Tending to Our Senses

What would our lives be like if we tended to our senses more? ​

What choices would we make about the lights above our heads and flickering past our eyes, the sounds vibrating through our bodies, the scents that draw us into a memory or warn us of danger, the taste that confirms that we know what our bodies need despite the 1,001 internet articles we’ve read telling us otherwise, the fabrics that brush against our bodies and calm us in moments of stress when we remember to feel.

This is what you get with your Mineral Mist: an opportunity to listen to your body. To choose the right one for you, follow your nose. Your body will respond (mmmm, ahhh) to what it needs.


Your thinking, thinking, thinking brain can rest while you let your olfactory nerves direct you. Being aware of what smells appealing to us helps us learn to receive the wisdom of our senses. 

If you are reading from afar and aren’t able to come into the shop and smell the Mineral Mists for yourself, perhaps there is a sense memory that you can call up to guide you. Was there a time when you were pruning lemon verbena and had to pause because you couldn’t stop smelling your hands? Did a bouquet of roses open a room to you in a whole new way? Did a stalk of fennel on a farmstand trigger a sudden rush of clarity? Did the scent of holy basil inspire you to sit in stillness for just another moment? Chances are, these sense experiences will correspond to the topical symptoms or body systems that are in need of extra attention and care.

The physical nature of what a Mineral Mist does to improve how the skin is functioning — providing moisture to prevent dehydration while assisting the body with mineral absorption — stays the same regardless of your choice. You can’t do it wrong.

Let that feeling swim freely in your body and breath in that sense of freedom that comes with self trust: mmmm, ahhh.

Resources for Choosing Your Mineral Mist

Our preferred method of choosing a Mineral Mist is to spray each of them into the air and let your nose decide—your nose knows!  These delicate sprays pack a potent amount of plant essences through distillations of hydrosols which help to attract the YOU who YOU are on a number of levels and encourage your self to be your most harmonious self! Here is a guide to help you choose if you can’t stop by one of our shops to smell them in person.

Pore Refining Mineral Mist:  Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena with Essential Minerals
Characteristics: Gladdening, brightening, lifting, rejuvenating
Traditional Uses: Enlarged pores, blackheads and milia, dull skin, spirituality (spirit-lifting)


Sense & Sensitivity Mineral Mist:  Rose & Orange Blossom with Essential Minerals
Characteristics: Calming, cooling, hydrating
Traditional Uses: Irritation & redness, flushed skin, spirituality (heart-opening), uneven skin tone, distended capillaries 

Clear Complexion Mineral Mist:  Foeniculum & Lavander with Essential Minerals
Characteristics: Balancing, drawing, clarifying
Traditional Uses: Oil bumps, papules, pustules, peri-oral dermatitis, little red forehead bumps, spirituality (finding internal power)


Integrity Mineral Mist:  Holy Basil {Ocimum tenuiflorum} with Essential Minerals
Characteristics: Healing, peaceful, warming
Traditional Uses: Scarred skin, wound healing, clamminess, wrinkles, sags & bags, spirituality (knowing your place in the world)


Instant Alchemy:  Pure Distilled Water with Essential Minerals
Characteristics: Energizing, improves intra-cellular communication
Traditional Uses: Strengthen bones, teeth, hair and nails, energizes cells, brain and nervous system function, general refreshment

Further Resources

Illustration and writing by Krista Dragomer

Krista Dragomer is an Ohio-born mixed media artist living and working in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Her work can be seen at www.kristadragomer.com

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