Yosh Han: The Clairvoyant Scent Maker
Yosh is perfumer, clairvoyant... and sailor! She loves to go vortex hunting and traveling, especially by boat, the more remote the better. A lover of scents and flavors, she loves getting creative in the kitchen with cooking and exploring new ingredients. She enjoys working with fellow creative spirits who share a passion for life and collaborating on creative projects.
Yosh is not shy of doing it all. Living life to the fullest and producing truly unique scents in the process. From her own brand, to creative directing, to producing festivals, you can learn more about Yosh and her work by visiting the links below.
How did you first discover plant-based medicine?
I grew up in an Asian household so traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbs and acupuncture were part of my culture and upbringing. Though I felt embarrassed as a child, I have grown to tap into that side of my family heritage, especially in my scent work.
What is one of your key plant-based medicine rituals?
Bath time and bedtime plant based rituals - both internally and topically are an essential part of my wind-down routine. Knowing which plants support my body is key to feeling good, sleeping well and waking up refreshed. A simple tea blend is sometimes all I need.
Do you have a cultural or ancestral connection to any plants?
Ginger is widely used in Asian cuisine and healing. It has become one of my favorite roots to use - whether cooking with it or having it in a tea or cocktail as well as olfactively in fragrance.
What is the one plant/herb you can’t live without and why?
Ginger! See above :)
"...While visiting any new destination I will find a place to jump in the water - swim in the ocean, lake or pool. This connects me to the place energetically - like a baptism."
Can you share your favorite self-care practice?
My favorite self-care routine is while visiting any new destination I will find a place to jump in the water - swim in the ocean, lake or pool. This connects me to the place energetically - like a baptism. I will then visit the local market and buy either local salt or local herbs to cook with and/or make bath salts.
How do you like to use Prismatic Plants in your daily routine?
I love using the Good Night tincture to wind down as part of my bedtime routine. I’ll have it under the tongue directly or in a cup of sleepy time tea. Melt Tension Serum is such a great go-to for stressful days on the laptop and heavy thinking! I love pairing it with my massage tools to increase the effect.
"Melt Tension Serum is such a great go-to for stressful days on the laptop and heavy thinking!"
What is one organization you think people should know about and support?
The Coalition of Sustainable Perfumery is a terrific organization that fosters conversations about sustainability in perfumery and focuses on preserving biodiversity and natural resources. The COSP Endangered and Threatened Fragrant Species Red List that compiles a list of plants that are commonly used in fragrance creation and production. Sometimes, sustainable also means using alternative materials that are either naturally or synthetically derived.