Keywords: DAZZLE. DEATH. QUEER MOTHER. BOUNDARIES.
ESSENTIAL OIL OVERVIEW: Rose Absolute essential oil is a gorgeous, golden yellow color. It's considered to be a mid-to-base-note, meaning it will linger as a scent on your skin for 1 to 6 hours. The oil is extracted from the petals of the flower, so when you wear one of my perfumes with rose in it, you're literally wearing thousands of flower petals on your skin. <3
ROSE ABSOLUTE MAGIC: Rose offers lots of loving magic. Whether you wish to inspire extravagant self-love or deeper, more open love with another person, Rose is there to assist. The love Rose offers is one infused with respect, trust, and integrity. There is no people-pleasing when it comes to Rose. Think of its thorns--roses are gorgeous flowers with gorgeous boundaries. Treat Rose right. THAT'S the kind of energy Rose will bring to you. Treat yourself with care and respect, treat others with care and respect.
Rose will also help you navigate darker times with a steady knowing that you can count on yourself. Rose ADORES you and wants the best for you, so will call you out on your BS and encourage you to always be true to yourself. This oil will help you leave behind what needs to be left behind.
Rose is MOTHER MAGIC, healing mother wounds and assisting in matriarchal ancestral healing.
Rose also offers sensual magic, facilitating intimacy and unabashed pleasure with your sensual desires. Call on Rose to ignite your sensory body as you navigate your day-to-day. Most likely, Rose will encourage you to put on a outfit that excites you, that makes you feel powerful and sexy. Rose will remind you to seek pleasure, that you deserve it.
Rose loves you for exactly who you are, in all your weirdness, your queerness, your wildness. Again, be true to yourself--Rose will support you in your ever-evolving identities.
YOU CAN LOOK BUT YOU CAN'T TOUCH (unless I allow it).
I AM WORTHY OF TOP NOTCH LOVE AND CARE.
I HALT AND HUG MY INNER CRITIC. I INVITE THEM TO DINNER.
I AM A WILD QUEER SENSUAL GORGEOUS FORCE.
MY BODY IS A ROSE.
I SEEK PLEASURE.
I STAY ALIGNED WITH MY BOUNDARIES.
PLANT AT THE PARTY:
(Note: I'm using she/her pronouns to chat about Rose Absolute, but please insert the pronouns that feel right to you (if any!) for this plant.)
Rose Absolute steps into the party and she's giving allure; she's giving an aura of deep self-knowing; she's giving polished-pointed-nail-perfection (in rose red of course). She brings with her a deck of playing cards and gets Black Pepper to play Rummy with her.
The whole room feels her presence. She will probably be the one who brings up death or dark topics to discuss. Some, like the citruses, will sidle away and find other convos but you can bet Black Spruce and Tobacco stick around to chat all things death with her. She is also sought after for relationship and general life advice. When Geranium Rose is stuck in a relationship rut...they go to Rose. When Vetiver can't make a decision...they go to Rose. She is truly a wise, mothering--NOT martyr-ing--presence.
Her sun is scorpio; moon is capricorn; and rising is virgo. She wears lots of silk skirts, punk band t-shirts, and black lace-up boots. She can read your palm. She has the most magical skincare routine.
If she is feeling some mutual electric vibes across the room, she is not afraid to walk up and offer a sexy, sensual night with her (often, it's Jasmine). She calls her bedroom her "boudoir." If she decides to go home solo, she is not the first to leave, neither the last. You won't find her helping to clean up, but instead offering to host in the near future. If she notices a fellow plant crying at the party, she will calmly and quietly chat with them, affirming how wondrous and powerful they are with a gentle squeeze to the arm. She doesn't linger--she wants others to know they can do hard things. She finds something delicious to eat like chocolate cake or nachos and enjoys thoroughly and decadently. She loves it when someone breaks out the karaoke machine, not because she wants to sing, but she loves to hear others sing and to witness their joy.
You want Rose at your party.
ROSE ABSOLUTE & THE HOLY FAM:
Many of you know I work with Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Joseph as part of my witchery. This is a reclamation practice, as I was raised Catholic and now I am a queer witch, challenging the church's patriarchal and oppressive dogma every day while reclaiming the iconography and witchery of Catholicism. Reimagining the holy family as queer witches has been super healing for me, and I've integrated these reimaginings into the perfumery! As of right not, that simply means I pair plants with holy fam members based on the magic. SO, in its strength, fortitude, queerness, and mysteriousness, Rose aligns with Mary Magdalene. In its motherhood, deep community love, integrity, and truth, Rose also aligns with V. Mary. If you work with either of these deities/saints/insert-your-word-here, Rose is an excellent scent, plant, oil to offer them!
HAIL MARY PERFUMERY & ROSE ABSOLUTE:
On 3/18/2022, two new scents will be dropping: Wrath and WWMMD? (What Would Mary Magdalene Do?). Both luxury perfumes include Rose Absolute oil, so if any or all of the above info resonated with you, be sure to get your hands on one of these limited edition bottles! More info on each perfume coming to the blog over the next week.
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