Friday, May 30, 2014

Magic Hydrosol Wands - Kind Of


Sometimes, I wish I had magical powers.

If I did, I'd make magic herbal potions that could remove pain, eliminate sickness, and bring strength and courage to those who needed it.

When I was finished with that, I'd make more potions – to calm and sooth worried minds and instantly revive and refresh troubled spirits.

I'd put my magical potions into special wands that could be carried around. Then, any time it was needed, the wand could be waved and the potion could do its magic with the mere touch of a finger.

That's what I'd do if I had magical powers.


Hydrosol Wands

What you see above is as close as I can get to making magic. Each wand contains a special blend of hydrosols with different herbal tinctures and extracts.

The green one has a mix of lemon balm, verbena, and witch hazel hydrosols with added cucumber extract and cornflower tincture – the scent is green, fresh, and is designed to create a sense of being outdoors on a fresh Spring morning.

The pink one has a blend of orange blossom and roman chamomile hydrosol with added chamomile tincture, cucumber extract and some carefully selected moisture-binding extras. It is designed to bring soothing refreshment with an energizing flourish.

These were made for a lovely, caring, wonderful man and his very special wife/girlfriend/life partner. They are going through a very difficult struggle with cancer right now. The package has just been posted to them.

I hope the wands will be useful, helpful, and in some way, healing.

I hope they make magic.

10 comments:

Signe said...

I was smiling at first when reading this story - and almost cried, when I finished it. I wish all the best to that couple you sent those wands!

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi Signe - thank you so much. I am hoping the same thing too (and I was teary-eyed the whole time I wrote this blog post).

María Zamora said...

What a cute idea! And I'm sure they are plenty of good energy and love.
(Also, I absolutely love the spray bottles, they are so elegant...)
My best wishes and lots of strengh for them :)
María

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi María - thank you so much! I love these spray bottles too, and am planning a giveaway of hydrosol wands in the near future. :)

Tina Rasmussen, CPH said...

I am sure the wands are truly magic and will help them during rough times Lise - they will feel the magic of your love every time they use them.
Tina

Lise M Andersen said...

Tina that is such a lovely thing to say. I am touched by your kind words. Thank you.

Kim Preston said...

What a lovely gift. I wish I had one that could have saved my Dad from Cancer.
You are very inspirational Lise.

Lise M Andersen said...

Thank you Kim - I'm sorry to hear you lost your Dad to cancer. This disease has claimed too many lives and made too much misery for too long. I hope they crack that code and find a cure once and for all soon.

Kim said...

Which suppliers do you use for packaging? They are so cute! Do you have professional labeling and where do you go to if you do?

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi Kim - I am on a constant quest for packaging and use several different suppliers. Check the links on the sidebar for some suggestions. As for labeling: I do my own. I invested in a very pricey printer and buy special label paper (also super pricey), so I usually print out labels for several products at once to minimize waste. Since I do personally formulated products, I need to be able to do a personal label for each product I make. :)