David Crow

WEBINAR: Top 10 Essential Oils for the Home Pharmacy with David Crow

Do you want to build your aromatherapy home pharmacy but aren’t sure where to start?

Are you already using essential oils at home, and want to increase the effectiveness of your home collection?

Watch this free webinar to discover which oils to use for everything from the flu to stress to skin irritation.Read more

Why Perfumers Say “No Jasmine, No Perfume.”

Watch this short video to learn the difference between exotic and medicinal flowers, and why perfumers say “no jasmine, no perfume.”

An Excerpt From Pharmacy Of Flowers With Floracopeia’s David Crow, L.Ac.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

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

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

An Auspicious Encounter by David Crow

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 – Part 1

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 – Part 2

Casablanca 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 – 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.… Read more

Travels with Hamid – Part 5

by David Crow

In the village of Azrou, situated in the Middle Atlas Mountains, we had the good fortune of meeting the women of the Al Amal Cooperative.  Al amal in Arabic means hope; it is here that nine women have dedicated themselves to the preservation of traditional botanical medicine for the last seven years.… Read more

Travels with Hamid – Part 7

Until now, our travels through the agricultural regions, the argan forests of the coastal areas, the Atlas Mountains and the cities of Fez and Marrakech had been delightful, intriguing, educational and productive, but not otherworldly; the Sahara would change that.… Read more

VIDEO: David Crow on Natural Perfumes and New Releases

Right now, millions of people around the world are purchasing commercial perfumes for Valentine’s Day gifts

For those of us who appreciate and cherish the finer fragrances of botanical perfumes, it is hard to fathom wearing the harsh scents that dominate the aisles of every department store across the country.… Read more

Travels with Hamid – Part 6

by David Crow

A cold fog was blowing through the forest. Hamid pulled the car over and let us out along with Mohammed, our guide for the morning. We were outside of Ifrane, where we had spent the night. He drove off down the winding mountain road, with plans to meet later in the day at an unknown destination.… Read more

Travels with Hamid -Part 11

by David Crow

Dear friends:

In the last week we have traveled from here:

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To here:

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Needless to say, it has been an amazing journey. We are now focusing our attention on the next phase of our travels, which is making flower essences in Iceland’s very late spring.Read more

Sandalwood: Fragrance of the Gods

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Excerpts from the work by David Crow

If the tranquil heaven of sages gone to bliss had a fragrance, it would be sandalwood. The scent of “chandan,” as it is called in Sanskrit, is said to be the auric perfume emitted by those whose minds have cooled the flames of worldly passions, who are free of all attachments and egoistic cravings, who have transcended all sufferings of impermanence and ephemeral transitory existence.… Read more