Around the time I started spritzing my friends, suddenly and without warning, with this stuff, it occurred to me it might be time for a proper review.
Regular readers may recall us mentioning Lotus Wei and Wei of Chocolate in the past. I’ve since had the pleasure of getting to know both founders, and I now happily count them as friends. We also did a Friday Deal with them, and you guys seemed really pleased! But I can’t imagine anyone’s taken “pleased” the to level I have.
These days, I won’t leave the house without my Lotus Wei Infinite Love and Pure Energy elixirs, doling them out liberally to people I care for; one friend even accused me of roofying him recently, when I dropped some of an elixir in his whiskey at a bar. Still, I realize taking flower essences like they’re medicine for the soul—and I do believe they are—is not for everyone. You know what is for everyone, though? The Energy Mists (well, and the chocolate, obviously).
These days, the Infinite Love one is always crammed in my purse, and now that the line is sold at ABC Home here in New York (as well as on Spirit Beauty Lounge), I’ll never have a reason not to go without it again.
Why do I love it? For starters, it smells terrific. It’s light and fresh and feminine, not overpowering or perfumey. It’s delicate. And with one spritz, inhaled deeply, my mood changes. I feel lighter and sometimes giggly. Happy and relaxed. It sort of imparts a me-at-my-best feeling—and it seems to have that effect on other people as well.
I’ll allow, for the skeptics around here (we see you! we love you!), that this could just be placebo. I don’t think it is, but it’s possible that me thinking it will make me feel better…makes me feel better. Or maybe there’s something to the science of aromatherapy and flower essences—which are distinct, by the way—after all.
I like to use it on my hair after a long day, my skin post-shower, my friends, my pillows before bed. I also like to spray the entryway to my apartment when I’m expecting company, or in my office when I’m stressed out.
Have you tried these energy mists—or any others? Would you?
Hey now, we just wanted to remind you that it’s not too late to give the gift of natural beauty this holiday! Of course, we hope you’ve bought our book for a few of your favorite women. While we are beyond grateful for the press we’ve had this year, nothing really helps spread a message like word of mouth from loved ones. (Personally I only buy books when someone I know and trust tells me to, and for me that’s usually my sister or Siobhan.)
There’s also still time to order products from some of our favorite stores: Spirit Beauty Lounge, Future Natural and our latest discovery NunoNau are all still shipping in time for Christmas. If you’re in LA, you can visit Evolue,who have some holiday specials going, ABC in New York, W3LL People in Austin, or one of the spots recommended by your fellow readers here. You’d even be surprised what you could put together from Whole Foods, like an Evan Healy sample pack, or some John Masters shampoo and conditioner.
Are any of you planning presents around clean beauty? And do you have a store to recommend in your area? Let us know!