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This is the long awaited release from the mind of alchemist Ava Zhan. This is the first Earthwise product for the body. So far! Hint Hint!!!
So far I’ve opened the metal screwtop cap from the 4.25oz glass bottle and plunged my olfactory glands deep into the forest of Washington state In my mind I imagined a pine balsam lumberjack scent but, this is not so ” in your face camping among the the pines ” If fact it’s a more complex, light but green concoction of essential oils. It’s more wearable and enveloping than I expected. It’s absolutely lovely! It’s green & clean & unisex in the best sense of the word.
As for color and texture: It’s a most gorgeous golden shade on the skin but, darker more Seabuckthorne-ish in the bottle.
The texture is liquid and non-greasy It sinks in almost immediately So, no slip n’ slide bathroom floor action! Thank you!!
I have a guessing game I play in my head where I try to figure out all the scent elements before reading the label! So, I’m still working that. Lol. But you can go to the website and learn them now. Let me entertain myself for a while longer !!!
Tonight I’ll submerge my body in a deep hot tubby with a steaming cuppa tea. Follow up with a slathering of Pacific Northwest Body oil from neck to toes! I’ll report back in about one week with my thoughts
In the meantime , carry on my wisdom warriors! Be brave Be you
For K. Xoxo. If you’re not the type to keep a Gratitude journal, consider this. A Swear journal! A place to unload all the crap from your day. A filthy little brain dumping station if you wil…
Source: SWEAR JOURNAL.
If you’re not the type to keep a Gratitude journal, consider this. A Swear journal! A place to unload all the crap from your day. A filthy little brain dumping station if you will. Not everyone enjoys chronicling life’s Splendor-ific moments Some stressed out souls need to let it go with one or fifty-seven F-bombs per day. No judgment zone aka Swear Journal to the rescue! Think about the exquisite plmeasure of F-ing this or S O B-itching her or Kiss my a** him Ahhh. The release !!! After a long ass day of being polite, potitically correct or just plain ole ” nice” It would be so awesome to pull out your own private log of the filthies, most inappropriate or wince inducing slurs imaginable. Now, doesn’t that sound super Fu** ing great 👍🏼. Yep! Go now. Get thee a fresh new notebook and a kick ass pen and get busy Have a great Fuc****g Day
VertMont Perfumery. Waitsfield Farmers market.
On a recent trip to the cabin in the North East Kingdom aka Vermont. aka Heaven. I visited the mother -daughter duo behind VERTMONT PERFUMERY at the Waitsfield farmers market. I was on a mission to investigate all that I could in person. I discovered this brand through a fellow you tuber Mercedes many months ago. I explored their Etsy shop like a bloodhound on a search and rescue mission! Yes, I’m that obsessed with scent! However, since switching to a ” Green & Cruelty Free” lifestyle, scent has been a difficult category.
Enter VertMont Perfumery!!!! Bingo! Jackpot! Eureka! You get the picture. This stuff is everything I’d been looking for. It’s a small business run by women, made in America, cruelty free, organic ingredients and most of all, takes me to my HAPPY PLACE 😍😍
My first purchase through Etsy was the scent EROS in the roller ball bottle. It’s a sexy warm kind of ” mmmmm let me get a bit closer” sort of magic! It’s so popular that it was given as a favor to wedding guests recently. That speaks volumes about this particular product. I think it’s the kind of scent that most people with a working nose would enjoy!
So, back to my visit. I contacted the team weeks in advance through Instagram. Yes they will communicate with you directly on IG as well as email. Personally, I like when a real person is within reach. On a stunning autumn morning I went to the booth to meet the duo and stick my nose into EVERYTHING! There were several customers already there and Donna ( Mom, Boss, Creator) was fully engaged in with them. She interacts with people one on one to help determine which scent might be a good fit. This passion is what makes the brand as good as it is. To my surprise Donna looked up at me and said “Hi you must be Linda, So nice to finally meet you”! It took me by surprise that she recognized me and said so. They both said in unison ” of course we do, we follow you”. It’s the weird reality that others connect with you just as you feel the connection with them.
While momma was doing her thing I talked with Tess. She is a twenty something with a beautiful energy that was apparent from the first gorgeous smile! We talked a bit about the products and I learned that there was more than just perfume to this brand. They have created skincare, lip balm, deodorant and a green scent spritz for our pets. Well! I knew then I’d be spending more than I anticipated. Gladly I may add because VertMont does what they do right!
The other customers made their purchases and it was time to meet Donna. I wrapped my arms around her and squeezed. If you know me at all, it’s what is do! She asked me what I was attracted to on her display and we talked about the kind of scents I like and don’t like. This info is her base knowledge used to suggest which product to sample. She applied each one to a different spot and gave me time to decide if it was a joyful experience or not. Her suggestions based on our conversation were spot on! Every time This is what VertMont is all about, connection the customer. Donna explains that without the human, face to face interactions she could not serve her customers properly. That level of personal service is lost if she and Tess are not physically present to talk to each and every person that comes to their booth. This is about the time my appreciation for VertMont went straight through the roof! Current status? Customer, admirer, fan for life! No brainer Right?
So,let’s get to the nitty gritty What did I buy?
My new favorite scent is called CYRENA Oh be still my heart ❤️. One of its ingredients is to Tonka bean. Oh yes! CYRENA is a deep sexy siren calling my name daily. Like the call of the Mermaid which cannot be resisted! And I don’t want to. I purchased the roll on bottle 10ml. The deodorant in SOMA, the facial care trio which includes a Serenity scrub, facial mist, and Neroli Nectar moisture oil. This is seriously a ritual that take me to a truly serene head space! And the scent is divine as well as my skin. Let me not forget Mr. Murphy cuz he is after all the king in my house! I purchased the Top Dog Fur Freshner. Our pets deserve to breathe non toxic scent too. This is a fur spritz that contains only clean essential oils, water and alcohol free witch hazel. It’s Murphy approved!
Now for the samples & perks! They included a lip balm and a moisture balm ( and its pink) Also a necklace aroma diffuser made of clay in disc form with the logo MP recessed into it. I add a bit of fragrance oil and wear it short around my neck. I’m inhaling the scent throughout the day. Ah! Nice idea VertMont
I requested a sample of the CYRENA fragrance oil to offer as a give away. I want to share this brand with all of you but, alas only one can receive this gift.
Subscribe to my blog, follow my Instagram account Lindalu1919, and subscribe to my you tube channel Lindalu19. Go to VertMont Perfumery and sing up for the newsletter and follow them on Instagram at VertMont Perfumery Leave a comment telling me why you want to try this product and I’ll choose a winner on the 31st, Halloween
That’s it. That’s all. I will check all accounts to see your comments and notify you on the 1st of November. This is only open to the US and you must follow and comment on all accounts listed above.
Thank you to Donna & Tess for your time, passion, products and generosity. Go to their site and read the story of VertMont Perfumery
If you are obsessed with perfume but have quit the conventional brands filled with toxic ingredients, try this brand. I love to spend my money in support of small brands that provide high quality products made clean ingredients.
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In love & light, LINDA.
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So many of us look forward to the weekends but waste much of our precious time wasting time! Make the CHOICE to rock your day in your special way! Get your MUST do’s out of the way to leave time for your YES I Can’s. Like, hiking with Buster, or lunching with Miss Chilled Out, or aerial yoga with anyone willing to teach you to fly! Get up in the a.m. and shake what ur mamma gave ya! In love n light, Linda