The story of Violet-Crow
People often ask why I chose the name Violet-Crow for my soap company. I came up with the name combination after much thought and reflection about my life.
Over the past few years, I have been on a quest to find a healthier lifestyle. I have studied with shamans, aromatherapists, crone women and Reiki masters, as well as several Western medical practioners. During this search of health, I discovered the amazing properties and importance of what nature has to offer us.
I was first introduced to essential oils during a meditation class in which we used the scent to induce relaxation. From there, I researched and began my studies to make soap and natural skin care products using such oils. Not only have I benefited from discovering natural products but have also found the importance of meditation and continue to practice daily.
During one particularly powerful meditation, my totem animal came to be in a clear vision. The crow has since become a significant symbol in my life. What better way to honor my crow totem than name a company after it? As for the violet, the flower symbolizes faithfulness, watchfulness and rural happiness. This particular combination is deeply threaded throughout my life.
You can read more about my personal story and journey in the newly published book:
Cupcakes and Cocaine: From Being Perfect to Being Real
by Brienne Joelle.
The book can be purchased at amazon.com, bn.com (Barnes and Noble), iUniverse.com or ask your local book retailer.For a limited time, I am offering a signed copy at a discounted rate on this site. Please click on the Purchase Products tab for more information.
As for the future of Violet-Crow, you can expect new twists, turns and surprises along the way...which is how I seem to live my life! In 2011, at a healthy age of 37, I had an ischemic stroke. I have recovered much of the physical deficit but my life as never been the same for fifty different reasons.
I am currently working on several side projects (and products!) as well as a new book for stroke survivors, such as myself. All will be unveiled and available through this website. More information is to come as well as a blog. Violet-Crow is environmentally friendly and a supporter of small businesses, local community organizations as well as the National Stroke Association. Please check our Likes and Loves tab to see where the Violet-Crow likes to land. (Tab is soon to come)
A big shout out to all those who have supported and followed Violet-Crow!! Thank you for your interest and time.