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?
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.
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 remedy for allergies. It is easy to make and it’s tasty!
Enhance your spring cleaning with essential oils by making aromatic honey, celebrating the coming of spring, and cleaning out all that you no longer need. The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy will show you how!
Last year was the first year we offered the Aromatherapy Beginner’s Course and Training, created by Linda Byington and myself. Since we have so much fun together, I asked Sylla to attend. Believe it or not, she walked away with some surprising insights.
Are you looking for the ultimate reference for natural perfumery? Do you work with aromatic materials, such as essential oils, CO2s, or absolutes? If so, the Atlantic Institute has just the book set for you.
At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference this past August, many of our friends and colleagues had the pleasure of seeing Sylla win this year’s Outstanding Contributions Award.