Sweet almond oil acts as an antioxidant and an emollient, which means that it helps lock in moisture while cleaning your pores. I use it in several of my natural Provision apothecary products.
Labdanum has long been known for it’s stress relieving properties. Labdanum’s scent is often depicted as being similar to amber; animalic, sweet, woody, ambergris, dry musk, or leathery.
I’ve included it in my Provision natural apothecary line to give you a sense of protection and grounding. ⠀
Grapeseed oil is one of the ingredients I’m using in my new Provision apothecary collection, specifically in Connection lip balm. It’s a luxurious natural moisturizer that is incredibly rich in antioxidants.
Working with this oil brings back many fond memories of my days working on a Vineyard in Germany. Before training to become a professional perfumer I was strongly considering a career in wine making!
It goes without saying that I’m really glad things turned out this way as I’m much happier making fragrances (and just drinking wine🍷😉).⠀
Indian Sandalwood is one of the ingredients I’m using in the Provision apothecary collection. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a relaxant (👈 yes please!). ⠀
Did you know that Aborigines have long used sandalwood on their spiritual walkabouts or “vision quests?” To inspire an elevated state of being.
Shea butter extract is one of the ingredients I’m using in the Provision apothecary collection. It’s a new shea liquid that’s naturally rich but readily absorbed for a silky skin feel.
Frankincense is the perfect ingredient for a fall fragrance. Smoky, seductive…transcendent. It makes me feel like I’m on an exotic journey in a far away land.
Coriander is a fragrance note that I like, it makes me feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Cardamon is one of those fragrance notes that really brings out the way I want to feel during hot Summer days – spicy, earthy and sexy (but maybe not in that particular order…)
I just love peppercorn as a sophisticated ingredient for some of my fragrances. It adds a wonderfully fresh nuance to a variety of compositions.