As someone living with autism, the world often feels like an overwhelming whirlwind of sensations. It can feel like reality itself is closing in, leaving no room to breathe, to live. Throughout this time of learning about myself and improving my relationship with life, my therapist has given me some suggestions: rapidly change your physical sensations to trigger a change in your thought patterns. And here, the dots started to connect into a line.
Since I have been a child, I was obsessed with candles and fire. One could call it a 'special interest,' now that I have the verbiage for it. I used to set all kinds of things on fire, both to watch them burn and to get lost in observing the change in form. Over time, I have become less dangerous and more appreciative of what this fascination can do for me. Candles, with their warm, soothing light and captivating fragrances, have become an integral part of my spiritual practice and personal rituals. They serve as a lifeline, guiding me through the choppy waters of emotional turmoil.
Fragrance has the uncanny ability to tie us to memories and emotions. It serves as an anchor, allowing us to travel through time and space, past or future. With each inhale, we can traverse continents and cultures, we can visit an old memory or construct a new one. Over time, through deliberate association, we can train our senses to recognize these fragrances and the emotions they evoke. They transform into olfactory signposts, aiding us in recalibrating our focus and mood.
My journey of sensory exploration took an exciting turn when I decided to create my 'Sacred Sanctuary' line of candles and wax melts. I wanted to create a way to completely leave the overwhelm and frustration of this reality, to anchor one's center in something new, comforting, and controllable.
Each scent in this collection serves as an invitation to a fascinating destination. For instance, the 'Bibliotheca Mystique' candle takes you on an odyssey to an ancient magical library, the notes of weathered parchment, aged leather, and subtle hints of wood and spice creating an enchanting atmosphere.
Meanwhile, the 'Ceremonial Aura' wax melt offers an escape to a tranquil Japanese tea garden. The delicate scent of freshly brewed tea, a hint of sakura blossom, and the soothing undertone of bamboo and sandalwood transport you to a serene landscape, calming the mind and soothing the soul.
And it's not just about the aromatic journey. The products in this home fragrance line radiate quality and thoughtfulness. Each unique piece showcases the craftsmanship and passion that goes into its creation. The candles and wax melts are made from all-natural ingredients, ensuring a clean, long-lasting scent that fills your space with a warm, inviting ambiance. I chose the highest end vessels, finishings, labels, and wax. Everything about this product is premium from top to bottom.
Whether you're seeking a sensory escape or a means of grounding yourself in the maelstrom of emotions, the 'Sacred Sanctuary' line from By.Ourielle offers a unique experience. Each fragrance serves as a personal haven, a sensory retreat that calms the mind and invigorates the spirit. It's worked for me, and I hope it'll work for you too.
So, I invite you to light a candle, breathe in the enchanting aroma, meditate on the sacred flame, & embark on an inner journey. A journey that transcends the confines of your immediate surroundings, leading you to a place of peace and tranquility. Because the right fragrance doesn't just change a room's ambiance, it can transform your perspective, providing a sensory sanctuary amidst life's many storms.