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Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution at Golden Bridge Yoga, Santa Monica CA – Saturday, October 15th, 2016

10929173_1592152077683576_1261780316147727740_oThis immersion will be a contemplative journey into the healing and spiritual aspects of aromatherapy and everyday use of medicinal plants.
Join renowned author, teacher and founder of Floracopiea, David Crow for a 7-hour intensive workshop where you will receive practical, time-tested methods to harness the innate healing powers of plants and herbs — to increase your vitality, foster optimal wellness, and advance your spiritual growth.… Read more

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016, Los Angeles, California

The Veda MeLA expo floor will be host to approximately 50-60 booth spaces in the beautiful “Subterranean” space at The REEF in Downtown LA. Exhibitors include renowned Ayurvedic practitioners and educators, nutrition and herb purveyors, bodyworkers, yoga studios, yoga products, clean eating/living products, and more.… Read more

Citrus Oil and the Sun

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

Some things are best accomplished under the night sky. Here we learn how solar and lunar forces unite to create harmony in skin care and essential oils.

Some categories of essential oils, such as the citrus oils*, markedly embody solar energy. Extracted from peels and fruit of citrus trees growing in sunny Mediterranean climates, they are often referred to as “distilled sunshine.” Their bright, sunny disposition lends perfectly to uplift a downtrodden heart and mind.Read more

[VIDEO] Distillation of White Fir Essential Oil

Aromatic Journey: White Fir

In this Aromatic Journey video, Floracopeia’s David Crow demonstrates how White Fir essential oil is distilled:

This limited edition of White Fir essential oil is no longer available, but there is currently a supply of Wild Harvested Silver Fir Essential Oil.Read more

New! Legends Blend

We received so many customer requests for this blend — Floracopeia is delighted to finally offer Legends blend, a historically accurate version of “Thieves’ Vinegar,”which was used as protection from epidemics in the Middle Ages. Our proprietary blend has a pleasant, non-medicinal aroma that really works to support your immune system.… Read more

Moonlight Flower Essence Making on the Hawaiian Islands

Angel's Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet

On this tiny remote island with the moon illuminating the starry night sky with its venerable champagne beams, David and I are inspired to explore another nectar for the soul to offer all of you.

Angel’s Trumpet, also known as Floripondio (a member of the Brugmansia or Datura genus), with its powerful presence and otherworldly, pure white blossoms, has a strong connection to the spirit world.… Read more

DIY Essential Oil Gift: Aromatic Bath Salts

In this video, learn how to quickly and easily make aromatic bath salts–the perfect gift for anyone you know who could use some relaxation.

What scent of aromatic bath salts are you going to create?

Get essential oils for your DIY bath salt.

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Top 10 Flower Essences for Healing Disconnection and Loneliness

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

For many people, feelings of loneliness and disconnection cause great emotional pain and discomfort. These feelings can be the manifestation of a deeper internal state that, over time, can be shifted and healed with flower essences. First, let us look at the definition of loneliness and then the definition of disconnection or ‘feeling alone’.… Read more

Cuckoo Flower Essence

Using Cuckoo Flower Essence for Emotional Healing

Cuckoo Flower: A Flower Essence for the Heart

by Patrick Warner

FlorAlchemy Cuckoo Flower EssencesI recently had the opportunity to use flower essences to effect deep healing in a friend who was experiencing intense feelings left over from his divorce. While it is normal to have strong feelings during and after the ending of a relationship, it can be a bit problematic for such feelings to come up several years later, especially when the person thought they had processed the emotions surrounding the relationship.… Read more

Hawaiian Botanical Beauty & Lore

BY SARA CROW

Many years after visiting the Hawaiian islands for a teaching event, the aura and taste of the islands still awaken my senses. Please enjoy this story on the ojas of the islands (written many years ago):

As we headed northeast on the Hana Highway, Maui’s serpentine coastal route, we found never-ending sensual treasures of fruits, flowers, waterfalls, wildlife, limpid pools, taro patches, bamboo jungles, tropical arboretums, and botanical gardens.… Read more

David Crow on Palo Santo and His Book, Sacred Smoke


Sacred Smoke by David CrowAn excerpt from Sacred Smoke:

“‘Here in Ecuador,’ Dante explains, ‘Palo Santo is sacred, holy, mysterious, and powerful. It is the healer that the people go to when all doctors and medicines have failed. They go directly to the tree. They pray to it. It cures them.’”

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Join us in celebrating the Earth, her abundance of blessings, and the way we can help the Earth, plants, and people through conscious commerce.… Read more

Video: Accessing The Inner Medicine Buddha

The Evolution of Light Into Consciousness: Accessing the Inner Medicine Buddha

A Powerful Synthesis of Medicine, Ecology & Spirituality

david-crow-robert-thurman-menlaRecently, David Crow was joined by Jai Dev Singh and internationally renowned teacher, Robert Thurman for an unprecedented immersion event.

They spent several days studying and contemplating the profound teachings of the Medicine Buddha and their incomparable wisdom for achieving health, spiritual illumination and ecological healing.… Read more

Beloved Collection Giveaway: Did You Win?

Recently we asked you to tell us your most powerful experience with a Floracopeia product for a chance to win a Beloved Collection.

We were so moved by your comments that we wanted to make everyone a winner.

So, for a short time every order will receive a free FlorAlchemy Frankincence Chocolate bar.… Read more

Thank You

Dear friends:

Thank you for your support throughout this dynamic, challenging and rewarding year. Thank you from everyone and everything that you have touched with your generosity, interest and kindness.

Thank you from the sandalwood trees of Hawaii and the palo santo trees of Ecuador, and the distillers that are working to regenerate their forests.… Read more

Top 8 Essential Oils for Meditation

Essential Oils and Natural Incense Resins are powerful tools for our meditation and spiritual practices. In addition to acting on the physical body to induce states of calm, essential oils and resins help still the mind so we can access higher experiences in our meditations and daily life.… Read more

An Auspicious Encounter

Last year Sara and I were in the San Diego area for an event. I was approached by a young man who introduced himself as both a perfumer and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which I thought was a very interesting combination of careers. We spent some time talking and I found that he was very inspired by the Floracopeia vision and mission of supporting sustainable production of aromatic treasures around the world.… Read more

Video: The Aromatic Plant That Heals The Earth

Today’s video features a new essential oil offered from an Eco-Project based in Haiti. David Crow shares how one amazing aromatic plant not only produces a soothing oil that is so needed in today’s world, but also restores the Earth where it is planted.

Plants have so much to offer us- they are our food, shelter, medicine and more.… Read more

Travels with Hamid: The Adventures of David and Sara Crow in Morocco

by David Crow

The plane glided from the stratosphere toward dawn spreading across Morocco. Layers of violet and indigo sky gradually changed to blazing gold and fiery orange as the first rays spread across the cloud layer hiding Africa’s Atlantic coast. I savor such sublime moments, not only because another adventure is waiting but also because I abhor turbulent flights, and the ending of this one was so smooth that it felt as though we were suspended in space.… Read more

Travels with Hamid: The Adventures of David and Sara Crow in Morocco- Part 2

nerolimanCasablanca disappeared behind us in a haze of diesel fumes, street dust and factory smoke. It took a long time to get out of the crowded city, but eventually we were passing through oak groves harvested for their cork bark and small stands offering fresh melons and forest-harvested truffles.… Read more

Travels with Hamid: The Adventures of David and Sara Crow in Morocco – Part 4

by David Crow

“Today we will see distillation in the home,” Hamid announced. We had just emerged from the medina and were ready for our afternoon excursion. I had no idea what he was referring to, but it sounded intriguing.

fesladiesWe drove through the new city of Fez; modern, hip, and affluent its wide boulevards crammed with cars were a stark contrast to the tiny walking lanes of the old city.… Read more