I have used essential oils for more than 30 years. I love the clean, pure scents, the intimate connection with nature, and the freedom to combine them as I wish. From this passion The Witch of the Woods (TWoTW) was born. It is a one-woman enterprise for sharing my scent blends in various formulations that can be enjoyed by adults of any age or gender. NB: Essential oils should not be used by children, pets or pregnant women, except under the guidance of an expert, which I am not.
I hope you keep TWoTW in mind for the best in gift-giving for holidays, bridal parties, birthdays, retirements, or any time you would like to give yourself or someone else something special.
Naked Goddess: Unscented
My essential oil blends tied to the pagan wheel of the year:
For Imbolc: Swinger of Birches: Birch, Turmeric, Red and White Cedars, Mugwort.
For Ostara: Dancing Goat: Grapefruit, Yuzu, Bergamot, Cardamom.
For Beltane: Mermaid Elixir: The scent of the ocean is the holy grail of all perfumiers, so these ingredients are a trade secret!
For Litha: The Southern Woods: Guaica, Buddhawood, Cypress, Birch Tar
For Luchnassadh: Petrichor: Vetiver, Violet Leaf, Mimosa, Oakmoss
For Mabon: Bee Beer: Lavender, Jasmine, Daisy
For Samhain: An Owl in Autumn: Patchouli Dark, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Myrrh
For Yule: The Northern Forests: Balsam, Spruce, Juniper, Pine, Cedar.
My fragrance oil blends are tied to the seasons of the year:
For Spring: Call of the Raven: Cucumber, Basil
For Summer: Laughing Loon: Strawberry, Rhubard
For Autumn: Apple Season: Assorted Apples
For Winter: A Snowy Evening: Peppermint, Eggnog
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When you choose TWoTW products, you are choosing luxury products with superior qualities. You are also choosing products that tread lightly on the planet.
I use coconut wax, blended with small amounts of soy and vegetable waxes for improved temperature stability. Coconut wax is a soft, creamy wax that throws scent incredibly well. It is a wax that is earth-friendly, renewable, and responsibly-harvested, and it burns slowly and cleanly.
Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils
Wheel of the Year products are scented with pure, natural essential oils.
Seasons of the Year products are scented with manmade fragrance oils.
Lip balms are flavored with essential oils, flavor oils, or a blend.
If you do not care for scented/flavored items I offer Naked Goddess, my unscented line of products.
There are no preservatives of any kind in TWoTW products. For this reason, and because essential oils are ephemeral, your purchases should be used in a timely manner (best within 3 months), and candles should be covered when not in use.
Timing Your Gift Order
TWoTW is a one-woman operation. Each order placed is individually made, packaged, and shipped. Due to the delicate nature of essential oils no products are made ahead, sitting on warehouse shelves, awaiting shipment. If you are placing an order for a special event in which the timing of delivery is important, be sure to order well in advance of the date, and let me know in your order when your special day is.
Packaging, Labeling, Invoicing and Shipping
I use found objects to hold my candles which makes the them both recycled and perfect to be used over and over again. Many of them are vintage and antique glass and all have many good years of use ahead of them. When you finish burning the candle, you can refill it here at TWoTW, or reuse it as a glass, mug, vase, pickle dish, jewelry container, candy bowl, or whatever else you can dream up!
Even if you don’t want to refill your containers, I accept all used containers for reuse if you wish to go to the expense of returning them. The earth thanks you!
Whenever possible shipping containers and wrapping are reused.
10% of all profits from TWoTW go to organizations doing important work that I believe in. Some examples are African Wildlife Foundation, Woman to Woman International, Jane Goodall Foundation, Botswana Orphan Project, Animal Aid Unlimited, Nature Conservancy, Saving the Survivors, African Park Network, and Water.org.