Last weekend, I got to attend the Mystic Masala Aromatherapy farewell party! Mystic Masala aromatherapy was created by a super sweet and wonderful lady, Glynnis, and her desire and love for Ayurveda, a type of Hindu traditional medicine and of course, aromatherapy! The boutique is located in a cute and cozy vintage house located right off Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
Glynnis has decided to sell her the Mystic Masala line to Danielle LaPorte Inc. who will be re-branding and re-launching all of the products! This event was to celebrate all that the Mystic Masala had accomplished, recognize the work that Glynnis had done, and to celebrate new beginnings.
Walking in to the shop, I was greeted by an enthusiastic and warm bunch of people that were also here to celebrate the Mystic Masala. The scent of this store was absolutely wonderful – I could seriously stay there all day. With natural spices and aromatics, this place was truly a feast for my senses.
Something that really stood out and gave me the “wow” factor for the Mystic Masala was the fact that they work with Wild Earth Nepal, a women’s fair trade cooperative in Nepal. Because their website puts this in better words than I ever could:
Our relationship with Wild Earth Nepal, a women’s fair trade cooperative in Kathmandu, gives us the opportunity to work with authentic Ayurvedic knowledge and wildcrafted herbs and to contribute to women’s and rural economic development in Nepal.
Herbs are wildcrafted in the Himalayas and oils are infused for weeks in the sun. After the healing properties of the herbs have infused into the oils, the essential oils are then added. A traditional Ayurvedic Tibetan Cold Process ensures maximum benefits for your skin and for mind, body and spirit!
The herbs are sustainably gathered from community-owned forests and private farms.
We support the training of proper harvesting techniques in rural communities and the conservation of rare and endangered plant products.
We do not believe in using rare or endangered plant products or improperly harvested plant products.
We support the empowerment of Nepalese women, and through Wild Earth, we work with NGOs who support women such as Women’sCraft, WEFD, ICIMOD, the Mountain Institute, and World Wildlife Fund’s Plants and People Project.
We believe in fair trade principles, fostering a working environment based on respect and dignity with fair wages.
Pictured above are products from the spice bliss and spicelove line. After talking to a couple of ladies about these products, they both said that they loved using the perfume roll on as they always received compliments from others when wearing this. I quite liked the smell as well, it had a very warmth and cozy scent to it with strong hints of cinnamon and apple.
The perfume roll on is made of 100% pure essential oil as well! Truly aromatic and wonderful.
I spent quite a few time trying out the different oils in this beautiful arrangement as well. My favourite was the tridoshic oil which contained a blend of olives, apricots, grapeseed, vitamin E base oils, essential oils of geranium, rosewood, spikenard and infused wildcrafted herbs of rose petals, jatamansi, bhringaraj, basil, shatavari. I heard great things about this oil too, one of the ladies I talked to swears by this oil and it is all she uses to moisturize her face.
There are also all natural shampoo soap bars, all of which target different needs with the help of essential oils and all natural ingredients.
I also got to meet a wonderful, and bubbly lady, Arielle, owner of Arielle’s Sweet Tooth! She made this delicious chocolate vegan cake, which was decorated and finished by a henna artist! You can’t have more of an authentic design than that =) I hope to run into Arielle’s baked goods again, they were truly a delight to munch on!
More of Arielle’s gluten free and vegan treats! Chatting with Arielle, she told me that what makes her products unique from other gluten free bakers is that she does not use xanthan gum in any of her products. Since gluten-free products don’t bind as easily due to the absence of gluten, xanthan gum is used to bind ingredients together. Very few bakers use all natural binders like chia or flax seeds to bind their products, so yay for Arielle and her awesomeness!
At the end of the event, Glynnis also provided everyone with some gifts! I received a small essential oil sample, and a wonderfully scented votive candle which had dried roses on it. I accidentally left the gift box in the boyfriend’s car for a couple hours, and when we went back, his car smelled amazing. He even commented and said that his car smelled really good!
I’m really glad I attended this event and was introduced to the Mystic Masala line, even though it will be re-branded soon. Everyone there was so friendly, kind, and authentic. Being at the event and meeting these people felt like I had known them for awhile, not just a couple of hours.
I had a conversation with someone a couple of weeks ago about how important vibes that people give off are. I had such a peaceful, authentic and warm vibe from this place and I wish nothing but the best for this brand going forward =)
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