'What we smell affects us as much as what we eat.'
What is VITRUVI?
Vitruvi is a luxury aromatherapy company that uses inspiration from ancient botanical practices to design products that integrate aromatherapy into a day. Each product shares a story of how the botanical ingredients have been used traditionally, and support community health centers abroad and shares stores.
Their minimalistic branding, environmentally-friendly packaging, and the fact that they are hand-blended in small batches and bottled in Vancouver B.C. made me fall in love instantly! Vitruvi also uses 100 percent natural essential oils, sourced from more than 17 countries around the world.
Whether you choose a roll-on or a mist, once you inhale the aromatic oils, that's when the magic happens, because they are widely believed to stimulate brain function, alter mood, and promote cognitive and psychological well-being.
These complex oils, with exceptional aromas, are made for strategic use throughout the day. The idea is to use these elixirs as "scent therapy" to help solve everyday problems. Each one was created using techniques from the perfume industry, and includes top notes, middle notes and base notes. Here are the blends you can shop online here:
- Sleep: Soothes and sedates using Roman chamomile, French lavender, vetiver and frankincense.
- Energize: Increases alertness and energy using lemon, pine and Egyptian geranium.
- Go: Promotes immunity and prevents jet lag using French lavender, Canadian spruce, Italian petitgrain, Australian eucalyptus and Brazilian rosewood.
- Detox: Decreases cravings and promotes detoxification using bergamot, lemon, rosemary and juniper berry.
- Do: Increases desire using Australian sandalwood, Sri Lankan cinnamon, Indian rose and vanilla.
- Headache: Relieves tension using peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus.
- Focus: Promotes focus and productivity using peppermint, sweet lemongrass, citrus petitgrain, rosemary, frankincense and basil.
- Balance: A spa in your pocket, this balanced blend of sweet fennel, fresh peppermint and calming lavender to hep create an escape throughout your day with strategic essential oils that leave you feeling calm and assured.
- Move: A dynamic blend designed for use before/after exercise and as your move throughout the day. Cooling peppermint oil paired with refreshing grapefruit extract and pure lime oil are combined with subtle traces of warming black pepper oil.
- Wake: Invigorate your morning ritual and create consistency at the start of your day regardless of the bed you wake up in. Woodsy juniper and fresh citrus bergamot awaken and uplift while rosemary sources from Spain blend with warming Indian black pepper oil.
- Still: An ode to modern meditation. Smoky vetiver, fresh clary sage, subtle floral rose and egyptian geranium combine to create a uniquely balanced aroma. STILL is the modern interpretation of traditional oils used in Indian ayurvedic medicine. This blend is intended to be kept close as a reminder to take moments to be still.
My personal favourite - which sits on my desk at work - used throughout the day for 'those moments' is the Balance Aromatherapy Oil. I roll it on to pressure points on my wrist and collarbone. The aroma hits my nose and I instantly feel calm and assured that everything will be alright.
For a comforting morning ritual apply three circular movements to the middle of your palm, then rub both palms together briskly to release the aromas. Cup your hands over your mouth and nose and breathe deeply.
Luxury aromatherapy products that promote a healthy, curated life, all while giving back to the community: now that is utility, functionalist, and beauty exemplified. Introducing Vitruvi into your every day life will make you wonder how you survived without it?!
taylor ellen. xx