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Has this ever happened to you? A perfect stranger walks by you on the street or sits beside you on the train and almost immediately you glance back and question whether or not you know this person because they smell familiar to you? That’s the power of scent. Our brain has this incredible ability to retain the memory of emotional and physical associations we have with scent. No matter how much time has passed, the strength of scent memory continues to influence us in present lives.
On the Marilyn Denis Show, Candice Batista, Environmental Journalist, created an all natural fragrance line that uses the power of scent to help create a harmonious balance between the mind, body and spirit. EVOKE The Elements Within offers a collection of five unique botanical blends, each representing the 5 elements: Earth, Wood, Water, Metal, and Fire. Drawing on the influences of aromatherapy and acupuncture, each of these fragrances is linked to a specific organ in our body and when applied, stimulates a more positive and desirable emotional state. All five scents contain no artificial fragrances, no petrochemicals, no GMO’s and are animal cruelty free.
Stomach – Peace
Earth is a warm and comforting blend consisting of ingredients such as ginger root, lemongrass, ylang ylang and angelica root. Earth is associated with our stomach, an area where we hold a lot of our worries and stress. It’s no wonder that stress has been linked to digestive and abdominal pain. This thoughtful blend promotes peace, tranquility and calmness in our bodies and in our minds.
Liver – Harmony
Wood is a carefully crafted balance between floral essences, botanical herbs and woody plants. Jasmine sambac, cedar wood and patchouli are all very strong scents, but by marrying them together, you get this subtle fragrance where each ingredient is in balance with the others. Wood is associated with our liver, an area that houses anger and negativity. By counteracting these emotions, we are left feeling more balanced, mirroring the interactions of this particular blend.
Kidneys – Wisdom
Water brings your senses to life, containing hints of mandarin, lime and components of lavender and juniper berry. You can almost taste the citrus and floral notes on your palette. Water correlates with our kidneys, organs where we hold a lot of our fears. Fear of the past, present or future can leave us with permanent mental roadblocks, but with wisdom we can learn from our past mistakes and reshape our present and future.
Lungs – Happiness
The fragrance of Metal combines the distinction of Water’s citrusy properties – light and uplifting – along with the distinction of Wood – bold and earthy – but with the lingering floral sweetness of tuberose. Metal is associated with our lungs, organs where we carry a lot of our grief and sadness. Many people who experience sadness typically describe the feeling as heaviness in their chest or feelings of being weighed down. Metal restores happiness back into our systems by lifting these negative emotions.
Heart – Joy
Fire consists of the strong floral notes of jasmine sambac, ylang ylang, balanced by the herbal scents of patchouli and benzoin. Fire is associated with the heart, a powerful organ that houses feelings of sorrow and loss. The strength of Fire is needed to relinquish those feelings of sorrow to make room for more joy and acceptance.