Men’s Moments

September 18th, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

A Manly Section of the Shop

We’ve gotten many new products in that cater to the more masculine side of our clientele. Grooming products can make all the difference in a man’s life, which is why we focus on high quality, utilitarian versions of all the basic necessities. For instance, our Proraso shaving cream has been a European shaving favorite for generations, made by the same family in Italy using Sandalwood and Eucalyptus formulas designed for a consistently satisfying shave. There’s a whole range of products at both shops, so stop by either location to explore or upgrade your grooming options.

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Kobo Candles

November 13th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

New Kobo Candle Scents

New Kobo Candle Scents

New line from Kobo Candles in the shop this week, along with the MOST adorable Travel Tin versions of all our past and present scents. These candles are handmade in upstate New York with domestically produced soy products and cotton wicks, so they burn clean and clear in the home. The scents are inspired by travel and memory, with packaging so beautiful it needn’t even be wrapped. The Opal Basil might also be the most refreshing thing we’ve ever smelled. Now available online or in the shop.

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Essential Oils for Summer

July 12th, 2011 / by Paul / 2 comments / permalink

Summer Oils

Summer Oils

Essential oils from Intelligent Nutrients are a great summer staple. Acquire yourself an atomizing spray bottle and mix with distilled water for a refreshing Rose Spray or scented water; a great cooling technique for hot days as it simulates natural perspiration (with a more pleasing scent). Use this combination for aromatic room sprays, linen water, or perfume as well. Lori has been mixing Vetiver and Geranium for a really nice scent, but keep in mind that 100% natural oils, when mixing with individual body chemistry, can produce different scents on different people. Come in and find out what works best for you!

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Palo Santo Wood

May 28th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Palo Santo Wood

Palo Santo Wood

This incense from Ecuador is the newest scent throughout the shop. Palo Santo (or “Holy Wood”) is sustainably farmed from the dead and fallen branches of the Palo Santo tree, which are left and aged for 40 years before being used as incense. Traditionally, the wood is burned¬†as an insect repellent, for colds, asthma, allergies, stress, anxiety, sea sickness, migraine, arthritis, neck aches, cervical pain, meditation and relaxation. It’s pictured above with the abalone shell smudge bowl, also available now in the shop.

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Smudge Sticks

May 4th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Sage Bundles

Sage Bundles

Smudge sticks are perfect for clearing out the air from winter and welcoming in the new season. These smudge blends are handmade in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, with local plants that grow wildly in the area. Different blends yield different cleansing properties, and attached to all are Zuni Bear fetishes from the Southwest. The bear is the Guardian fetish of the West, providing strength in the face of adversity.

3 Sacred Herbs: Rosemary, Lavendar and Red Cedar. Ideal for blessings; House Blessings, Baby Blessings, Handfastings etc.

Purification: Artemesia, Sage and Red Cedar. Good for clearing negative energies or entities from a space or a person, kicking out unwanted energies.

Safe Journey: Sage, Mugwort and Artemisia. To journey safely, in the physical or astral world. Especially good for shamanic journeying.

Successful Venture: Sage, Lemon Balm and Mint. Burn to attract success and abundance.

Wise Woman: Sage, Rosemary and Red Cedar. For attracting spiritual wisdom, asking the divine feminine for wisdom and guidance.

Western Red Cedar: Profoundly transforming the energy of a space to a positive, clear vibration.

Rosemary: Burn before sleep to protect against nightmares. Creates a safe and inspiring place for healing and meditation.

Smudge Stick with Crystal Burning Bowl

Smudge Stick with Crystal Burning Bowl

Smudge Display in the shop

Smudge Display in the shop

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Tatine Candles

April 28th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Tatine Candles in old Apothecary glass

Tatine Candles in old apothecary glass

THIS JUST IN: These handmade soy based candles are more than just a pretty package. According to Vincent, they are the best smelling candles he has ever sniffed, and that’s saying a lot. He prefers Forest Floor, which actually does transport you right into a shady, pine covered grove of trees. My favorite is Tomato Leaf, but there are so many options it takes a trip in to decide for yourself. Also be sure to check out their Led Zeppelin inspired line of votives while you’re here.

PS- Lori likes Cedarwood but is in serious awe of Forest Floor

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