The concept of the four elements was first proposed by the Ancient Greeks and later built on by Aristotle (who suggested a fifth element, unable to believe that the stars could be made up of earthly elements) – that these four pure building blocks made up all matter and were the fundamental components of every visible thing on earth. As the theory expanded, even human temperament was categorized according to the four elements and Hippocrates theory of four “humors” linked personality traits and inner balance to four bodily fluids associated with earth, water, air, and fire. For thousands of years the element theory was the basis of philosophy, science, and medicine and played a role in various religions throughout the world.
Each of the precious oils that make up Quintessence are associated with one of the elements – patchouli represents earth, clary sage water, jasmine air, and sweet orange fire. A deep, balancing scent that molts winter and surges into dewy, ripe spring, this all-natural perfume oil is packaged in a reusable, hand blown glass bottle that is shipped wax and cork sealed.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Created by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund supports the World Health Organization and its parters in tracking and understanding the spread of the virus, ensuring patients get the care they need, frontline workers get essential supplies and information, and accelerating research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.