Nefertiti led the people of Egypt to follow a new God by inspiring a social renaissance. She exemplified the path that some of history’s first female leaders took to their seat of power. While Nefertiti inspired social change, her place on the throne was born of her proximity to the royal family and her renowned strength of character. She was lifted to divine status by her husband Akhenaten, granting her the influence that made her a female leader in history.
A Blend of rare essences that weaves as aura of enchantment around its wearer. The formula came from the dynastic period of Nefertiti, the Goddess queen of ancient Egypt.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Nefertiti's
Ingredients: Ylang Ylang, geranium, cardamon, chamomile, blue lotus and almond oil.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
She lived a life of sacrifice, love and kindness. She showed a commitment to uplifting society which very few leaders have been able to demonstrate in the last century.
Mother Teresa branched out from the main church and started her own diocesan congregation which subsequently became Missionaries of Charities. Most of her humble work was done in Calcutta, India. In her own words the purpose of Mission of Charities was to care for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”
She built the foundation from scratch and in her lifetime there were 610 missionaries operating in 123 countries being managed by more than 4000 nuns. She dedicated her life and energy to providing loving care to the homeless and sick all around the world.
Mother Teresa's aroma embodies all the is love, sacrifice and kindness. It has a hint of India, as that were her heart was. Tuberose is her signature smell, as it speculated that's what her favorite flower was, and was surrounded by her at her funeral.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mother Teresa
Ingredients: Tuberose, Tulip, Lily, Champaca Attar, white lotus and almond oil.
“Don't forget love; it will bring all the madness you need to unfurl yourself across the universe.” ― Mīrābāī
Mira-Bai, was a 16th century Hindu mystic poetess and devotee of Krishna. She is celebrated as a poet and has been definitively claimed by the North Indian Hindu tradition of Bhakti saints.
MiraBai was born in a royal family of Rajasthan, and her education included music, religion, politics and government. She married Bhojraj the crown prince of Mewar in 1516, her husband died 1521 after a Hindu-Muslim battle, her own father died in a war with Babur's army in 1527, and little else is known about her life with any certainty.
She is mentioned in Bhaktamal, confirming that she was widely known and a cherished figure in the Indian bhakti movement culture by about 1600 CE. Most legends about MiraBai mention her fearless disregard for social and family conventions, her devotion to god Krishna, her treating Krishna as her lover and husband, and she being persecuted by her in-laws for her religious devotion. She has been the subject of numerous folk tales and hagiographic legends.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mira-Bai
Ingredients: Vanilla, bergamot, jasmine, rose, amber, berry, mandrin, peach, cedarwood and jojoba.
Mary Magdalene is portrayed as an obscure figures in the Bible, but what constitutes obscurity is a subjective opinion. Mary Magdalene was traditionally believed to have been a prostitute—that has since been revised by the church.
Many now believe she is a far more important figure than the traditional gospels suggest. In fact, according to some of the Gnostic Gospels (commonly referred to as the “lost books” of the Bible), she may have been a senior disciple who was instrumental in spreading the Christian doctrine during the early decades of the church.
Some scholars even suggest she may have been Jesus’ wife. Even if she was merely a follower and friend Jesus, her influence in the early church, and particularly within the mystical branches of it—would have been substantial, forcing theologians to consider revising the history of Christianity to include Mary Magdalene, the empowering woman that she was, and how she changed the direction of this world, by supporting Jesus at his most vulnerable stages in his life.
Mary Magdalene aroma has been devised from her scriptures of the Gnostic Gospels. Mary anointed Jesus feet with expensive Spikenard. The 3 wise men, bought frankincense and Myrrh to baby Jesus. And rose is a native flower from Magdala, Israel (where Mary is from).
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mary Magdalene.
Ingredients: Spikenard, Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh and Almond oil
JOHN 12:3 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of Spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
I am not afraid... I was born to do this. Joan of Arc
To stand up for what one believes in - to save the world. As a young girl, Joan of Arc helped change the fate of her country. She was an unlikely hero, coming from a poor peasant family, she disguise herself as a boy, and managed to inspire the Dauphin of France and helped lead the French armies to victory over the English. Later she was burnt at the stake in a politically charged trail of ‘witchcraft’. This was later overturned and she became an inspiring symbol to all sections of French society. Joan of Arc, who would later be recognized by the Catholic church as a saint.
An empowered woman is someone who stands up for what they believe in, and wants to better the world. Joan not only stood for it, she fought for it, and finally gave her life for the country she loved. She certainly paid the ultimate sacrifice in her quest, and even to her last breath remained true to the one who had sent her. Joan of Arc is now considered a Saint but, more so than that, Joan of Arc was a true - in every sense - empowering woman.
Joan of Arc's aroma exudes a combination her origin, her sacredness, and her courage.The meadow herb Yarrow is known to some as the Messenger of Heaven. Frankincense is a scent many associate with the presence of the Divine. It help us to find the courage to go into the depths of Darkness, to bring our fears to Light so that we may be purified, liberated, free. Clary Sage literally means "clear eyes", helping us to see clearly what we fear and still be calm. Tulip and Lily is abundantly flowers in spring at France - the country she thought so valiantly to save.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Joan of Arc
Ingredients: Yarrow, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Tulip, Lily and Almond oil
Florence Nightingale was a writer, nurse and statistician that cared deeply for those around her. On a very normal day in 1837, Florence felt as though she was called by God to go into the field of nursing. Back then, this was no ordinary feat because women were supposed to stay at home and fill their role there. Nursing was not considered a suitable occupation for a well-educated woman and nurses were considered coarse and ignorant and given to promiscuity and drunkenness. Florence had other plans and she knew that God did as well. For a woman like Florence to make such an impact during the war is mind boggling. She is most known for her role in the Crimean War and people still talk about it to this day.
She was called to help the wounded soldiers of this war because she knew the soldiers were not getting the care they needed to survive. She served along many other nurses that she personally trained. Throughout her time with all of these dying soldiers, she realized that poor sanitary reasons was one of the main reasons these men were dying so rapidly, she would later be a great advocate of sanitary living.
She realized God’s role for women and did a lot to help the movement of women, during that time. Florence also went on to show that nursing was an acceptable role for women to take. After all, she had made such an amazing contribution during the war. Florence used the knowledge and strength that God gave her to write and publish several books on hospital planning and organization. Her efforts surely saved thousands of lives.
As Florence was a feminine carer, and a natural healer with a detail to sanitary - thats what is brought into her aroma.
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Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Florence Nightingale
Ingredients: Lavender, Green Tea, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile and Almond oil