Living Libations was created by Nadine Artemis, beauty philosopher, aromacologist, and botanical muse, shaping plant-intelligence into palpable consecrations to blush senses and muse imaginations. She is also is the author of Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.
Nadine’s official biography begins when she first combined flasks of essential oils to recreate Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps for a school science fair. These botanical-inclinations led her on petal-pathed adventures in creating organic beauty balms, reviving elixirs, effective oral care, and perfumed poetry to quench the natural yearnings of many.
Nadine opened North America’s first full concept aromatherapy store, Osmosis, in 1994. Since that day, Nadine has received glowing reviews for her formulations in the Hollywood Reporter, Flare, the New York Times, Vogue, and The National Post. Nadine also addresses gatherings at conferences and appears on television, on radio shows, and on podcasts.
Yet, in the beginning Nadine listened to the early whisperings of her childhood
There once was a girl with a wild look in her eye and a smile that reached to the tip of her cheek. She cleaned up nice, yet her dress was often a mess with pockets full of acorns and findings from the forest, and there was always a curl that longed to unfurl.
One day she sat—hands in lap—at the dining room table tuning in and out of the murmuring grown-up din. The raspberries gathered earlier that day had stained the fingers of her imagination. With a rosy glow she gazed out the window and saw friends of branches and birds sway, beckoning her foray.
So without a sound, she slipped off her shoes, and her little feet whisked her away to the woods to play. Entranced by the galaxy in a patch of grass, she started to daydream and wondered if every flower was a flask of fun? If petals were spoons for pouring forth perfume? If there is a great pantry filled with ladles of moonbeams and goblets of sun? If bark is the bottle of a tree that holds the secret sap for a scraped knee? And so she asked on into infinity.
She swished bottles and mixed brews, and wished to adorn everyone with garlands of nature. This is the story of how nature found her and why she considers plants as her true teachers.
Upon meeting, Nadine was compelled by Ron’s life-force and divine playfulness, he was enraptured with being alive and emanated a wondrous crazy wisdom. To Nadine, Ron was a troubadour, a Prince of Song and she was enchanted by his grace and strength.
At first inhalation, Ron smiled at the woman that exuded the pure perfume of a jasmine flower. His was struck by her “real to the feel nature” and inner-wisdom-oasis, Ron knew he had found his “howdy-partner”.
Some nights they would stay up till dawn, imbibing and drinking all of Nadine’s elixir’s… sinking into a world of Living Libations. Ron’s chocolate syrup spilled into her Jasmine juice and gold lightening burst loose. They played and played until this nectar was made. It was from that moment forward that they forever abandoned to play, they bowed, they vowed and hand in hand, they took the pathless land.
Ron and Nadine embody a bliss that is caught rather than sought, the alchemy of their cosmic communion pours the levity of life into the sacred and the secular. Out of this play with pure-plant wonders their luxurious skin care, restorative essences, and Pure Source Chocolate are made, tuning people’s senses to the adventure of living. In these creations, joyful petals, endless lands and green leaf glee greet the boundless cosmos of your being. This is the ground to spin around and around and grow branches of bliss to all living things.