Single Note: Bluebonnet Perfume Oil
Proceeds from the sale of SN: Bluebonnet will benefit Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
See also, Global Giving on Charity Navigator.
Abolish ICE Perfume Oil
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
â Pablo Neruda
Selections from our general catalog of perfumes may have succumbed to frostbite, but never fear! We haven’t lost our molten core of passion for seeing justice served. Consider this our holiday prayer for a reckoning long overdue: May human decency prevail over the corruption and wickedness that endangers so many of our neighbors, and may our government’s assorted agencies be held accountable for their ongoing assault against the civil liberties of those seeking refuge in our land of bountiful freedoms.
Proceeds from sales of this perfume will benefit the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). For more information about their services, please visit https://www.raicestexas.org
Melt the hoarfrost of this administrationâs cruelty with this scent of warmth, safety, and succor: smoked toffee and patchouli with coffee bean, caramelized oudh, clove, and bourbon vanilla.
Art: Thaw, LÃ¡szlÃ³ MednyÃ¡nszky
Take a Knee Perfume Oil
This weekend, Trump attacked the US Constitutionâs guarantee of freedom of speech and took aim at the football players who are peacefully protesting police brutality, inequality, bigotry, and racism. He’s calling for a boycott of an entire sports league to force the firing of African American athletes and their allies for speaking out about racial injustice.
Taking a kneeâ¦this isnât a protest of America itself, its flag, or anything that this country stands for. It isnât disrespectful of the US military. On the contrary, it is the acknowledgement that we as a country can do better, that we must do better, and that we must renew our commitment to fight for equality and justice for all. By speaking out against institutional racism and racial injustice, against violence and bigotry, whether it be by taking a knee, locking arms with teammates, refusing to walk out onto a playing field until after the National Anthem has been sung, editorializing on social media, or making protest perfumes, we are honoring our communities, our neighbors, and our nation by attempting to amplify the voices of those who are often not empowered to speak.
It is possible and necessary to love this country and also expectâand demandâthat we do betterâ¦that we recognize injustice when we see it, and do what we can to fight it. Thatâs real patriotism.
âWe have fought for America with all of her imperfections. Not so much for what she is but for what we know she can be.â â Mary Bethune
This is the scent of apple pie, as American as it gets, and a smudged grass stain. The proceeds from every single sale of this scent will benefit the NAACP.
Resistance Perfume Oil
The Midterms are on November 6th.
We have mere weeks before the election, and the stakes are really fucking high. I am an optimistic person by nature, but the truth of the matter is that if the Democrats donât win back the majority, we are well and truly fucked. You have to vote like your life depends on it, BECAUSE IT DOES. YOUR LIFE and the lives of those in your community are at stake. The lives of your LGBTQ friends, loved ones, and neighbors. The lives of women. The lives of black Americans. The lives of refugees. The lives of people with disabilities. The lives of the homeless and the poor.
And LITERALLY EVERYONEâS LIFE, as the dismantling of environmental laws will be the death of us all.
It is NOT hyperbole to say that the result of this midterm election will impact the civil rights, the health, the safety, and the liberties of EVERYONE AROUND YOU, and you must act. The horrors of the Trump Administration MUST be held in check.
November 6th. Thatâs the deadline. Commit all you can to the hard work itâs going to take to wrest back control of Congress. I know youâre tired. I am, too. I know youâre exhausted by the unending onslaught of horrors that the GOP has assailed us with. I am, too. I know that it is getting harder and harder to keep despair at bay.
In order to have a participatory democracy, you have to participate. There is SO MUCH that you can do to push back, to resist, and to make a change for the better. But you HAVE to act. You have to vote. You have to encourage others to vote. You have to invest your time, your voice, and your resources into actually working towards making this country a safe, sane, prosperous place for all of us.
But you have two weeks. Two weeks within which YOU can make a difference. YOU can stem the tide.
HEREâS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE BLUE WAVE MANIFEST:
Also for extroverts! Reach out to a local campaign and see if they need help canvassing, handing out literature, or making calls. You can also search for candidates who are in close races in vulnerable districts. Check out swingleft.org; it will help you find the nearest House district that could swing to the Democrats.
Extroverts! Go door to door!
Hey, introverts! Postcards to Voters is the answer for you! If you can commit to writing ten postcards a day, thatâs one hundred and forty votes you might be securing for Dem candidates! If you can manage twenty postcards every day, that’s almost THREE-HUNDRED people youâre encouraging to hit the polls before November 6. If you can get your friends to help, that number increases exponentially. Even if you canât meet that twenty postcard per day goal, every single postcard matters because every single vote matters.
Tools for working locally:
Resources for How to Take the House Back from the GOP
Find Your Local Indivisible Chapter
If youâve got some cash to spare, donate it directly to blue candidates fighting for vulnerable seats, or donate it to PACs and organizations that will distribute the funds to boost blue candidates. Some options:
Senate Majority PAC
House Majority PAC
The Flippable Fund
Share information on voter ID and residency requirement laws in your state and help people make sure that their right to vote is enforced.
Voter Registration Rules by State
ACLU: Voting Rights
Rock the Vote: Knowing Your Voting Rights
Residency Requirements for Voting
MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE, and encourage everyone in your network to confirm their voter registration, too.
AND MOST IMPORTANT: VOTE. Vote, encourage others to vote. Overwhelm the polls.
We all have A LOT going on in our lives right now. I get it. Iâm trying to run a business and raise a kid on top of all this, but it is now or never. You must find the strength, the will, and the courage to act. You have to keep fighting. I believe in you. I believe in us. I believe with all my heart that we can do this. We just need to do it TOGETHER, and do all we can to encourage others to put in the work, too.
It is hard work. It is an uphill climb. But you can DO this. Do it for your family, do it for your community, do it for your LGBTQ friends and family, do it for the marginalized racial, ethnic, and religious communities that are suffering under the depredations of the GOP.
WE CAN DO THIS.
I created this scent as a symbol of solidarity. It is an autumn scent, swirled with fall leaves, huddled against the cold winds of November.
Weâre together in this fight. Youâre not alone.
Bourbon vanilla and vintage champaca absolute with sweet patchouli, dried red fruits, leather accord, pumpkin rind, and a splash of bourbon.
We have been wrestling with how to disburse funds for this scent for over a week, and decided that the best impact we can make is by helping the ACLU fight voter suppression.
National Emergy (sic) Perfume Oil
A new form of presidential power was granted by the National Emergencies Act in 1976, and as you can see in this list provided by ABC News, nearly all of the Emergencies declared by U.S. Presidents over the past decades have related to international affairs, usually in response to crises that arise beyond our borders.
We could argue for the next eight years whether each of these instances was truly warranted (this is certain scholarsâ full-time occupation). Whatâs clear is that the so-called Emergency being declared this week is a nothing but an autocratic attempt to circumvent the healthy checks and balances established in the U.S. Constitution â a document our President has sworn to uphold.
Our government was specifically devised this way to keep power from concentrating in any one area, formed in response to life under monarchical control. This administration has done everything in its power to blur, erode, and reach beyond these limitations. This abuse of the National Emergencies Act is just the latest example of a President deliberately entering a legal grey area to further his own racist, xenophobic, and unpopular political agenda.
Please take the time to contact your elected representatives, regardless of party affiliation, so they understand just how aware American citizens actually are when it comes to the issues of immigrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S./Mexico border.
In the meantime, we offer this: the rising haze of American unease in the face of autocracy, fanning the flames of our activism and renewing our vigilance against the erosion of civil rights â our own, and those of others whose situation grows more precarious with every passing week. Â
Climate change is a national emergency.
Gun violence is a national emergency.
Homelessness is a national emergency.
The constitutional crisis that this administration is inflicting on the United States is a national emergency.
Building a multi-billion dollar monument to racism is NOT a national emergency.
NATIONAL EMERGY (sic)
A four-alarm fire made of bold faced lies: bullshit-brown patchouli aflame with red ginger and pimento, sugared with the poisonous false promises of a racist autocrat, soured by hazard-yellow lemon rind.
Proceeds from the sale of this perfume blend will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union