WWB Ideal Find: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real thing Baby! Meet “Golden Earth” Perfumes from Nature

Jun 13, 2013 by

 

WWB Ideal Find: Golden Earth–Perfumes from Nature

Golden Earth Founder: Elizabeth Golden

Authentic Dedication:  Golden Earth is dedicated to supporting the wellness of the earth and all of her inhabitants and keeping the planet healthy and clean. In addition, Golden Earth is a member of the Green Products Alliance, a supporter of Green America, a member of the Organic Trade Association, a signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, as well as, a PETA approved cruelty free and Vegan Company.

 

Welcome to the Ideal Finds department of World Wise Beauty. I am thrilled to present my next Ideal Find because the founder of the company is an aromatherapist, student of ancient healing practices and she also loves our earth.  I just love flowers and aromatherapy! True aromatherapy uses all natural essential oils and I am going to let Elizabeth Golden, founder of Golden Earth give us a crash course on aromatherapy and essential oils. Once you learn more about essential oils you’ll see how fitting her tagline “Perfumes from Nature” is.

Lauroly Q- So happy you could join us Elizabeth. Before we jump into an educational interview I would love to learn more about you. How did you become an aromatherapist? Did you always know this was your passion and vocation?

 

Elizabeth Golden, Founder of Golden Earth

 

Elizabeth Golden: Thank you for having me Laura! I didn’t know that I was going to become an aromatherapist but it makes perfect sense! I love plants and flowers and I love my garden. I have been on a spiritual path since I was 20 and I wanted to do something that would help people heal their lives in some way. I kept asking for signs from the universe to guide me toward my true path. One day when I was walking my dogs as I do everyday, a vision came to me of a perfume bottle. It was large and beautiful and I knew that this was a sign for me. On that special day my life changed. I began to explore the possibilities of becoming a perfumer or an aromatherapist. I found a perfume school in Grasse France, so I scheduled a trip to France to check out the school. It was my good fortune that the Dean of the school was there and I was able to have a tour of the school and learn what it takes to become a perfumer. It was a wonderful experience but I knew that my body could not work with synthetic fragrances. I am sensitive to synthetic fragrances and I cannot smell them or wear them. So I returned home to look for an aromatherapy school nearby. I found one within a week of returning and I knew right away that this was my path. Essential oils are so amazing, I love them!

 

Lauroly Q- Let’s begin our crash course on aromatherapy! Can you help us understand the difference between synthetic fragrances and essential oils, organic vs. non-organic and wild crafted oils? There is so much to learn but we just have a blog to glean a little of your wisdom. We appreciate your best summary!

Elizabeth Golden: Essential oils come from different parts of a plant or tree; this gives pure essential oils beautiful scents and unique vibrations that promote wellness unlike any synthetic replacement. Synthetic fragrances are made in a lab. A true essential oil is always 100% natural and when applied to your body the healing passes on to you Essential oils are derived from live, vital plants and all plants have healing properties. Many parts of a plant can be used to create an essential oil such as the flower, root, fruit, seeds, wood and leaves. Each essential oil is unique in the same way that a wine is unique.  Essential oils are grown in different parts of the world as you can see from the list below and this is just an example, not all essential oils are listed.

The U.S. has not been a producer of essential oils and that is one of the reasons why we are not so educated about essential oils. Our culture has been raised using synthetic fragrances and we think they are real but it’s not true. A true essential oil is created through a distillation process. A good example is Rose essential oil. It takes approximately 60,000 flowers to make 1 ounce of rose essential oil, that’s why it’s so expensive. Organic essential oils much like food have not been sprayed with pesticides so they are clean and it is the same with wild crafted essential oils they are grown in the wild and harvested in the wild. During the harvesting process of a wild plant that will be used for an essential oil, the whole plant is never taken, the plant is honored and part of it is left to continue growing for the following season. Organic and wild crafted oils are the most pure and have not been grown with the use of harmful pesticides.

Lauroly Q: You have exquisitely designed packaging for your oils. The pyramid shaped box is so unique. What inspired the pyramid box?

Elizabeth Golden: I love the ancient symbol of a pyramid, they are very powerful and anything that is inside of a pyramid increases in energy. I wanted to create a box that would take care of the vibration in my essential oils. A pyramid designed box was a wonderful idea because they represented little powerhouses storing a beautiful liquid made from plants.

Lauroly Q:  It is quite amazing how “worldly” essential oils are.  I just have to share a small sample list from your website illustrating examples of organic and wild crafted essential oils and the countries in which they are grown. I encourage everyone to go and visit Golden Earth to learn more and view the full list. How do you capture the purity of these oils in a bottle when they come from such faraway lands? 

India- basil, sandalwood, nutmeg, palmarosa
Madagascar- ravensara, ylang-ylang
France- rosemary, lavender, spearmint, tarragon, thyme, vetiver, clary sage
Brazil- rosewood
Canada- white sage, ginger, spruce
Italy- tangerine, clary sage, mandarin

Elizabeth Golden: All essential oils come from far away lands, the U.S. has not been a producer of essential oils until recently and lavender is the most popular essential oil that is grown in the Unites States. Essential oils are created through a distillation process which is always done the same way. As a trained aromatherapist I have expertise in working with essential oils and the success of my aromatherapy line is dependent on sourcing high quality true-essential oils for my customers.

Lauroly Q-  For those who don’t go for massages regularly or never met with an aromatherapist, can you tell us more about chakra wellness oils?  What are they and how can we use them in our everyday lifestyle? You have developed so many wonderful body care products and now we can experience the benefits of aromatherapy every day in our homes. Where can we find your products off-line?

Elizabeth Golden: The chakra wellness oils were created to help balance the 7 main energy centers on our body. They are made with specific essential oils that resonate with each chakra and infused with crystals in a pyramid box. They are amazing and they smell wonderful! Each chakra oil was designed to fit in your purse or pocket with an easy to use roll-on applicator. Men and women love them! They are also used at some healing spas on the west coast in massage therapy treatments. You can find Golden Earth chakra oils and other products at select Whole Foods, other natural food markets, healing spas and spiritual stores. You can check our website to find a location near you!

Lauroly Q- Thank you so much Elizabeth for sharing your expertise, wisdom and love for the earth.  I know there are many who will want to find your beautiful earth friendly products and I encourage them to visit the Golden Earth site for your full line.

I am now going to turn in for the evening and relax with lavender essential oil.  It is a more commonly known flower but it helps me unwind and works like a charm for me.  Nature truly does take care of us and I love Elizabeth’s mission to respect and take care of our earth too! She’s an inspiration and her company Golden Earth is an Ideal find…

Trulyherself,
Laura

 

 

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