November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

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. 

Rub a bit of Florence Nightingale magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Florence Nightingale

Ingredients: Lavender, Green Tea, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile and Almond oil

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {PRINCESS DIANA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. - Princes Diana

Diana was dubbed the Peoples Princess. She is known and still celebrated worldwide for her humanitarian work. She had a troubled marriage to Prince Charles which resulted in a embarrassing divorce for the royal family. She was an outcast in the royal family, however the 'people' loved her.  Diana cared about people’s well being.  She cared about the sick and their chances of recovery. She was beautiful, elegant and well traveled; there was rarely a function or society obligation where the princess was not following her goal to raise money. She was a tireless campaigner for the dispossessed and disadvantaged.  She was one of the most active people in raising money for the AIDS foundation in her country. 

Diana knew the power of fashion and auctioned off 79 of her favorite gowns at a Christie's auction, ultimately raising $6 million for AIDS and breast cancer charities. She devoted herself to her sons and to such charitable efforts as the battle against the use of land mines. She fought for the victims and used her international celebrity to help raise awareness about this issue.

Diana was a perfect example of a well-rounded woman. She was more than a princess standing by the side of her prince or a puppet of the royal family. Diana was an inspiration. Diana was the perfect example of a woman who was stunning inside and out. Women around the world marveled over her elegant, classic, and sophisticated style. She was humble and relatable to women, which made her even more beautiful, refreshing, and iconic for her time and social position.

Penhaligon's Bluebell was Princess Diana signature scent. As alluring and regal as the Princess herself, this  is a fragrant blend of citrus, hyacinth, rose, lily, and jasmine with warm, earthy notes of clove and cinnamon.

Rub a bit of Princess Diana's magic on you xo
Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Princess Diana
Ingredients: Tangerine, hyacinth, rose, lily, jasmine, clove,  cinnamon, jojoba.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {BOUDICCA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Nothing is safe from Roman pride and arrogance. They will deface the sacred and will deflower our virgins. Win the battle or perish, that is what I, a woman, will do.- Boudicca

Boudicca is one of Britain's greatest heroines who was a freedom fighter who rebelled against the Roman government. She was Queen to the Celts and truly was one of history's most fiercest and passionate warrior queens.

Boudicca is known for being a great heroine who lead a major uprising army against the occupying Roman forces during 60-62 AD. Boudica was flogged by the Romans and, sickeningly (and against Roman law) her two 'young' daughters were [gang?] raped by Roman soldiers. This ignited Boudica anger for the major injustices the Romans dictated.  She subsequently destroyed three towns and slaughtered the inhabitants This lead to Boudicca achieving a fairer and happier life for all of the Celtic tribes and even posing as an early feminist symbol during Queen Elizabeth I's reign.

Boudicca is a warrior, & her aroma represents her legend.  The blend is strong, balanced, sacred and earthy with a touch of feminity.

Rub a bit of Boudicca magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Boudicca

Ingredients: Frankincense,Oregano,  Lemon, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, white lotus and almond oil.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {CLEOPATRA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

 

‘I will not be triumphed over.’

 

The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The fearless leader. The seducer of the Roman rulers. Her life, full of mystery & love affairs continues to intrigue the world. By the time of her sudden death, glory would be hers. Cleopatra changed the world by persuading Julius Caesar to help her defeat her husband & brother so she could become sole supreme ruler over Egypt.

Centuries later, Cleopatra still beguiles us. Much has been written about the Pharoah’s beauty: Roman consul Cassius would speak of ‘a woman of surpassing beauty’. In actuality, her beauty is the greatest myth that defines her legacy. It also undermines her real power. Cleopatra did not seduce Antony and Caesar with her beauty, but rather with her wit, charm & intellect.

Cleopatra loved the scents of Neroli, Rose & Blue Lotus & used their aphrodisiac qualities to seduce Caesar & Mark Anthony. She honoured the goddess of love & sexuality, Hathor, who was associated with both Myrrh & Sandalwood. Cleopatra used almond oils as part of her skin \care regimen.

Rub a bit of Cleopatra's magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women - Cleopatra

Ingredients: Neroli, Rose, Blue Lotus, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Almond Oil.

I do not admire her affairs or violent mercilessness. I see her as an inspiring figure because of her vision: her vision to make Egypt flourish. She used and embraced both her feminine and masculine traits. The onlooker was not stunned by Cleopatra’s beauty in itself but by the sound of her voice, the persuasiveness of her talk and her ability to speak almost any language. Her thirst for power and excellence made her thrive and then brought her to her deathbed. Like all great figures that hold too much passion within them, there is a rise and fall, but her story lives on.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {AUDREY HEPBURN} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Hepburn is a legend, an ideal of a woman and inspiration for many. She knew who she was and she made no apologies to anyone.

She exuded class, charm, grace and blazed her own trail, focusing more on her humanitarian efforts than her Hollywood career. She used her fame, to help the world. A woman so multi-faceted in the film, ballet, and philanthropic worlds should have a signature scent just as dynamic.

English Promenade was the scent Audrey deemed her trademark very early into her career. At first mist, the notes of orange flower, neroli, and citrus give off a sweet aroma, but once it hits your skin, a hint of musk begins to emerge and gives the scent a creamy twist that's anything but cloying. "It's sparkling and sweet, and it embodies the feminine elegance that was her trademark,"

Rub a bit of Audrey Hepburn's magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women - Audrey Hepburn

Ingredients: Orange blossom, neroli, tangerine, oriental musk, jojoba oil.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {Sisterhood perfumes}

  There is an aroma about an empowered woman that is undeniably attractive, yet has nothing to do with the stereotyped beauty and norms. She is dedicated to explore who she is, and is willing to stand up for herself and has the strength to go out and get it. Empowerment is a moment by moment journey by the decisions and action we make in the circumstances of our lives. If we, as women can make more decisions from a place of inner strength we will create a better, inspiring and more meaningful life.MORE.. View full article →
February 26, 2016

Essential oils help with anxiety... a lot!

From time to time everyone has suffered anxiety to some degree, and its horrible! I have struggled with both very low and sad feelings, lack of motivation as well as intense anxious feelings.  It kept me home alone, saying “no” to things out of fear, and on days I couldn’t breathe and my skin felt like I had little ants crawling around inside. No fun at all!  These terrible feeling were not going to rule my life! Using essential oils was one way that I combated anxiety, in a totally safe and natural way. The beauty of essential oils is that they are natural, extracted from flowers, leaves, bark or roots of plants View full article →
February 15, 2016

cooking with essential oils...

Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures, for medicine, in food and for beauty purposes. EO’s are wonderful in the kitchen and with a bit of practise, some guidelines, and a creative mind, the culinary possibilities are endless. The easiest way to begin cooking with the oils, is to substitute the essential oils in recipes that call for dried herbs, spices or fruit juices.  Simply replace these ingredients with the companion essential oil. Read more...
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January 18, 2016

i have a new passport...

I have a new passport! which means I have a whole new decade of traveling to do. Its really exciting looking at all those empty pages, wondering where this world will lead me too.. What stamps will be filled in those empty pages. Travel is amazing, and wondrous for the soul. I try to travel somewhere new every year, and do an act of kindness while I'm there. But, travel can be a little taxing, so I'm always adopting healthy new travel tricks and tips along the way to make the journey a little easier. Read more...
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January 16, 2016

it's the little things...

I've always loved a good homemade gift over something bought from a store, and I tend to think most people feel this way too...  deep down I think we all can agree that our thoughts and intention goes a long, long way these days.  A handmade gift says, "hey, so i might be pretty busy but i carved out some time for you,  and I made this, because your pretty darn cool (and heaps special). I love you :). Read more...
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