Aromatherapeutic personal fragrance set / Set of 3 (.43 oz each)
Liha Asé Goddess Rollerballs are aromatherapeutic fragrances designed to be used throughout the day, mixed and matched or even layered as you wish — with the ultimate goal of allowing you to take a moment for yourself.
It’s an unusual and beautiful way to use fragrance; because these rollerballs contain nothing but a blend of essential oils in a marula and rice bran oil base, they dissipate quickly. They’re not for you if you want to apply a fragrance once in the morning that could, later on in the day, prompt someone to ask, “What is that hypnotic scent?” No. These hypnotic scents are just for you.
What we love about them is that they turn essential oil aromatherapy into something that is so accessible and easy — more so than the typical tiny bottle of essential oil that you might carry around in your bag to open and sniff from time to time, but can’t apply directly to your skin. The Asé Goddess Rollerballs allow you to use these oils in a way that makes them feel more like they’re a part of you.
As co-founder Liha Okunniwa mentioned in our video chat, “I use them if I want to just have a moment — if I’m stressed and I’m stuck in traffic and I need to ground myself, I’ll roll them on and smell them. It’s like a moment of communion with yourself.” The set of three fragrances, she’s told us, are intended to “help put yourself into a certain headspace.” It’s a delightful, intentional way to use fragrance.
Each fragrance in the trio is named after a Yoruba Goddess from the Pantheon of Orishas: traditional earth goddesses that Liha often calls upon and felt it important to celebrate because, as she mentioned to us, “West African tradition is held up by oral histories, so it’s important for the wider Diasporic memory to honor the myths and origin stories of our ancestors.”
Oshun is inspired by the Goddess of the Sweet Waters, who represents fertility, prosperity, and joy; she is often portrayed as a mermaid sitting at the bottom of a river and knitting to move the tides. Sweet orange, jasmine, and ylang ylang evoke sensuality and a zest for life. It’s Liha’s personal favorite, though she uses all three equally.
Oya is inspired by the Goddess of Storms and wind, who ushers in change. Grapefruit, juniper, and rosemary uplift and boost inner strength; Liha loves this one, too, and notes that it’s “good when you’re lagging at 11 or 4.”
Yemoja is inspired by the Goddess of the Oceans, Creativity, and Nurturing — the great mother from whom all life comes and ultimately returns. Petitgrain, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang instill a sense of inner peace and serenity, and it’s an excellent blend to use at the end of the day.
How to Use
LIHA’S TIP: To help master the art of layering, start off with your favourite scent as a base and mix together different ratios of the other fragrances until you find your favorite combination.
- A unique blend of pure organic essential oils that reflect the properties of three of the goddesses, or Orishas
YEMOJA - Marula Seed Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa Bran), Petitgrain (Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf), Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata),Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata Flower), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract), Benzyl Bezoate, Limonene, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Iso Eugenol, Farnesol, Linalool, Citral occurring naturally.
OYA - Marula Seed Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa Bran), Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi Peel), Juniperberry (Juniperus Communis Fruit), Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf), Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Citral occurring naturally.
OSHUN - Marula Seed Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa Bran), Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Jasmine (Jasminum Officinalis), Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera),Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata Flower), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract), Benzyl Bezoate, Limonene, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Iso Eugenol, Farnesol, Linalool, Citral occurring naturally.
YEMOJA - Marula Seed Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa Bran), Petitgrain...