Perfume

Review: LITE + CYCLE Essential oil perfume

Scent is one of my favorite things in life, as you well know if you’ve followed me on the internet for a while. All natural, botanical scent to be specific. So when the lovely Kristi of LITE + CYCLE sent me samples of her essential oil perfumes I was delighted. This collection is not only […] Read more…

How to Buy Quality Essential Oils + My Favorite Source

Essential oils have been part of my life since I was eleven years old and first tried my hand at making an all-natural DIY lip balm recipe. I believe I used tangerine essential oil. Twenty years later I am a certified botanical perfumer and am immersed in the world of essential oils more than I ever […] Read more…

June Goodbeing Unboxing + Giveaway

My June Goodbeing box arrived this week! Its full of exciting new things that are perfect for summer. I unboxed it yesterday and of course photographed the process to include you in the fun! If you’ve missed the previous two unboxings you can check them out here. Also, I am again working with Goodbeing this month to run […] Read more…

December 2015 Favorites

How is it the last day of 2015 already!? It has been a whirlwind year. I am so excited for 2016 though and all of the great things I have in mind for this blog and all of the other dreams I’m pursuing. I’m working on my list of favorites for the entire year, but […] Read more…

1k Instagram / Holiday Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY time! I have nearly reached 1,000 followers on my Instagram @AVioletLife and can hardly believe it. That is way more than I ever imagined when I started the account a little over a year ago. Thank you SO much to all my followers! I love interacting with the Instagram community so far! And if you […] Read more…

Natural Beauty Gift Guide: Holidays 2015

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! The world tells us that today is Black Friday, aka shop like a maniac day! But if you’re like me, you’re snuggled safely behind your computer, no crowds, just you,  your cup of tea, and Gilmore Girls reruns in the background. If that’s the case, then […] Read more…

HI Wildflower Botanica Paradise Perfume Review

Wildflowers are one my greatest inspirations, so I was thrilled to discover this small-batch botanical perfume line based in Brooklyn, NY. Hi Wildflower Botanica uses sustainable and ethically sourced botanicals from all over the world to create their perfumes. Founder Tanwi, kindly sent me the Paradise Perfume Sampler Set to experience and I’ve really been enjoying it over the past few […] Read more…

Red Flower Perfume and Candle Review

One of my favorite perfumes of all time has become Red Flower’s Organic Perfume in Champa and Guaiac (I might also like their third scent, Ambrette, but haven’t tried that one yet). I like lots of perfumes…but I LOVE these…so much that I’m saving up my money to purchase the full size version after having […] Read more…

Fig + Yarrow Complexion Water + Body Oil + Lip Blush

I discovered Fig + Yarrow a few months ago and am so impressed with the three items I’ve tried so far. Fig + Yarrow is an artisan apothecary, handcrafted in small batches in Colorado and they use only the best botanical ingredients. I tried their Bath + Body Oil in Meadow, Complexion Water in Rose/Sandalwood/Neroli, and Rose + […] Read more…

2nd Annual Sweet Violet Natural Beauty Guide & Editor’s Choice Awards

Violet beauties, Issue 3 of Sweet Violet Bride has just been released and in it is the 2nd annual Natural Beauty Guide and Editor’s Choice Awards (tested and chosen by yours truly). This section of the magazine ended up being a whopping 10 pages this year! It includes a curated selection of more than 50 […] Read more…

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