The Strong Case for Natural Perfumes

Did you know that most perfumes contain toxic chemicals, animal ingredients, and are tested on animals? I was shocked when I learned this. I wanted to create healthy and cruelty-free alternatives for people like me. That’s why our perfumes are made only with pure plant oils.

Most perfumes contain toxic chemicals such as parabens, ethanol, and even formaldehyde. The Environmental Working Group reports, “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety.”

You may already be aware that many cosmetics are still tested on animals, even though humane alternatives exist. China requires perfumes and all cosmetics to be animal tested. Many major beauty companies test on animals to be able to sell products in China.

Here are some popular perfume companies that test on animals:
• Chanel
• Gucci
• Marc Jacobs Fragrances
• Versace
• Dior
• Dolce & Gabana
• Lancome (L’Oreal)

In perfumes, animal ingredients do not need to be labeled. Perfume manufacturers are allowed to include animal ingredients under “fragrances.”

Animal ingredients that are often used in perfumes are:
• Ambergris (from the sperm whale’s digestive secretions)
• Castoreum (from the castor sacs of beavers)
• Civet (excretions from the African cat-like animal)
• Hyraceum (feces and urine from the hyrax, a rabbit-like mammal)
• Kasturi (secretions from a male deer’s gland)
• Lanolin (sheep’s wool fat)
• Musk (from the glands of the male musk deer)

This is probably enough to make you rethink buying conventional perfume.

What do you think? Are you surprised that most perfumes contains toxins and are tested on animals?

 

 

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A Message from the Fairies

On occasion, I will be posting messages I receive from the magickal creatures that they would like to share with humanity. Today’s message is from the Fairies. I asked them to share a message that is relevant for humanity right now.⁠

They truly do understand that we are living in difficult times. However, fairies are also living in these same conditions among us, and they are still able to remain joyful!⁠

Fairies truly embody the energy of joy! There is nothing that can take away a fairies’ joy. They have mastered the art of tapping into the heart flame that lives inside of all of us. ⁠

Joy is a state of being. It does not rely on anyone or anything else. It is completely within our control. Doesn’t that make you feel powerful? Because you are!⁠

In love and light,⁠
Dawn⁠

A Message from the Elves!

A message from elves

On occasion, I will be posting messages I receive from the magickal creatures that they would like to share with humanity. Today’s message is from the Elves. I asked them to share a message that is relevant for humanity right now. They want us to know that all societies across the universe that are spiritually advanced are also advanced in science, technology and medicine.

Having these advances serves as a platform for people to live their highest purpose and seek high spiritual knowledge. They do not want us to fear these things. They want us to shift any energies we are using to resist these advances towards intentions that they serve the greater good. Do not halt progress with your fear. That is stopping the progression of humankind. So instead use your prayer, meditation, thoughts, and actions to align them with the best outcome for humanity. Move from resistance to shifting and elevating!

They also want us to know that many of the ways we use technology and science today are not sustainable. We need to shift away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. We need to shift the motivations for creating advances in science and medicine away from greed and into service. Humans should direct our energies for technology, science and medicine from the heart chakra. I hope you enjoyed this message from the elves. I encourage you to meditate on it and see what comes up for you personally. How can you help humanity have a more balanced and positive relationship with science, technology and medicine?

In love and light, Dawn

About Unicorns

Introduction

Unicorns are among the most mysterious and profound of the magickal creatures. They are so pure and spiritually advanced, it can be difficult for humans to understand them. Unicorns have mastered the fabric of the universe. Unicorns exist in a web of psychic thoughts and connections. Humans can connect to the gods and the universe through unicorns. They are the great intermediaries, connecting and purifying. Unicorns exist in the ether, in higher dimensions and realms. This may be why people commonly refer to things as being “as rare as a unicorn.” Though they are real, they are difficult to grasp, always seeming just out of reach.

What they can teach us

Unicorns teach us about the interconnected nature of all things. They teach us about the power of our thoughts, because all thoughts are acted upon. Unicorns teach us about humility. If we humans approach the divine with humility and an empty cup, we can evolve beyond our current state, gaining wisdom and joy. Unicorns teach us to use our psychic powers to see beyond the obvious, to the inner workings of God and the universe.

Unicorn Mantra

“I am an empty vessel to receive divine wisdom.”

The unicorn oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with the unicorns when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of unicorns and how we can embody their qualities. 

 

About Mermen

Introduction

Mermen are the guardians of the ocean. They rule over the ocean as kings and help restore balance and justice. Mermen live a life of passion. They lived in the oceans before human history, during the times of Atlantis. However, present day is the first time where the mermen’s habitat is threatened. The oceans contain massive garbage patches, threatening ocean habitats at a global scale. The Great Pacific Garbage patch between California and Hawaii contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. In addition, mermen have a front row seat for the unsustainable practices of our seafood industry. If we continue the seafood industry at its current rate, scientists predict we could see fishless oceans by 2050. Mermen want us to be their allies. By honoring the oceans, we honor them. 

What they can teach us

Look below the surface to see what’s happening. It is easier to ignore what we are doing to the oceans because we live above the surface. Connect your actions to the impact on the ocean and their friends – dolphins, whales, sharks, and fish. Connect to your honor to restore justice and balance to the world.

Merman Mantra

“I honor the waters as if they are my own home.”

The merman oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with the mermen when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the mer and how we can embody their qualities. 

 

About Mermaids

Introduction

Mermaids are the matriarchs of the ocean. They rule over the ocean and help restore balance and justice. Mermaids live a life of passion. They lived in the oceans before human history, during the times of Atlantis. However, present day is the first time where the mermaid’s habitat is threatened. The oceans contain massive garbage patches, threatening ocean habitats at a global scale. The Great Pacific Garbage patch between California and Hawaii contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. In addition, mermaids have a front row seat for the unsustainable practices of our seafood industry. If we continue the seafood industry at its current rate, scientists predict we could see fishless oceans by 2050. Mermaids want us to be their allies in taking care of the oceans.  

What they can teach us

Look below the surface to see what’s happening. It is easier to ignore what we are doing to the oceans because we live above the surface. Connect your actions to the impact on the ocean and their friends – dolphins, whales, sharks, and fish. Connect to the strength of your femininity and care to restore justice and balance to the world.

Mermaid Mantra

“I protect the waters as if they are my own home.”

The mermaid oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with the mermaids when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the mer and how we can embody their qualities. 

 

About Fairies

Introduction

Fairies are sweet, joyful, playful beings. Even as adults they keep their sense of childlike wonder. Fairies live in the woods, particularly in ancient groves. They build their homes at the tops of tall, ancient trees. Fairies live in a communal society where everything is shared. They do not understand the human concept of personal property, and therefore will sometimes take human objects they fancy. The highest honor a fairy can bestow on a human is to shower us with rose petals from above.

What they can teach us

Fairies want us to connect with the joy that comes from the beauty of the earth. They want us to revel in it! Fairies believe humans seek beauty in the wrong places. They encourage us to look past superficial beauty to the beauty within ourselves and in nature. Ancient trees are the wisdom keepers of this planet. When we cut down an ancient tree, we lose the record of that knowledge. And the fairies lose their habitat. 

Fairy Mantra

“I am joy! I laugh! I dance! I sing!”

The fairy oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with the fairy realm when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the fairies and how we can embody their qualities. 

About Elves

Introduction

The family unit is very important to elves. They also have a strong sense of community. They regularly participate in community celebrations and gatherings. Elves are very intellectual. However, they balance their intellect with their emotions and spirit. Elves seek the truth in both faith and science.

What they can teach us

Elves want humans to reconnect with community. In our cities, we have lost touch with what it means to be a part of a thriving community that is connected and shares responsibility for helping each other. Maintain a clean and orderly home and you may sense their presence. Elves also encourage us to connect more with animals. They invite us to watch their patterns, honor their wishes, and understand what they are trying to tell us. Elves want us to use the natural resources like wind and solar power. They want us to leverage the natural properties that Mother Gaia provides us in ways that do not cause destruction.

Elf Mantra

“I protect those I love with grace and strength.”
The elf oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with elves when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the elves and how we can embody their qualities.