In response to a recent climate change oriented blog post and corresponding e-newsletter we recently sent out, we received a strongly worded email reply from a customer. We appreciate her dissenting views since we, likewise, feel free to do the same. In that light, we’d like to share some philosophy that we offered to her and which underpins the creation and ongoing production of the original and “energetic line” of PHYTO5 skincare products.
The email we received suggested we stick to our business of selling cosmetics and refrain from what she perceived to be our political activism. Actually, we see ourselves as wellness advocates and not political activists. Our comments in emails and blogs are very much related to the premise of our skincare business.
We don’t see ourselves, as our customer suggested, in the “cosmetics” business as in lipstick and nail polish or chemical peels and Botox injections. The foundation of our skincare products goes back to the 70s with the fundamental conviction that proper skincare using natural ingredients has an important role to play in not only enhancing natural beauty but an individual sense of wellness also.
The potency of our products relies on blends of natural essential oils used not simply for their therapeutic or aromatic properties but for their energetic properties as well. Why an essential oil’s energetic (vibrational) properties are so important to us is that the body is not simply matter but vital energy also.
Vital is defined as ‘full of energy and life.’ It is vital energy that we can’t see that makes the matter composing our physical bodies vital. In other words, vital energy animates, charges and enlivens the body. The degree to which we support the increase and flow of our vital energy has a direct bearing on the level of our vitality and wellness.
The genesis of this idea is with the masters of ancient energy medicines such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and they have been made current by modern pioneers in vibrational medicine and quantum physics. In brief, the plants (and essential oils as their most concentrated versions) can be used to balance human vital energy which needs to be in balance in order to function harmoniously. This is a precondition to health and wellness. This concept of vital energy balance is a core precept of all energy medicines. That is why our PHYTO5 energetic lines (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) have the critical and unique added value of contributing to vital energy balance. In that respect, they are totally unique.
The Five Element Theory of TCM is the guiding blueprint in the formulation of all our energetic products made in Switzerland. That TCM blueprint works at the macro-level of our planetary system as well as at the micro-level of each human, animal or plant. Inherent to it is the relationship of man and its environment. It must be one of balance for harmony to prevail.
In times such as these, when there is a de facto antagonism between humanity and the rest of the inhabitants of the planet as well as the planet itself (water, air, ground), a massive energetic disconnect works against all other efforts we make to improve our sense of wellness. We benefit from the amazing properties of plants and essential oils and an environment that would negatively change those properties would be devastating.
As our modern ways of living go on, our aggression on our environment and the lives of animals and plants increases with daunting consequences. Realizing this fact may be more readily accepted and understood by younger generations, those who will be mature adults past 2050, and for some, past 2100. In this respect, we recommend viewing this short TED Talk presented by Greta Thunberg of Sweden. She is now 16 and was just 15 when she spoke at TED: