Spring Forest

I felt it was time for a new soul support scent, and went on to creating a grounding, invigorating scent that would open the senses for new opportunities, challenges and adventures ahead. It took more time than I had expected to get that olfactory mental image from my ‘inner smell’ into a bottle. But, finally: success!

It is a composition of woody, green scents with hints of fruit and flowers.

It’s actually meant to be used in an aroma lamp to scent your living space with, but if you head to the soul support scent page, you’ll find out there are more methods to enjoy the scent as well.

Wishing you sunny (early) spring days, enjoy!

 

Wintersleep, and the scent of it

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My focus seems to follow the Sun. After the autumn equinox my attention turns increasingly inwards and by the end of October I feel like withdrawing into my nest, for some deep reflection and rest.

As the leaves fall, my thoughts touch the deeper layers of Life:

  • gratitude for the lovely connections and things learned and realized this season
  • the deeper meaning of Life – yes, I’ve found it and search no more, for it is joy! …and love
  • the interconnectedness of Life and the cyclical nature of the flow of life. I’m revisiting patterns of life, dreams and hopes, at a new level, and almost planning for the future.

This is the time for digesting the old, giving it all a place. I’m observing, thinking and feeling through, sorting, filtering, integrating. Further input is not needed, it would disturb the process.

Somewhere in the darkness of this season, all that processing and integrating sparks new life. That which has been experienced, seems to go through some magical alchemical process, and in doing so it creates new questions, new desires, new seeds…and the gestation of a new future begins.

I’m not ready to get specific about those future plans quite yet. But I will share this with you: at this time of (relative) solitude and stillness I’m enjoying herbal teas, stews enriched with hot spices, red wine, a cat on my lap and a fragrant blend to suit.

Fragrant blend?! Tell me more!

I composed  a blend of high quality essential oils to support this alchemical wintersleep. Mainly meant to be vaporised in an essential oil burner, but if you want to mix it with a good quality base oil (think jojoba oil, almond oil, unheated sesameoil) and use for massage, body oil or your self made perfume, you could.

This composition is for calming the spirit, soul and mind. For deep thinking, sorting out, filtering things through your being and winning gold from your experiences.

You can read more about it here.

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The perfumed doorway

The Perfumed Doorway - small choices, big impact | Nina's Nature

Often in Life, things happen seemingly at random. And when you look back, you notice that a small thing actually was a doorway to something much bigger, life-changing even.

I’ll share my story about a doorway.

One night I dreamt that my grandmother, who had already passed to the other side of the veil, gave me a present: she gifted me a collection of fancy purses, each one containing a unique perfume bottle, bathing in it’s own coloured light.

In the morning I decided to turn my playful hobby of making natural perfumes into a business. Just to try it out.

Fast forward three years and Nina’s Nature perfumes was taking off. It went well, after all the hard work and investment. Unfortunately, just as it was taking flight, rules and regulations cut it’s wings and the perfumes were put into hibernation.

But…something important had happened. During all the perfume-creating my sixth sense had been slowly opening. Suddenly I “knew” which ingredients should go into a perfume in order to evoke a certain feeling. I also “knew” which perfume a client could use the best.
And in the garden… I was a novice to gardening, and was playing with the space, quite freely, in order to learn. Slowly it dawned to me that some plants were calling to me if they were not happy. If they needed watering, or longed for another place in the garden, I would…”know”. I would know from across the garden, feel this tugging feeling, ‘please come closer, I have something to tell you’.

It takes courage to do new things. It is scary to be vulnerable. And yet, it is the only way I know to get closer to the core,  to live a life that truly makes me happy, and to grow. To be brave – scared and determined at the same time – makes me stronger, and softer, more compassionate.

The next time an extraordinary dream, an inspiring thought, a sparkling meeting takes place, don’t skip it thinking it’s just coincidence. Coincidence is magic waiting to happen! Give it a chance, open the door.

 

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