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Luminate 2011
Feeling the love & light at the Luminate Festival, Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, Aotearoa

Tena koe, my friends.  Here are we February 2011 and it's already proven to have been a transformative year for many of us.  Some of you may be aware that we recently relocated to the beautiful and wild west coast just after the holidays last year.  We love exploring our new environment.  We had the good fortune to land a lovely home so close to the beach, you can hear the ocean.  Being back on the coast has really restored my inner peace, gratitude and zest for life.  One of my personal goals for this year is to learn to harness this positive energy into all facets of my world. 

The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to reflect on our lives and introduce some positive enhancements.  A common theme that touches us all is to take the time to restore your personal wellbeing, in a way that is meaningful for you.  As unique beings we all have different approaches as to how we look after ourselves.  For example, one feature of our new place is a separate bath and shower in our bathroom, and this was definitely a clincher for us in selecting this house.  After two years of living without a bathtub, I am so grateful for the luxury of an aromatherapy bath whenever I wish. I encourage you to take a moment and ponder what it is that you do that makes you feel restored and then consciously make an effort to do it more often.  I'd love to learn what each of you do to find a way to restore your balance so, please visit Scents of Peace on Facebook and let us know.  When you are there, be sure to "like" us.  You'll get to receive the latest updates, specials and photos on there and I would love to interact with more of you. 

Luminate Festival 2011

We attended the Luminate Festival recently.  It was both amazing and incredibly inspiring!  The organizers did an awesome job with the zero waste policy.  The composting toilets were consistently clean and I loved the invigorating wood-fired outdoor showers.  It was the first time I've been around such a concentrated group of happy, like-minded souls, united in our quest for knowledge and peace.  There was such a positive vibe in the festival community that I didn't want to leave!  Highlights included practicing Yoga/Chakra balancing combined, learning about Unified Field Theory, dancing like no one was watching at the different music stages, tribal drumming and fire poi poi shows.  Overall though, my favourite part of the festival was camping at remote Canaan Downs, part of Abel Tasman National Park.  There was no cell phone coverage, laptops or even electricity for that matter, and I got to be Darcy unplugged for five full days.

One Human Family
Those of you who have met me at markets will know that I give away One Human Family bumper stickers.  It's one of my personal missions to see more of these stickers around New Zealand and know people are adopting the philosophy.  A huge thank you to Erin, my BFF in Key West, Florida who sends me these to give away.  I give these stickers to my new friends and as a koha (donation) as much as possible to get the message across.  Check out the One Human Family website and join me in spreading the love.

 Fantastic February Special

Been thinking of trying a new Body or Room Spray from us?  Until the end of February, when you purchase two 100ml Body or Room Sprays at the regular price, get a third one free!*  This is a $24 discount and a perfect excuse to give yourself a new treat or even give one as a gift to a friend.  Choose from these scent blends:
Oriental Earth
Autumn Whisper
Cucumber and Mint
Sweet Vanilla Bean
Fresh Linen

Order exclusively by email before 28 February to take advantage of this special offer! 
*Only valid for current Scents of Peace newsletter subscribers and only for scent blends listed above.

For my friends in Hamilton, please place your orders by 18th of February and get free delivery!


Essential Oil Profile: Ylang Ylang 

  Ylang ylang, meaning "the flower of flowers" has an exotic, sweet, floral scent and has a wonderfully balancing affect on the body and mind.  Known to relieve anxiety and nervous tension, use this oil to soothe tension and slow rapid breathing and rapid heartbeats.  Ylang ylang can also be described as having a euphoric and aphrodisiac quality.  In Indonesia, Ylang ylang flower petals are sprinkled on a couple's bed on their wedding night.  This oil is used in confectionery as well as in perfume.

If you like Ylang ylang essential oil, you should try In Bloom.  Perfect as a day scent, In Bloom is a delicate blend of Ylang ylang and Pink Grapefruit essential oils producing a light citrusy-floral fragrance. 

 I hope this newsletter finds each of you happy and well.  As always, I'd love to hear from you so contact me anytime.

Peace, Darcy x
Creative Director, Owner & Operator, Scents of Peace