BY TRISTA EDWARDS
If you have a magical person in your life (maybe it is you!) and they love all things beautiful and mystical then below are some aesthetically hypnotizing lovelies and aromatic goodies that they (or you!) will swoon over this winter.
What is awesome about most of these companies is they owned by female poets, healers, activists, witches, and artists who give back to their communities and affect positive and inclusive change.
Receiving Hand is an Atlanta-based online jewelry shop, owned and operated by poet and healer Jenny Sadre-Orafai, that sells enchanting crystal necklaces made from raw amethyst, clear quartz, citrine. Receiving Hand donates $3 from each necklace sold to one of the following organizations: National Eating Disorders Association, American Civil Liberties Union, or Dress for Success. This shop is offering a special code to Luna Luna readers for $15 off a purchase of $60 or more. Code LUNALUNA remains validate until Dec. 25.
Florida Water, often touted as “the most popular perfume in the world,” was first introduced to the United States in the 1800s. The cologne possesses notes of sweet orange, lavender, and clove. Named after the legendary Fountain of Youth, this perfume has been used in instances of spiritual offering and ritual cleansing. The good news is that this cologne can be found at most drug stores.
The Ceccoli Oracle deck, illustrated by Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli, is a mesmerizing ceremony of light and dark images set in a surreal Lewis Carroll-esque world. These stunning oracle cards are meant to guide and enlighten the reader through complex questions and illuminate deep philosophical truths by practicing personal reflection and introspection.
The mystic in your life can display their love for palmistry, lunar phases, and botanicals with a numinously lovely enamel pin from New York- based, Lelia + Olive. All the products at Lelia + Olive are inspired by owner Nicole Rallis’s love for plant magick, divination, and Victorian era aesthetics.
Rosemary Shampoo treats tresses with a hint of wintery fragrance. Made from the organic oils of avocado, aloe vera, orange, and rosemary extract, this shampoo comes from LGBTQI ally and activist, Jodie Patterson and her online skincare line, Georgia. Patterson has garnered many accolades in the beauty industry for Georiga and her other compay, Doobop, as one of the top 10 new beauty brands designed for women of color.
Trista Edwards is poet, land mermaid, light witch, horror enthusiast, creatrix, traveler, feminist, and dog lover. She is also the curator and editor of the anthology, Till The Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015). She is currently working on her first full-length poetry collection but until then you can read her poems at The Journal, Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Boiler Journal, Sou’wester, Queen Mob's Tea House, and more. She writes about travel, ghosts, and poetry on her blog, Marvel + Moon. (marvelandmoon.com)