THE AMANITA GIFT BOX 🍄
ONCE a year yogi oils releases an exclusive, infamous (and utterly deliciously scented) self care gift box, packed with limited edition products to bring some light to the dark seasons in the form of natural products woven and created with plant and seasonal symbolism in mind.
The products come sealed in a cardboard recyclable box, carefully wrapped in fabric and hidden amongst hand foraged plants to make sure even the unwrapping experience brings you closer to the natural world around you. Let me tell you a little about you the inspiration behind the name of this box. As you know yogi oils is deeply snd pretty much completely inspired by the seasons, the natural world and the symbolism that lives in the stories of the land and the plants. Each product is created as a way of reconnection to nature and therefore ourselves. As this box is seasonal I wanted to use a very famous mushroom as my inspiration to this box. The Amanita Muscaria!
Please read on to unearth a little more of the seasonal magic surrounding this fungi.
The Amanita Muscaria/Fly Agaric/ The red mushroom with white spots on it!
'amanita - a genus of widely distributed white-spored basidiomycetous fungi.
muscaria - fly.
fly agaric because in some places little pieces of the mushroom are placed in milk to attract flies. the flies become inebriated and crash into walls and die.
this vibrant mushroom is probably the most widely known and recognised mushrooms in this hemisphere but do you know why?
when we think of any fairytale, with elves and goblins sitting on mushrooms we usually see a red mushroom with white spots. the folklore and stories around this mystical species is outstanding. the fly agaric may have been the earliest source of entheogens, that is hallucinogenic substances used for religious or shamanic purposes, as a way to see God or speak to Soma. the use of which date back possibly over 10,000 years.
fly agaric has been a popular icon for the Midwinter and Christmas festivities in central Europe for a long time and is found on Christmas cards and as decorations for trees and wreaths. our current Santa Claus can be traced back to several characters of popular European folklore, such as a pagan Scandinavian house goblin who offered protection from malevolent spirits in return for a feast at midwinter, and the fourth century Byzantine archbishop who became St Nicolas and was known for his kindness to children. more recently it has been suggested that the Siberian use of fly agaric may have played a part in the development of the legend of Santa Claus too.
at midwinter festivals the shaman would enter the yurt through the smoke hole and down the central supporting birch pole, bringing with him a bag of dried fly agaric. after conducting his ceremonies he would leave the same way he had come.
ordinary people would have believed the shaman could fly himself, or with the aid of reindeer which they also knew to have a taste for fly agaric for their 'uplifting' qualities. Santa is dressed in the same colours as the fly agaric, carries a sack with special gifts, comes and goes via the chimney, can fly with reindeer and lives in the ‘Far North'.... '
I created products inspired by the plants, the scents and the memories of the season to help you dive into this season with glimmers of stories and the magic of Christmas. Your seasonal self care box includes the following unique products -
100ml Amanita mist - Vanilla, cedarwood, rose, red mandarin. As true to every seasonal box this is a powerhouse of a blend! If you liked prema and winter moon this is for you. A lingering sweet, woody, rose filled scent inspired by the trees and the colour of the Amanita mushroom - red and white - Rose and Vanilla. You want to smell this. I promise you, you do.
The Amanita Candle - pine, cedarwood, peppermint, mandarin, neroli. Amanita mushrooms are known to grow under pine trees so pine had to be included in this box! It’s also a symbol of the season for many reasons. Light with intention on these dark nights and drift into a cloud of deeply relaxing scents.
30ml Amanita Oil - Vanilla, cedarwood and mandarin. Use me on hair, body, bath, massage. This oil is blended with super light fractionated coconut oil and the scent lingers for hours and hours and hours… moisturising and fragrant.
Amanita Soaking Salts - peppermint and pine! I rarely smell a combination of 2 simple oils that work together so well! peppermint is a scent we smell during the season usually as candy canes. it’s an oil of joy! Physically peppermint and pine are anti inflammatory so add a few scoops of the salts to a bath or foot soak and let the salts soothe sore and tired muscles and inflammatory conditions. Blended with pink Himalayan and Dead Sea salt.
Himalayan Salts - detoxifying, removes metals and toxins from the body, tighters and dimishes large pores and firms. qualities.
Dead Sea Salts - Purifies your pores: Dead Sea salt has wonderful antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that help cleanse and detoxify the pores by driving out oils, dirt and other impurities. Enjoy!
About Katrino and the products - everything i create is much more than a natural product. each product has a story. i see them as a gateway into a deeper curiosity of the world around us, which we can use as a mirror into a deeper understanding of us. how we work, how we move, our condition. a simple product, carefully created in the hope that we can unearth old folklore stories of times past, of plant symbolism and natures medicine and bring these tales into our minds, bodies and souls to aid our awareness. we are nature and nature is us. we move with the seasons as we do with the plants and the animals. we have lost a lot of this symbiotic relationship due to the fast paced world we live in. i urge you to try and keep it simple, keep it rooted in your locality so that we can become connected on a much bigger picture. my deepest hope is that these products guide you in some way, be it simply guiding you into relaxation, guiding you into a blissful meditation or guiding your soul into a little bit more awareness and expansion. from my heart to yours - may these scents, symbolisms and ideas soothe you and i hope you find the stillness in the dark season that your soul seeks.
'we are one'
The Amanita Gift Box
Soaking Salts - Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, (Sodium Chloride along with other minerals) Essential Oils of : Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Allergens: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol and Farnesol
Candle - Hand poured with eco soy and rapeseed wax and the oils of : Pine, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Mandarin, Neroli
100ml Mist - Distilled Water (Aqua) Vanilla Oleresin, Cedrus Atlantica, Pelargonium Roseum, Citrus Reticulata and a dash of alcohol. Allergens: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol and Farnesol
30ml oil - Fractionated coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera)Vanilla Oleresin, Cedrus Atlantica, Citrus Reticulata. Allergens: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol and Farnesol
PLEASE PATCH TEST PRODUCTS BEFORE USE AS ESSENTIAL OILS CAN BE AN IRRITANT.