Calming & Protective Botanicals for City Dwellers

by Lily Kardon

Urban living can be energetically taxing. Overstimulation and disconnect from earth rhythms deplete our stores and bombard our systems.

Botanicals can reverse the negative effects of city life by calming the nervous system and rejuvenating our spirit. With the help of plant allies we can fully enjoy the art, music, and food that make cities such wonderful places to live.… Read more

How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

By Haley Ausserer

Eucalyptus is one of the most beloved and widely used essential oils. Therapeutically versatile, it can be used for:

– Opening and deepening your breath

– Boosting your immunity

– Enhancing the efficiency of your homemade cleaning products

– Clearing and energizing your mind, improving concentration

– Balancing your emotions

– Repelling insects

Eucalyptus is native to Australia and Tasmania, where its leaves were often smoked as a home remedy for difficult breathing.Read more

RECIPE: Jasmine, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange Love Soak

By Lily Kardon

Sensual, earthy, sweet. This recipe maximizes the psycho-spiritual properties of botanicals to elevate you to a realm of whole being love. Blossoming Jasmine coaxes your heart open, mystical Sandalwood grounds and exalts, Sweet Orange evokes easy bliss.

Light a candle. Close your eyes, quiet your mind, and smile from your heart.Read more

Sensual Massage Oil Recipes

By Lily Kardon

Botanical massage oils entrance while bringing us into the present moment. They can transport us to an otherworldly realm while anchoring us in sensory experience.

Here are three of our favorite blends for quieting the mind, activating the heart, and awakening the pleasure realm.Read more

Travels with Hamid: A Closer Look

Aromatic treasures gathered from far reaches of the globe share their worldly wisdom and magic with us. When you power on your diffuser, you fill your space with the essence of places and environments as much as the essence of plants.

Travels With Hamid offers a unique experience to follow Sara and David Crow on a pilgrimage deep into the heart of Morocco.Read more

Balancing Vata In the Winter

By Lily Kardon

When it’s cold, dry and windy outside we can tend to feel anxious, scattered and chilly. In Ayurveda, this imbalance is referred to as “Vata.”

Vata imbalance often occurs in winter, alongside excessive sluggishness or Kapha imbalance which you can learn about here.Read more

Multidimensional Healing: An In-Depth Guide to FlorAlchemy Flower Essence Tinctures

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

I’ve been an herbalist for close to 20 years now (omg!) and throughout my journey with plants, I’ve come to understand how certain aspects of plant medicine can be combined and used to target multiple levels of a person. We are holistic beings.Read more

Facial Steams for Wellness

Facial steams are an excellent self-care ally for promoting deep breath and clearing congestion. Try these DIY recipes to open the breathways and clear mental fog. Use up to once a week, and follow with a facial serum to nourish and lock in moisture. These essential oil blends are excellent in the diffuser as well.Read more

Transform Your Daily Grind with Flowers

Have you lost your inspiration? Do your days feel like they blend together? When you’re stuck in a rut, try integrating flowers into your daily routine. Finding small moments to restore and reset can transform your outlook and brighten your state of mind. Here’s our favorite routine for getting back to creativity and inspiration:

MORNING:

Swipe Neroli Roll-On Perfume over your wrists and breathe in its sweet, balancing fragrance.Read more

Family Friendly Gifts

Botanicals evoke the inherent joy, tenderness, and easy rest of childhood. We’ve put together a guide of our favorite products to use with your little ones. Cozy up and tap into the magic of the plant realm with your whole family this holiday season.

 

Lavender Hydrosol
This refreshing and calming spritz is the floral water that remains after essential oils have been steam-distilled.Read more

Gifts For Her

Luxurious self-care, soothing aromatherapy, nourishing flower essences. A nurturing retreat on a clear, still winter night.

This holiday season we’ve put together a guide of botanicals to delight and pamper all year long. Whether for self-care or thoughtful gifting, they’ll transform any home into a spa sanctuary.Read more

RECIPE: Harmonizing Digestive Herbal Tea

Harmonizing Digestive Herbal Tea Recipe

From Sara Crow, L.Ac.

“What a wonderful time of year; the nights are getting so fresh and cool. I thought I’d share a totally effective, simple and inexpensive herb combo to boost immunity, support respiratory health, and address cold and flu symptoms.Read more

Unplug and Unwind: A Ritual to End the Day

By Lily Kardon

Sleep is precious. Deep rest fuels you to face each day with ease and vitality. Taking time to unplug and unwind makes the transition from wakefulness to slumber a smooth and luxurious experience. Simple acts of self-care become sacred with focused intention and pure botanicals.Read more

DIY Diffuser Blends for Fall

Autumn winds have picked up. The last leaves have cascaded to cover the earth in a patchwork of red, yellow, and brown.

As plant world settles into peaceful dormancy we turn to our apothecary to commune with plant allies. Their healing properties and immunological defenses remain potent in essential oils.Read more