Meeting with people around the World, discovering other cultures and lifestyles, traveling the planet for sourcing the purest ingredients for our easy to make DIY cosmetics was fantastic.

I invite you to travel with me….and discover some shots…and videos…of nice places, beautiful people, incredible botanical ingredients used around the World by women…for their beauty….and wellbeing!!!

During this amazing traveling/sourcing adventure, I spent 4 months in Vanuatu Island for sourcing some essential oils  and carier oils as ingredients for Wholistic Aroma. During that time I was living on a small charming house in front of the lagoon. Oh, by the way, some windows…had no windows…but rather wood shutters…which was perfectly great for tropical weather, except for the fact that I am suffering from an “invisible handicap”, a trigeminal neuropathy, therefore my face is extremely sensitive to wind…blowing in my house…

I also had to cross a shanty town to reach my house, and was amazed how kind people were, always waving and smiling. I witnessed what we would call poverty…still…the place was magical…and it was so relaxing to hear the chants from across the lagoon, almost like gospel songs, some evening…wow, what an experience.

I came back with stunning botanical ingredients to launch my boutique online, where you will find all your DIY cosmetic ingredients and equipment in one place…please visit and preorder here

 

children in vanuatu fishing and having fun.

children in vanuatu fishing and having fun.

 

 

sourcing vanilla from sustainable farmers

Visiting the cocoa, coconut and vanilla plantation on Lifou Island, South Pacific

 

aboriginal woman picking nuts

Native woman from Australia picking macadamia nuts

 

This photography shows the distalation process of Camomile to make essential oil

Distillation process of Camomile to make essential oil

 

Grasse is the Capital of essential oils for perfumery for centuries

Grasse-France is the Capital of essential oils for perfumery for centuries

 

The entrance of a coconut plantation on a South Pacific Island

The entrance of a coconut plantation on a South Pacific Island

 

Vanuatu lifestyle

Vanuatu lifestyle

I hope you enjoyed the travel…

Stay beautiful…just like you are 🙂

Xx

France