Most of us learn that each chemical family has specific actions, but this is a myth. Find out why essential oil chemistry is more complicated than that.
Don’t know what to do with those leftover Evergreen branches? Find out how Sylla used Spruce tips to make a delightful simple syrup.
Why do so many essential oils share names? Why does one plant have many names? Which ones do you need to know? Find out here.
Many are celebrating Halloween this week, but we like to remember the more ancient meanings of this holiday. At the Atlantic Institute, we honor those who came before us with knowledge of the cycles of the year.
Considering the current state of the field, quality aromatherapy educators are more important than ever. Read these tips from a vintage aromatherapist and consider becoming a teacher!
Learn how to use herbs from your garden after the harvest of the summer.
Sylla’s been successfully growing Vetiver in her Florida yarden. Check out what she’s learned and how you can grow Vetiver, too.
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.
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.
What do you know about the Poaceae or Grass Family? Learn about how Lemongrass, Citronella, Palmarosa, and Vetiver are all related.
Get to know Rose with Sylla as she shares her wisdom from years of working with the queen of aromatics.
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!
If you’ve been using essential oils for a while, you’ve probably come across information about dilution. Here’s why we believe it is so important (and how you can begin doing it at home)!
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!
Tricks to help us stay on track and return back to what matters are essential. I’ve found that besides the ever-present opportunity to just sit back and take a deep breath, essential oils also help bring me back to a focused state.
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.
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.
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?