Free Aromatherapy Lessons Growing up with essential oils, I never knew a world without them. They were always the first tools we turned to for healing, and they were always a part of my daily life. And yet I continue to learn how I can use aromatics to improve...
Grab something you like to smell and join us for this Grand Opening tour of the Inner Sanctum Library. Here’s a few highlights: Sylla pulls out a vintage blend that I haven’t even smelled before. We also talk about this more simple blend she used back in the day too. ...
An uplifting, balancing blend, this combination of essential oils was a part of the beginning of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy. It still holds a special place Sylla’s heart.
Find time to take a sacred pause with Spruce essential oil in this aromatic meditation.
I’ve got to say that living at home does have its perks. One plus of living with Mom is that I get to use her face serum (which also means I get to be lazy and avoid making my own). The downside of using her face serum is that it runs out twice as fast! Lucky for me,...
In what had become a dark time turned even darker, a simple act of kindness and a few plants have been our saving grace. This is the healing power that plants (and the friends that gift them!) can have in our lives.
The last time you heard from us, it was about how white silence creates violence and that black lives matter in aromatherapy.
(We still stand by all of this 100% and hope that this is only the beginning of an overdue conversation.)
But, in a twist of irony, we made a big statement about how we won’t be silent and well, we’ve been silent ever since.
To put it colloquially, we posted and ghosted.
We didn’t mean to.
Shortly after posting our statement, my father, Sylla’s husband, O.V. Hanger passed away unexpectedly on June 8th, 2020. Read more about the amazing man we’ve lost but want to remember.
Ever since I was a little girl, I watched my mom stand up for what she believed was right. When she started learning that essential oils were hurting people through overuse orally and improper use on the skin (in the 1990’s … and yes, this is still happening), she...
Considering the current state of things, there's a good chance that you have more time on your hands than ever before. If you're like me, then you're also taking time to reevaluate your health and how you spend your time. I feel that this a unique opportunity to...
Here are 4 blends that we recommend having on hand while you’re (hopefully) staying home and safe, while we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Cardamom is a great essential oil to use for digestion, massage, and more. Find out what you should know before using Cardamom essential oil.
Ever since I started working with Cardamom to prepare for this month’s Deep Dive in the Inner Sanctum Membership, I haven’t been able to stop making blends with it.
Years ago, I made this blend for a client, and it quickly became my standard massage oil blend. Here’s how I helped this client find the right blend for her friends who were experiencing trauma and inflammation. Learn how to make it for yourself!
There’s a tendency to blame unsafe practices and the overuse of essential oils on these kinds of companies, but that’s not the whole story. Read about why Sylla is grateful for these aromatic movers and shakers.
Wondering if you are using essential oils safely? Have you heard conflicting information and want to get to the truth? Sylla tells it all in this interview with the Big Mouth Pharmacist.
It’s harvest time! Take a walk with Sylla through her Yarden as we move into this fall season.
Essential oil chemistry tends to be the biggest hurdle for most budding aromatherapists. But we are here to say that it doesn’t have to be!
Most of us will experience trauma in one form or another at some point in our lives, and plant medicine can be a wonderful healing ally during these times.