Living Libations Creators - Ron and Nadine
Living Libations was created by Nadine Artemis, beauty philosopher, aromacologist, and botanical muse, shaping plant-intelligence into palpable consecrations to blush senses and muse imaginations.
Living Libations is a line of serums, elixirs, and essentials oil that nurture beauty, enhance the immune, and promote healthy good oral care. Nadine is the author of Holistic Dental Care: the Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.
Nadine’s official biography begins when she first combines flasks of essential oils to recreate Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps for a school science fair. These botanical-inclinations led her on petal-pathed adventures in creating organic beauty balms, reviving elixirs, healing oral care and perfumed poetry to quench the natural yearnings of many.
Nadine opened North America’s first full concept Aromatherapy store, Osmosis, in 1994. Since that day Nadine has since received glowing reviews for her formulations in the Hollywood Reporter, Flare, the New York Times, Vogue and The National Post. Nadine has also addressed gatherings at conferences, appeared on television and radio shows.
Yet, the true-blue story of Nadine reads thusly:
There once was a girl with a wild look in her eye and a smile that reached to the tip of her cheek. She cleaned-up nice, yet her dress was a mess with pockets full of acorns and twigs, and there was always a curl that longed to unfurl.
One day she sat - hands in lap - at the dining room table tuning in and out of the murmuring grown-up din. The raspberries gathered earlier that day had stained the fingers of her imagination. With a rosy glow she gazed out the window and saw friends of branches and birds sway, beckoning her foray. So without a sound, she slipped off her shoes and her little feet whisked her away and she didn’t return “till dusk the next day.
Entranced by the galaxy in a patch of grass, she wondered if lightening was poured from a glass. Sleeping in a starry meadow, she dreamed on the cusp of my-oh-my and why, asking the sky: do butterflies really fly in bellies? Is every flower a flask of fun? Is a petal the spoon of some great perfume? Is there a great pantry filled with ladles of moonbeams and goblets of sun? Is bark the bottle of a tree that holds the secret sap for a scraped knee? And so she asked on into infinity.
These are the mixtures, the fruit of her bud-in-mud brews, and her swishing and wishing to adorn everyone with garlands of earth. These are the jars that pour the stories of how Nature found Nadine, and how she found you.
After spending many years in Downward Dog, Ron realized breathing came naturally to him. So, he set off for India where he learned from Ashtanga yoga guru, Patabhi Jois.
After sweating for many moons under his tutelage, his guru’s parting words of wisdom were, “Ron, you be Action Hero.” With this prophecy of adventure in mind, Ron walked across the desert of India looking for savasana in the shade and a mantra in some mythical yogi-cave. Later, he toured as the Bare Naked Ladies yoga advisor perfecting bhujapidasana and passing through many sidhis.
On this hero’s journey, Ron realized that meditation is anytime, anywhere: breathing yoga into a pathless land. Now Ron is expanding that breathing into beats and weaving rhythms into dance music and ambient sounds that have listeners spellbound.
Upon meeting, Nadine was compelled by Ron’s life-force, infinite intelligence and divine playfulness. He was enraptured with being alive and emanated a wondrous, crazy wisdom. To Nadine, Ron was a troubadour, a Prince of Song, and she was enchanted by his bardic grace and strength.
At first inhalation, Ron smiled at the woman that exuded the pure perfume of a jasmine flower. He was struck by her “real to the feel nature” and inner-wisdom-oasis. Ron knew he had found his “howdy-partner.”
Together, they embody a bliss that is caught rather than sought. The alchemy of their cosmic communion pours the levity of life into the sacred and the secular.
Some nights they would stay up “till dawn, imbibing and drinking all of Nadine’s elixirs and sinking into a world of Living Libations. Ron’s chocolate syrup spilled into her jasmine-juice, and then gold lightening burst loose. They played and played until this nectar was made. It was from that moment on that they forever abandoned to play; they bowed, they vowed, and hand in hand, they took the pathless land.
Out of this play their luxurious skin care, restorative essences, and purest of chocolates are made, tuning people’s senses to the adventure of living. In these creations, joyful petals, endless lands and green-leaf glee greet the boundless cosmos of your being. This is the ground to spin around and around and grow branches of bliss to all living things.Chocolate Yoga, a practice invented by Ron Obadia is gaining popularity in Toronto... it affects the brain in a way that allows one to reach blissful states. ~ Flare Magazine