Sea anemone bath salts available from For Strange Women
I’ve always been more of a body spray sort of gal, myself. I never liked spritzing anything on me and I always thought perfumes were too intoxicating and made me smell like an older woman. I’m in my mid-, almost late-twenties now and I’m starting to grow out of the fruity body spray phase of my life. That’s not to say I won’t take occasional trips to Bath & Body works and wear fruity scents from time to time, but for more sophisticated social outings I have my eyes on anything from For Strange Women.
Don’t let the shop’s name fool you. The perfumes, bath salts, lip embellishments and other products are quite perfect for any woman. For Strange Women’s items look like they were plucked out of a fairy tale; the packaging and product photography are so serene and enchanting and the very names of the products almost transport you back to our natural world. Moss, ivy, pinecone, lichen — I would definitely feel like I’d almost stepped into the forest wearing any of those scents. I’m especially fond of the shop’s solid perfumes, many of which are available in lockets, since I’m in love with the idea of beautiful and functional jewelry, especially lockets.
Information about the shop/shop owner
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the shop’s owner Jill “began making my own concoctions about ten years ago because I realized that doing things the way they were done over a century ago is once again progressive. I wanted to live with nature, not against it, and I wanted to find peace in my work. While seeking independence from the harsh chemicals used in modern culture, I fell in love with herbalism, aromatherapy, and finally, the emotionally rich realm of natural perfumery. I have been exploring the endless possibilities of scent using exclusively natural materials ever since.” To learn more about Jill, check out her profile on Etsy.