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To smell and handle these beautiful aromatics is such a special thing, knowing the lives of plants and people, as well as the sun, moon and star beings make it possible  to experience these substances.  Resins are formed as an abundance of sun forces in a plant. Just consider the common garden calendula, a picture of sunniness , with its fragrant and sticky resin on the sepals, leaves and stems. Here you are looking at materials that were directly sourced by a knowledgeable and ethical person, who travels to purchase aromatics directly from the tenders of the frankincense trees, for example. They work to sustain the lives of the trees knowing their livelihood is dependent on not taking more than is good . They are also paid fairly for their harvests. Some resin, as in the cistus , is collected directly by my supplier. Looking clockwise from upper left: boswellia serrata, and a dropper with the golden infused oil I made with some of the resin; oppoponax commiphora erythrea, which is in the myrrh family.Although I have to work further and melt it for more olfactory details, it smells like candied conifers wrapped around the sweetest myrrh heart.Next is boswellia neglecta, aka
To smell and handle these beautiful aromatics is such a special thing, knowing the lives of plants and people, as well as the sun, moon and star beings make it possible to experience these substances. Resins are formed as an abundance of sun forces in a plant. Just consider the common garden calendula, a picture of sunniness , with its fragrant and sticky resin on the sepals, leaves and stems. Here you are looking at materials that were directly sourced by a knowledgeable and ethical person, who travels to purchase aromatics directly from the tenders of the frankincense trees, for example. They work to sustain the lives of the trees knowing their livelihood is dependent on not taking more than is good . They are also paid fairly for their harvests. Some resin, as in the cistus , is collected directly by my supplier. Looking clockwise from upper left: boswellia serrata, and a dropper with the golden infused oil I made with some of the resin; oppoponax commiphora erythrea, which is in the myrrh family.Although I have to work further and melt it for more olfactory details, it smells like candied conifers wrapped around the sweetest myrrh heart.Next is boswellia neglecta, aka " black" frankincense, incredibly balsamic; labdanum resin from Crete, collected from cistus ( rock rose) plants; and, in the beaker, some handmade damask rose absolute from my fragrance friend, @rosedabney.#perfumery#naturalperfume#aromatics#apothecary#slowperfume#slowscent#scent#organicskincare#naturalbeauty#resins#nicheperfume#greenbeauty#perfumer