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what's new, inspiring and informative at reassembly

FRAGRANCE AS ART

MILKSTONE, a single edition perfume we created, shown here in a handmade milkstone bottle, a collaboration with artist Josée Aubin Ouellette for her 2014 show MILK.  
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HEARTS

In a month that celebrates love and hearts, we see and think about love in all its manifestations - A good way to learn to see with love is to study our sense of love within, in a deeper sense - perhaps how we think about love and how we love ourselves. The love that then flows outwards naturally.  The 4th chakra (or energy center in the spiritual body) is known as the heart chakra or Anahata (in Sanskrit - meaning flawless). When we tap into this chakra we find a wellspring of unconditional love. The heart chakra is located in the centre of the chest and the colour green is most prominently shown to be its visual representative, although...
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Essential oils for winter

It's easy in the winter months, almost anywhere, to become a little more introspective, even a little blue. There's nothing wrong with this - I believe it is important to embrace the darkness so that we can do the same when it comes time for light. But, there are times when feeling trapped in the dark cycle of winter can become challenging - low energy can keep us from doing what we love to do, which can perpetuate a cycle of low energy. We know eating properly, drinking enough water, exercising, connecting with our loved ones and being creative are all ways to elevate ourselves, but what of creating an atmosphere of joy in ourselves, our homes, other spaces we...
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staying hydrated in winter

Staying hydrated in winter can be a daunting experience. I feel like the only way to warm up at the end of a long day at the studio is to get in a hot bath when I get home! If you're like me, you may have noticed that hot baths can result in even drier skin. Some tricks I've learnt in managing my dry and sometimes itchy winter skin may help you as well. For one, I always add some form of natural emollient to my bath - coconut oil is a nice one, or olive oil that you have in the kitchen cupboard even, lovely. Once out of the bath I pat down a little(not too much) and then...
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reassembly loves the Loden hotel

We are so proud of the work we have done with the Loden hotel, including these aromatherapy blends for rooms.  When you stay in one of their beautiful sanctuary terrace garden suites -  you receive a complimentary roll on of this special edition blend, exclusively designed  to compliment the serenity of the lovely surroundings.   Lavender and cedarwood are the heart of this blend - creating a grounded, lush and serene journey - like a breath of forest air. Marjoram lifts the heart and keeps you smiling as the bay laurel guides you to stay confident and clear and centred. Full size roll on blends are available for purchase, you can inquire at the front desk. Contact Loden.com for more...
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Harvest moon

The full moon nearest the fall equinox is called the Harvest moon because of its brightness - it was said to have illuminated the farmers work of harvesting late into the night. Many of us may experience the powerful call of the moon -  feeling restless, expressive, bursting, creative, fumbly or intense. An energetic difference may be noticed, in and around us. Sometimes it's best to lean in and listen to the wildness -  To try: Lunar Infusion Take 2 parts spearmint, 1 part chamomile, 1 part lemon balm, 1/2 part rose petals, pinch stevia. Place herbs in an open container, fill with water and position directly in the path of the moon. In the words of one of my...
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venture forth and lavender as spirit guide

We are finally starting to get settled into our new studio and it has been so much fun to create, experiment and allow new fragrances to unfold in this space. One fragrance in the works is (currently, at least) called 'lavenderleather' (you can follow me on instagram under this name) it is exactly what it sounds like - lavender,  fig and a whisper of jasmine giving way to a soft woody musk rounded out by a soft buttery vanilla-dusted leather . Working on it has renewed and reinvigorated my love affair with Lavender and in that vein I thought it might be interesting to revisit some information about this treasured herb, why we love it and why it loves us....
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product focus: oils

For a long time we were used to avoiding oil in our skincare, the collective idea being that of clogged pores and oily-abundant and difficult skin. How did we get there? And why should we feel comfortable now in caring for our skin with oils? What has changed?  A lot of companies used, and continue to use, synthetic and petrochemical ingredients, most commonly mineral oil, a clear, scentless oil that won't go bad and is produced as a by-product of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. Mineral oil  is difficult for skin to absorb and clogs the pores,slowing the skin's ability to eliminate toxins and in some cases, arresting or robbing the body of valuable vitamins and minerals. Our...
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