Did you know plants communicate via molecules through the air? All plants exchange olfactory messages via thousands of volatile compounds. Based on her research after these molecular messages, Merle Bergers made a new herbal hand sanitizer. The spray contains naturally denatured perfumers alcohol with antiviral ingredients such as tea tree oil, antiseptic, disinfecting lemon-oil and calming lavender combined with ravintsara, myrrh and olibanum. A gentle, calming spray in a 100 ml glass bottle. Spray a small amount onto your hands and enjoy the smell. Comes with a pretty gift box.
"I first developed this alcohol based sanitizer for my the people I live with for whom I care deeply. With tea tree oil, relaxing lavender and sanitizing lemon oil. We use this to disinfect our hand and spray it on our keys, doorknobs and clothes. It has a nice, gentle, calming scent." Merle Bergers
New research has shown plants do communicate and are exchanging complex information with each other, with insects, animals, even humans. Dutch designer Merle Bergers translates plant communication into three scents with Lingua Planta.
Lingua Planta started out as a research project on botanical linguistics and plant intelligence. After graduating cum laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Merle developed Lingua Planta into a line of home perfumes. There is something magical and poetic about her creations, while being deeply rooted in research and science.
Attract, Repel, and Defend—are the three communicative signals that plants send out.
Attract: Bees and butterflies encounter a Bulgarian rose. Attract is based on the ways flowers attract pollinators with their floral scent molecules. A rosy, fresh perfume leads you deep into an empathetic understanding of the olfactory language of plants.
Repel: Invoked by the invigorating scent of vetiver, bergamot, galbanum and citrus oils, you imagine yourself sitting underneath a lemon tree in a Sicilian vegetable garden in spring.
Defend: Green broken stems, trampled grass and seeping tree resins reminisce a forest walk. Cedarwood, the smell of fresh cut grass, oakmoss and agarwood invite us to think about the regenerative aspects of a forest.