In this time of moving inward & seeking to create connections with your local community via your spending, this gal is one you are going to want to get to know!
My name is Madeline and I am the founder/creator of Auric Alchemy, a range of botanical perfume designed to encourage daily self care rituals.
Our range is 100% natural, hand poured in small batches and infused with crystals for extra magic. We are based in Palm Beach, Gold Coast!
Personally my daily life has not been changed too much by the current climate as I have actually been healing from Chronic Fatigue for the past 3 years, meaning I have been at home probably 80% of the day everyday.
In a way I feel that has helped me cope a bit better with self isolation and have empathy for many people experiencing this for perhaps the first time!
What are you finding solace in at this time & is there a lasting imprint you see from what's happening ?
I feel I have a bit of a unique perspective in the sense that as I mentioned earlier I have been in my own self isolation for 3 years now, working from home, not being able to be social due my health and so on. Something I have struggled with these past few years is making sure I go easy on myself and maintain a slower pace otherwise it can really set me back. As soon as other people began to self isolate I actually felt this beautiful sense of connection to the collectively inward movement that has happened to others spending more time in self reflection, being creative or resting. My health journey has been my biggest learning and it continues to teach me everyday about myself and what may or may not be working for me in terms of my self talk, self care and self love. It forced me to have to stop and take a look at parts of myself I had ignored, wounds I hadn’t healed from the past and learn to love myself without being ‘productive’. My hope is that we all collectively learn to appreciate slowing down, our health and all of the privileges we have.
How are you using your Botanical Perfume knowledge to lift your vibration during this time of unease?
It is no secret I absolutely love using the power of scents to impact my mood! I have been using our zen blend at bed time which is our most earthy/grounding scent and our heart mist when I begin to feel overwhelmed or sad. I have been sensitive to smells my whole life and it’s funny I now do it for a job because in the past it was just something I found annoying because I would react badly to chemical based products (which is all traditional perfumes generally)! That was my motivation behind creating Auric Alchemy because 4 years ago when development of the brand began I could hardly find any natural alternatives that also looked pretty! Fast forward to now and there are so many beautiful options! Clean beauty for the win I say.
Madeline's Top Picks:
If you are feeling anxious go for oils like rose geranium, lavender and frankincense.
If you are feeling tired go for oils like sweet orange, bergamot or ylang ylang.
What have you been listening to?
The new #1 Dads Album ‘Golden Repair’, it’s so good for some gentle stretches or daydreaming. What are you reading?
Nothing right now! (Oops) What are you watching?
Blacklist Daily ritual?
Stretching in the morning with some chill music followed by a Dandelion Latte.
"And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart & flowers in your hair"
- After the Storm’ by Mumford & Sons.