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The Mints of Summer

The Mints of Summer

Would you believe it if I told you ice cream is still on my mind? We made another batch with our machine, this time getting our flavors from fresh plants instead of essential oils. A big handful of fresh, locally grown mint was steeped in milk and heavy cream...

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Cooking with Essential Oils

Cooking with Essential Oils

No tarragon on hand? Want an economical substitute for an expensive spice like cardamom? Looking to add a pop of flavor to your favorite recipes? Essential oils might be the answer — as long as they’re used safely and responsibly. A quick disclaimer We encourage...

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Just a Dash: Aromatics in Cocktails

Just a Dash: Aromatics in Cocktails

Aromas are all around us, influencing our impressions and experiences. At Possets, we focus on creating pleasant, unique aromatics that belong on your wrist or bosom. Other companies provide a complementary olfactory product — aromatics for cocktails. In 1948, an...

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Pessoa

Pessoa

“The unnatural and the strange have a perfume of their own.” - Fernando Pessoa If you ever feel like casually wading through someone else’s complex, imaginative mind, consider picking up “The Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa. This so-called “factless biography” is...

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The Intertwining of Writing and Perfume

The Intertwining of Writing and Perfume

“Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.” — Frank Lloyd Wright That definition sounds a lot like the process of perfume making. It is undoubtedly an art, and one that inspires responses of many...

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Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

If you wanted, you could easily spend your entire stimulus check on some expensive care and beauty products. Or, you could take the extra time you may have on your hands and try one of these easy home-made options. All you need are some pretty basic ingredients and...

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Garden of Perfume

Garden of Perfume

The other day, my mom told me that when she bought her first house, she immediately planted hyacinth bulbs so she would know when winter was over. That got me thinking about how the plants in her garden became a prominent part of the backdrop at home, the way that...

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Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

  I love incense just as much as I love perfume. There are packages of it scattered throughout my apartment and a big treasure trove in the living room. I’ve got Japanese incense, Indian incense, Mexican incense, incense made from ethically foraged plants in the...

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The Black Plague: Lessons in What To Do and What Not To Do

The Black Plague: Lessons in What To Do and What Not To Do

Wearing a mask and seeing masked faces looking back at you everywhere you go takes some getting used to. It’s a jarring and constant reminder of life in the context of pandemic. But imagine, if you will, that instead of seeing surgical masks, homemade masks, and...

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Lavender in the Time of COVID19

Lavender in the Time of COVID19

Things right now are weird. Scary. Confusing. Overwhelming. Our normal routines — so often a tool for grounding and maintaining a clear head — have been ripped away from us as we’re asked to stay home for the safety of ourselves and others. With more time to spare and...

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