It can help regulate and balance hormone production throughout the body, and has an aroma that can keep you charged and feeling happy. It promotes circulation, takes care of the heart, reduces blood pressure and can help with asthma, dehydration and various other infections.
So when walking down Elizabeth Street in New York one fine Winter's day, our noses led us to an oasis hidden amongst the metal fire escapes.
Le Labo. A place that - believes in the soulful power of thoughtful hands: hand-picked roses, hand-poured candles, hand-formulated perfumes and handshake agreements". And a place that "believes we should put away our modern tools and take the time to smell the roses along the way."
We did just that.
Now, back in Melbourne, when I indulge in their Rose 31 hand cream each morning and night, and when I bake these Rose Scented Plums, with their blush of pink juice staining the counter, I'm transported back to that crisp Winter's day. Back to the blue sky, woollen beanies and that gorgeous little shop filled with dark wood, white tiles and a big red leather chair.
LE LABO NYC NOLITA
233 Elizabeth Street (between Prince Street and Houston)
New York, NY 10012