Introducing the lovely Anaïs and Wilder Alchemy to the Trader Tribe! Anaïs botanical perfumed oils are chemical free and smell absolutely heavenly. We would love to hear a little about you and the intention behind Wilder Alchemy?
My name is Anaïs, I grew up in the dreamy Currumbin Valley and love coming home after travelling & living elsewhere. I have always had a deep affinity for nature, for flowers, for the wilderness and pretty much all things magical! I am quite a watery woman, feeling through life, which definitely has its moments but allows me to connect with some incredible beings - like all of you in the Trader Community ☺.
The idea for Wilder came to me during meditation almost three years ago when I was living in a special place called Avalon! I meditated on a summer of falling in love I wanted to encapsulate everything that experience felt like to me, from which Tallo was birthed.
Each blend has been channelled, created to captivate the senses and delicately unite the beauty of botanicals with the wild-hearted. For me it exudes the different archetypes we possess within. Wilder has travelled across the sea with me, through ups and downs & is really an expression of the woman I am today.
I wanted to grow Wilder… not Tamer..
What is your creative process and inspiration?
Creativity for me comes from the space of feeling. I find that experiencing things that evoke something within me, wether its music or feeling the first light of the morning sun on my face, the scent of swollen jasmine in full bloom, that’s when I find inspiration. Some days (like all of us) the to do list feels overwhelming, though I’m learning to remember and trust everything happens in divine timing. When I try to force things it just doesn’t feel good in anyway and I generally find myself procrastinating in analysis paralysis ha ha! It’s in flow that the pings come, the drive to create, and the happiness that sprouts tingles of excitement all through my matter!
Oh and most of all the SUN!!!! Everybody loves the sunshine.
It took me 5 months to create the four scents in the Wilder Alchemy range. Each scent has been blended when the moon is full and left to marry to synergise infused with love, quartz crystal and intention to captivate the alchemy of scent. I do everything by hand so a lot of love and intention is poured into each bottle. It’s such a heart-warming experience when someone glides a scent on and share that they can feel the love inside!
Why is creating an organic, vegan and ethical product important to you?
We spend so much time and money investing on what we put inside our bodies its equally if not more important to be incredibly mindful of what we’re putting on our beautiful bodies. Our skin is the largest organ; whatever we are coming into contact with is being absorbed and essentially becoming part of our matter. And I believe in the oneness so creating an all vegan and ethical product was a must, its so wonderful that so many others feel so strongly about this.
Nature holds all the tools for healing, its up to us to use our inherent wisdom to access it.
Is your packaging eco friendly, and recyclable? What should we do once we've finished using a bottle of our favourite scent?
Packaging was a huge part of the process for me and after much time I was able to find a recyclable option which is also aesthetically beautiful. I wanted to create with the help of my best friend whom is an incredible artist a colour scheme that represented the turning of dusk. To me the packaging is pretty enough to stand next to your Wilder bottle for display. It can also alternatively be placed in the recycling bin.
I am in the process of setting up through my website an option to reuse your bottle it can be sent back to be refilled at a discounted rate. Otherwise with removing the glass roller ball the bottle itself can be recycled.
Tell us your most loved blend and why?
(we cannot choose, they are all so lovely)
Aw thank you! Honestly it has varied over time, to begin I was definitely an Evá! To me it embodies the essence of a woman and when I’m feeling like I want to be completely in the sensuality of femininity I adorn it with a beautiful dress and music and it makes me feel the true beauty of all that we are.
Currently in the winter months I’ve been wearing Dahlia… She is the night queen. A potent floral elixir with grounding woody notes - so very warming for the senses as well as lighting up the night. She’s like the exotic night queen and adds a bit of magic to the evening, I’ve had some women buy this for their wedding.
What is on the horizon for you and Wilder Alchemy?
I’ve been working on expanding the range to compliment the olfactory senses. I also have some exciting things to bring forward in the coming months in collaboration with two wonderful like-minded businesses.
I’m also dreaming up future workshops that allow hands on approach to the alchemy of scent. Finally, I’d love to take Wilder overseas.