Emily’s company Bodha Modern Wellness (simply known as Bodha for short) is all about coming back to self through scented rituals. All of Emily’s beautifully crafted products are based on the concept that perfumery can be therapeutic.
Why did you choose scent as your vehicle to stillness and awareness?
I want to help people reconnect with themselves & scents’ the easiest way to do this because it's our most primal & powerful sense.
How do you personally connect to your true nature?
Meditation, scented baths & time alone in nature.
What scents in your line do you use and for what purposes?
I use our Ground Ritual Incense to close off my workday and create a sensory transition to 'home time'.
When I sit down to meditate I mist with our Calm Ritual Spray.
And I keep an Aromatherapy Eye-Pillow under my regular pillow to gently scent it with lavender & chamomile for a good night's sleep.
What has been the most challenging part of running your own business?
Me! My own self-doubt is reflected back to me everyday as I take that next step forward, whether it's launching a new product, working with a new retailer or even simply sharing a pic on instagram.
What has been the most rewarding part of running your own business?
Whenever I hear from someone whose enjoyed using his or her Bodha products it totally makes my day, this is what it's all about for me.
Do you have any tips to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Start before you think you're ready! Doing is the only way to learn and everything takes longer than you imagine.
Do you have any go-to foods or supplements? Everyday I drink rose tea & eat dark chocolate :)
How about go-to beauty product that you use regularly?
A body brush, I love the ritual & how it feels.
What inspires you at the moment? What’s your “theme” for the coming months? What will you be focusing on?
I'm turning 40 in a couple of months so I'm reflecting a lot on what I've learnt over the years. It's a real inward focus, lots of quiet and listening.
How has scent shaped your life?
Scent is such a thread through my life - it's memories of my favorite things, a sense of identity… The dark wet green smell of the New Zealand bush, the comforting smell of mum's geranium oil diffusing, the memory of my Nana's shortbread.
What does being a sensual woman look like for you?
Being connected to my body and enjoying all of my senses every day.
My morning routine is…
A glass of warm water with cider vinegar, light of stick of Calm Ritual Incense and meditate for 20 minutes, homemade nut milk porridge & coffee, body brush & shower, make my list for the day & start work!
To discover all of Bodha’s lifestyle products visit: bodhamodernwellness.com
And enjoy her instagram account @bodhamodernwellness.com
Photos of Emily by @megancullenphoto