Mysticism and science are the human attempt to explain both the phenomenal and mundane things that happen in our lives: medical problems, shitty breakups, cranky moods and unexpected epiphanies.
Some of it personal, much of it relational, all of it relatable. Both systems transpose what the user experiences with what the body of knowledge knows to be true.
Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia), originating from the Mediterranean basin, has been used since ancient times as an herbal remedy and in aromatherapy. Easily recognized by its long stem and purple flowers, lavender is an aromatic clean note, ranging in scent from medicinal to licorice-sweet. It is often used as a top note to musk or citrus bases in fresh, floral perfumes. Lavender calms a stressed-out mind.
Sandalwood (Santalum album), a symbol of vitality, has been used in religious and spiritual traditions of India for the last 4,000 years. It is a sweet and woody fragrance, a classic Asian note—milky, soft, sturdy, and rich. A common base note with a scent that lingers, sandalwood is good for focus and meditation.
Rose (Rosa centifolia) oil has been used in perfumes and skin care across Europe and Asia for centuries. Roses smell clean, fresh, and intensely romantic, with nuances of powder, wood, and fruit. The beauty of the flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. Contrast this with the thorns, symbols of defense, loss, and thoughtlessness. Thus, the rose stands for balance.