Lifestyle Alchemy

Fragrance Magick – How to Consciously Use Scent to Create a More Meaningful Life

Hi, Goddess!

Let’s get girly! Time to chat about fragrances and how you can consciously scent your body, home { Lover! }, and car to create a pleasurable environment for YOU!

I’m crazy about fragrance. Ever since I was a little soccer playing, triathlon-running tomboy in highschool, I’ve been enamored with the way fragrance can instantly “dress me up” and enhance my femininity without perfect nails, styled hair, or trendy clothes.

If I smell good, I ACT good and LOOK Good! It’s logic, right? 

From J Lo and Brittany’s celeb fragrances, to Tommy Bahama’s beachy scent, to Calvin Klein’s musky Euphoria – I’ve loved playing “dress up” with my fragrance aura and watching how my energy shifts when I smell me and I smell delish.

Coupled with my Mom’s INGENIOUS use of scented home candles and open-door-let-the-fresh-air-in policy while I grew up, I’ve come to DEEPLY revere the power scent has to create experience. Living in a small 3-bedroom ranch with two brothers PLUS the fact that we were homeschooled and in the space all together a LOT of the time, things could start feeling stale and wornout.

With a click of a long-stem lighter and some sultry flamenco music, my mother would throw open the windows in the summer twilight and transform our suburban ranch into an exotic Spanish hacienda covered in mystery and dripping with equatorial flowers and the spicy heat of the dessert. Yum + Swoon!

My Mom was a magician. And she taught me to NEVER underestimate the radical reality shift you can create with fragrance.

Doesn’t matter how worn down, how tattered, how exhausted, how stuck + stymied, how fat or unlovable you feel…..fragrance doesn’t give a rip.

Here are some of my favorite times to empower myself with essence:

  • When you are studying for an exam and need something to help you soothe the nerves + help you focus
  • When you are trying to get your sexy on and those 10lbs of vacation weight keep distracting you and pulling out of the moment with your partner…
  • When you want to travel, but can’t at the moment…
  • When you need to “cleanse your space” energetically and “claim” the area as pure, sacred, and holy……and YOURS…
  • When you want to feel at home { safe, secure, grounded }…
  • When you want to remember an illusive feeling from your past…
  • When you need a little somethin-somethin to pick you up and remind you what a freaking KNOCKOUT you are…
  • When something else is smelly { physical, energetic, or otherwise }…
  • When you want to celebrate something – the Lunar Cycle, closing a big deal, etc – and need “something” to commemorate with…
  • When you desperately need a “mood change” and your usually strategies aren’t cuttin’ it…

You are an biochemical electromagnetic sensing machine with each of your sense relating meaning, mood, and magick!

Everything has meaning. You can imbue and empower fragrance with intention and alter your vibration with exquisite ease.

So how do you go about incorporating fragrance into your life?

These are some of my favorite ways:

  • Essential Oil Reed Diffusers – pop these bursts of scent throughout your home. I have MANY! With this one by Oojra  – Thai Jasmine Bamboo – being my all time fav. Every few weeks I flip the reeds and voila! My house smells so pretty. Best to prioritize which rooms of the house you want scented and pick a pertinent fragrance.

 

  • Homemade, All-Natural Perfume! –  I make an INSANE almond oil + vanilla bean fragrance. Check out my Goddess Spa Pintrest board to find this and other fragrance related recipes you can whip up using ingredients you have in your pantry now. { If you want more support making luxurious, all-natural body products, check out my course The Goddess Spa for more resources and training videos! }

 

  • Essential Oils – Grapefruit, Lavender, Jasmine, and a Minty oil are the basics to start out with. Dab on pulse points or anoint your Third Eye for slow-release fragrance throughout the day. { Hint: You’ll REALLY notice it when you are having sex as your blood is hot! }

 

  • Blessed Fragrance Oil – so, I may have an addiction…a magick oil addition! As part of my “feel more magickal” kick { which I’m always on if I’m honest! }, I splurged on some witchy oils by my favorite magick boutique – The White Witch Parlour. CRUSHING on Jenna’s “Psychic” roller ball essence. Smells of mulberry, tobacco, and vanilla bean plus it’s blessed with Labradorite and Sodalite. I mean – c’mon! It. Is. DIVINE! Of course you can empower any oil you wish, but there’s something extra lavish about getting a pre-blessed on you resonate with. 

 

  • Incense, Incense, Incense! I’m constantly setting an intention and igniting a slender stick of incense. Try out herbal, leafy fragrances, Dragon’s Blood, Vanilla, and Coconut. The scent lingers in a space like an energetic imprint since there is burning and smoke involved.

 

  • Unscented Candles – plain, unscented pillars or tea lights are an essential for my magick practice as they are cheap, available, and come in many colors to match my mood or ritual intention. Infuse them with a slight scent by popping a few drops of essential oil onto the top of the candle. { PS – be super careful with flame and oils….don’t get crazy and use common sense to stay safe! }

 

  • Intention Candles – as a radiant goddess, you must definitely try a “magick” or blessed” candle from a magic shop! They come in all colors to match the energy of whatever you are conjuring and the fragrances are usually soft and non-intrusive. I’ll treat myself every now and then and pick up one of these pre-blessed, sacred candles. Love those associated with Money Magick, Creativity, and the Goddess Lakshmi { provider of feminine abundance }. Your town magic shop or the internet will give you ample choices. I like this one by Coventry Creations.

 

  • Scented Candles – Let your inner Martha Stewart out and splurge on some beefy jar candles! In LOVE with this “Volcano” fragrance by Capri Blue. { You’ve probably smelled this exotic fragrance before at Anthropologie. Smells like flowers went on vacation with a hot Spanish Lover }. Definitely inspired by the more natural fragrances vs the Bath and Body Works style of overly-fruity, processed scents. However, I’ve been know to snag a cheap scent at Walmart if I’m traveling and in a pinch, so you do you! Be sure to keep an eye out for the more earthy, natural scents like forest leaves, tobacco, for grounding energy that smells like forest leaves, bark, and moss. 

 

  • Air Fresheners for the Car – you can find tons of whimsical fresheners with cheeky or motivational sayings that will also keep your car f-r-e-s-h. My Dad bought me one of a grinning chimp head and then colored black pen over some of his teeth giving him a crazy-toothy grimace that makes me belly laugh. My BF’s Jeep has one that says “Think Happy, Feel Happy.” Lovely.

 

  • Natural Air Spritzers – place a few drops of essential oils in a little spray bottle and top it off with filtered water. I use Lavendar oil for my bedroom to spritz- spritz on my sheets { great for clearing away any passed gas too! Just sayin’…}

 

  • Sage – where are all my witchy-women at?! Can I get an “AMEN” for sage? Use this to energetically wipe the slate clean. Maybe some unruly guests visited and you want to get the bad taste our of your aura. Or maybe you are AirB&Bing and need something to make the space feel clear and safe for YOU! Pick up sage at any natural food or magick shop. 

 

  • Paolo Santo – smells like a cross between Sage and Cedar. With a name meaning “Holy Wood” this stick is burnt for rituals and space/aura/energy clearing. It can bring visions and smells “ecclesiastical” with out some of the cloyingly Catholic energy some incenses bring. POWERFUL. Currently burning in my incense holder as I type…

 

  • Lotions – I ADORE using coconut oil and cacao butter as organic lotions for softer skin and the nourishing, nutty scent. You could also spring for a store-bought lotion, but I’d check the ingredients to avoid any with alcohol that will dry out your sexy skin.

 

  • Flowers + Herbs – a fresh boutquet or kitchen herb garden with bring grounding green energy of earth into your dwelling. { Plus there’s all KINDS of flower magick spells and herbal concoctions you can make! More on this in a later post }

 

  • Cook Something! –  go for something from your childhood that reminds you of  family. I suggest pungent or spicy things with cinnamon, garlic, onion, espresso, or savory meat to infuse the air with memory and a comforting sense of “home.” Plus, you’ll have something tasty to eat!

 

  • Open Your Window – better if you have a garden or landscape around your house. Not so great if you live in the city with more fumes. Time your window openings to A) dawn and dusk { something magical happens to the air – and it goes well beyond fragrance – with the sun hovering on the horizon}, B) during/after a heavy rain storm to catch the smell of combing elements: water + earth, or C) when the grass has been fresh cut!!!!!!!!! D) any time flowers are blooming in the neighborhood

I hope these ideas have sparked your imagination and encouraged you to expand your relationship with fragrance.

Connecting your intention with the beautiful, uplifting scents you surround yourself with is such an easy way to feel GOOD! I do it daily. 

If you have any questions, let me know! As I wrote this, it felt like each of these methods could have been a blog post in and of themselves so speak up if you want more clarity.

Please share with me any fragrance ideas you have! I’m always down for fresh scents and new ways of connecting with the environment and my Higher Self through my sense of smell. 

Sending you much love along your fragrant journey, Goddess!

Tara

So What Exactly IS a “Radiant Goddess”??

This is one of my Favorite Topics in the whole world!!!!!

I’m so glad you asked, Darling! This archetype of the goddess has brought profound healing to my life and I know she will bless yours…

Let’s start with “Radiance.” To me this word evokes passion, glowing health, beauty from the inside out. Unbridled happiness. Freedom to be who you are. From knowing you are a queen. And owning it.

From eating the best, highest-vibrational foods the planet has to offer. Whether that meat, no meat, kale or kombucha, chocolate or fresh baked bread. It’s the side effect of nourishing your body.

It’s the confidence that comes from owning your mind. Uncovering new ways to revel in your awesomeness while you ditch any thought that doesn’t lift you up and inspire you.

That rosy glow from having the best sex evar! From caring for your temple like it belongs to a goddess { because it does! }. The shiny hair, clear skin, soft hands that have been pampered by you – at home or in the spa. The honor you give your body when you dress her in the best, body-honoring clothing you can. The attention you devote to feeling beautiful whether that’s a boyfriend t-shirt or some tribal jewelry.

It’s that cozy feeling you get when you create a home filled with inspired scents + sounds. A sanctuary. A haven. Your very own quiet space in this galaxy where you feel safe.

Radiance is the sparkle in the eye of the woman who intentionally orchestrates her day to feel amazing and move closer to her goals. It’s the commitment to small, daily habits that produce exponential magick results! It’s the woman who knows what she’s worth, and is willing to ask for and get it! The flush of being a boss babe – talented, productive, effective.

It’s the pink blush of love. The acceptance of it. The giving of it. The co-creating with it. A life saturated in the ever-present love that surrounds us all, can’t help but be radiant.

The flowy, other-worldly feeling of being connected to soul + Source. Of feeling the energy that creates worlds pulsing through your veins as you conjure and direct it toward your desires. It’s the transcendence of spiritual wholeness. Unity with the All.

It’s the joy of celebration! Of recognizing the priceless present moment and creating sacred rituals to honor your journey as it unfolds for you. It’s the noticing of time and ever-unfolding tapestry of wonder that you are a vibrant part of. It’s communal. It’s solitary. It’s the Rite of Life.

THAT’S radiance.

As for the Goddess…

She is that flame of divine feminine that flashes and flickers within you. That intuitive, magickal, seductive, creature that brings forth life from her womb. The powerful, all-knowing woman. The wise woman. The one who heals. The one who binds together – friend and family. The one who calls down the moon. Who feels the murmurs of the earth and stands grounded + centered in her place in the cosmos.

The eternal, undying power of the woman.

Warrior. Queen. Seductress. Fairy. Witch. Virgin.

Archetypes so deeply ingrained in our DNA, that when you return to your sacred roots and embrace the goddess within, it feels like the notes to a song your soul has been singing eons past.

The goddess is my personal icon. She represents all that I am and all that I want to be. Allowing her to express her radiance in my life has unlocked areas of intuition, pleasure, confidence, and clarity that were untapped.

So, dear lady, I invite you to release yourself and allow the goddess to call you forth into your best and highest form. Your most radiant self. Your true self.

Come, Sister, dance with me as we embrace our radiance and unleash our inner goddess together!

Does this light a fire in your soul? Does your inner knowing resonate to the sound of my words? Share below. I would be honored to learn what experiences you have had or wish to have as you walk the path of a Radiant Goddess.

If you enjoyed this post, I want to gift you the Goddess Manifesto: A Girl’s Guide to Living Radiantly. Text “GODDESS” to 44222 to request yours and I’ll email it to you today, Beautiful! This sexy, little guide shares with you the 8 Pillars of Radiant Living that every goddess can set her compass by. Perfect if you need to check in with the different areas of your life and see where you might be able to unleash some more goddess power!

Enjoy it! I’ll see ya in our next post. In the mean time, you can always come get fun + flirty with me on Snapchat! { Username: @tarahowisey }

Love + Light,

XO, Tara