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Did you know our aromatherapy fragrances correspond to your chakras?
Sachi - 1st chakra - community/family/DNA
Passion - 2nd chakra - money/sexuality/creativity
Joyful - 3rd chakra - self esteem/will/ego
Softening - 4th chakra - forgiveness, loosening resentment & anger
HWY 101 - 4th chakra - balance, grounding, calm heart, masculine love
Fairy Godmother - 4th chakra - safety, protection, home, feminine love
(\\three different scents for your heart chakra! The heart wants what it wants...)
Comfort - 5th chakra - speaking your truth
We didn't have a fragrance for the 6th or 7th chakras.
After meeting and working together on our Bearded Men video, Madison and I realized we have similar smell values and he suggested we co-create some scents for beard oils.
Formulating fragrances is a unique creative process I learned in the trenches of Urbaca, co-creating signature fragrances for the stylists, even for their dogs!
But when it comes to the Farm, I've been a one woman show and product development has been one of my closely held favorite things.
As much as I hate ever admitting I need help, I knew I was in stasis & needed to work with someone else to create these specific chakra fragrances. Little did I know so many people would be of assistance!
First Madison & I agreed on which oils to use, then we sniffed and mixed a lot. Once we created something we both liked, we tried the oil in a bunch of products, some failed--the smell didn't translate, products separated. Using natural materials is not an exact science!
Then we took our creations to the Portland International Rose Test Garden, bringing together two Portland beard clubs, Bridgetown Beard Club and Portland Beadsmen, for focus group testing. Like midwives, these bearded mid-husbands helped shape the fragrances with their feedback! Thank you gents!
Don't even ask how long it took to do the labels. We needed a design midwife for that one too. Thank you Kate!
Patience has not always been my strong point. What would have taken me less than a month rolling solo has taken 6 months with a partner.
I must admit, is has been more fun.
And sometimes, o sometimes, working together you make something wonderful...
Beards, Beers & Buckman BEARS Fundraiser! Sunday, October 25, 2015
to1429 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Benefit beard event featuring tarot readings by Sherry Okamura Leonard
- Deluxe Beard Line Ups $15
- Beard Trim $7
- Tarot by donation
All proceeds benefit Buckman School!
Every morning I wake up, let Moneypenny out, and make my coffee.
I select the mug carefully, trying to anticipate which tarot card I might draw and how the color schemes might work together. I have no idea, of course.
Then I sit down at my computer and type like a maniac while drinking my coffee. Eventually it occurs to me that I have to pull my tarot card for the day. Then there's a picture of the card and my coffee mug.
These coffee mugs are actually tags, either for the people who gave them to me/I stole them from, significant places I've visited, the old homeland, Boise, Idaho or my forever homeland, Portlandia.
: ) http://www.buggl.com/portland-from-a-native-who-visits-with-fresh-eyes-738/overview
"Wanting to look and feel your best? Swing by Urbaca Salon, whether for a hair cut from one of the incredible stylists or a spa treatment or wax from their in-house esthetician, Sherry. Sherry has developed her own line of sulfate and paraben free organic skincare for all skin types. She incorporates them into her facial treatments and you will be left with the smoothest, healthiest skin you've seen yourself in! You cannot pass up a visit to Sherry, and I cannot recommend her luxury facials highly enough - she's my first stop whenever I come to town for a visit! Book ahead - she's popular."
I have a full time *plus* job at Urbaca and it takes a lot of energy to run a skin care company! Concentrating on social media strategies for both businesses has allowed me a little flexibility.
Why do you chose to “give back” or “pay it forward? And how did you decided to go about that?
Well, $1 from each Elaini Shea Creme purchase is donated to warmblankets.org. The organically preserved facial moisturizer is named after you. We are also passionate about clean water with water.org. I support live theater with branded lip balms for triangle productions! www.tripro.org. Arts, children + clean water. Is there anything else worth living for? : )
Well, working on vets from Iraq and Afghanistan I've found they don't like to have hair and want to be waxed head to toe. I don't know if it's PTSD but they say they don't want that sensation of sand in their hair. Being waxed literally everywhere is a rather funny (and terrifying) thought, but the reason behind it is sad.
How do you get out of a discouragement slump when you have one in regards to what you’re doing?
Get a good night's sleep. Dance it out.
Brilliant answers! Thank you so much for inspiring me all over again like you do!
You're sweet, thanks kid!