The flower for the month of May is the iconic lily of the valley, whose flowers look like little white bells. Becker Eshaya fragrances capture the lily of the valley’s scent and pair it with notes of rose Damascena, Italian mandarin and pink peony. There’s no better way to welcome the spring season.
Also called “Our Lady’s (or Mary’s) tears,” “May lily,” “May bells” or the “ladder to heaven,” the lily of the valley has a rich mythology and symbolism. The Bible refers to the flower as a symbol of Christ’s second coming. Legends also state that the lilies sprang up from the ground when the Virgin Mary wept during Jesus’ crucifixion. In religious paintings, the flower is often a symbol of humility.
The lily of the valley in Germanic mythology is often associated with Ostara, the goddess of spring. As a symbol of life, the blooming of the lily’s flowers herald the feast of this goddess. The Germanic tradition also sees its white color and sweet fragrance as a symbol of Ostara’s humility and purity.
Symbolically, the lily of the valley represents the return of happiness. Some legends state that this flower had an affection for a nightingale that would not return to the woods to visit the lily until it bloomed in May. The scientific name of this flower, majalis or maialis, means “of or belonging to May.”
With the scent of lily of the valley, Becker Eshaya fragrances have captured happiness and hope in a bottle with the Eau de Parfum Spray. Welcome these virtues into your own life, and let the scent help you embrace the season.
The levels of saturated fat may not make coconut oil one of the best options for frying up your favorite snack. The oil’s properties, however, do make it one of the most luscious treats your skin will ever feel. To make sure the coconut oil you use is of the highest quality, get your hands on Adara organic oil, which is paraben-free and part of the fair trade market.
Coconut oil, like the kind found in Adara oil, is heat-stable. This stability makes coconut oil a Muhammad Ali-like fighter against free radicals and oxidation, and gives the oil lasting power. Oxidation can cause the cells in your body to age (remember that oxidation equals rust on metals), and its minions are free radicals. The antioxidants in Adara organic oil naturally prevent and fight free radicals. The result is skin that looks younger.
Other benefits of coconut oil include:
Your skin stays hydrated. Cold weather, the hot sun, stress, pollutants and everyday life can leave your skin thirsty and irritated. The high concentration of saturated fat in coconut oil, one of nature’s tropical potions, envelops your skin with healthy moisture, helps even out its tone (like age spots or discoloration from scars) and controls breakouts. Unlike some oily skin lotions, Adara oil quickly absorbs into your skin and doesn’t feel greasy.
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your pearly whites ready with GO SMiLE. The GO SMiLE Whitening Light system is one of the fastest, simplest ways to whiten your teeth and keep them dazzling.
Why Go White with GO SMiLE
The summer sun is great at showing imperfections. When your skin is sun-kissed, anything white will look brighter and anything yellow can look more pronounced. Fortunately, the Smile Whitening Light system from GO SMiLE can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter in just 30 minutes. When you keep your smile bright and looking young with one of teeth whitening systems offered by GO SMiLE, you don’t have to worry about messing with complicated, messy trays or uncomfortable whitening strips that don’t work. It’s simpler, faster and less expensive than visiting a cosmetic dentist.