I was standing in stillness over a batch of our Aloe & Rose Toner. As the Aloe and Witch Hazel sat patiently, I released the drops of Willow, Rose, and Lemongrass. The tiny drops danced and moved through the Aloe like tiny shooting stars and pulsating planetary nebulae. It was a cataclysm of botanicals dancing and whirling through the cosmos. They collided and formed unions with each other, split themselves, made promises, and moved on. In all this chaos and beauty colliding, they formed an infinite suspension of tiny multicolored beads. In this movement is a marvelous beauty and inherent poetry. I am reminded that these mesmerizing drops have traveled a long way. Sixty Organic Roses, thirty petals per rose, one thousand eight hundred petals, the bees and butterflies that have flown, the people that have labored, the love that had been tendered, the ethereal beauty, exquisite fragrance all distilled into one drop. One singular drop of Organic Rose Essential Oil.
“Singularity is the point at the center of your experience of the universe, that is the point of stillness from which you’re observing the universe.” -Nassim Haramein
This singular drop of rose has traveled so far to get here, to this moment of gliding into the completeness of the toner. I see the beautiful glass, the whimsical packaging, the vendors, the writers, the Captain’s heart and vision, and all the people who love the products as much as we do. I observe my existence at that moment standing there in love and reverence of these sacred ingredients.
Like the heart, the rose has been synonymous with love. As Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty was mythically birthed forth from the sea foam into being, the sea foam turned to white roses all around her. At Captain Blankenship our company is inspired by our love of the sea, and the sacred alchemy of the plants that whisper the gentle secrets of their terroir, their pollinators, and the people who cared for them. It is our devotion to this collective effort and our devotion to the health of humans and the earth that keeps our ship moving forward. One of my deepest contentments is participating in the creation and distribution of love distilled in a bottle. There is a promise we’ve made to our customers to safeguard their health and that of the environment by continuously sourcing the purest ingredients and the most sustainable packaging we can find. At Captain Blankenship, we make this promise of love, distilled into every single drop.