About & Giving
My name is Micki and I'm the founder of The Olfactory Shop. Thanks for popping by.
The Olfactory Shop was born out of my love of plant powers and desire to help you rid synthetic fragrance from your home and your body. My "why" is three-fold:
Simplicity: As a fan of living a more minimal life, I wanted to help my friends and family around the complications of switching to natural. So instead of focusing on "remedies" which are different from person to person, I help you find what smells good and feel good knowing it's all natural
With fragrance sensitivities on the rise, I'm here to provide you with beautifully crafted natural fragrances that make you smell good, feel good and do some good too and without the complication of "alternative remedies". Just find what smells good!
Have a look around and feel free to contact me about custom orders.
I encourage you to learn more about how your purchases are supporting a landmine-free Cambodia. Keep Reading, below.
Since starting The Olfactory, your purchases have supported global charities to spread the goodness! Since 2020, we have decided to support Plan International Because I Am A Girl for improved transparency and greater reach to girls who need support!
On a trip to Cambodia in September 2018, I was completely rocked to the core.
Despite the incredibly friendly and peaceful people of Cambodia today, I learned their very dark history of only a short 43 years ago. I learned of the violent takeover by the Khmer Rouge regime which led to a massive genocide of an estimated 1.7 million people and millions of landmines, planted largely by child soldiers, that still plague the country today.
There are landmine incidents every day in Cambodia as millions of mines are yet to be disarmed. A handful of brave organizations are working tirelessly to do this dangerous and necessary work but with millions of mines left in the ground, the work has just begun.
The reality of life in Cambodia is that everything can change in a single step. Imagine living with the fresh memories of war and post-traumatic-stress-disorder only to be taunted daily by landmines that disfigure thousands and kill hundreds each year. The incredibly resilient and talented people of Cambodia deserve the chance to move on from this brutal nightmare and achieve their dreams.
We don't believe that throwing money at a problem is always the solution, but for this particular issue, it is necessary. This is an effort that requires global attention because international dollars go so far in Cambodia.
Partnering with the Cambodia Landmine Museum, we provide monetary support and are in close connection with the founders of the museum to ensure that we can assist as other resources are needed too.
Every moment that Cambodia is occupied by the threat of landmines is another moment that the world is missing out on their talents. I encourage you to learn more about the Cambodian Genocide and join us to take action.
We contribute to Plan International Because I Am A Girl campaign, monthly and also do an annual top-up to equal 2% of all profits from the year!