3Scents: Creating God's Gift with Aroma
God, through our different temperaments, uses the talents He has given us to radiate the scents of God. We are His vessels bearing His faithfulness and fragrance."
3Scents is built on a love
When I first met these three ladies, I could already felt their "scent". Scented candles and diffusers are neatly placed in the studio side by side. This is the space where they create and teach others how to create. Seven years ago, Frieda, one of the co-founders, went to Madagascar for the first time for a short mission trip. She experienced the selflessness of the local missionaries in their service and was being moved. She was determined to response and support the Madagascar ministry with action. After she created her first product, she didn't expect it to be a big hit. Frieda has been creating different aroma products and handling other chores by herself for the next three years, and evantually she slowly felt the tiredness working alone. Mandy and Lisa, as her companions, noticed Frieda's hardships, and under the blessing and guidance of God, they became Frieda's little angels and good partners, and they truly established "3Scents". The name 3Scents meaning "God, through our different temperaments, uses the talents He has given us to radiate the scents of God. We are His vessels bearing His faithfulness and fragrance."
"Scent" is my offering
In experiencing the relationship with God during the creative process, she responded: "As I am not good at words, my relationship with God works through the product to convey my spiritual journey with Him. For example, our first product Nine Spiritual Drawer Fragranced Wax is to express the spiritual temperament that God expects us to have through the product. These unique aromas can be lived out by placing Him at the center of our lives. "
Each of 3Scents' aroma notes is different, and it is rare to find repeated scents elsewhere. The peace in it is beyond words. The sense of smell has become an important role in their creation, "Just like our brand name, we also use the word "Scent" in naming our brand. Our sense of smell is the only sense that can provoke and evoke our memories, so we hope that through smell, people can feel calm and stable, especially in a chaotic and noisy city, we need peace, stability and joy. And we just hope to convey this message through our own products with unique scents and designs. Aroma represents our words, transforming indescribable feelings into an offering to God, a spiritual breath that allows us to experience the spear that He has bestowed upon us, a peace of mind.
Co-creation is a gift
In the process of making, what moved the three ladies the most was that they could create products together. Through the product, we can spread the gospel to friends who have not yet known Christ. More importantly, part of their proceeds can be donated to those in need, "especially the remote missionaries in Madagascar who we have been supporting since 2016. Through our donations, we help them build local facilities and help the poor."
In the end, they all agree what God has "gift-ven" to them, which is formed bit by bit through the encounter with each customer through 3Scents and the constant supply from God. One of the more profound memory was when there was a guest whom she has lost her faith in the past, but she visited the studio as his appreciate for the products of 3Scents. When she saw the scriptures printed on the products, she felt like God was speaking to her. By witnessing this, Mandy stepped forward to pray for the customer, and immediately the customer burst into tears and was moved.
These experiences have become the nourishment for Frieda, Lisa and Mandy, letting them understand the true meaning of 3Scents' existence, and they are eager to continue to uphold the mission of 3Scents - to spread His love and giving through creation of products, and continue to become the "scents".
Interview: Jeanet Wong
Writing and Photography: Jeanet Wong
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