Forest Bathing is designed to make you feel grounded. To strip you of stress and allow your heart to be heard that you can be you.
Read the story or have someone read it to you while lighting the candle. Trim the wick to 1/4". Burn for no more than 2 hours at a time.
Jocelyn Fortier, creative director, wrote the stories as she would for a fashion shoot. She worked with fragrance developers to bring the scent to light. She wrote out the names, typed out the descriptions and had them letterpressed onto the labels. The box is an original design, hand assembled. Made in LA.
The Story: She was often seen running in nothing. She needed the forest where the hot sun caressed and cleansed til she was stripped down to calm. She longed for the smell of the fermenting dirt, the warmed greens. Her bare skin bathing in the goodness of nature — she was forest bathing which is a real thing with real science behind it. The magic behind forest bathing or as the japanese call it 'shinrin-yoku' is due to the naturally produced allelochemic substances known as phytoncides, which are like pheromones for plants. Their job is to help ward off insects and slow the growth of fungi and bacteria. When humans are exposed to phytoncides, these chemicals are scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, relieve stress and boost the growth of cancer-fighting white blood cells. When she can’t get to the forest she does the second best, she pretends with the scent of a sun soaked forest. The purpose. Forest bathing is designed to get you to a place where you get out of your head. It gets you grounded. To the roots of who you are. Where everything is ok. Use to feel grounded. The character. Magical, uplifting, balancing. A dryness that removes tears and warms the spirit, stripping it of stress with the sun caressing tree tops and massaging the forest floor.
The box is inspired by a young Paul Newman in a white T-shirt. Labels and box are letterpessed on cotton paper. Fine fragrance and not tested on animals. Excellent throw hot and cold so you will get the scent even when not lit. Label is two sided with one screenprinted with the I loved you today art which is a reminder to look for things you loved in a day. The box and the vessel are made to be repurposed with pieces you loved in a day. Original art and handwriting by Jocelyn Fortier, a creative director in fashion.
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