Sylla’s Latest Lessons in Self-Care

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.

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Spring Sale – 2 Hours Only!

Learn the intuitive science of healing "Let your perfume become your medicine" March 2017 In celebration of our coming out this weekend, we are offering super savings for 2 hours only! Only from 2-4pm on Sunday, you can get HALF OFF these items. Aromatic...

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Aromatic Reflection

Winter is the time of year where we’re called to slow down and be still. It might not seem that way with holiday season sprees, year-end deadlines, and new year jump-starts. But it is important to continue to find stillness in the whirlwind of winter. Essential oils are great tools for helping us come back to center.

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Keeping a Beginner’s Mind

At the heart of a mindfulness practice is the idea of the “beginner’s mind.” This means that no matter how long you’ve been practicing, you are encouraged to approach your experience with the mind of a beginner. I like to apply this to my practice of working with essential oils.

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Down to Earth with Vetiver and Angelica

As we slowly move towards spring, we can feel the stirrings of the earth in this time of new root growth. Now is the time for contemplating how to nurture the seeds that are sprouting in our lives. Lately, we are turning to earthy roots of Vetiver and Angelica for inspiration in our growth process.

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Dreaming of Monoterpenes

A student writes about her experience learning essential oil chemistry. We love how she is using both educational materials and her own intuition to make chemistry as enlightening endeavor. 

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Early this morning, I was aware that I was dreaming of hydrocarbons. Just the word, hydrocarbon, and then there was a line, and then I saw 5, 5, and then I woke up. 

 

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Sharing Uncommon Scents

At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference in Denver last September, we met and befriended two passionate women who are spearheading the first documentary about our industry. Angela Ehmke and Kristina Bauer have begun the tremendous task of putting together Uncommon Scents. They debuted their intention at the conference last fall.

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Holiday Pepper Jelly with Essential Oils: Nostalgia Kicked Up!

Hot Pepper Jelly is another holiday favorite that was a local homemade gift for my mom at the holidays. She always had it on hand with cream cheese and Ritz crackers. This year, my daughter Nyssa gave me some locally-made balsamic pepper jelly. I thought this would be a great time to continue exploring aromatic creations like my recent aromatic medicinal honeys.

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