Botanical Perfumery uses the elements contain in plant life to balance and heal our physical/spiritual body. It employs the oldest sensory perception known to man, our sense of smell. This is often referred to as Olfaction. It connects with us at our deepest most primal self and goes directly to the source of our being.
“Our skin is the largest part of our person eco-system, why put products on it made from petro-chemicals, animal by-products and other pollutants?”
Plant botanicals when arranged into simple and complex accords of top, middle and base notes can create the most sublime fragrances. These fragrances work on a few levels; they slowly unfold reveling levels of complexity that respond to the alchemy of our body’s chemistry. They can arouse our emotions, soothe us and make us receptive to healing.
Transforming the Temple -The Bliss of Now 2014
An aromatherapy workshop at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) 2nd Annual - A Vibrant Health and Wellness Expo - focused on methods of purification and creating sacred spaces. This workshop was based on a 2009 articled by Rodney Hughes, published in Our Times Press: Home Edition. (see A.R.C. - A Beautiful Light Blog)
The workshop attended by 25 participants who got an opportunity to learn about the benefits of aromatherapy and how they can be applied in their daily lives. Twelve key essential oils were evaluated and applied in the development of a purification formula (Temple Bliss).
Introduction to the Art of Perfumery - The Basics 2011
Bespoke Perfumer Rodney Hughes taught the basics of the Art of Natural Perfumery to a group of girls in August 2011. Their parents were also able to audit the course.
Each student was able to create their very of version of a fragrance that consisted of 6 Notes: Lemon, Blood Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Vetiver and Jasmine. The results were pure enjoyment, lots of questions, developed noses and sparked imaginations.