soft heart mist
soft heart mist
One of my most personal creations. It’s an honor to share it with you.
This past year brought loss, grief and some difficult choices into my world. I began blending the first drafts of this comforting scented mist for myself during that time, while I was learning some things about the heart and about the many, shifting meanings of home.
Gorgeously fragrant wild rose petal and cottonwood bud hydrosols are lovingly distilled in small batches in my hometown of Bellingham, WA, by Wildroot Botanicals. The scent of cottonwood buds is an early sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest, sticky, resinous, full of life. And then in early summer, the wild roses, my namesake. The blend is finished by a touch of gulab mukhallat attar, a precious co-distillation of rose and sandalwood still made using centuries-old traditional methods in the city of Kannauj, India. And of course, a little cardamom.
My love of roses comes from my name, of course, and my love of cardamom comes from (of all places) my cherished time in a Swedish pastry kitchen during my formative years in New York. The way these two scents dance together has become a signature of my work, both comforting and uplifting. Timeless. Flowers and spice, forever.
Mist yourself after you step out of the bath or shower, before applying a body oil or a butter. Spray it in your hair. Mist your pillow before bed. Before you meditate. Use anytime and anywhere you need a little softness. A little reminder that home is in your heart.
You can learn more about the traditional attar making process here.
Ingredients:**Rosa spp. (rose) hydrosol, **Populus spp. (cottonwood bud) hydrosol, gulab (rose) mukhallat attar, *Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom) oil (*organic)(**wildcrafted)
Because hydrosols are extraordinarily delicate & powerful plant essences, we do recommend that you store this tonic in the fridge, or at least a cool spot below 75F. It will stay fresh much longer this way, and feels even more refreshing to the skin - especially in the summer months! Please use within 6 months of purchase.
(100ml violet glass bottle with atomizer top)
This formula is gentle enough even for sensitive skin, and is full of soothing botanicals, but as with any product that's new to you, try a small patch test first to ensure its compatibility with your skin. As with all products containing plant essences, please consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant or nursing.
All Marble & Milkweed products are made by hand and with love, in New York City!