Giveaway :: Molly Muriel Apothecary

Thursday, September 25, 2014


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Friends, let’s talk about beauty. I have an ever growing fondness for beauty products that embrace the idea that the greatest gift we can give ourselves is an all-natural program to care for our bodies. Over the years, the ease with which we are able to purchase beauty products (combined with an over-saturated market and clever branding) has redirected our attention away from the ingredients in said products. It’s time to get back to the basics. Time to simplify without losing our love of aesthetics and luxury.

Molly Muriel Apothecary was created by Branda Tiffany 12 years ago, after becoming discouraged by the list of chemical ingredients in most of the over the counter products. Started in her kitchen, Tiffany’s adept hand at creating beautifully natural products soon became her passion. Molly Muriel Apothecary now includes soaps, salves, lip balms, candles, and other household goodies. I am particularly interested in trying out the Soft as Silk Shampoo Bar. What about you? How can Molly Muriel Apothecary help you celebrate your beauty?

Molly Muriel Apothecary is giving away one Gift Box containing: one Sweet & Rosy Candle, one Tranquility bath & body oil, one Volcanic Bliss soap, one Lovely soap, and one Natural Lip Therapy to one lucky winner! (You can click through to the shop to read more about each of the prizes.) To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, October 2nd.
Please visit Molly Muriel Apothecary and tell us: The scent of cocoa butter always brings me back to center. What scent brings you back to yourself?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, October 7th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Jenni Schaub says:

    Fresh baked shortbread. It was the smell that greeted me as I walked down the hall to visit my grandmother as a young girl, and one that infuses me with the memory of her warmth.

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    Lora Edmiston says:

    Growing up in interior Alaska I would spend many of my late summer days berry picking and exploring the vast hillsides of Goldstream Valley and beyond. The bright colors and the smell of the tundra and taiga would enter my senses and make me feel so alive. I miss those smells- So raw, earthy, and full of characteristic and life. Just thinking about it makes me want to book a trip back home!

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    jane says:

    i think over time there are some scents that just slowly creep into my list of favourites… i think right now it has to be coffee? or kopi as we call it here in singapore, the coffee just didn’t smell the same when i was overseas. but to be specific, it has to be the smell of coffee brewing in non-air-conditioned coffee shops/hawker centres/food courts, mixed with a lot of other fragrances from the different hawkers serving up great local food. combined with the hustle and bustle of people savouring their meals (or really just gobbling their food in time to go to work) and great company in the form of my parents and older brother, that’s the smelll that centers me and tells me i’m here, i’m home 🙂

    and also because my dad was the one who started me on coffee drinking when i was 13 and now i’ve really come to appreciate it, and coffee reminds me of him and how he would go all out to suss out the best stalls to buy from!

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    Stacie Barth says:

    The forest. Specifically pine trees, wood sap, and dense vegetation. Very renewing.

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    Tiffany says:

    For me, it’s the smell of water, either the moisture in the air or the saltiness of the sea. I’m blaming it on my horoscope sign Pisces, but I’ve always loved the smell of the rain and the ocean and how they calm me, and allows me to take that deep breathe and get a fresh state of mind.

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    Nikki says:

    Tuberrose. It smells like the sweet Hawaiian air, it smells like love, it smells like an endless future of possibilities and attainable dreams. The smell of that heavenly flower makes me feel like the most concentrated form of me again, undiluted by time or change or disappointments, capable of moving forward in the present as the adult version of that same girl. Wearing tuberrose perfume makes me feel soft and sexy, smoothed of life’s calluses, smelling the flowers at the farmer’s market reminds me that life is beautiful and available to enjoy even if you can’t buy what you want, having the blooms in a vase in my crazy project-ridden house makes me feel like dreams are real and I’m living one even if it looks (& feels) like “real life”–the smell is that powerful for me.

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    Briena says:

    Any woodsy, nature or tree scents. Can you make ‘wetlands’ into a scent? 😉 I absolutely LOVE Tea Tree… I instantly feel rejuvenated when I smell it… and peppermint too!

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    Emma L says:

    Rain on pine needles and the salt-stained wind from the Baltic Sea.

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    Kim H. says:

    The perfume that I bought when I was on vacation in Tulum.  It takes me back to the ocean, to a time when I was absolutely at my happiest.

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    Marielle says:

    The first scent I bought as a teenager was amber and I’ve loved it ever since!

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    Lora Grant says:

    Fresh baked Snickerdoodle cookies!

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    Jenna Oh says:

    I love scent of cinnamon 🙂 

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    Stephanie says:

    A scent that makes me feel like “me” would be definitely in the citrus family. Mostly, Lemon. Lemon is bright, summer, warmth, happy, spunky……just ALIVE! Definitely my “go to” scent!

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    Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Lavander !

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    va says:

    lilac perfume oil from the body shop reminds me of when i was a teen cause that is when i wore it last , thanks

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    Lynda Del says:

    Blooming night jasmine!

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    Theresa says:

    Gardenias. The smell of home for me. In the spring you can smell our gardenias from up the road. We put little pots of water and float them all throughout our house. When I’m feeling homesick or lost, gardenias can bring me back.

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    Theresa Rasmussen says:

    Lilacs – I know it is heady..but it reminds me of the best part of spring…and the joy that brings to so many people’s lives. Some winters in some parts of the world are quite dreary and daunting…thinking of spring reminds us to awake that all things change, some good, some not so good.  I look forward to visiting your shop on my next trip to Oregon! Namaste. 

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    Holli S. says:

    Lemongrass and gardenias. But not together!

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    jessica eapen says:

    The scent of a new puppy =)

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    Samantha S says:

    The smell of leaves burning in Midwest September and October evenings, together with the smell of crisp fall air.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    Grass or fern is my favorite. Every bath for the last 10 years has held the same scent for me- an earthy, woodsy bubble bath that smells like summer and now the smell automatically brings meditation.

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    Lynne says:

    Gardenias.. Whenever I smell them I am reminded of watching my Grandmother dab her neck & wrists form the glass perfume stopper and turning around to say”Shall we be off now”..Wonderful times with her..Yes, Gardenias

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    Eden says:

    Lavender! My mom died when I was in college, and shortly after, my sister and I decided to take a trip to California to take a break from sadness and chose joy for a few days. Our little hotel in Napa had lavender fields surrounding us…the earth was begging us to relax 🙂 Lavender reminds me to relax, be present and find some joy.

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    Ellen L. says:

    The smell of old books. All my life I knew it was familiar in a very comforting way, but I couldn’t figure out why. Then one day in college it hit me: it was the smell of my grandparents’ basement in Great Neck, NY. That old, musty smell was connected to so many warm memories of playing downstairs with my sister, my grandfather and the Lionel trains. So cool that I can just open an old book to get back to my childhood happy place.  

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    Loretta says:

    When I was younger, I would go out of my way to have line-dried sheets during the summer. It was incredible to climb into at the end of the day. It always made me feel blissful.

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    Beth B says:

    The sweet scent of rain in the desert, which is a very specific smell that comes from Cresote (also known as greasewood) bushes. When the shrubby plant gets wet it releases a scent that is woodsy, dense, resin-y, and fresh, all at the same time.

    It might not sound very appealing (plus I’m having a hard time describing it), but it has a sweetness to it, maybe in part because rain is so precious in the desert. When I left Arizona at 18 to go to college on the east coast, I actually brought a creosote twig with me in a plastic bag to sprinkle with water whenever I got homesick. It smells like home to me!

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    Cindy says:

    The smell of vanilla. There is something about the warmth of the smell that just makes me feel comfortable and cozy. It is always a calming scent and makes me slow down and breathe amidst the crazy.

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    Jennifer says:

    Pine trees. Their scent reminds me both of childhood summer vacations in Maine, and the winter holidays in New England.

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    Karin Shaim says:

    the scent of japanese cherry blossom reminds me of my childhood. My older sister used to pick me up from from my elementry school when I was younger because it was close to her high school, and she always had the scent of  apanese cherry blossom, so it reminds me of our walk back home then .

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    Chelsea W says:

    Lavender. My grandmother used to grow a mini field of it around her house and I would smell the flowers when I would play in the backyard or go try to find the farm cats. 

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    Elizabeth says:

    My 6 year old said “The scent of flowers!  They are sometimes a little bit sweet, and it makes me feel a little bit sweet on the inside.”  

    As for me, I love the smell of laundry (and laundry sheets) in the dryer.  It makes me remember being home, and the warmth and happiness of my childhood.  

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    shaunie says:

    Rosemary brings me back to center

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    kate a says:

    the smell of rain. when you know that it is coming, but it has not quite made it to you. to me it is a sense of refreshing coming, a thirst quenching, cleansed kind of refreshing.

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    Susanna says:

    As a hobby botanist there is something very calming about the scent of dried, pressed plants.  It’s a strange smell that I can’t describe but it is like a smell soundtrack to sitting down and identifying plants and it calms me because identifying plants is something I do for fun. 

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    Sparrow says:

    The smell of worn leather and dirt. My dad grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and worn cowboy boots caked with dirt is the smell that would greet me as my dad carried me into my grandparents mudroom after a long sleepy ride in the car. It sounds like it might be a horrible smell, but it is rich and warm, earthy and clean smelling. I don’t smell this combination often, but when I do, it takes me to my grandmother’s table, to walking across the flat land by my grandfather’s side with a huge blue sky pressing in on us and it reminds me of solidarity and family and the elusiveness of true moments of joy.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    the smell of lavender always calms and centers me

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    ginger g. says:

    There are two things for me- the smell of my baby’s head and florals.  Is there anything better than sniffing a baby’s head?!  Rocking my baby evokes feelings of thankfulness, relaxation, and pure innocence.  And since you can’t bottle that scent, the next best thing is flowers!  Smelling rose, jasmine, etc. make me feel so alive and relaxed at the same time.  

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    Amie says:

    Nothing brings me to where I need to be more than sage. Whenever I’m feeling out of sorts, I light my smudge stick and cleanse my being. It keeps me grounded and secure.

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    John Hutchens says:

    the smell of frankincense reminds me of my grandmother and how kind and caring she always was

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