Sylla’s been successfully growing Vetiver in her Florida yarden. Check out what she’s learned and how you can grow Vetiver, too.read more
We are celebrating Summer Solstice with a Yarden Walk and a heavy heart. This Yarden walk is dedicated to the memory of Sylla’s great friend and fellow plant-lover, Billy Daniel.read more
Nyssa sits down with Jeanne Rose, one of aromatherapy’s greatest living legends, to discuss aromatherapy, her place in it, and what a joy it is to keep on learning.read more
What do you know about the Poaceae or Grass Family? Learn about how Lemongrass, Citronella, Palmarosa, and Vetiver are all related.read more
Get to know Rose with Sylla as she shares her wisdom from the years of working with this queen of aromatics.read more
Sylla is inspired by one of her favorite musicians to ask in what ways can she be of most service to you. She wants to be all used up, in the best possible way!read more
If you’ve been using essential oils for a while, you’ve probably come across information about dilution. Here is why we believe it is so important (and how you can begin to it easily at home!).read more
Are you struggling to understand essential oil chemistry?
Do you yearn to speak of esters and phenols with fondness, the way some aroma-nerds do?
Chemistry is one of those subjects, which for so many, fear takes their curiosity hostage. But no more, aroma friends!
The truth is, chemistry can be enlightening, empowering, and (even) fun. Today’s interview shows you how.read more
Running an aromatherapy business must be filled with calming music, soothing scents, and lots of relaxation, right? Sometimes. But mostly, it’s just like any other business. The only difference is that we get constant reminders that life is too short to...read more
It’s the oil that you either love or hate, the one that’s associated with the ‘60s, and as Sylla says, the oil that’s “an old hippie scent.”
One of the first of Sylla’s discoveries, it is her known favorite. Join Sylla on this earthy, woody adventure as she explores Patchouli.read more
Walk with Sylla through her yard-turned-garden in Tampa, FL, as she shows you what’s blooming and how you can make a yarden, too.read more
If I asked you to describe the scent of Ylang essential oil, but then I said you couldn’t use the words “floral” or “sweet” … What else would you say?read more
Have you ever hit rock bottom only to look up and wonder what’s next? Sometimes it takes a shock for us to finally look around and wonder, “What do I want to do with my life?”
I love hearing stories of those who’ve found a way to not only overcome misfortune, but transcend it. Not just because they inspire me, but because I know we need more stories like this in our world today. Marge Clark is a living example of someone who is redefining disability, and she owes it partly to the power of essential oils. Listen to our first ever interview in the Inner Sanctum.read more
Springtime means new growth, flowers, and … pollen. For many of us that means, lots of sneezing, a runny nose, and red eyes. Find out about our favorite spring allergy remedy of an aromatic honey made with essential oils. It is easy to make and tasty to use.read more
Just a few days ago, the Carolina Jasmine flowers appeared in my yarden and it is always the first to remind me that Spring is coming. (And just for the record, “yarden” is not a typo. Since my yard is really mostly a garden, that’s what I like to call it.) Not only...read more
Everyone always wants to know why we have yet to put our programs online allowing more students to study with us. We always say it is because we have way too much fun in class. (We do have a secret plan in place to bring the Atlantic Institute to you ... Have you...read more
New Review for Natural Aromatic Materials Are you looking for the ultimate reference for natural perfumery? Do you work with aromatic materials, such as essential oils, Co2s, or absolutes? Would you like more detailed information on the natural aromatics you are...read more
Sylla Recognized for Outstanding Contributions At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference this past August, many friends and colleagues had the pleasure of seeing Sylla win win this year's Outstanding Contributions Award. Thanks to our...read more