For years now I have been combing the local beaches hoping to one day find some ambergris. In fact, I just returned from the beach with my consolation prizes – seaweed, when I received an email asking whether I will be interested in some 4.8kg of Ambegris found in Hermanus. [Read more…]
To celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Natural Perfumer’s Guild on June 1st we are sharing the story of our first love in natural aromatics. [Read more…]
A beautiful garden is a work of heart. Through our gardens we grow closer to creation. Blessing our gardens through our love and our loving care blesses us in so many ways. Every hour spent in our gardens is blessings, but why not bless your garden with your words and and thoughts as well? Here is a truly beautiful blessing for your garden. [Read more…]
I am an African.
I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land. [Read more…]
Perfumes are often given as gifts of love. To give a perfume as gift does require the giver to intimately know the recipient, but have you ever given gift giving any further thought? In the runic alphabet, the rune Gyfu has the meaning of gift. It is shaped like the Roman letter X and it was used to denote things dedicated to the gods. [Read more…]
Most people see rats only as villains; most often used in horror movies to create the ambience of creepy and eery feelings. In general they have mostly received bad press. When you get to know rats, however, they are the most wonderful creatures and even from the perspective of plant lovers and those interested in the world of scent they have much to offer. [Read more…]
Rudolf Steiner once said the geography of the land reflects the hidden forces that shapes not only the landscape but is also a reflection of the Folk-Souls and thus shapes those born there. Plants for me truly carry the soul of the land, and imbue us with their essence in one way or another. I am intrigued how the plants reflect the spirit of the land. Since I can remember, I have found a safe haven and solace among plants in nature [Read more…]