Every fashion blogger I follow is obsessed with rose, it seems.
But they're mostly talking about the color. And I'm mostly talking about the flower.
Shea Brand sent me a sample of their rose-scented shea butter last month and something strange happened. Though I've always found rose to feel a bit old, like the expired perfume that my grandmother stored in the guest room nightstand, I became obsessed (my grandmother is, perhaps not coincidentally, named Roselyn). I rub it on my lips, on my dry elbows, and on my cuticles multiple times a day and then just breathe in the scent.
The thing I like about it is that it does have a traditional, almost musty, smell. The old-fashioned, feminine scent has grown on me, making me nostalgic in that sort of hazy, unexplainable way for something I've never actually experienced. Maybe in this political climate and this frantic personal period, I just want to imagine a time when perfume was as simple as a dab of rose essential oil.
In any case, I was inspired to share a few rose-related, ethical items.Left to right, top to bottom.
Shea Brand Rose Shea Butter | Sustainable, ethical production
Angela Roi Luna Crossbody in Pale Pink | Vegan, ethically made
Kari Gran Radiant Tinted Lip Whip | Organic and paraben-free
Lake + Skye Epic Love Essential Oil Blend | Clean Beauty, crafted in USA
Numi Organic Tea Embrace Holistic Tea | Fair trade, organic (Numi sent me a sample of this as part of my ongoing partnership with them and it's such a soothing, distinctive flavor)
American Giant Classic U-neck in Tea Rose | Made ethically in the USA
How do you feel about rose?